I will soon be posting about Bob Dylan. While looking for great live performances to add to my post, I came up with the idea to follow up on the Hurt vs Hurt (NIN vs Johnny Cash) showdown with yet another heartbreaking choice.
Bob Dylan wrote and sang the original version of All along the watchtower. I personally love this version, which offers great vocals, guitar and harmonica playing. Definitely got the Bob Dylan feel. A soft yet dramatic rendition of the song. But Dylan himself has allegedly said that he loves Jimi Hendrix’s “heavier” version. Jimi definitely made this song his own, and his evocative vocals and guitar playing make this a very intense version. When I was younger, I would have voted for Jimi’s version, no question. But now I’m torn.
A little help?