One of the many eternal questions in life (other than ones involving woodchucks) is what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? How’s this for an even better question: what happens what that irresistible force pays homage to the immovable object, as in Jimi Hendrix covering Bob Dylan and The Band‘s “Tears Of Rage”? Answer: something amazing.
The track, which you can listen at RollingStone.com, is available on the upcoming West Coast Seattle Boy anthology due out later this month. Originally found on The Basement Tapes, the 1975 collaboration album between Dylan and The Band, “Tears Of Rage” does the same justice to Dylan and co-writer Richard Manuel’s little ditty as Hendrix does to Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower”, all while still sounding as if Hendrix himself forged it from some acid-induced cloud of rock and roll inspiration.
West Coast Seattle Boy The Jimi Hendrix Anthology hits stores November 16th via Legacy Recordings.
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