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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Like A Rolling Stone

The daddy of all the 'Like A ...' songs is Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone, one of those songs that tops lists and thoroughly deserves to,a man moving ahead of the art form, faster than all the others. A six minute long 7" single, with a whip crack start, amphetamine energy, wired organ and some of the best lyrics ever- crazy poetic verses and sneering, questioning choruses. Dylan's version is the original and definitive. 1960s mods The Creation had a go, a little polite with the backing but a decent stab I suppose.

Like A Rolling Stone


drew said...

My favourite version, is Hendrix's from the Monteray Pop Festival

C said...

Clich├ęd as it is, I am one of those who much prefers Dylan songs done by others, but there are one or two exceptions - I think you're right that his LARS is the definitive.

Nice photo!