Monday, September 14, 2020

Dylan Cover #445 Linda Ronstadt "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"

 In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Linda Ronstadt playing "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
An energetic romp that has been covered by everyone, this tune is a great swirl through Dylan's freaky mind. It was a punch and a whirlwind journey through Juarez, Mexico around Easter time...Maybe. There are lots of literary hints dropped, as well as a mischievous smile throughout. One of the first Dylan tunes we gravitated towards and with good reason, it is still one of our favorites. 

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Have never been a big fan of Linda Ronstadt at RtBE.

Thoughts on Cover:
A slow moving number soft rock approach that takes a bit of the bite out of the track, but allows Ronstadt to use her vocals to the best of her abilities. Our favorite covers of this song are pumped up and more raucous but this is a solid different way to cover the famous Dylan number.  

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