Bob Dylan: License To Kill, Studio A, Power Station, NYC April/May 1983 (rare Video)





bob dylan mark knopfler 1983

Man thinks ’cause he rules the earth he can do with it as he please
And if things don’t change soon, he will
Oh, man has invented his doom
First step was touching the moon

I’m not sure the exact date this cool video was shot, but I’m pretty sure it has to be @ The Power Station in NYC – April/May 1983.

If anyone got more hard facts… please enlighten me.

Power Station
New York City, New York

April / May – 1983

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar)
  • Mark Knopfler (guitar), Mick Taylor (guitar)
  • Alan Clark (keyboards)
  • Robbie Shakespeare (bass)
  • Sly Dunbar (drums)




Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there as the night grows still
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

Now, they take him and they teach him and they groom him for life
And they set him on a path where he’s bound to get ill
Then they bury him with stars
Sell his body like they do used cars

Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there facin’ the hill
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

Now, he’s hell-bent for destruction, he’s afraid and confused
And his brain has been mismanaged with great skill
All he believes are his eyes
And his eyes, they just tell him lies

But there’s a woman on my block
Sitting there in a cold chill
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?

Ya may be a noisemaker, spirit maker
Heartbreaker, backbreaker
Leave no stone unturned
May be an actor in a plot
That might be all that you got
’Til your error you clearly learn

Now he worships at an altar of a stagnant pool
And when he sees his reflection, he’s fulfilled
Oh, man is opposed to fair play
He wants it all and he wants it his way

Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there as the night grows still
She say who gonna take away his license to kill?






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-Egil

4 thoughts on “Bob Dylan: License To Kill, Studio A, Power Station, NYC April/May 1983 (rare Video)”

  1. don’t know where it was recorded, but i know there’s videos of them playing at least a couple more from the album (maybe even the whole thing). the one for “Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight” is hilarious and awesome.

    1. Hi John & thanks for your feedback.

      Yes, I’ve also seen “Don’t Fall Apart on Me Tonight”. I tried to google for more info.. but didn’t find anything.

      -Egil

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