Bob Dylan: “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”

Posted: November 4, 2013 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Broccoli Fields Forever …

The Original

Bob Dylan:

Phenomenal song! Truly a masterpiece!

The Cover Songs Competition

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Johnny Marr vs. Pickin’ On Series

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Johnny Marr:

Pickin’ On Series:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Comments
  1. Cuspid says:

    Two great covers. Johnny Marr sounds like he’s trying to imitate Morissey. That could have been a Smiths lost track.

  2. Cuspid says:

    By the way, when the Johnny Marr cover ended, I saw there was a YouTube clip of one of his 2013 concerts doing “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.” He also kinda sounds like Morrissey in this one too. Hmmm.

  3. RDubbs says:

    To be honest I don’t like either of these two covers. Who the hell picked these two abominations?!!?

    I agree with Cuspid that Marr does seem to be channeling Morissey big-time. Ordinarily I would have no problem with a cover whereby the musician/band strays from the original’s sound. In fact, I applaud the creativity of adding a unique touch to a song. My problem here (and I realize it is strictly a personal proclivity) is that this particular song is sacrosanct. I do not want, nor will I tolerate substantial changes to the original. While I am a big fan of The Smiths, in this case the Smithesque treatment of an acoustic masterpiece just does not work for me.

    And as for the pickin’ boys the whole forkin’ feel of the tune is an affront. It has the sound of a whimsical, carefree day at the beach; pass me a beer and let’s make love to the world. Well here’s a message to the pickin’ bunch, “Don’t Think Twice …” is/was not, nor ever should be portrayed as a twangin’ good time. It is/was a perfectly delivered controlled, emotion-filled rant; a post-relationship visceral response of defiance, angst and in all probability rationalization.

    Someone has to win this mess and I guess it is somewhat apropos that the someone’s name should be “Marr”. At least he got the mood right, contrary to the pickin’ nitwits who sound like they’re walking on sunshine. I mean, Geez, Gloria Gaynor could have produced a more appropriate homage than these participants!

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