Monday, November 2, 2020

Dylan Cover #452 Jeremy Mayle "Sweetheart Like You" Live

 In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a live cover by Jeremy Mayle playing "Sweetheart Like You" 

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
All of the songs on Infidels  stuck around to long in the Bards brain (which we talked about before). While "Jokerman" overwhelms as a rambling waterfall of a song the first time you hear it, "Sweetheart Like You" is clear evidence of that fact that things were left to simmer on the stove longer then needed. It is a mix of condescension, sexy, sexist, insecure and scattered. In fact those things make for an amazing Dylan tune, but in this case I don't feel it really adds up to a classic or much of a very good song at all. 


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time coming across Jeremy Mayle. 
Thoughts on Cover:
A solid acoustic cover, and while not his most political song we felt it was appropriate with election day tomorrow....go vote tomorrow if you are in the USA and haven't voted already. 

It needs to be mentioned that with the USA's current political climate more than ever this couplet from the song hits home:

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