Cover vs. Original

All Along the Watchtower


That is not an easy choice: But in this case I have to decide in favour of the cover version ofJimi Hendrix. His style of playing guitar is just sensational.
Bob Dylan was impressed by Jimis version of his song, too. So he even once played it during a concert in the style of Jimi Hendrix.
But I can't wait to see how you will vote...

Jimi Hendrix
1968

vs.

Bob Dylan
1967

CD-Cover: Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland 65.5 % 34.5 % CD-Cover: Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
Results of the voting: Cover versus Original
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Jimi Hendrix 7600 Votes Bob Dylan

Comments about All Along the Watchtower:

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Jimi Hendrix version has the vigor which the song's lyrics demand
- Rakesh, New Delhi, India, 9-.-0.2009
It's close, i love both artists and all of their songs. I think Jimi edges it but some of Bob's songs are better than some of Jimi's. Saw Bob live recently on UK tour and he was great, wish i could have seen Jimi too!
- Ben, Nicklen, England, 7-.-0.2009
Hendrix just does it better. Even Dylan said himself, that although he wrote it, Hendrix owns this song.
- Ethan, Stillwater, United States, 6-.-0.2009
My pick for the #1 cover all time
- Tedheadone, Massachusetts, United States, 5-.-0.2009
Jimi is definitively one of the best guitar players of all time... this is an INCREDIBLE song...
- Alex, Monterrey, Mexico, 3-.-0.2009
I knew this song by Hendrix long before Dylan, and I can't really stomach the Dylan version. Jimi gets my vote.
- Paul, Plymouth, United States, 3-.-0.2009
I knew this song by Hendrix long before Dylan, and I can't really stomach the Dylan version. Jimi gets my vote.
- Paul, Plymouth, United States, 3-.-0.2009
I knew this song by Hendrix long before Dylan, and I can't really stomach the Dylan version. Jimi gets my vote.
- Paul, Plymouth, United States, 3-.-0.2009
Jimi. Not even close. It's like he said, "Bob, the lyrics ar great, but you're playin' it all wrong. This is how the sng goes!"... and music became electric and changed forever.
- Biggie Small Fry Guy, Goat Ranch, United States, 2-.-0.2009
I'm a bigger fan of Dylan than Hendrix by far, but I have to say, Hendrix's guitar work is incredible (as we all know) and the original kind of feels like it's missing something without it. Maybe because I heard Hendrix's first.
- Hayley, Alderson, United States, 2-.-0.2009
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