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Neil Young Sings Bob Dylan

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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”:

Written by guterman

June 17, 2008 at 9:59 pm

Posted in music

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  1. Oh Christ what next? Nickelback covering Creed? Creed covering Nickelback? All hell is going to break loose I tell you!


    June 18, 2008 at 11:12 pm

  2. I promise not to post when the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC start covering one another.


    June 19, 2008 at 10:59 am

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