Monday, October 6, 2008

Dylan Covers: Absolutely Sweet Marie

Jason & The Scorchers: Absolutely Sweet Marie


"Well I don’t know how it happened, but the river boat captain, he knows my fate...”

This is not a well-known Dylan cover, but I think it's one of the greats. Jason & The Scorchers take the song in the same direction Dylan was going, but a step farther.

Because of exciting songs like this, Jason and Scorchers embodied 1980's cowpunk. (Now that's sayin' something!) If you're the slightest bit intrigued, the two-fer CD featuring the Fervor EP and Lost & Found LP is a must own document.

Miscellaneous Info/Personal Touch: This song provided the inspiration for my daughter's middle name. (My son is Hank. Are you surprised?)

blog comments powered by Disqus