Monday, March 27, 2023

Dylan Cover #574 Stable Shakers "Most of the Time" Live

In this ongoing Monday Series we will be exploring various artists versions of Bob Dylan song's. Today's it is Stable Shakers performing a live cover of "Most of the Time" 

Thoughts on Dylan Original
From our first cover take on this tune:
One of the best songs in Dylan's repertoire from any of his era's and also one of the most important, "Most Of The Time" proved Dylan was far from done as an artist.  Showing up on the return to form album Oh Mercy, "Most Of The Time" is a revelation with it's descending bass line and powerfully stark lyrics.  There is a palpable sense of desperation, longing,  sadness, a nervous sense of things are falling apart around me; this tune touches a nerve and makes you stand up and take notice.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
This is the first time we have heard the Stable Shakerswho are an Americana outfit from Pennsylvania  

Thoughts on Cover:
We end March with a dynamite cover all around.  This is one of the best we have randomly found in this ongoing series. Stable Shakers do what RtBE loves; they make the song their own successfully. Beautiful singing, a nice bright piano, "Most of the Time's" famous descend bass run, but the expansive guitar outro is blissfully grand and a welcome addition. A must hear cover.    

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