Category Archives: Blonde on Blonde

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By Tony Attwood Some 45 years on, working through the first LP of the original Blonde on Blonde album is a bemusing and confusing affair.  There’s the knock about Rainy Day Women as an opening track – a scene setter, … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Women #12 & 35

By Tony Attwood Can you perform a 12 bar blues using a trombone, tuba, piano, bass, percussion, and a constant tambourine sitting on each and every beat?  And a load of extras shouting interruptions and comments too? Well, yes, here … Continue reading

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I want you

By Tony Attwood In a 1966 interview Dylan said, “It’s not just pretty words to a tune or putting tunes to words… [It’s] the words and the music [together]—I can hear the sound of what I want to say. And … Continue reading

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Visions of Johanna: the meaning of the music and the lyrics

By Tony Attwood. This article updated June 2017 This is Dylan’s reply to Eliot.  Where TS Eliot wrote about watching the women come and go talking of Michaelangelo, and measuring out a life in coffee spoons, so Dylan gives us … Continue reading

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