Paste Magazine kårer de halvtreds bedste Dylan-covers

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Der findes snart ikke den kunstner med respekt for sig selv, der ikke har lavet et cover af et af Bob Dylans utallige numre.

I anledning af Bob Dylans nyligt udgivne studiealbum Together Through Life – vist nok album nummer 46 – har det amerikanske musikmagasin Paste Magazine kåret hvad de mener er de 50 bedste Dylan-covers. Selvom 50 numre er mange, så er der sikkert mange læsere, der mangler netop hans eller hendes favorit!? Fx er der slet ikke nogen metal-numre med på listen.

Listen indeholder kun én sang pr. kunstner, og duetter med Dylan er ikke at finde. Vi starter fra bunden og bevæger os fremad mod nummer et:

50. Cowboy Junkies – “If You Gotta Go, Go Now”
49. The Ramones – “My Back Pages”
48. Chrissie Hynde – “I Shall Be Released”
47. Sufjan Stevens – “Ring Them Bells”

46. Ani DiFranco – “Hurricane”
45. Nick Drake – “Tomorrow Is A Long Time”
44. Neil Young – “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”

43. Rage Against the Machine – “Maggie’s Farm”
42. M. Ward, Conor Oberst & Jim James “Girl From the North Country”
41. Norah Jones – “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”
40. Yo La Tengo – “Fourth Time Around”
39. Susan Tedeschi – “Lord Protect My Child”
38. Stephen Malkmus and The Million Dollar Bashers – “Ballad of a Thin Man”

37. George Harrison – “If Not For You”
36. Joan Baez – “Farewell Angelina”

35. Jerry Garcia Band – “Simple Twist of Fate”
34. Cat Power – “Stuck Inside Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again”

33. Wendy Bucklew – “Buckets of Rain”
32. Lou Reed “Foot of Pride”
31. Joan Osborne – “Man in the Long Black Coat” / Relish
30. Doc and Merle Watson “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”
29. The Flying Burrito Brothers – “To Ramona”
28. Van Morrison and Them – “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue”
27. Mitch Ryder – “Like a Rolling Stone”
26. Nina Simone “The Ballad of Hollis Brown”
25. Calexico/Iron & Wine “Dark Eyes” (I’m Not There)

24. Sam Cooke – “Blowing in the Wind”
23. Shawn Colvin – “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”
22. Patti Smith – “Wicked Messenger”
21. Pearl Jam – “Masters of War”
20. Nico – “I’ll Keep It With Mine”
19. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Wanted Man”
18. Jason and the Scorchers – “Absolutely Sweet Marie!
17. The Band “When I Paint My Masterpiece”16. Tracy Chapman “The Times They Are A-Changin'”
15. P.J. Harvey – “Highway 61 Revisited”
14. Sixteen Horsepower – “Nobody ‘Cept You”
13. Jim James & Calexico – “Goin’ To Acapulco”

12. Indigo Girls – “Tangled Up in Blue”
11. Patti LaBelle “Forever Young”
10. Beck – “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat”
9. The White Stripes – “One More Cup of Coffee”
8. Fairport Convention – “Percy’s Song”
7. Emmylou Harris – “Every Grain of Sand” / Wrecking
6. Buddy Miller – “With God On Our Side”
5. Richie Havens “Just Like a Woman” (Mixed Bag, 1967)
4. The Byrds “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere”
3. Antony & The Johnsons – “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”

2. Johnny and June Carter Cash – “It Ain’t Me, Babe”
1. Jimi Hendrix – “All Along the Watchtower”

Læs meget mere om listen på Paste Magazines hjemmeside.

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