Mark Ronson’s Dylan – blonde on bland

Posted August 26th, 2007 by Logan Young · 1 Comment

Not content to leave well enough alone (or in the case of his and Daniel Merriweather’s “Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before” cover…let dead dogs lie), Brit and brass man Mark Ronson has given Bob Dylan’s “Most Likely You’ll Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” the hot fuzz treatment. And while we’ll have to wait for Greil Marcus to give us the official word – as a metaphorical conceit, of course – to my ears it just sounds like Lord Ronson ran it through one of his low-cut Stax/high-pass Volt filters à la Sid Vicious-with-a-vagina Amy Winehouse’s Dap-Kings. Nevertheless, like LeVar Burton, you don’t have to take my word for it. Check out this lil’ snippet from the James Bond-sounding site www.dylan07.com and vote “Hells No” on Proposition 13 – to keep Mark Ronson out of The Band and at least 500 feet away from Court and Spark at all times.

One more thing. If you’re over 16, can be in Central London this coming Tuesday the 28th and agree to kick Portishead’s Geoff Barrow in his bloody ol’ wanker if you see him getting off the tube, then you might have a better chance than most of being in Ronson’s new video for “Valerie.” Just send the pork-pie a pic of yourself in the post – with all of your contact information as well – at markronson@hsilondon.co.uk to let him know you’re coming. I wonder if Steve Winwood’ll make it?

 

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  • 1 Kevin Langston // Aug 26, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    Yeah, I caught a snippet of that when I was writing that Dylan post from last week. It’s completely rancid.