Monday, May 16, 2022

Dylan Cover #530 Lockdown International Band "My Back Pages" 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 Lockdown International Band of "My Back Pages"

Thoughts on Dylan Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
The original has taken upon itself a cultural importance, and the chorus has simply become iconic. I doubt Dylan intended such, but it toes the line of out and out protest and illustrative questions. He puts down everyone from evangelists to girls, but the language snakes and flows so magically that it doesn't seem as harsh as "Positively 4th St" or "Ballad in Plain D". The sense of exhaling desperation or at least the realization that age confuses things even more seems to be what I take from this tune after each listen, but things can change...or can they?


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is our first time coming across Lockdown International Band but it is pretty obvious how they came about. 

Thoughts on Cover:
Pretty straight ahead cover with a touch of The Byrds mixed in and a perfect song to pair with Pandemic lockdown. Are we younger than that now?  I am not sure? Any way, a good cover with some great guitar solo'ing. 

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