7 Mar 2012, 20:33 de darren86
7 May 2009, 5:28 de DamnYouAllPicking your favorite member of The Beatles can be easy. But now that I come to my favorite Beatles’ solo album, I was quite tried in my attempts to pick. Obviously all the Beatles had a great deal of individual talent, but when it came time for their solo work, they were all so different. John Lennon’s “John Lennon/ Plastic Ono Band” has its brilliant pretention, loaded to the brim with great musicians. Paul McCartney & The Wings’ “Band On The Run” is an album of great fun, where pop music is done at its best. But I think for me, George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass” is my favorite of the Beatles solo works. Although he recorded some songs for the Beatles (ad they were all quite excellent) he was under represented overall in their catalog and listening to this album, we have to wonder why.
If you had trouble with any of the other two solo albums I mentioned, this one seems to place itself in the middle. It’s music is very solid, at times pop leaning in nature…
20 Feb 2008, 3:59 de tkdcoachThere are over 21,000 recorded Bob Dylan covers according to the Dylan Covers Database. Some of those are very famous covers and were big hits in their own right. In the 60s era The Byrds, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, and many other contemporaries of Dylan's first decade made a grand tradition of Dylan covers and often charted big hits or songs that had long life once FM took over from AM radio in the early 1970s. Of those well-known covers in the first wave, perhaps my favorite is You Ain't Going Nowhere on The Byrds, Sweetheart Of The Rodeo. I also like the underrated The Turtles, It Ain't Me Babe. Johnny Cash did Wanted Man on Johnny Cash at San Quentin and it was good.
Still, my own favorite Bob Dylan songs a lot of times are those that have been covered well--or even better--than by Dylan himself--and since that initial wave of Dylan covers. Many of those covers came filtered by time and Dylan's roller coaster reputation with respect to whatever the scene is delivering that given year.