Sunday, October 28, 2007

cover song of the moment

When the tracklist for I'm Not There Original Soundtrack was announced a few months back, I was pretty trilled to see most of the musicians onboard for the soundtrack to the upcoming Bob Dylan biopic. Naturally, the song that stood out for me on the list was Cat Power’s cover of "Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again". I was extremely eager to hear it because it is my favourite Dylan song and I was fascinated by how she would handle it. The music of Cat Power's cover is very similar to the original except for the fact that the harmonica is taken out completely, the keyboard is more noticeable and horns were added throughout it. The most interesting part about the cover is Chan Marshall trying to sound like Bob Dylan vocally... her attempt was pretty amazing as Marshall managed to still sing like herself, but with Dylan mannerisms. It must be incredibly difficult and terrifying to cover songs from major music icon such as Bob Dylan; nonetheless, Cat Power pulled it off and did a fine job at covering one of the my favourite songs of all time.

Cat Power: Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again (Bob Dylan cover)
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I'm Not There Original Soundtrack comes out on October 30th, you can pre-order it here


The Playlist said...

a bunch of songs from that album here if you're interested (and more than just the myspace ones).

Jackman said...

Thanks, but I have the album already.