Jan 20: Bob Dylan released Blood On The Tracks in 1975

“A lot of people tell me they enjoy that album. It’s hard for me to relate to that. I mean, you know, people enjoying the type of pain, you know.” ~Bob Dylan (to Mary Travers April 1975) Well, Blood On The Tracks did consciously what I used to do unconsciously. I didn’t perform it well, I didn’t have the power …

Bob Dylan – The Times They Are a-Changin’

  “The message isn’t in the words, …. I don’t do anything with a sort of message. I’m just transferring my thoughts into music. Nobody can give you a message like that.” ~Bob Dylan (to Ray Coleman, May 1965) Dylan’s third album reflects his mood in August-October 1963. It is also a product for his need to live up to …

Jan 5: Bob Dylan released “Desire” in 1976 – 40 years ago

 The result is a sound and a set of songs unlike anything Dylan or anyone else has ever done before…. The lyrics of “Sara” and “Abandoned Love” (and, for that matter, of “Isis” and “Hurricane”) could not be more perfect, but overall the triumph of Desire is musical ~Paul Williams (Bob Dylan: Performing Artist, Vol 2: The Middle Years 1974-1986) Recorded …

Dec 27: Bob Dylan released John Wesley Harding in 1967

I heard the sound that Gordon Lightfoot was getting, with Charlie McCoy and Kenny Buttrey. I’d used Charlie and Kenny both before, and I figured if he could get that sound, I could…. but we couldn’t get it. (Laughs) It was an attempt to get it, but it didn’t come off. We got a different sound… I don’t know what …

Nov 26: The Bootleg Series Vol 5 Bob Dylan Live 1975 was released in 2002

“I was just sitting outside my house one day thinking about a name for this tour, when all of a sudden, I looked into the sky and I heard a boom! Then, boom, boom, boom, boom, rolling from west to east. So I figured that should be the name.” – Bob Dylan This is my favorite of Bob Dylan’s bootleg …