Category Archives: At Boudakan

Going Going Gone: turning an ok song into one of the greatest moments in rock music

By Tony Attwood My relationship with this piece is one of the strangest of all Dylan songs – and it ain’t my fault.  It’s that Mr Zimmerman who kept re-writing the song, as (we are told) his marriage fell apart. … Continue reading

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Lay Lady Lay

Here’s a simple thought: “What is Lay Lady Lay” about? There’s an oft-repeated story that when the Everly Brothers heard it they mistook it for a song about lesbians, and turned it down. That was based on a mishearing. With … Continue reading

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Maggies Farm

By Tony Attwood (revised March 2013) What is it that makes Dylan stay with Maggie’s Farm?  Hardly a tour goes by without it being wheeled out, it has been on over half a dozen albums and it was part of … Continue reading

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