Friday, January 1, 2016
WEST "JUST LIKE TOM THUMB'S BLUES"
Funny how this one caught my attention ... Someone was interested in buying the parent album. I pulled it from the stacks, but they never followed up with payment. I was about to re-file it when I started looking at the liner notes and remembered the band's cover of this Dylan tune.
While the Dylan original is a classic, West's version is simply one of the best unknown Dylan covers out there - almost as good as anything The Byrds ever did. They gave the tune a killer country-rock twang and the group vocals are breathtaking. When I hear this track it just oozes that unique mid-'60s vibe that is so special.
Here's a link to a YouTube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTP9CU9_onk