Posts Tagged ‘Peter Viskinde Band’

‘There Is No Place I’m Going To . . .’

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

This is a brief stop this morning, as taxi duty calls: The Texas Gal needs a ride to work, and my mom needs a mid-morning ride to the funeral of an old friend. Thus, we’ll not dig as deeply this morning into more covers of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” as I’d hoped.

We’ll pick that up on tomorrow or Thursday, depending on how the week’s chores go. But I do want to share a cover of the Dylan tune that I like very much. It comes from the Peter Viskinde Band, a Danish group, although there isn’t a hint of Denmark in the music (except perhaps a slight hint of an accent in the vocal).

Viskinde, according to Wikipedia, has been playing in bands and on his own and recording since the mid-1960s. I don’t know a lot of his music, but in my random digging into Danish bands over the years, I discovered the 1982 recording “Mød Mig I Mørket” (Meet Me In The Dark) by Viskinde’s late 1970s-early 1980s band Malurt. It’s actually one of my favorites of the Danish tunes I’ve scavenged over the years.

But that’s all I’ve known of Viskinde’s music until lately, when I ran across his cover of “Mr. Tambourine Man.” It’s from his 2011 album, Can´t Escape From You, and it makes me think I need to dig deeper into Mr. Viskinde’s catalog.