This is turning into a weird week. Caught this today…The Ting Tings have re-mixed Bob Dylan’s Subterranean Homesick Blues. Appears to be a Record Day feature run by Sony to encourage all you folks out there that fancy a go at mixing…not sure about the idea personally but The Ting Tings pull it off but it wouldn’t surprise me if this made it into the charts (sign of the times), not that I’m encouraging the death of a good song! Watch the video below:
Now going to dig out my Dylan vinyl to restore my equlibrium, that freaked me!
OK, I had to update this post after Melanie sent me this…which I missed somehow.
Is it as bad as this fake track which was put out on youtube as a lost Dylan recording (which it clearly isn’t) by prankster Mike Bauer. It’s a cover of a terrible song by Rebecca Black. This has been so popular on Youtube that folks are even adding their mythical remembrance stories of when they first heard it:
Its was a cold winter in NY in 75. Back from the war, but back to nothing. No heat, just an old blanket my mom gave me before I left for the war. Me, my beer, and this Bob song. Which seat should I take” almost broke me into tears. Bob was saying “What’s left for me in this world” cause either way I was screwed. He then said Partying, partying, fun, fun. fun’ like our lives would go on forever.” Friday represents that day we all want. Only Bob can make a cold day in my life a little warmer.
OK, at least this was a prank…The Ting Tings is worryingly real…yikes!