Monday, November 27, 2006

Covers Corner

By accident rather than design, two songs that have recently had me hitting the "back" button on my car's CD player are both Bob Dylan covers. 16 Horsepower's version of "Nobody 'Cept You," and Entombed's version of "The Ballad of Hollis Brown."

Two very different bands, two very different songs, both great (though I can't imagine La Nanuk having any time for the latter). While I like Dylan just fine, I've never been anywhere near a diehard fan. But he must have something in his songwriting -- covers of his songs tend to turn out well (and while I like both the aforementioned bands a lot, neither has what you might call a spotless record when it comes to covers).

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, great! Just what Nanuk needs -- VALIDATION! You're an enabler.

L.P.

gsdgsd13 said...

Dunno about validation. If she listens to the Entombed song, she'll probably burn my blog down.

Nanuk of the North said...

I confess I'm a real Dylan purist, i.e. I have yet to hear a cover by anyone that I like. Only originals for me, although it's true when I think "Dylan covers" I'm thinking Peter, Paul & Mary or The Turtles. yawn.

I don't know anything about Entombed but I guess I have to check this out...

gsdgsd13 said...

They don't sound anything like Peter, Paul & Mary, that's for sure.

It can be found on their covers album, "Sons of Satan, Praise the Lord." A great Christmas gift!

Nanuk of the North said...

Oh, you are just such a little Christmas elf.

Okay. I found a 30-second snippet and I believe that's all I need to hear, as I can't imagine the style changes much throughout. It's not Layla, after all.

What can I say? Hardcore is hardcore. It doesn't matter whose lyrics are used. It still just sounds like typical hardcore.

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