Saturday, 21 January 2017
Dylan Covered - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
A very convincing win for Bob over Neko Case with Buckets of Rain last week with even the dogs in the Portuguese streets casting their two escudos worth for Mr Zimmerman.
The score is now Bob 8 Cover Artists 5. Is he home and hosed or can this week's contender stop the rot?
A first visit in this series to 1963's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan with A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall.
An apt song to "celebrate" the inauguration of President Chump.(America, what have you done?)
Not the Robert Plant verion or the Jimmy Cliff version nor the one by Dunfermline's finest Barbara Dickson. Not even Patti Smith's version at the Nobel Prize Ceremony when she stumbled with the words.
No it is the old lounge lizard himself Bryan Ferry with the song that was his first solo hit single in 1973.
A pretty obvious choice you would have thought except that I couldn't find a version on the shelves. I found him doing It Ain't My Babe but it had to be this one and I ended up parting with hard cash for a version of it.
I'm going for Bryan Ferry as it was the one that introduced me to the song although I think that the single version is much better (seeing as how I was paying for it I forked out for the extra minute or so - which was somewhat foolish of me).
Others, of course, may choose to disagree
Bob Dylan - A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall
Bryan Ferry - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall