Jerry Garcia Band – Simple Twist of Fate – The Best Dylan Covers
“Simple Twist of Fate” is a song by Bob Dylan, released on his 15th studio album Blood on the Tracks in 1975.
A live performance recorded on February 28, 1978 was included on At Budokan.
The song was first covered by Joan Baez on Diamonds & Rust (1975), and has been reinterpreted by several artists since: by the Jerry Garcia Band on their 2-disc live album Jerry Garcia Band (1991) and Run for the Roses (1982), by Concrete Blonde on their Still in Hollywood (1994) collection, by Sean Costello on his self-titled album (2005), by The Format on Listen to Bob Dylan: A Tribute (2005), by Bryan Ferry on Dylanesque (2007), by Jeff Tweedy (with altered lyrics taken from a live Dylan performance) on the soundtrack for the film I’m Not There (2007), by Stephen Fretwell on Man On the Roof (2007) as a bonus track, and by Sarah Jarosz on Build Me Up From Bones (2013). Diana Krall covered it on the 2012 charity tribute to Dylan, Chimes of Freedom: Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International.
Today we present the wonderful version by the Jerry Garcia Band.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood is an American blues rock band formed in 2011 by Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson while The Black Crowes were on hiatus. The band has released six studio albums (and a studio Ep): Big Moon Ritual, The Magic Door, Phosphorescent Harvest, Any Way You Love We Know How You Feel, If you lived here you would be home by now (Ep), Barefoot in the head and Servants of the Sun. The band consists of Robinson, guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Jeff Hill (who replaced original bassist Mark Dutton in 2016), and drummer Tony Leone (who replaced original drummer George Sluppick in January 2015).
We saw them in Oslo before the plague in 2018 they were wonderful!
They’ve played this classic Bob Dylan song for a few years, and their take on it is tremendous. They’ve given the song some real southern swagger.
Following the death of Neal Casal in August 2019 the Chris Robinson Brotherhood announced it would disband.
Today we rock out! Hellacopters does a hard, fast and furious version of the Bob Dylan classic, All Along The Watchtower. The clip is taken from the tv-show “Live på spåret” (Live at the track?) from Swedish television.
The Hellacopters – All Along The Watchtower (January, 2021):
Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited full album covered
It is not hard to find other artists covering Bob Dylan’s songs, but it is not so easy to find interesting and good interpretations. The originals are so strong that I wouldn’t expect anyone to top them, and noone does. Even if that is the case, I think I’ve found some of the best out there.
Highway 61 Revisited is one of the best albums in Rock’n Roll history, if you don’t have it, go buy it or buy it online or something…just get it, it’s a life changer!