Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Covering Dylan's "Long Ago, Far Away"
Other than a couple of home-made YouTube and Soundcloud versions, there seem to be no recorded cover versions of Dylan's heavy-handed (heavy-fingered?) and somewhat obscure (official release came on the Bootleg Series Vol. 9) 1962 protest song, "Long Ago, Far Away".
Update: Odetta did do a version not available on-line on her "Odetta Sings Dylan" album!
However, after reacquiring A Thousand Words by mega-underappreciated eighties SoCal punk band, Mad Parade (more to come), I discovered that they'd interpolated the first verse from "Long Ago, Far Away" into the album's stand-out tune, "Animal Riot". While I recommend taking in all the nice little arrangement tricks the band pulls out over the course of the song, if you need to get right to Bobby D.'s part, it starts at 2:39, after the break-it-down part and the guitar solo, but before the ultra-brief Robert plant tribute.
Mad Parade on iTunes
Dr. Strange Records
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