The question is, said Humpty Dumpty, which is to be master — that’s all.
Greil Marcus, Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads (2005) seems to suggest than Dylan himself only once nailed this song perfectly: the fifteenth take on the second day of recording, June 1965. Jimi makes the song his own, makes it about his own life, and when he misses a verse, as at Monterey 1967, no one seems to notice. This Winterland performance is certainly worthy of one of the greatest songs ever imagined.
James, thanks! I agree with you on all points. I love the original Dylan--is the June 1965 the version we usually hear on the radio?There is another clip (click on the upper left of the screen after you play the song) where they talk about how the Experience reached a sort of peak at Winterland.
Jimi is one of the few people I'd pay money to see in concert these days. Of course that's impossible, unfortunately. On a kinda related note, I like the blog redesign. *thumbs up*
Thanks, I think it's more interesting, anyway! I am going to improve the sideboard next.
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