Jones, as "one of Dylan's greatest archetypes", characterizing him as "a Philistine , a person who does not see Critic Andy Gill refers to "a fascinating, albeit slightly tenuous, interpretation of the song as 'outing' a homosexual". Gill writes that this interpretation is based upon "the cumulative inference of references" to a series of images in the song: "pen in your hand", "hands you a bone", "contacts among the lumberjacks", "sword swallower", "he clicks his high heels", "he says, 'Here is your throat back, thanks for the loan'", "one-eyed midget" and "give me some milk".
Huey P. Newton interpreted the lyrics as being about racism. The song was originally released in on the album Highway 61 Revisited. An incomplete early take of the song, immediately preceding the master and featuring organ fills by Paul Griffin, was released on the 6-disc and disc editions of The Bootleg Series Vol.
In , all the live performances of the song were assembled on the box set The Live Recordings , with the May 26, performance released separately on the album The Real Royal Albert Hall Concert. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Listen to Classic Rock! Pay Later. Interest-free In 4 fortnightly payments. Afterpay is only available for online orders. Not available in store. Select Afterpay as your payment method Use your existing payment card.
Complete your checkout in seconds No long forms, instant approval online. Pay over 4 equal payments Pay fortnightly, enjoy your purchase today! Are you over 18 years old? I will say that It Takes a lot to Laugh , it Takes a Train to Cry and From a Buick 6 whilst not bad songs in there own right do feel like filler when compared to the incredibly high standard of the album.
A must have for every serious listener of popular music. Recommend you listen along whilst reading the lyrics - a perfect blend of music and lets not forget just how significant Dylan's influence on popular music in the early sixties was at the time and poetry beyond compare!
But I stayed with Cream, The Who, and Jimi Hendrix, and have pretty much been a 'loud rock' freak ever since, with Motorhead being my life-long penchant.
Just as poignant here with Bob's nasel whine singing those amazing lyrics, and strumming along as only he knows best. Every track here has become a classic, and deserves the accolades they have earned over the years. Load more international reviews. Just tracked down a copy from a seller on Amazon Marketplace. It loses some of the digital "tinniness" of my old CD; more "air"; greater clarity; more impact, right from the start with that opening rimshot; more sneeriness from His Bobness, on what is one of his sneeriest albums; Bloomfield's guitar is even fierier.
Wild mercury sound indeed! An excellent version of an outright, stone classic album. This is my all time favourite Dylan album.
Good tunes. It will not disappoint. Desolation Row is the Best! Dylan forever a genious. What can I say? Absolute Classic! This is real good music, you don't need to be in your 60's to enjoy it. Nothing more needs to be said. Love this. This is one of the greatest albums made and in vinyl, in mono sounds amazing!
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See media help. Your email address will not be published. Some albums are borne of the ether. Some are born of the earth. A rare few refine both into a crystallized masterpiece. In Verse 1, God tells Abraham to " kill me a son ".
This stanza refers to Genesis 22 , in which God commands Abraham to kill one of his two sons, Isaac. Abram, the original name of the biblical Abraham, is the name of Dylan's own father. Verse 2 describes a poor fellow, Georgia Sam, who is beyond the helping of the welfare department. He is told to go down Highway Verse 4 is about the "fifth daughter" who on the "twelfth night" told the "first father" that her complexion is too pale.
Agreeing, the father seeks to tell the "second mother," but she is with the "seventh son," on Highway The inspiration for this verse may be drawn from the enumeration pattern at the beginning of the Old Testament book of Ezekiel.
The fifth and last verse is the story of a bored gambler, trying "to create the next world war. There is a pause in each verse while Dylan waits for some event in the story to finish; in the third verse, for example, the pause occurs while Louie the King attempts to resolve the shoestring-and-telephones problem.
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