Monday, March 30, 2020

Murder Most Foul

There's little new about Bob Dylan that interests us.

Don't get us wrong, we love his sixties albums up through HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED. Not too thrilled with anything after. Now we do like EMPIRE BURLESQUE and we love KNOCKED OUT LOADED.

In fairness to Bob, his output after KNOCKED OUT LOADED might have been impressive (OH MERCY) but after the attacks on KOL by the critics, we were pretty much done, thank you. KOL is a great album. Hugely underrated. Bob is being rhythmic and exploring so many themes. "Drifting Too Far From Shore," "Maybe Someday," etc are great song. He should have been hailed for the revival he was having in his art but instead the album was attacked.

So we're not normally interested in new news about him but this did peek our interest:

 Bob Dylan shocked the world on Friday by releasing a new song that officially stands as his longest to date, clocking in at 16 minutes and 57 seconds.
The acclaimed singer released “Murder Most Foul” at midnight on March 27. The lengthy track’s runtime is several seconds longer than his previously fan-dissected track “Highlands,” which clocks in at 16 minutes and 31 seconds. The new song is a slow and soulful free-association dedicated to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
“Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years,” Dylan wrote in a statement announcing the track. “This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you. Bob Dylan.”

Check it out, it's pretty impressive.

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