Tag: Laura Marling

The ‘peakiness’ of A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall

Tuesday, 9 January, 2018 0 Comments

Set in Birmingham in the aftermath of World War I, Peaky Blinders is a crime drama based upon the exploits of Tommy Shelby, “a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost.” The Season 4 soundtrack features the original score and songs by the likes of Foals, Johnny Cash and Savages. The standout track, however, is Bob Dylan’s A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall by Laura Marling.

On 22 September 1962, Bob Dylan performed A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall for the first time. Now, in 2018, the song’s power is as great as ever. These words never fail to encourage:

“And I’ll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it
And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it”

The fourth and 23rd of Marling and Dylan

Saturday, 29 June, 2013 0 Comments

The thing about the new Laura Marling album, Once I Was An Eagle, is that it’s the fourth recording of her career, which is a remarkable achievement for a 23-year-old. The song Master Hunter has hints of It Ain’t Me Babe, a seminal Bob Dylan song that originally appeared on his fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan, which was released in 1964 by Columbia Records when he was, that’s right, 23. “You want a woman who will call your name? It ain’t me, babe,” sings Marling echoing Dylan’s:

“If you want a woman who will follow your name
It ain’t me babe.
No, no, no
It ain’t me babe.”