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Posted By: Steve Latimer
09-Jan-01 - 10:16 AM
Thread Name: Favourite covers of Dylan songs
Subject: RE: Favourite covers of Dylan songs
I have to agree with 'Spaw about Johnny and June, although contrary to jaze's opinion I found Stevie Wonders performance absolutely horrible. I thought his intro was long and annoying, he dragged the song out and completely oversung it.

Yeah, Bob's singing wasn't on that night, I've seen him a couple of times since then and it has been much better. But I was amazed at his command of the audience, a solo performer, an acoustic guitar, 18,000 people and you could have heard a pin drop while he was performing.

I enjoyed "Foot of Pride" even though Lou Reed relied so much on the telestrator that it was almost like Karaoke.

Speaking of the Telestrator, I thought it was funny that they were running it when Johnny was doing Highway 61. Johnny can't see much past his nose, maybe that's why he mixed up some verses. I also loved the part when Johnny was introduced. Steve Cropper was looking off to his right, Johnny came out, plugged in and did a vintage JW slide riff just to see that he was in tune. Croppers head turned so fast that I thougth he'd break his neck and he had such a huge, admiring smile. Johnny, the finest electric slide player I've ever heard.

The other thing about that night is that the band was outstanding. They sure assembled some Rock heavyweights that night and they were on.