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Thursday, June 04, 2009
Musicians who suck
If I hear Donovan's "Catch the Wind" in one more friggin' commercial, I'm taking a sledgehammer to my television. I am not kidding.
Here's the thing: Donovan sucked. Hard. "Catch the Wind" is basically a re-write bald-faced rip-off of Dylan's "Chimes of Freedom" but with all the lyrical artistry and originality gone. He sang it with the closest approximation of Dylan's voice he could muster, and played his guitar in the closest approximation of Dylan's guitar playing he could muster.
And his later stuff? "Mellow Yellow" and "Epistle to Dipsy" were Sergeant Pepper...after he been busted down to private. He. Friggin'. Sucked. Why does anyone love this guy??