We are releasing our version of A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall ... again. The first time we released this recording of the Bob Dylan classic was in early Jan. 2017 ... to alert everyone to the inauguration of Donald Trump. And indeed a hard rain has fallen on that beleaguered country ever since! And as it is the most powerful country in the world, on everyone else too!
This time we are releasing the song in reference to the upcoming US election ... in which we are doomed no matter what happens!
If Trump wins the outcome is obvious ... we are all screwed ... period! However if he loses ... which he most certainly will do ... he will not leave The White House claiming the election was rigged, fraudulent, fake news. In fact he is already saying that ... and calling out The Proud Boys to boot! Anyone who is in doubt of that should just watch the end of the "debate'. Where we go from there is anyone's guess but it can't be anywhere good. And the actual vote count won't matter either ... truth and facts are relative terms in the world of today ... especially in the world of Donald Trump! So unfortunately we are doomed ... either way!
This is just the perfect song for this upcoming difficult time in our lives. And indeed a very hard rain is likely gonna fall on us all for quite a while! So dust off that umbrella ... it may come in handy very soon.
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Would like to thank Mike Raines for his powerful image for this song. It really illustrates our view from here of what is going on down there. Old Glory has truly seen better days and hopefully will again one day.
We realize we are treading on rather sacred ground in recording this tune. One of Dylan's finest and most important early songs ... a masterpiece. We recognize and respect that and hope the recording reflects such. However, in our typically irreverent fashion we have recorded the song in 4/4 time ... felt it worked well for us and had a better feel for our band.
It was originally done in 3/4 time by the master on The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5al0HmR4to ... brilliant.
On this tune our regular line up is joined by Denis Keldie on accordion. Always a pleasure to have Denis sit in with us ... he is a wonderful player. The song was recorded at Chalet Studio near Claremont in Dec. 2016. The session was hosted by David Chester.
Recording engineers ... Justin Meli, David Chester
Mixing engineer ... Josh Bowman / Toronto
On this recording Burrows And Company is ...
Drums ... Al Cross
Bass ... Dennis Pendrith
Guitar ... Graham Young
Accordion ... Denis Keldie
Piano and vocals ... Bob Burrows
Thank you Jay Kerr for introducing me to the music, genius of Bob Dylan.
Thank you all for your support and interest in our music.
Hang in there ... a hard rain's indeed gonna fall ... weather the storm(s).