BOB DYLAN – Classic Double Album BLONDE ON BLONDE Turns 50…

On 16 May 1966 – 50 years ago today – BOB DYLAN released BLONDE ON BLONDE. A double (regarded as the first one ever) album viewed by many critics as his greatest tour de force ever, both musically and lyrically. I heard the masterpiece for the first time, several years later, and together with his two other grand achievements of 1965 – Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 61 Revisited – it turned me into a big Dylan fan, I still am. So, as 50thirdand3rd contributor and as a fan I had the intention to write about my Blonde On Blonde impressions. That is until I read the anniversary review of Rolling Stone Magazine by Bob Sheffield a couple of hours ago. A splendid piece of journalism. Complete, detailed and with extensive knowledge of Mister Robert Zimmerman. He really does Dylan‘s work justice in a compelling way (and I agree on 99¨% of what he says). I’m sure any Dylan fan out there (including myself of course) will appreciate this excellent review far more than whatever I would I have said. Here it is…
Rolling Stone Magazine Review

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And to celebrate sonically the 50th birthday of this truly historic diamond I picked my
most – and many’s – favorite Blonde On Blonde track. One to sing along, all together…

Rainy Day Woman #13&35… (hilarious video too)

Well, they’ll stone ya when you’re trying to be so good
They’ll stone ya just a-like they said they would
They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to go home
Then they’ll stone ya when you’re there all alone
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Well, they’ll stone ya when you’re walkin’ ’long the street
They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to keep your seat
They’ll stone ya when you’re walkin’ on the floor
They’ll stone ya when you’re walkin’ to the door
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

They’ll stone ya when you’re at the breakfast table
They’ll stone ya when you are young and able
They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to make a buck
They’ll stone ya and then they’ll say, “good luck”
Tell ya what, I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Well, they’ll stone you and say that it’s the end
Then they’ll stone you and then they’ll come back again
They’ll stone you when you’re riding in your car
They’ll stone you when you’re playing your guitar
Yes, but I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

Well, they’ll stone you when you walk all alone
They’ll stone you when you are walking home
They’ll stone you and then say you are brave
They’ll stone you when you are set down in your grave
But I would not feel so all alone
Everybody must get stoned

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I don’t know about you but I’m in the mood right now and I’m gonna open a fine bottle of red Bordeaux and listen to the masterpiece in full…

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