Monday, August 1, 2022

Dylan Cover #541 Jesse Terry "My Back Pages"

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's tune is a cover by Jesse Terry 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 Jesse Terry.

Thoughts on Cover:
A pleasant straight ahead cover from Terry on this song.  He delivers strong singing and overall this is a bright start to the month of August in RtBE's long running Dylan cover series. 

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