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.

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