The studio recordings Bob Dylan made in 1965 are undoubtedly up there with the best rock and roll ever put on tape. The remarkable thing about this period, however, is how ramshackle Dylan’s process was at the time. Dylan told Allen Ginsberg that he would: “go into the studio and chat up the musicians and […]
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In the early 1970s, rumors floated around the lunatic fringe that the dude making records under the name “Bob Dylan” was not in fact Bob Dylan. The real Dylan had died in that 1966 motorcycle accident and an imposter had taken his place. It’s unlikely anyone took this theory seriously — even in a “Paul-Is-Dead” […]
The imminent release of Dylan’s Bootleg Series Vol. 10: Another Self Portrait has been met with derision in some quarters. Do we really need a collection of alternate takes and unreleased material drawn mainly from Dylan’s most famously loathed LPs? To which I say: Yes, yes, we do. For those of us who have gone […]
The announcement of the latest installment of Bob Dylan’s indispensable Bootleg Series is yet another reminder of the sheer depth of the man’s archives. But even with outtakes regularly emerging in official form, there’s plenty of great stuff still slipping through the cracks. With that in mind, we’re kicking off “Odds & Ends,” a new […]
For fellow Tom Waits freaks, the pairing of Waits guesting on Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour is something like manna. The following five tracks find Waits calling in to Dylan’s show, commenting on various subjects, reveling in the everyday bizarre. Fantastic. Listen/stream, HERE.
As Dylan fandom knows no bounds, a couple of years back I came across Linda Mason Sings Bob Dylan. Privately pressed and released in 1964, it is the earliest known Bob Dylan artist tribute LP. If you’re interested in its contents, Heirloom Records just scored a couple of sealed copies linking to streams of both […]
It was somewhere in New Mexico, while out in the desert on a road trip listening the old Nuggets compilation, that a bunch of us got to listing our favorite Dylan homages/ripoffs. Specifically the track “A Public Execution,” by the sixties garage-rock band Mouse, from Tyler, TX. Of course Stealers Wheel came up – their […]