Originally Posted by keep it simple
I'm sorry mate :( I don't want to offend your sensibilities, but Dylan's voice just grates with me. I get his lyrical genius, I completely acknowledge his part in musical history, I even like some of his melody/arrangement/songs in general, but his singing :(
+1 and for that reason Dylan is a great artist to cover. Like I said, covering someone like Freddie Mercury and improving it ... not possible ... that music needs his crazy campy virtuoso shtick and no one does crazy campy virtuoso shtick like Freddie. You can't win.
I don't know a lot of Dylan music because his lyrical density is incompatible with my concentration span and, if you miss the plot lyrically there's not enough going on musically to keep me interested. On the other hand Hurricane
was great - you'd be brave to cover it. Not sure anyone could spit out Ballad of a Thin Man
with Bawb's venom either.