Jimi Hendrix: Like A Rolling Stone
Sebastian Cabot: Like A Rolling Stone
Here are two takes on Bob Dylan’s most famous song. One sublime; the other ridiculous.
While the most acclaimed Dylan cover of all time is probably Jimi’s version of All Along The Watchtower, which took a great song and made it even better, my favorite Dylan cover has always been Jimi’s live take on Like A Rolling Stone. It’s the antithesis of Cabot’s overwrought take. Hendrix's laid-back, slightly-funky version is pure magic. It takes a great song and makes it even more groovy.
Case in point: My favorite part is how Hendrix changes the lyric “the language that he used” to “the sweet talk that he used.”
Yes I know this is the second Jimi post today. Don’t worry.