Monday, February 13, 2023

Dylan Cover #568 James & Robert Mercer "Spanish Harlem Incident" 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 James Mercer & Robert Mercer of the Dylan tune "Spanish Harlem Incident"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
Easily one of my favorite early songs of Dylan's career, I love the sing-song playing of this tune and it's hints of his musical repertoire opening up.  "OnTheCliffsOfYourWildCatCharmsI'mRiding" combined is such a sweet phrase and how he strung it out it is fantastic.  You can see a young Bob becoming infatuated with a woman he saw, being inspired to write a tune that is filled with primal lust and sexiness.  A song I have always wanted to learn to play and cover...but that is for another post...    


Thoughts on Cover Band:
This is the first time we are checking out James Mercer & Robert Mercer together, James main act is The Shins.

Thoughts on Cover:
A straight ahead solid cover of a dynamite little love/lust song from the Bard. Well, it is close to Valentines day....

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