Full Dylan Album Covered: Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks
Blood on the tracks is my favourite Bob Dylan album, and it is the one of his albums I play most often. I love it, one of the best albums ever recorded.
This is a post where I have dug out some cover versions of the songs on the record, none of them are as good as the originals, but they’re good and they are interesting. Let us do it the old fashion vinyl way.
This is side one:
1. Jerry Garcia Band – Tangled Up in Blue – 7/9/1977 – Convention Hall:
John Lennon died on this day in 1980. We miss him.
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on 8 December 1980, Lennon autographed a copy of Double Fantasy for fan Mark David Chapman before leaving The Dakota with Ono for a recording session at the Record Plant. After the session, Lennon and Ono returned to their Manhattan apartment in a limousine at around 10:50 p.m. EST. They exited the vehicle and walked through the archway of the building when Chapman shot Lennon twice in the back and twice in the shoulder at close range. Lennon was rushed in a police cruiser to the emergency room of Roosevelt Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 11:00 p.m. (EST)
Let us honor him with some songs done by artists that sees him as an inspiration and who are capable of covering his songs with respect. When we listen to these cover versions the tremendous impact of John Lennon shines through. Continue reading “Remembering John Lennon with 5 fantastic covers”
Jeffrey Scot “Jeff” Tweedy (born August 25, 1967) is an American songwriter, musician and leader of the band Wilco. Tweedy joined rockabilly band The Plebes with high school friend Jay Farrar in the early 1980s, but Tweedy’s musical interests caused one of Farrar’s brothers to quit. The Plebes changed their name to The Primitives in 1984, and subsequently to Uncle Tupelo. Uncle Tupelo garnered enough support to earn a record deal and to tour nationally. After releasing four albums, the band broke up in 1994 because of conflicts between Tweedy and Farrar.
It’s kind of an extension of the thought process behind, I don’t know, staying in touch with some sort of wild energy as much as possible and some sort of an irreverence. But that painting of that cat hangs in the kitchen at the [Wilco] loft, and every day I’d look at it and go, “You know, that should just be the album cover.” Then I started thinking about the phrase “Star Wars” recontextualized against that painting — it was beautiful and jarring. The album has nothing to do with Star Wars. It just makes me feel good. It makes me feel limitless and like there’s still possibilities and still surprise in the world, you know?
~Jeff Tweedy (rollingstone.com)
In the album’s most carefree moments, of which there are many, he sounds at home in himself — never an easy move for one of rock’s top chroniclers of midlife man-malaise. “I belong to the stars in the sky,” he sings on “Random Name Generator,” making a blues boast out of spacey poesy and totally pulling it off. Give it up for the man. He’s got the Force by the spaceballs.
~Jon Dolan (rollingstone.com)
Random Name Generator (Live on KEXP):
Wilco live in the KEPX studio august 2015
http://KEXP.ORG presents Wilco performing live at the Columbia City Theater. Recorded on August 10, 2015.
1 – Misunderstood
2 – Random Name Generator
3 – The Joke Explained
4 – I’m Always In Love
5 – War On War
6 – Bull Black Nova
7 – It’s Just That Simple
8 – Give Back The Key To My Heart
9 – A Shot In The Arm
10 – True Love Will Find You In The End
11 – We’ve Been Had
12 – California Stars