I like the “Bob Dylan period” we’re in right now and I like Modern Times a lot, I play it often. I love it, one of the great albums from the first ten years of the 2000s.
This is a post where I have “dug” out some cover versions of the songs on the record, I would say that none of them are as good as the originals, but they’re good and they are interesting. Many of the album’s songs have roots in well-known older compositions, though in all cases, Dylan has given the songs new lyrics. Some of the “cover versions” I have found are interpretations of the old traditional songs, it wasn’t easy to compile this cover selection…
“Modern Times is the thirty-second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on August 29, 2006 by Columbia Records. The album was Dylan’s third straight (following Time Out of Mind and Love and Theft) to be met with nearly universal praise from fans and critics. It continued its predecessors’ tendencies toward blues,rockabilly and pre-rock balladry, and was self-produced by Dylan under the pseudonym “Jack Frost”. Along with the acclaim, the album sparked some debate over its uncredited use of choruses and arrangements from older songs, as well as many lyrical lines taken from the work of 19th-century poet Henry Timrod.
Modern Times became the singer-songwriter’s first #1 album in the US since 1976’s Desire.”
Wanda Jackson sings a rousing Thunder on the mountain.
here is Wanda Jackson’s video of the great Bob Dylan song “Thunder on the Mountain,” from her Third Man / Nonesuch Records release, “The Party Ain’t Over,” features producer and band mate Jack White on guitar (great solo!), along with the Third Man House Band.
Willis Earl Beal I really did not know what to expect from this artist, and it was magnificent, to go to a show with no expectations and get your mind blown is just so fantastic! It was Caruso merged with Otis Redding and Tom Waits in a theatrical spectacle. Has to be one of the highlights of this festival!
Bob Mould performing “Copper Blue” + Mr. Mould still rocks… hard. Copper Blue is great album with many highlights. Strongest @ Øya was Hoover Dam, Helpless & If I Can’t Change Your Mind – from “Copper Blue”. He also played 2 great Hüsker Dü classics “Celebrated Summer” and “Makes No Sense At All”.
And btw.. this might be the loudest concert I’ve attended since I got my ears set on fire by Motörhead in Stavanger about 10-11 years ago.
Feist Solid, always interesting, strange & funny “choir girls” & man.. she could play the guitar as well.
Best songs: Comfort Me, Graveyard & The Bad In Each Other.
Mathias Eick Lovely festival music in the sun. The former member of “Jaga Jazzist” played lovely Jazz-rock in the sun.. Perfect music for relaxing in the nice summer weather .. accompanied by a couple of beers.
Thurston More We expected to hear many songs from his recent acoustic ventures, but instead we got a hard, tight & noisy show.. more in the Sonic Youth landscape. Good stuff.
A good opening of the festival, there are usually not many peple out for the first act of the festival, not so today, we met in great numbers. Sondre Lerche delivered a fine set, I’m not a big fan but he took me by surprise and gave a good concert.
Feist Øya 2012:
The Stone Roses
Tragically bad. Both JV’s left the concert after 5 songs. It looked like the band were sleeping (expect maybe for a silly looking drummer) & having a boring dream. And btw we both a JV like the album “The Stone Roses”
Hallgeir: My hopes were so high, and I became a bit sad. The Stone Roses has been part of my musical upringing and I really like their first album, but today they were disappointingly bad.
We left after 4 songs. Good performance.. but not quite JV’s taste in music.