Friday, September 30, 2005

Song of the Week 9/30/05

Bob Dylan - "Like a Rolling Stone (Live 1966)"

This week PBS ran both parts of Martin Scorsese's Bob Dylan documentary No Direction Home. Besides seeing Joan Baez drop the F-bomb repeatedly, the highlight had to be the recently rediscovered footage of Dylan and The Hawks (later The Band) just about to break into "Like a Rolling Stone" after someone in the audience yells "Judas." It's amazing to finally see see Dylan turn to the band and yell, "Play it fucking loud." 40 years later, that single statement still resonates (and still give me goosebumps).

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