any Cohen song you DONT like!?!?

General discussion about Leonard Cohen's songs and albums
John Etherington
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Re: any Cohen song you DONT like!?!?

Postby John Etherington » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:51 am

Try the alternative "Diamonds in the Mine"...that'll put things in perspective!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmwCgQw3gDM
AlexandraLaughing
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Re: any Cohen song you DONT like!?!?

Postby AlexandraLaughing » Tue Jan 06, 2015 8:48 am

It may sound odd, but I really don't like Chelsea Hotel #2. It was so interesting hearing the #1 version, which I really like, and #2, with its harsh last verse, seems so nasty and vicious. Though the way he does it on Live in Dublin is good- the last verse sounds like 'I don't even think of you that often' is a self-mocking lie.

On other peoples' picks, I really like Diamonds in the Mine as a song, though I think in all the extant versions of it he is drugged up to the eyeballs and/or very drunk, which I'm not so keen on. I also like Jazz Police and Fingerprints.

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