80 Musicians Cover Dylan
2012-02-20 by El. Psy. Congroo. | 41 Comments

80 musicians, ranging from Elvis Costello to Bad Religion to Mylie Cyrus, have recorded 75 Bob Dylan cover songs for inclusion on a charity compilation album called Chimes of Freedom, which honors the 50th year anniversary of Amnesty International.
One of those artists, Rise Against, have made a video for their cover of "The Ballad of Hollis Brown."




Chimes of Freedom website
http://music.amnestyusa.org/?utm_source=aiusa&utm_medium=overlay&utm_content=t his%2Balbum%2Bsaves%2Blives&utm_campaign=chimes

Rise Against - "The Ballad of Hollis Brown"
http://www.mtvu.com/video/?vid=731788

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theashesfromautumn01
February 20th 2012

1031 Comments


Miley Cyrus? wtf?

EyeForAnEye
February 20th 2012

1692 Comments


What the fuck?

MMX
February 20th 2012

4798 Comments


What in the fuck?

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 20th 2012

23807 Comments


hmm could be cool

Masochist
February 20th 2012

8012 Comments


There are 80 artists on 75 songs. Kesha does one. Silversun Pickups are there. Tom Morello, Sting, Lenny Kravitz.

Sadly, Kesha's cover of Dylan is probably her best song ever. :-/

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Spec
February 20th 2012

27153 Comments


2nite imma fight till we see da sunlite

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theashesfromautumn01
February 20th 2012

1031 Comments


expect that gabepiratesquad guy in here later.

Timmons
February 20th 2012

561 Comments


ugh amnesty. they paid their chairman like £800,000 last year. stupid.

iswimfast
February 20th 2012

1290 Comments


pretty cool tbh.

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ncguitar
February 20th 2012

2403 Comments


Demi Lovato covers Miles Davis.

DoubtGin
February 20th 2012

6749 Comments


what a weird compilation



luschlotz
February 20th 2012

993 Comments


"Demi Lovato covers Miles Davis" couldnt have said it better

Spec
February 20th 2012

27153 Comments


Should probably just change the article to announce the compilation as a whole. Not just Rise Against.

DarthMann
February 20th 2012

13815 Comments


its pretty bad, my mum showed me it coz bob is her favourite artist like last week

Kris.
February 20th 2012

12308 Comments


kesha did don't think twice?















what in the fucking fuck

Midjicka
February 20th 2012

230 Comments


Flogging Mollys cover is pretty damn good.

Kris.
February 20th 2012

12308 Comments


yea listenin to the flogging molly cover and it rules but i want kesha's head on a fucking pike



ugh fuck life

ncguitar
February 20th 2012

2403 Comments


Bob Dylan must be joyful having ke$ha there.

Midjicka
February 20th 2012

230 Comments


Flogging Mollys cover is the only one I was interested in, glad it is good.
It's such a random selection of artists on this though.

DoubtGin
February 20th 2012

6749 Comments


Bad Religion
Band of Skulls
Flogging Molly
The Gaslight Anthem
Johnny Cash featuring The Avett Brothers
Mariachi El Bronx
My Morning Jacket
Patti Smith
Pete Townshend
Queens of the Stone Age
Silversun Pickups

those I'm interested in, gonna listen to it in a second


ChillyGonzalo
February 20th 2012

17 Comments


The rise against cover is unbearable. The disconnect between the lyrics and the mood of the music is painful, and the interview tidbits don't help in any way to make it seem cohesive.

let's see if any of these other ones are any good... gogo band of skulls!

ChillyGonzalo
February 20th 2012

17 Comments


not really. but i enjoyed these:
Johnny Cash - One too many mornings
Tom Morello The Nightwatchman - Blind William McTell
Mariachi El Bronx - Love Sick
Adele - make you feel my love
gaslight Anthem - changing of the guards
silversun pickups - not dark yet
airborne toxic event - boots of spanish leather
mark knopfler - restless farewell
queens of the stone age - outlaw blues
neil finn with pajama club - she belongs to me
bad reliogion - it's all over now, baby blue
ed roland and the sweet tea project - shelter from the storm
taj mahal & the phantom blues band - bob dylan's 115th Dream
micheal franti - subterranean homesick blues
we are augustines - mama, you been on my mind
eric burdon - gotta serve somebody

RevWonnaBe
February 20th 2012

40 Comments


I was shocked to find that Mileys cover was good

blastOFFitsPARTYtime
February 21st 2012

1477 Comments


Knopfler's cover is pretty good, as I expected it would be.

Rise's wasn't completely unbearable.

XingKing
February 21st 2012

10456 Comments


Seconding that this article should be an announcement of the comp rather than Rise Against. Will listen to Flogging Molly and Queens of the Stone Age covers after this.

dimsim3478
February 21st 2012

4915 Comments


Can't be that good but I will probably listen to every second of this.

Silverstein is probably the most unlikely artist on the comp.

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XingKing
February 21st 2012

10456 Comments


^More unlikely than Kesha? Really?

Also, confirming the awesomeness of Flogging Molly and QotSAs covers.

Owantjaaaa
February 21st 2012

3216 Comments


I've nly heard the covers by Bad Religion, Rise Against, Flogging Molly and The Bronx

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Masochist
February 21st 2012

8012 Comments


Seconding that this article should be an announcement of the comp rather than Rise Against.


Duly noted and fix'd.

jdennis31
February 21st 2012

6511 Comments


how'd the johnny cash avett brothers one turn out?

jdennis31
February 21st 2012

6511 Comments


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nej4xJe4Tdg - not a cover, but weird al rendition of a bob dylan type song. pretty cool video if you haven't seen it

Tyrannic
February 21st 2012

3261 Comments


ke$ha $$houlda $ung gotta $$$erve $omebody

Maniac!
February 21st 2012

26250 Comments


the rise against cover wasn't atrocious

ApplicationToHeaven
February 21st 2012

1561 Comments


nice the gaslight anthem covering one of my favourite bob dylan songs

LepreCon
February 21st 2012

3954 Comments


Old news but some of the covers are pretty cool, especially Flogging Molly!
Hell, even Miley's song isn't half bad, but I'm only saying that because my balls are currently on loan

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johnnyblaze
February 21st 2012

2603 Comments


gotcha balls bitch.

ya, i want bob's take on the kesha and miley covers..

Damus
February 21st 2012

403 Comments


Queens of the Stone Age cover is fantastic.

The7thVermicide
February 21st 2012

925 Comments


Oh dear

Hospital
February 21st 2012

2053 Comments


too much weird to comprehend

sexualsoybean
February 21st 2012

911 Comments


My god these are awful. The cover of one of my favorite songs "Subterranean homesick blues" by michael franti is fucking unbearable. Ill just go back to listening to dylan sing

Ayon
February 23rd 2012

160 Comments


Some of these are really good, though, they're the ones that you'd expect to be good.

The Bryan Ferry cover is wonderful IMO. Miley's isn't actually terrible, but then again that's relative as the worst cover definitely belongs to Dave Matthews Band. Worst All Along The Watchtower ever.



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