Neil Young Sings Bob Dylan
Neil Young’s version of “All Along the Watchtower,” backed by the then-current version of Booker T. and the MGs, was widely hailed as the highlight of the Bob Dylan “birthday” concert in 1993. Less heralded, but also tremendous, is his “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”: funny, loose-limbed, you can feel Young pull the band deeper into the song during his guitar breaks. Indeed, you can hear Neil and the MG’s coalesce as a band as this song progresses: he went on to tour and record with them.
If you must see Neil Young sing “All Along the Watchtower,” why not with the E Street Band?
And, for balance, here’s a clip of Bob Dylan singing Neil Young’s “Old Man”: