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Greatest Bob Dylan Covers: If You Havent Heard Them You Suck

No My Chemical Romance’s “Desolation Row” is not included. That was an unfortunate inexcusable mistake.

Bob Dylan doest need introduction, if you dont know him you never listened to music, at least good music that is. His songs are anthem. His music is foundation of rock n roll and folk and other disputed genre even Lady Gaga. If you never discovered his music you probably slept in your history class or maybe you’re just every inch hopeless. Anyhow, if the good oldies are not your thing of fascination (poor audio recordings, rich composition is still good music) here are songs that are almost good as the original, if only they are the genius who made them. Also the artists covering the songs are not at all new and that speaks plain greatness that deserves tribute from the great.

Man In The Long Black Coat – Joan Osbourne

The vocals are just powerful but not forceful, easy on the ears but hard to process on your mind. If I thought of this song as something religious blame One of Us and her distinct vocals.

One More Cup of Coffee – The White Stripes

How can Jack White sound orgasmic and still ring misery in every note? Its perfectly a tribute when he audio copied the way Bob Dylan sung the chorus. This is completely fascinating to listen.

It Aint Me Babe – Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

One of personal Bob Dylan favorite I have to mention and the first family of country music singing it solidifies my trust in my music preference. Of course its more folkish country than it should be. Its amazing I ran out of appropriate words to describe it.

Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat – Beck

Whatever the title means. If you didnt bop your head to the rhythm there’s something wrong with you. I only wish the last five seconds of the song lasted another four minutes.

All Along the Watch Tower – Jimi Hendrix

Turn the lights off. Close your eyes. You’ll see what I mean, literally. Hendrix is the ultimate guitar god.
Masters of War – Pearl Jam

Did you shiver along with the vocals? Intentionally shake every words intensified the emotion that the song would like to convey.

Wicked Messenger – Patti Smith

Among the covers on this list, this song made me think of Bob Dylan the most, maybe because of the lyrics. This ballad is more powerful with the growling vocals to it and the sticky drumbeats that rides along smoothly to the thrilling guitars.

I cant find a video.  Apologies.

If Not For You – George Harrison

Why would a Beatle cover other artists song? Because he is greater than them. George Harrison serenades us with charming vocals you wish he have done more love songs.

Maggie’s Farm – Rage Against the Machine

I didnt like RAtM but this song is an anthem of defiance and they killed and made me their fan.

My Back Pages – The Ramones

With the grandfather of punk covering it, what used to be a folk existential musing became as punk as Sheena. If you’re a fan of recent punk you must love the song.

Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Nick Drake

Just as soulful as every other Nick Drake song, the kind that seeps through and pinch your heart. Its pretty short for a Dylan song it will leave you listening to it again.

So folks is Bob Dylan the greatest musician ever or what?

Dude These Beatles Covers Rock!

Ask ten people what is the greatest band in the world, 100 percent will answer The Beatles and I bet my loser ass on that.  Mainly because of the influence on other succeeding bands, they made rock ‘relatable’ opening it to a wider audience.  So as a tribute here are the awesomest of all awesomes.  The greatest Beatles covers ever.

Across The Universe-  Fiona Apple

You probably heard it from Pleasantville soundtrack.  Fiona Apples vocals could take you to a dreamy world, well the song itself is already psychedelic but her vocals amplified the songs trippy impact.

Across The Universe- Rufus Wainwright

You probably heard this from the I Am Sam soundtrack.  What separates this version from other versions is Rufus Wainwright made it more mellow and sadder.  The song was written by John Lennon when his wife was blabbing at him and it ended up as the most metered lyrics ever written, I mean from that the song was given another feel on this version.  It becomes more meaningful just listening to it.  This song sends chills.

She Loves you- McFly

What I particularly like about this song is it makes you sing along to it and then you’ll end up singing “She loves you, yeah, yeah” in the showers.   Bottom line this version is contagious.

Help!- Deep Purple

From a great band to another great band, see this is exactly the greatness that Im talking about and you probably know it already.  Deep Purple made the song shall I say dramatic.

It Wont Be Long- Franz Ferdinand

Well as the main object of covers, Franz Ferdinand put their synthesized sound on this catchy song without murdering it.

Come Together- Aerosmith

Hellsyeah.  When you saw the title you thought about this song being in this list right?  one of the best covers for any song of all time.  Steven Tylers suspenseful vocals ride along swiftly with the songs beat.

Come Together- Soundgarden

Here’s a grungy way of putting it.  This heavy and angsty interpretation is more 90’s I say.  Chris Cornell’s growl are just enough for the songs message.

All My Loving-  Helloween

For all you metal suckers out there.  Its pretty sweet song for a metal but the band didnt ruin the song at all.  Justice was given and the song is worth more than a listen.

Across The Universe-  The Smiths
Here’s a closer to the Beatles version. I didnt know that this cover actually exist but here it is.  It sounded more Beatles-ish only a cleaner one.

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds- Grateful Dead

Still the same trippy feel when you listen to this song.  It still makes you high.  I’m not really a Grateful Dead listener but yeah this song had been on repeat on my playlist.

Here Comes The Sun- Belle and Sebastian

One of the most catchy songs from the Beatles.  George Harrisons masterpiece is even made more irresistible, it will make you sway your shoulders while listening to it.

Yesterday- Never Shout Never

For all you pop punk kids out there who loves The Beatles.  I have to say its a decent cover from the later bands.  Though the vocalist dragged the lyrics, uber slow, I’m kinda looking for that past paced, quite snappy Yesterday.  But yeah since somehow its a sad song so its a good interpretation.

I’m A Loser- Sum41

Since the title really belongs to punk here’s a punk band covering it.  Its just like every Sum41 song, yeah even the message, so if you love Sum41 you might want to listen to this.

Whew.  There are other great covers out there, if you know one kindly let me know.  And by the way don’t trust my musical preference.  And don’t take drugs.

peace and love