The original band was an immensely influential New York City group whose music was not always pretty, but always real, raw, and brutally honest. As noted by another influential musician, not many people bought the original band’s records at first, but everyone who did started a band.

We’ll be hearing a lot of this when we’re enjoying a night of live music on the water at the First Thursday concert.

The Shadow band are a rock band from Queens, New York, and included their version of the song on a track-for-track cover of the original band’s 1970 album. They took their name from a dark and gruesome blues ballad included on Bob Dylan’s third album.

The 5 O’Clock Shadow is presented by Flying Dog Brewery.