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Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding

Charlie Gillett, Anarchy, May 1968

THE PARABLE ON the sleeve of Bob Dylan's new LP should have dissuaded me and all the others who've presumed to discuss the songs on the record. Three kings (critics) make their way, without invitation, into Frank's (Bob's) presence, and ask him to explain what "Mr. Dylan's" new record is all about. "And just how far would you like to go in?" asks Frank. "Not too far but just far enough so's we can say we've been there," says the first chief.

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