Category Archives: At Boudakan

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

By Tony Attwood Updated 14 Sep 2018 with addition of video 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, … 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