You Ain't Goin' Nowhere (Dylan cover)

August 27, 2008 12:02 PM

Yeah, I know, covers are discouraged. I just wanted to give this one a try...

Also, its super-simple. Just me a guitar and a plastic bag. Needs harmonica...

posted by punkbitch (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I can dig it, never heard the original but has that Dylan feel to it. I didn't know there was a cover rule, I've seen a more than a few on here already, I'm sure as long as you don't make a habit of doing strictly covers than it'd be alright (but don't quote me on that) and it's a plus when you do it well like you've done here.
posted by BrnP84 at 9:04 PM on August 27, 2008

You have a really really good voice. I like this cover. How often do you get a Ryan Adams comparison in the high register?
posted by kingbenny at 8:07 AM on August 28, 2008

No one's ever said that before, but mefites are basically my only audience.

I had to look up who Ryan Adams is and I listened to a track over at Now I can officially take that comment as a compliment!
posted by punkbitch at 8:24 AM on August 28, 2008

Haven't heard the original either, but this sounds really nice.

Funny, the other day when you made that VP FPP I thought punkbitch was a girl, but now seeing you here I remembered I've heard other songs by you.
posted by micayetoca at 8:50 AM on August 28, 2008

yeah. it's confusing...
posted by punkbitch at 8:59 AM on August 28, 2008

It's always nice to hear a Dylan cover that doesn't sound like either a bad impression* of the man or a desparate bid to sound nothing like him. This sounds totally comfortable as just you.

*speaking as someone who enjoys doing bad impressions of him, even.
posted by cortex at 12:48 PM on August 28, 2008

shit cortex, that means a lot comin' from the likesayou. thanks.
posted by punkbitch at 1:02 PM on August 28, 2008

Dang, I dig that plastic bag - never heard that used in a song before. Great cover.
posted by ORthey at 3:21 PM on August 29, 2008

I always liked this song, and I've never heard anyone cover it before. The jumps between your lower and upper register do a nice job of delineating the songs verses and chorus, and the whole of it has a nice, laconic quality to it; really enjoyable.
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:32 AM on August 30, 2008

This sounds really great. The plastic bag is intriguing; sounds kind of like a super soft strum. The 'ooo-eee's sound terrific.
posted by Corduroy at 6:50 PM on September 3, 2008

My mother used to play this record a lot and you've added a sweetness to it that I appreciate. I also love your singing but respectfully disagree that you sound like Ryan Adams. Your voice is much purer.

I hope you don't add a harmonica. It's perfect the way it is.
posted by melissa may at 3:45 AM on September 4, 2008

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