Monday, October 4, 2021

Dylan Cover #499 The Beach Boys "Times They Are A Changin'"

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 The Beach Boys  playing "The Times They Are a' Changin'"

This month we have a special focus on artists who will be playing the 2021 Jazzfest in New Orleans. Today we highlight The Beach Boys who play Friday October 15th.

Once again Jazzfest is canceled due to Covid. Hopefully it happens in April-May of 2022.

Thoughts on Original:
Short and sweet from the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
Well it is his most famous song for a reason, it is one of the greatest ever produced in any genre, ever.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
The Beach Boys are a classic group, but one RtBE has always enjoyed less than others from the era. Wilson, Love and the fellas are fine, just never really fell in love with Pet Sounds etc. It is just personal preference, but they won't be appearing in our next round of The Masters series. 

Thoughts on Cover:
A tossed off cover that feels like it was half-assed and while a lot of Dylan songs were recorded that way, and can be covered excellently that way, this one is a bit lacking. One of the songs that should be taken seriously when delivered.  

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