Reggie Watts Twists Bob Dylan's 'Brownsville Girl' with Reggae
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 06, 2014

  • Posted by: Matt Howard

80s Billy Joel can totally shove it. 80s Bob Dylan...now that's where it's at. To commemorate the iconic folk singer's least idolized era, ATO Records will release Bob Dylan in the 80s: Volume One, a 17-track series of covers performed by Blitzen Trapper, Deer Tick, Craig Finn, Lucius, The Low Anthem and others. The latest contribution to be revealed comes from comedian/musician/loop aficionado Reggie Watts who dusted off "Brownsville Girl" from Dylan's 1986 album Knocked Out Loaded. Stretching past the 11-minute mark, the original is known to be one of Dylan's most ridiculous epics, and seeing how it's verses contain over 1,100 rambling words, that comes as no surprise. Watts, who's known for his own digressive musings, cut the epic by three quarters and jazzed it into a Club Paradise-worthy slow jam. Listen below.



Coincidentally, Watts' Comedy Bang Bang P.I.C. Scott Aukerman is currently releasing his own ode to the musical 80s alongside Adam Scott in the U Talkin U2 To Me? podcast.

Bob Dylan in the 80s: Volume One is scheduled to release March 25th. You can pre-order your copy here.

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