Friday, April 26, 2013

Bob Dylan Covers "Dancing In The Dark"

I'd love to call this a "Video Spotlight", but unfortunately all we have is audio.  Taken from a concert in 1990, here Bob Dylan applies his folky drawl to Springsteen's poppiest tune.  While it has become a standard for nearly every musician to have a Dylan song cover in their repertoire, this is one of the rare times that Dylan turns the tables.  It is bizarre to say the least - and Dylan gives the tune his own unmistakable spin, adding a new verse towards the end (which is difficult to understand - and that's not a knock on the quality of the audio).  This is a great find, but the real drawback here is that, without the video, we will never know if Dylan danced with a fan at the end.