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How come they're always a million trillion times better than his versions?
mr. tambourine man is pleasant but pales in comparison to dylan's. ditto for lay down your weary tune.
the rest arent worth bothering with at all, they're either pointless (times they are a-changin, baby blue) or absolutely terrible (my back pages, chimes of freedom). i just thank fuck they never attempted it's alright ma
the main problem with all the byrds' dylan covers is that mcguinn sounds like he's reading the lyrics off of a sheet he's got in front of them that he's been handed about 20 seconds before the count-in. the delivery totally defuses all the power of dylan's words
They're the best example I know of a band making a song their own.
The cover of Baby Blue from 65 is really nice, and fast, and fairly happy. That 70s one stank.
the only great one was Mr Tambourine Man. After that it was just an embarrassing formula, and they should have stuck with Gene Clarks songs
Mr Tambourine Man is pretty good, but I've gone off listening to it since I found out they didn't play any of the instruments on the recording.
yeah, same here really. I mean. I DO like 'all I really want to do', but as far as their career went it was a disastrous choice. They'd hit number one with tambourine man, and their follow up was that, but Sonny and Cher did a rip of their version from hearing it live, and scored a bigger hit with it than they did in the states. Given that the flip was Feel a whole lot better, it's pretty obvious they wouldn't have suffered any such problem if that had been the A-side in the first place- and in fact it was a bigger it in quite a few states.
I dunno. After the first time, them doing Dylan always seemed a bit of a cop out for me. Don't get me wrong- enjoyable, and really REALLY well done, but a bit of a backwards step after they'd made their splash
What's your Surname?
Feel A Whole Lot Better is faaaaaaantastic.
But with the covers thing, while I agree it was pretty gay to keep doing Dylan covers, loads of bands did it didn't they in the early 60s? I spose they didn't just cover one artist though.
Have you ever seen Crosby or McGuinn in concert by the way? Do they ever tour Britain?
McGuinn seems to a fair bit- at all kinds of weird venues and tiny towns you never hear of on any other gig circuits.
Never heard of the Cros doing anything. The flight would probably finish him off ;)
He's lovely. He looks cuddly, like the lion from the Wizard of Oz.
my back pages, i reckon.
For crying out loud, how can you be so wrong?
Have you forgotten how to percieve????
There is no substitute for Bob.
Brian Ferry has proven this.
Go buy Blood on the Tracks and pipe the fuck down.