Saturday, July 03, 2010

"Subterranean Homesick Blues" Covers

I was talking with my neighbor Cecil yesterday, and he said that he thought the best cover ever of Subterranean Homesick Blues was done by Alanis Morissette. I'm not sure about that. I think maybe Rickie Lee Jones's cover is better. Especially with the photos and film clips of the Village in the 60s.

What do you think?

I tried to get a video of Dylan singing the song but I could only find one of him with a Wii ad in front of it. I guess he really sold his soul to the devil like he said he did.

Here's the link to that version. Just click here.


David and Joan Piekarczyk said...

No doubt, Ricky Lee is superior.

John Kilgore said...

I'll go with Alanis -- and am going to buy this song from YouTube. She seems to trust the words more, or something -- very direct and relaxed with lots of humor, an interesting contrast to Dylan's more up-tempo rendering. Not to mention that her smile is completely irresistible.


Ari said...

Ricky Lee definitely. Much more of a Dylan feel. Alanis' gift of voice is better expressed elsewhere. to my ear anyway.