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Friday, March 06, 2009

skippy's friday nite music club

in honor of the opening day of watchmen (plus, it's in the movie, as dan and rorschach trudge across antartica to confront viedt)...

jimi hendrix - all along the watchtower
posted by skippy at 11:59 PM |


I dont know which version I like better, Bob's or Jimi's... I have over the years heard haunting versions by other artists as well.
But for me just as Joe Cocker re-wrought (and I think better) "I Get By With A little Help From My Friends"... Jimi's version is a signature piece and certainly a standard for raw power and scope.
I like Bob's original very much, but I think Jimi's version, and Jeff Buckley's cover of "Hallelujah," are two of the best covers ever (Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is up there too). Bob's version is spooky and chilling, but Jimi's is an arcane incantation. Regardless, I love this damn song.
commented by Blogger Batocchio, 12:03 AM PST  
Freaky as it is...I am constantly surprised by the depth and breadth od Dylan's work...it will be decades being covered, discovered, and re-examined...
But you know...you are spot on about Jimi and his "arcane incantation".
Aside from the "Watchmen" ... this song has been getting some serious playtime and mention in the final season of "Battlestar Galactica."
commented by Blogger Clay, 8:41 AM PDT  

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