Thursday, July 17, 2008

And It Feels Like It's Tearing Me Up

I've posted about this artist before somewhere, but apparently not here. Even Johansen aka Magnet (Norwegian singer/songwriter) released a duet cover of Dylan's Lay Lady Lay with Gemma Hayes on his 2004 album On Your Side. The song was picked out for the Mr & Mrs Smith soundtrack (never heard), and was played over and over and over and over again on Norwegian radio. I've seen Magnet a couple of times (three, actually) live, and he's great. Give him a chance, you'll find it on youtube (try to ignore the video, however).

The original of Lay Lady Lay I actually don't care much for, but somehow this cover brought the first couple of lines to my attention in a new way ("Lay, lady, lay. Lay across my big brass bed."), and I fell. Should you happen to like his version or not I'd anyway recommend some of his own songs - Hold On (Torniquet, 2005), The Day We Left Town and The Last Day Of Summer (both also from On Your Side, 2004).

2 comments:

Bocia! said...

wonderful

C said...

Yes, my friend, quite wonderful indeed :)