Monday, October 9, 2023

Dylan Cover #601 Marshall Crenshaw "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" 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 Marshall Crenshaw playing "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream"

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this tune:
Showing up on one of Bob's greatest accomplishments Bringin' It All Back Home, "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream" always feels like a breather in the albums context. It is silly, the playful Dylan, a Dylan that still exists and can be forgotten about especially when getting "deep" into his serious songs. A vital part of Bob is his playful charm, and amongst the silliness and simple word play on this track he still manages to drop some bombs, " I said, 'You know they refused Jesus, too'/He said, 'You're not him'". A great example of a level of Bob's genius not often exhibit in this series, his playfulness. 


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
Marshall Crenshaw is a hell of a songwriter/guitar player/all round musician. RtBE last caught him at the Nuggets celebration this summer and have been a fan of his for a while now. 

Thoughts on Cover:
A rollicking electric blues jam that Crenshaw and company kick on out, with fun abandon that the tune deserves. Wild, wooly stuff. 
Oh and we obviously picked this for today because of the closing phrase, Happy Columbus Day:
I saw three ships a-sailin’
They were all heading my way
I asked the captain what his name was
And how come he didn’t drive a truck
He said his name was Columbus
I just said, “Good luck”

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