Where’s The Answer?

By Steve McSteveface

‘Blowin’ in the Wind’ is a song written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released as a single from his album ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ in 1963.

Although it has been described as a protest song, it poses a series of rhetorical questions about peace, war, and freedom. The refrain “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind” has been described as “impenetrably ambiguous: either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind”.

In 1994, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, it was ranked number 14 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time“.

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter CLOVES has released a cover version.

The version by CLOVES is featured in Budweiser’s new “Wind Never Felt Better” campaign.  The campaign celebrates Budweiser’s use of renewable energy to power all of its breweries. 

“As a songwriter I’ve always admired Bob Dylan’s ability to write songs that become timeless classics,” says CLOVES.  “It was an absolute honor for me to cover this song.  Bob Dylan is a true icon.” 

What do you think? Is this a good cover version or not?

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.