November 25 2014
I'd HEARD the original countless times, but I never quite paid attention to the lyrics as a child, only making the historical connection watching a diving/recovery show on some cable channel that I realized this actually happened. The story is horrifying - 35 foot waves, lost at sea 17 miles from land - so much so that the Gordon Lightfoot version actually sounds too placid and serene. The Dandy Warhols cover sound like it was recorded inside the hull of a sinking ship. It's muddy, loud, and weird.