I know what you’re thinking: Bob Dylan covers? Really? How common.
True enough. Bobby D may be the most covered songwriter in pop music history. But these covers are different. These covers are ones that I like, and some are pretty rare (or at least haven’t turned up in the blogosphere of late). There’s so many, I’ve stretched this A to Z over three posts. Even if you’re not a Dylan fan, I daresay some of these may appeal to you . . .
A is for Ryan Adams! He’s covered Dylan on more than a few occasions, but I like these two the best:
Isis/Love Sick-Ryan Adams
Po’ Boy Blues-Ryan Adams
B is for She Belongs to Me-Big Head Todd and the Monsters. I was such a fan of Big Head’s first record, but their studio stuff seemed to go downhill after that. Fortunately, they still kick ass live. And this is live.
C is for Citizen Cope.
Simple Twist of Fate-Citizen Cope. I love this guy. Can’t understand why he doesn’t get more attention.
D is for The Dude! My favorite song from Big Leibowski.
The Man in Me-My Morning Jacket (live).
The Man in Me-Cracker
E is for Elliot Smith’s cover of Littel Maggie, a traditional tune also covered by Bobby D.
F is for forever young.
Forever Young-Smashing Pumpkins