Monday, December 6, 2021

Dylan Cover #508 Subterranean Street Society "Dark Eyes"

 In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Subterranean Street Society playing "Dark Eyes"

Thoughts on Original:
"Dark Eyes" is the sparse album closer on the mixed bag Empire Burlesque. That record has lots of interesting songs, but falls into that dreaded period called "the '80's". The production was modern at the time and almost instantly sounded dated. The bootleg release Springtime in New York rescues a lot of these songs, showing that other takes of these tracks prove there was still strong songwriting and performing from the Bard during this era. One song that did not need rescuing is "Dark Eyes" a stone cold stunner from/for any decade; a lesser known great song from Dylan.  


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time hearing Subterranean Street Society. 

Thoughts on Cover:
A very cool cover that uses powerful vocals and minimal instrumentation. 

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