June 24, 2008

Good writin'

If you're one of the thousands of people who read this blog religiously, you probably know that if I had to choose among Dylans I'd choose père over fils, either biological or otherwise. And yet ... there's this:

As a composition, this song is frankly almost too good. Good to see that JD can fill out the old man's shoulder pads!

I've always liked Bruce's hillbilly harmony, and he uses it to good effect here. it's weird how this song turns into a Springsteen song as soon as he starts singing it ... and in the last verse, when they're trading lines, I like the way JD delivers the Springsteenesque inflection.

And how about Bruce on the guitar. It's good to be reminded that these famous folks are actually pretty good musicians. For further evidence, see this. Does this mean I have to start respecting Vince Gill?

And on a final note, I'd like to point out that if you're a harmonica player, it's hard not to stand around looking like an idiot much of the time ... it's not just me!