Over 1700 articles on Bob Dylan including reviews of 614 songs that Bob Dylan has written
Rough and Rowdy Ways
- My own version of you: Bob’s revenge; Bob’s desire
- I contain multitudes; where do we start, where do we end?
- False Prophet: the meaning of life
- Why Murder Most Foul?
- The Black Rider
- I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You. And Offenbach and Johnny Cash.
- Goodbye Jimmy Reed: Bob Dylan and the random-abstract song.
Why does Dylan like
- Why does Bob Dylan like “The Roving Gambler?”
- Why does Dylan like Tampa Red?
- The Why does Dylan Like – the full index
Play Lady Play – latest editions (an index of the series has been created and can be accessed from the link under the picture above). Here are the latest pieces…
- Play Lady Play: A simple twist of fate
- Play lady play: the strange ones, the eccentric, and the beautiful
- Play Lady Play in the 21st century
- Play lady play: from “me me me” to exquisite re-interpretations
Bob Dylan’s Themes – year by year
- The latest episode: 1989: the menace emerges
- Previously: 1987/8: Possibly the greatest trilogy of compositions in Dylan’s career
- The Themes index, year by year.
The Never Ending Tour – latest reviews
Just published – Heading for the Promised Land.
- NET 1991: Hidden Gems in a Train Wreck. Part 1 – The Undesirables.
- The Never Ending Tour 1991 Part 2 – Feet walking by themselves
- NET 1991 Part 3: King of the unsteady
- NET 1992 – Heading for the Promised Land Part 1
- A full index of the NET reviews from 1987 onwards can be found here
Bob Dylan Showcase – adding the music to Dylan’s forgotten lyrics
- Song to Bonny Paul Robert Thomas
- Listen Robert Moses: Chris Sheriden
- Don’t Let Anyone write your story: Claudio Diarni
- Dope Fiend Robber Nick Juno.
The Mississippi series
- The Mississippi-series, part 1; no polyrhythm here please
- The Mississippi-series, part 2: the line that never was.
- Mississippi- series, part 3: Belshazzar on the steppe
- The Mississippi-series, part 4: Bertolt, Bobby, Blind & Boy
- The Mississippi-series, part 5: Frost in the room, fire in the sky
- The Mississippi-series, part 6: Charades
- The Mississippi series: part 7 Dorsey Dixon
Bob Dylan and Faith – the complete series
- Bob Dylan On Faith (Part 1)
- Bob Dylan And Faith (Part II)
- Bob Dylan And Faith: William Blake (Part III)
- Bob Dylan And Faith (Part IV): Swedenborg
- Bob Dylan And Faith: Dead Men (Part V)
- Bob And Faith: Religion (Part Vl)
- Bob Dylan And Faith (Part VII): Calliope
- Bob Dylan And Faith (Part VIII): Nietzsche
“Tell Ol’ Bill” is a favorite among hardcore Dylan fans like Tony Attwood at Untold Dylan, who called it “one of Dylan’s two greatest works of all time” and wrote a fascinating piece tracing its origins through several bootleg versions. As documented there, the singer tried a few approaches, from one version that echoes the groove of “Thunder on the Mountain” to another that’s more reminiscent of “It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry.” “Gradually,” Attwood writes, “Dylan moves towards the masterpiece that we have come to know.”
Thank you Rolling Stone. I knew you’d find us one day – Tony
Bob Dylan’s Odyssey: The Basement Tapes
- Bob Dylan’s Odyssey: The Basement Tapes, Part 1
- Bob Dylan’s Odyssey: The Basement Tapes Part 2
- Bob Dylan’s Odyssey: The Basement Tapes Part 3
- I’m Alright: the great Dylan interpreter
- Quit Your Low Down Ways
- George Jackson and the Soledad Brother
- Spanish Harlem Incident: hello catachresis
- Crowned before the Ceremony: 15 Dylan songs like you’ve never heard them before
- Bob Dylan and Paul Simon “Everything he sings has two meanings”
Dylan’s influences and philosophies
- All I Really Want To Do: the struggle to dominate
- Bob Dylan And Shel Silverstein
- Bobviously Dylan
- Bob Dylan And Queen Mary
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All of our main series of articles are listed with links to the individual articles in the indexes which are shown just below the picture at the top of the page.
And the book…
Jochen’s remarkable new book “Desolation Row” is available in English and in Dutch, both as a paperback and on Kindle. Details are on the UK Amazon site, or of course on the Amazon site for your country. Just search for “Desolation Row” by Joch Markhorst.
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