Tuesday, March 13, 2007

(03.13.07) Recommends:

Dylan Hears a Who!

Question: What would you get if you crossed two of the literary giants of the 20th Century, Bob Dylan and Dr. Seuss?

Answer: This.

This elaborate paraody site contains 7-tracks of a Highway 61-era-Dylan-soundalike singing classic Dr. Seuss stories. The results are pretty amazing. I particularly like "Green Eggs and Ham" set to "Tombstone Blues," the epic 12-plus minute "The Cat in the Hat" set to "Visions of Johanna," and "Too Many Daves" the story of Mrs. McCave, who had twenty-three sons and named 'em all Dave, made emotionally stirring put to the music of (what is likely) "Worried Blues." Not only are the songs ridiculously awesome, but the crackle-and-pop sound effect of the record player is a completely perfect touch.

You might never be able to hear Dylan or read Dr. Suess the same way again.

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