Zimmerlujah

June 19, 2009 11:47 AM

An attempt to anger both Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.

There's acres of study to be done if I want my Dylan to be more credible than it is—this is hacky stuff. But hopefully it's at least not overtly cartoonish.

Aiming for (my vague conception of) the late-sixties Dylan-with-The-Band territory with this. Would have loved to add some real straight kick-snare-kick-snare drums to it, but the tempo is a little to mushy to lay fake drums on top on.

I didn't like my big-stop ending so I decided to go with the reliable Too-Abrupt Fade. And chococat's brilliant use of free crowd sounds on his Cash cover both made me want to do the same thing here and made me feel like I'd be totally ripping that off. Heh.

posted by cortex (11 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

Also, this version uses all the verses that I don't prefer, because (a) I'm getting kind of tired of singing the verses I like at this point and (b) these verses seem to fit better into the Upbeat Talky Bob Dylan lyrical mold.
posted by cortex at 11:52 AM on June 19, 2009


This is one of my favorite of the 'Lujah's so far, which is saying quite a bit.
posted by kingbenny at 12:01 PM on June 19, 2009


I buy the vocal arrangement completely.
posted by grobstein at 12:10 PM on June 19, 2009


What the Cock
posted by French Fry at 12:54 PM on June 19, 2009


Best I've heard so far - you've really got the Dylan vocal nailed. 'triffic!
posted by MajorDundee at 1:18 PM on June 19, 2009


I dunno... I understood way too many of your lyrics. Shouldn't Dylan be more mumbly? Another good rendition anyway, this challenge rocks.
posted by Kimothy at 3:25 PM on June 19, 2009


This is even better than the actual Bob Dylan cover of Hallelujah.
posted by The World Famous at 5:24 PM on June 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


I appreciated the understandable vocals and the arrangement/instrumentation was on the button. I thought of it as "Dylan in a More Perfect World".
posted by wendell at 9:23 PM on June 19, 2009


I really like that organ playing, especially.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:19 AM on June 20, 2009


Oh, glory, Glory! Excellent. Especially the fade out harmonica.
posted by freya_lamb at 3:15 AM on June 20, 2009


Yeah, this wins for my favourite Hallelujah mix - and to think, I almost missed it!
posted by annathea at 7:54 PM on July 1, 2009


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