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: Three Bob Dylan transformations of his song & a look at the meanings.

By Tony Attwood In returning to this song I didn’t really feel I wanted to change any of the original commentary, but I did want to add a couple of live recordings as they show the power of Dylan’s reinvention. … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s Maggie’s Farm. 3 very different versions; but why play it so often?

By Tony Attwood (revised March 2013 and again June 2018) Between 1965 and 2009 Bob Dylan performed Maggie’s Farm 1051 times on stage – often as an opening song; an interesting outcome for a song that was a last minute … Continue reading

Posted in At Boudakan, Bringing it all Back Home, Essential Bob Dylan, Greatest Hits Volume 2, Hard Rain, No Direction Home, The Songs | 9 Comments