Monday, February 3, 2020

Dylan Cover #413 Ron Talley "What Was It You Wanted"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Ron Talley of the Dylan tune "What Was It You Wanted?"

Thoughts On Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
Oh Mercy brought Dylan back in from the creative wasteland that was his 1980's. It had an eerie sense of foreboding, helped by producer Daniel Lanois and the ghosts of New Orleans. The irritable old man in Dylan came out a bit here as well, and "What Was It You Wanted" is a good example of that, a confused searching colors the lyrics as the protagonist just can't seem to get it right.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Have not heard of Ron Talley before this cover version, but he is a singer songwriter from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Thoughts on Cover:
A pretty solid rendition of the tune with spooky guitar lines and a mix of sounding like Dylan in singing style and moving in his own direction.  

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