Monday, November 22, 2021

Dylan Cover #506 The Lumineers - "Subterranean Homesick Blues" Mountain Jam 2013

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 Lumineers playing "Subterranean Homesick Blues".

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we posted a cover version of this tune:
One of the most iconic songs from Dylan's most famous period and a very early showing of how powerful a music video could be. Dylan nods to beat poetry, current events, Chuck Berry's "No More Monkey Business", paranoia, and the Vietnam War all in around two minutes of linked lyrics over one of his earliest electric recordings. There is also the sly sense of humor which Dylan never gets enough credit for, while raging against the proverbial machine. A classic '60's tune in all respects and one non-Dylan fans usually love as well.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Wrote about them when we covered a different Dylan cover of theirs for this series.

Thoughts on Cover:
This is an interesting cover as the lyrics are sped through then things drop down for the breaks.  Not our favorite cover in this series, but a different guest heavy percussive based take on the old tune. 

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