Monday, April 22, 2024

Dylan Cover #628 The Killers "Blowin' In The Wind" 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 The Killers playing "Blowin' In The Wind"

All April (and the first week of May) RtBE focuses our Monday Dylan Cover Series on artists who are playing this years New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Today is The Killers who plays the festival this Friday April 26th

Thoughts on Original:
From the first time we tackled a cover of this song:
The classic Dylan song, if you asked 100 people to name you the first Bob Dylan song they thought of, or his best known song, I am guessing 95-99 of them would answer "Blowin' In The Wind".  It is an epic, vital song in the history of recorded music. The lyrics tell a stirring tale, the melody is enchanting, it is pretty spot on perfect, and when it originally came out if announced to the world the greatness that was/is/always will be Bob Dylan.


Thoughts on Cover Artist:
RtBE have never been big Killers fans, but to each their own. We do dig their cover of "Romeo and Juliet" though. 

Thoughts on Cover:
And we dig the cover of this as well, semi-surprisingly. The band turn the folk song into a triumphant march with loud guitars and a strong feeling. An odd choice maybe with the lyrics, but somehow it works. Well done. 

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