Friday, November 27, 2015

Hilarious vitriol

I've always loved Dylan's Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat from Blonde on Blonde - outrageous, wildly self-confident, absurdist electric blues that perhaps could only be written by someone then-confident that he was "on the side that's winning."

But the much faster, intentionally sillier version from the recent Cutting Edge reissue is also fantastic, maybe even better (!?) despite (or partly because of?) jokey sound effects that were discarded in the final version.

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