Monday, April 5, 2021

Dylan Cover #473 Nick Pilmeyer ft. Fly Sparks "What Was It You Wanted" 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 Nick Pilmeyer ft. Fly Sparks 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 Nick Pilmeyer or Fly Sparks before this cover version, but both are clearly talented. 

Thoughts on Cover
It is songs like this which keep RtBE running this Monday series. This is an fantastic run through with popping lead guitar, a good groove, rich harmonica and vocals. Really fun version of this song. Highly recommended and one of the better we have randomly found through this series.  

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