13th Floor Elevators, Van Morrison’s Them and San Jose, California’s The Chocolate Watch Band. All three came up the other night while discussing favorite renditions of Dylan’s “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue.” Me, I’m tied between The Chocolate Watchband and Them as, really, the two are not all that dissimilar. I’ve always assumed the Watchband’s psychedelic/garage take was, in essence, just the band doing a ‘cover’ of Them’s version replacing Morrison’s delivery with Watchband vocalist David Aguilar’s Jagger-esque croon. Regardless, this version smokes.
MP3: The Chocolate Watchband :: It’s All Over Now Baby Blue