OPO: Bob Dylan cover

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Today's answer: Hendrix's "All Along the Watchtower"

An obvious choice, but it still lights a fire even after I've heard it (or clips of it) 2,000 times or more.

Of course, my pick will be completely different next week.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 23 April 2004 19:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Freewheelin' Bob Dy- oh I see.

de, Friday, 23 April 2004 19:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

The Byrds - "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"

Apart from "Lay Lady Lay", I'd say every Byrds cover of Dylan improves on the original.

noodle vague (noodle vague), Friday, 23 April 2004 19:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hendrix's cover of "Like A Rolling Stone" (the live one where he says "Yes, I know I missed a verse, don't worry" and gets the ones he does remember all out of order) is better than his "Watchtower."

Phil Freeman (Phil Freeman), Friday, 23 April 2004 19:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Siouxsie doing "This Wheel's on Fire" should be better than it is but is still pretty good.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 23 April 2004 19:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty sure we've done this, and I think I may have said the Byrds "Chimes of Freedom".

Broheems (diamond), Friday, 23 April 2004 19:51 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Neko Case "Buckets of Rain", live

Sym (shmuel), Friday, 23 April 2004 20:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Howard Tate - Girl From The North Country

Jonathan (Jonathan), Friday, 23 April 2004 20:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Fairport Convention doing "Percy's Song" from the Heydey/BBC sessions disc.

dialecticbricks (dialecticbricks), Friday, 23 April 2004 20:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Coulson, Dean, McGuinness, Flint -- "Eternal Circle" from Lo and Behold (1972)

Jazzbo (jmcgaw), Friday, 23 April 2004 21:17 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Them, "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue"

Sonny A. (Keiko), Friday, 23 April 2004 21:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

XTC's cover of "All Along the Watchtower"

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 23 April 2004 21:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Wailers, "Rolling Stone."

Burr (Burr), Friday, 23 April 2004 23:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Fairport Convention, "Si Tu Dois Partir."

Douglas (Douglas), Saturday, 24 April 2004 00:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Damn, Douglas got mine!

Ok..."You Ain't Goin Nowhere"

roger adultery (roger adultery), Saturday, 24 April 2004 00:46 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Since all (I think) the really great ones have been mentioned, let me just put in a word for Patti Smith's "The Wicked Messenger," which is merely really good.

Some Guy (Methuselah), Saturday, 24 April 2004 02:48 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Rick Nelson & The Stone Canyon Band: "She Belongs To Me"

jim wentworth (wench), Saturday, 24 April 2004 02:57 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Either Fairport Convention's "I'll Keep It with Mine" or The Byrds' "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere"

Joe (Joe), Saturday, 24 April 2004 02:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

13th Floor Elevators "Baby Blue"

sexyDancer, Saturday, 24 April 2004 02:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I love Transvision Vamp's "Crawl Out Your Window".

Guilty Pleasure City, that one.

Ted Koppel, Saturday, 24 April 2004 06:08 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Highway 61 Revisited" PJ Harvey

I'm kind of stunned nobody at Def Jux has gotten around to "Subterranean Homesick Blues" yet. Not that it would necessarily be a good idea. Just surprised it hasn't been done.

spittle (spittle), Saturday, 24 April 2004 06:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

nico's "i'll keep it with mine."

lauren (laurenp), Saturday, 24 April 2004 06:31 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Fairport Convention's 'I'll Keep It With Mine', yup.

N. (nickdastoor), Saturday, 24 April 2004 12:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

chocolate watchband - baby blue

Toon (Skelter), Saturday, 24 April 2004 15:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Has there ever been a bad version of "...Baby Blue" ?? I've not heard one

Several mentioned on this thread, and Bryan Ferry's is spectacular, too.

Sonny A. (Keiko), Saturday, 24 April 2004 16:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Bob doing "Lost Highway" with Joan Baez in Don't Look Back! (to go the opposite direction)

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Saturday, 24 April 2004 16:20 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

them's (their?) version of its all over now baby blue is incredible

robin (robin), Saturday, 24 April 2004 21:21 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...
Bryan Ferry: A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall

kornrulez6969 (TCBeing), Sunday, 20 March 2005 20:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Sonny A.: I think Falco's version of "...Baby Blue" counts as bad, yes indeed.

Douglas (Douglas), Sunday, 20 March 2005 21:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Rod Stewart - Mama You Been On My Mind

(cos Fairport's Percy's Song's already been mentioned)

James Ball (James Ball), Monday, 21 March 2005 23:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Chronicles would lead one to believe that Bob himself would pick Johnny Rivers's version of "Positively 4th Street."

Ken L (Ken L), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 00:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Manfred Mann--"The Mighty Quinn"

late adopter, Tuesday, 22 March 2005 00:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Mayfly, "It Ain't Me Babe" From Duluth Does Dylan http://www.spinoutrecords.com/duluth

Pete Scholtes, Tuesday, 22 March 2005 03:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Reading this thread, I'm embarassed that I've heard very few of these covers, so I have to go with the boring (but brilliant) pick -- "Mr Tambourine Man" by the Byrds.

MindInRewind (Barry Bruner), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 03:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Faces - Wicked Messenger

Silky Sensor (sexyDancer), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 03:58 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

thirteen years pass...

I saw a guy do an acapella cover of "Spanish Harlem Incident" three years ago at a very small (amazing) experimental/avant garde venue where I live. I was in the front row so he was like 3 feet away from me. He fucking belted it, stretched it out to 5 or 6 minutes. It was astonishing, I still think about it a lot and just the memory has brought me to tears. I have the poster somewhere, I've gotta find that guy's name and send him a note or something.

flappy bird, Saturday, 7 July 2018 21:24 (five months ago) Permalink

Nice! Lucky he chose that song from Another Side instead of Ballad in Plain D.

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 7 July 2018 21:46 (five months ago) Permalink

Hey, Kornrules — I have a question for you

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 7 July 2018 22:12 (five months ago) Permalink

Nina Simone - I Shall Be Released

J. Sam, Saturday, 7 July 2018 22:39 (five months ago) Permalink

Hey, Kornrules — I have a question for you

Yes? I hope you're not some angry Ballad In Plain D fan.

My OPO from 13 years ago still stands, nothing can top Bryan Ferry's Hard Rain. But another excellent Dylan cover is the band 16 Horsepower who do a fantastic cover of Nobody 'Cept You

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 7 July 2018 23:36 (five months ago) Permalink

“Are birds free from the chains of the skyway?”

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 7 July 2018 23:37 (five months ago) Permalink

You'll have to ask my friends from the prison.

kornrulez6969, Saturday, 7 July 2018 23:38 (five months ago) Permalink

to see if you are really real

flappy bird, Sunday, 8 July 2018 04:49 (five months ago) Permalink

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