Monday, November 9, 2020

Dylan Cover #453 First Aid Kit "With God On Our Side" 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 First Aid Kit playing "With God On Our Side"

Thoughts on Original
From the first time we talked about around Veterans Day as well:
Perhaps the most poignant and lasting song Dylan has written and that speaks volumes. Lyrically it is perfect; using history, the warping of religion and politics to get across the point that man will rationalize anything, even war. Only played live 30 times since it's debut at Dylan's historic Town Hall show the song has added weight and meaning when it is played.

Morality and War, Religion and Righteousness, all just words when it comes down to it, hold life inside those letters. Musically stark Dylan uses his impressive lyrics to express the confusion perfectly. Should be mandatory listing in every history classroom.

Thoughts on Cover Artist:
We found out about First Aid Kit when they covered a different Bob Dylan song in this series.
Thoughts on Cover:
We have talked about this song on Veterans Day (or the week of) every year since we started doing this series and we will continue to until we close up shop. This is a strong straight ahead acoustic live cover, showcasing the soaring vocals of the group and the lyrics from Dylan expertly. 

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