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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Simple Twist of Fate


This is a version from the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour. There is a new Bootleg series album from the tour and a Scorcese bullshit movie opening. I am a bit of a Dylanologist and it is one of my least favorite tours, material wise. I was overseas for much of the year Desire came out and the album was really overplayed and ultimately rubbed me the wrong way. The Rolling Thunder renditions were very jangly and disjointed, quite uneven. Different lineup every night and my guy Mick Ronson was sent to the bench early in the tour. Having said that, it had its little gems. I hear the next Bootleg will be John Wesley Harding/ Nashville Skyline material and I am really looking forward to that. Nashville is my second favorite Dylan album after Blood on the Tracks. He sang so beautifully when he wanted to.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I enjoyed the shit out of the film, and I’ve been following Bob what’s his name since the summer of ’63.
I seem to not be sufficiently critical, or maybe it’s all just close enough for me, since the whole thing was made up from the start, except, ironically, the things he made up.
drew

Blue Heron said...

I have not seen the movie, my poor and inelegant use of the word bullshit was more in line with the reported fabricated aspects. Everyone is of course entitled to their personal taste, much of this music sounded discordant and off tempo to me; I think of the see saw nature of both Isis and Hurricane. Was like chewing on aluminum foil for me. Of course I heard it a million times that year through a whitbread beer buzz while playing darts, conditions were not ideal. Was thrown in jail once for four days as a kid for a minor infraction and heard radar love every twenty minutes and can't take it anymore either.

Blumoon said...

I enjoyed the movie..and went to the Fort Collins concert 1976...I totally enjoyed both. Many did not like his electric versions...oh well..artists gotta change