After a couple of golden patches Dylan descended into mediocrity. This album was a renaissance! I shall enjoy playing it again!!
I can remember when this came out. It had such an impact. Nobody had heard songs like this. It changed everything.
I’ll enjoy having another listen.
I dedicate this to all the imbecilic QAnon believers.
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your mouth
Blowing down the backroads headin’ south
Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth
You’re an idiot, babe
It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe
You hurt the ones that I love best and cover up the truth with lies
One day you’ll be in the ditch, flies buzzin’ around your eyes
Blood on your saddle
What’s good is bad, what’s bad is good, you’ll find out when you reach the top
You’re on the bottom
I noticed at the ceremony, your corrupt ways had finally made you blind
And they just can’t remember how to act
Their minds are filled with big ideas
Images and distorted facts
One of Bob Dylan’s incredible acoustic albums from the 1960s. I think these albums were so important in raising peoples’ sensibilities. Songs like Chimes Of Freedom and To Romana were just incredible.
I keep going back to this classic from the 60s. It was the second of his electric albums. It’s remained one of my favourites.
An amazing departure in lots of ways. He dumped his acoustic for an electric sound and created something totally different. He adapted his poetry into something else. He changed his whole image.
The result was this brilliant album.
I thought I’d have a bit of a Bob Dylan day today and go right back to his acoustic stuff.
My life is like a series of dreams too!!
These really are my back pages now. So great to see people like George Harrison, Neil Young, Tom Petty and Robbie Robinson playing with Bob on this great Dylan song.
It feels like the whole era is eroding daily as it drops into a misunderstood history.
It’s 3167 ACV and the galaxy is rockin’ and revoltin’.
Zargos Ecstasy is king of the underground.
It’s Dylan, Hendrix, John Lennon, Jim Morrison and revolution.
There’s civil rights, war and protest.
There’s Peoples’ Park, the Yippies, a cold war, a belligerent President, riots, Black Panthers and peace-power.
There’s also Big Business, Record labels and the underworld Mafia who want in on the action.
If you lived through the sixties you’ll recognise it all.
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In the USA: