Fifty years is not ancient history. And yet mysteries are still possible. Earlier this week everybody celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the release of two groundbreaking albums: the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds and Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde. Both of them are masterpieces but only one of them was released on May 16, 1966. Why … Continue reading When was Blonde on Blonde released? Nobody knows.
It’s been a few years since the last Five from the Archive post, but we haven’t lost touch with the Live Music Archive. It just keeps growing and getting better. So we’re bringing Five from the Archive back. To start, we’ll be focusing on my favorite form of musical flattery – covers – from a few different bands. … Continue reading Five from the Archive: Tedeschi Trucks Band in 2015
I have a favorite era of Dylan, and it’s short: 1965-66. There’s stuff he did before and after that I like a lot, but the bulk of my mix comes from those two years. And I’ll defend that decision to the death; feel free to make your own Dylan playlist that represents his career more … Continue reading A Glorious Noise Guide to Bob Dylan
The first eight albums…as they were originally released.
Original mono mixes of his first 8 albums. Plus publishing demos.
Dylan plays it straight. Even apologists wince.
The five best Bob Dylan covers by Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and his band RatDog.
In GLONO’s early days we had an argument about whether it was possible that a 20-something year old intern could possibly not know who either Kurt Cobain or Mick Jagger were. Never mind the fact that neither had been burning up the charts in recent years, how does someone not know cultural icons like these … Continue reading 22 Year Old Cop Unaware She Has Bob Dylan in Custody
Even indie rock snobs who hate hippies and their music would have had a good time at Rothbury this year.
For his thirty-third album, Dylan teams up with Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and goes though the motions with a competent band.