I know it’s hard to believe, but once upon a time, that time being the late ’60s and early ’70s, Rod Stewart could really sing, and he made some amazing rock ‘n’ roll records, and zome excellent folk-style recordings.
Here are two of Stewart’s covers of Bob Dylan songs that are quite good. Plus one by The Faces (Rod Stewart being the vocalist).
Plus versions of the songs by Mr. Dylan himself.
Rod Stewart, “Tomorrow Is A Long Time,” 1971:
Bob Dylan, “Tomorrow Is A Long Time,” The Rundown Rehearsals, 1977-1978:
Rod Stewart, “Girl From The North Country,” 1974:
Bob Dylan, “Girl From The North Country,” 1964:
Plus this cool version of “Wicked Messenger” as recorded by The Faces in 1970:
Bob Dylan and the Grateful Deal, pre-tour rehearsals, June 1987:
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Thought it would be a blast to listen to a variety of artists covering Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm.”
Below check out versions by Rage Against the Machine, the Grateful Dead, Uncle Tupelo, The Residents, The Waterboys, Toots Hibbert, The Specials, U2, Richie Havens, Stephen Malkmus, the Charlie Daniels Band and Solomon Burke.
Plus a version by David Grisman, John Hartford and Mike Seeger.
And Bob Dylan with and without The Band.
Hope you have as much fun with these as I did.
Rage Against the Machine, “Maggie’s Farm”:
[In August of this year I’ll be publishing my rock ‘n’ roll/ coming-of-age novel, “True Love Scars,” which features a narrator who is obsessed with Bob Dylan. To read the first chapter, head here.]
Grateful Dead, “Maggie’s Farm,” 1987:
Toots Hibbert, “Maggie’s Farm”:
Uncle Tupelo, “Maggie’s Farm”:
Solomon Burke, “Maggie’s Farm”:
The Waterboys, “Maggie’s Farm”:
The Specials, “Maggie’s Farm”:
David Grisman, John Hartford, Mike Seeger, “Maggie’s Farm”:
The Residents, “Maggie’s Farm”:
The Charlie Daniels Band with Earl Scruggs, “Maggie’s Farm:
U2, “Maggie’s Farm,” Live at “R.D.S. Showgrounds”, Dublin, Ireland, May 17, 1986:
Richie Havens, “Maggie’s Farm”:
David Bowie, “Maggie’s Farm”:
Stephen Malkmus, “Maggie’s Farm”:
Bob Dylan and The Band, Oakland Coliseum, 1974, “Maggie’s Farm”:
Bob Dylan, “Maggie’s Farm”:
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