Monday, December 31, 2012
Songs of the Year - "Love Sick," Mariachi El Bronx
"Chimes of Freedom" was the rare cover tribute that did justice to its honoree and staked out a claim of its own. That doesn't mean that every song was perfect - Carly Simon's rendering of "Just Like A Woman" is damn near unlistenable, and others were various shades of disappointing and/or embarrassing. But for the most part, the covers honored their source, while not being reverential.
This take on "Love Sick" by Marichi El Bronx is a great example of that. A new twist on Dylan, and one of his bleakest songs.