Thursday, 30 August 2012

An Idea

I went to see Darren Hayman & The Long Parliament at the Lexington. The whole night was fantastic. Support from the Understudies, who were far better than I remembered them being last year, and Pete Astor  who is always enjoyable (if that is in reality the correct term which it quite probably is not! Although in my defence, depressing songs can be enjoyable so perhaps it is suitable after all).
Anyway, during Darren Hayman's set I started to think that they ought to do a cover of Oh Sister by Bob Dylan, and then while walking out after the gig a Dylan song did come on which was a little peculiar, almost like someone else might have thought the same thing but quite reasonably didn't have a copy of Hard Rain with them to be able to put on a live version of aforementioned track.
I should say at this point that I thought the same thing last time I saw Darren Hayman and the only reason for it remains that there is a violin player in the band. Having said that, I do believe that the cover could suit the band (Darren Hayman's band that is as opposed to The Band who now that I think about it might have played on the Hard Rain live album, but equally might not have).

An indiepop Bob Dylan covers album would be quite outstanding.

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