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Old 04-25-2003, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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All Along the Watchtower

Let's face it this awesome song has been covered by more artists and bands than you can shake a stick at. Are you a stickler for the original? Does any particular one of the covers tickle your fancy? Do you not particularly like the song? Let's hear your opinions.

My personal fave is the Dave Matthews version.
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Old 04-25-2003, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hendrix all the way - I believe that's the version that made it popular in the first place.
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Old 04-25-2003, 03:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: All Along the Watchtower

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Let's face it this awesome song has been covered by more artists and bands than you can shake a stick at. Are you a stickler for the original? Does any particular one of the covers tickle your fancy? Do you not particularly like the song? Let's hear your opinions.

My personal fave is the Dave Matthews version.
I saw a quote from Bob Dylan once; I'm paraphrasing, but the essence was that after he (Dylan) heard Jimi Hendrix play the song, Dylan tried to play his own song so it would sound like Hendrix; Sorry, Jimi Hendrix OWNS "All along the watchtower".
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Old 04-25-2003, 04:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think Hendrix definitely defines that song. Dylan wrote it, but Hendrix re-wrote it. It's a totally different song....
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Old 04-25-2003, 04:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Bob Dylan's original version is painful to listen to after hearing Hendrix.
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Old 04-25-2003, 07:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i've heard a lot of versions of this song, some were good, others weren't so great - but nobody can ever compare to Jimi
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Old 04-25-2003, 10:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I'm a stickler for the original.
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Old 04-26-2003, 06:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The dead did a good version as well as phish but lets face the truth you cant touch Hendrix.
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Old 04-26-2003, 08:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have a version done by Howie Day in a club, just him and his guitar. Sounds awesome.
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Old 04-26-2003, 08:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Dave Mason's version is pretty good, also.
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Old 04-26-2003, 11:31 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The best watchtower moment for me is the Hendrix on the soundtrack of the movie 'Withnail and I' - with Withnail driving on the motorway into London, smashed on Scotch, swerving all over the road.

You'd have to see the movie to appreciate it.

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Old 04-26-2003, 11:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Hendrix all the way, but Dylan is the genius for writing it to begin with.
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Old 04-27-2003, 05:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
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definitely Hendrix
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Old 04-27-2003, 07:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Hendrix... how can you improve on perfection?
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Old 04-27-2003, 12:43 PM   #15 (permalink)
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i think its got to be hendrix his version of it is just perfect
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Old 04-27-2003, 02:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Dave Matthews' version still gives me shivers.
It has my vote.

Although, i once thought that nothing would ever beat the guitar "wah" in the Hendrix version!
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Old 04-29-2003, 07:40 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I like the original
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Old 05-02-2003, 11:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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take a listen to the Dave Matthews version from "Live at Folsom Field"

I think Dave has this one all the way...

although....Dylan DID write it in the first place
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Old 05-02-2003, 09:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
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All Your Watchtower Are Belong to Jimi.

I haven't heard this Dave Matthew cover though...I shall have to look into it.
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Old 05-03-2003, 11:00 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I like Dylan's over Hendrix's.
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