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Dylan’s Tarantula

Review by David G. Walley, Zygote, 1971

TARANTULA: twenty-five year-old visions of reality/letters to himself and posterity, now here in some other form from miracle xerox. Tarantula--visions of Aretha, soul singer in ...

Bob Dylan: Enter Good-Time Bob

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, October 1997

Bob Dylan: Bournemouth ...

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Bob Dylan (1984)

Interview by Mick Brown, Rock's Backpages Audio, Summer 1984

On how he won't be understood for 100 years, always moving on, Woodstock and wisdom.

File format: mp3; file size: 3.8mb, interview length: 04' 11" sound quality: ***

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Bob Dylan: The First Interview

Press Release by Billy James, (Columbia Records), October 1961

DYLAN: Well, let me say that I was born in Duluth, Minnesota – give that a little plug. That's where I was born and, uh, ...

Inside Bob Dylan

Report and Interview by Richard Green, Peter Jones, Record Mirror, May 1965

DYLAN NOW is big business! He ambles and shambles (apparently) through a business that needs his sort of way-out personality. He parries questions, mumbles inconsequently, ...

Bob Dylan: Bringing It All Back Home

Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, May 1965

DONOVAN REVIEWS NEW DYLAN ALBUM! RM Exclusive by Richard Green ...

Bob Dylan: Dynamic Dylan!

Report by Penny Valentine, Disc Weekly, June 1965

IT IS A QUARTER to eight at the BBC studios in London. There is an audience of 300 but the place is very quiet as ...

Dylan Pop Idol

Profile by uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, August 1965

Folk King Now Hottest Thing In Rock Field ...

Bob Dylan: 'Like A Rolling Stone' (CBS)

Review by Penny Valentine, Disc Weekly, August 1965

AND NOW A SIX-MINUTE TREK THROUGH DYLAN-LAND ...

Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited (American Columbia)

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, September 1965

THOUGHT I'D jump the gun and tell you all about this LP, just issued in the States but not here. Side one starts off with ...

The Year That Folk Moved In

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express Annual, December 1965

BOB DYLAN – the undisputed King of Folk. He causes as much controversy personally as do his records. ...

A Night With Bob Dylan

Essay by Al Aronowitz, New York Herald Tribune, December 1965

Bob Dylan picked himself up from the revolving turntable; staggered into an armchair, waved his hands above his head and sat down to watch the ...

"Recording Sessions I Have Known" by Charlie McCoy

Interview by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, May 1966

When you hear a harmonica wailing in the background on currently popular blues, country, folk or pop recordings, it's probably being played by an ultra-talented guy ...

Dylan's Press Reception

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, May 1966

HAIR BRISTLING about like a Fijian suffering from a severe electrical shock, wearing a blue suede jacket and white striped trousers, Bob Dylan meandered into ...

You Name Something, and I'll Protest About It Said Bob Dylan

Report by Richard Green, Record Mirror, May 1966

BOB DYLAN stuck his head through the window, placed his foot on the window ledge and — from outside — asked: "Is anyone in here?" ...

Bob Dylan: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, June 1966

With A Mixture Of Folk, Rock And Comedy, Dylan Shows He Can Take Every Insult But Not A Compliment ...

Understanding Dylan

Essay by Paul Williams, Crawdaddy!, August 1966

PERHAPS THE FAVOURITE indoor sport in America today is discussing, worshiping, disparaging, and above all interpreting Bob Dylan. According to legend, young Zimmerman came out ...

Bob Dylan, James Brown, Otis Redding et al: Album Reviews

Review by uncredited writer, Melody Maker, August 1966

Dylan rocks through 4 great sides ...

Bob Dylan: Blonde On Blonde (CBS)

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, August 1966

"GUILTY UNDERTAKERS sighed..." sings Bob Dylan, somewhat prophetically on his latest folk-rock-rhythm-blues-smash-top-twenty hit. And now, as Bob is lying in hospital with a broken neck, ...

Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Them, Beach Boys, Kinks et al: Singles Reviews

Review by Peter Jones, Record Mirror, May 1967

A multitude of newies this week including Presley, Dylan, & Beach Boys ...

Bob Dylan Today

Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, November 1967

Exclusive! Nick Jones listens to seven secret tapes ...

New Dylan

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, December 1967

Ten New Songs (RBP Editor's note: these songs would later be bootlegged, then released, as The Basement Tapes) ...

Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding (Columbia)

Review by June Harris, New Musical Express, January 1968

DYLAN'S NEW LP IS GIGANTIC WINNER ...

Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding (U.S. Columbia)

Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, January 1968

BOB DYLAN'S LATEST LP JOHN WESLEY HARDING – A REVIEW IN DEPTH BY NORMAN JOPLING ...

Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding

Review by 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 ...

Impressions of Bob Dylan by Mike Bloomfield

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, June 1968

As told to Jim Delehant ...

Bob Dylan: We May Never See Him Perform Again

Report and Interview by Karl Dallas, Melody Maker, August 1968

BOB DYLAN is unlikely ever to appear in concerts again. This is my considered opinion after two weeks talking with his friends and business associates ...

From Rock to Acid Rock

Essay by Michael Gray, International Times, October 1968

FROM ROCK to Acid Rock is first a ride to freedom, second an illusion. Rock, the kind of music for which Rosko still does extravagant ...

Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline

Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, April 1969

WARMTH INVADES DYLAN RECORDINGNashville Skyline Reveals a More Polished Singer ...

Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline (CBS STEREO 63601)

Review by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, April 1969

'Girl Of The North Country' (with Johnny Cash); 'Nashville Skyline Rag'; 'To Be Alone With You'; 'I Threw It All Away'; 'Peggy Day'; 'Lay Lady ...

Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline (CBS)

Review by Mick Farren, Oz, May 1969

SOMEBODY ONCE said that when Bob Dylan first started his career he wanted to be Elvis Presley much more than he wanted to be Woody ...

Bob Dylan: Nashville Skyline (CBS)

Review by Miles, International Times, May 1969

PART THREE of the new-style Dylan saga Is a direct continuation from the previous two albums: Kenny Buttrey (drums) and Charles McCoy (bass) have both ...

Bob Dylan, The Band: Isle of Wight Festival

Live Review by Geoffrey Cannon, Guardian, The, September 1969

The gospel according to Dylan ...

Bob Dylan et al: Isle of Wight Festival

Live Review by Richard Green, New Musical Express, September 1969

200,000 roar approval including John, George, Ringo and wives! But Dylan didn't quite sink Isle of Wight, reports Richard Green ...

Bob Dylan, The Band: Isle of Wight Festival

Live Review by Miles, International Times, September 1969

VISITORS to the 2nd Isle of Wight Music Festival at Godshill near Ryde more than doubled the population of the Island, outnumbered the 130 local ...

The Band: Working With Bob

Interview by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, September 1969

JAMIE ROBBIE Robertson, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and Rick Danko are privileged to be five of the closest people to Bob Dylan. They ...

Local Jew Boy Makes Good: Bob Dylan’s New Morning

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Oz, 1970

NEW MORNING is a breath of clean air in a darkly polluted musical environment. With the prevailing sound being the grinding urban paranoia of the ...

Hyped By Your Heroes: Bob Dylan, Randy Newman

Comment by Charlie Gillett, Record Mirror, July 1970

THE SUMMER of 1970 will go down in the history books as the time when the music of the period finally let loose the truth ...

Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan and the Hawks Live At Albert Hall, 1966

Review by Dave Marsh, Creem, June 1971

IT IS THE MOST supremely elegant piece of rock'n'roll music I've ever heard. ...

George Harrison et al: Concert for Bangla Desh, Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, New York Times, The, August 1971

Raga and Rock Link 2 Cultures ...

George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar et al: Concert for Bangla Desh, Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Nancy Lewis, New Musical Express, August 1971

GEORGE CREATES GREATEST ROCK SPECTACLE OF DECADE ...

Bob Dylan: How Does it Feel?

Essay by Dave Marsh, Creem, February 1972

PICKS OF THE WEEK: BOB DYLAN, 'GEORGE JACKSON' (Ram's Horn, BMI). Bringing it all back home, the ever-relevant Dylan, who watched the river flow for ...

The Concert for Bangla Desh (Apple/Twentieth Century-Fox)

Film/DVD/TV Review by John Pidgeon, New Musical Express, July 1972

A SPECIAL PREVIEW BY JOHN PIDGEON ...

Bob Dylan: Left Hand of God?

Essay by Greil Marcus, Let It Rock, March 1973

IN THE NOVEMBER issue of Let It Rock, Tony White offered some rather hysterical opinions in his Dylan bootleg discography, and Tony Scaduto, author of ...

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (Dir. Sam Peckinpah)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Jonathon Green, International Times, July 1973

Real Blood and Jizzum, Sam... ...

Pipeline

Column by Mark Shipper, Phonograph Record, December 1973

WELL, 1973 IS gone and a new year is upon us. The only reason I mention that is because some of you are so dunced-out ...

The Flood: Dylan and The Band on Tour ’74

Report by Michael Lydon, unpublished, 1974

"The air was filled with music." – Raymond Chandler ...

Bringing The Garbage Back Home: A.J. Weberman

Report by Mick Gold, Let It Rock, January 1974

A.J. WEBERMAN sprang into the limelight some five years ago, around the time that students and banana-smoking intellectuals everywhere loved to argue about Bob Dylan. ...

Bob Dylan & The Band: Night of the Zimmerman

Report by Barbara Charone, New Musical Express, January 1974

CHICAGO, ILLINIOS – land of Lincoln, booming metropolis of the Mid-West, heart of Middle America. Not as sophisticated as New York, nor as small as ...

Bob Dylan: Planet Waves (Asylum)

Review by Loraine Alterman, New York Times, The, January 1974

Dylan Is His Own Dilemma ...

Bob Dylan & The Band: Knocking On Heaven's Door

Live Review by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, February 1974

THEY CHEERED and clapped and waved for fifteen minutes even though the house lights were up and 'Greensleeves' was playing through the PA system and ...

Bob Dylan: Planet Waves

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, February 1974

Planet Waves has so far been received with resounding critical acclaim. Robin Denselow in The Guardian describes it as "an album that ranks with Blonde ...

Remember Those Fabulous Sixties? An NME Consumer's Guide to Bob Dylan

Guide by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, February 1974

Enigma, prophet, fink or sell-out? MICK FARREN looks back over Dylan’s recorded career at a time when argument over the artistic worth — or lack ...

An NME Consumer's Guide to Bob Dylan, Part 2

Guide by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, February 1974

CONTINUED FROM PART 1 ...

Bob Dylan: Planet Waves

Review by Mick Gold, Let It Rock, March 1974

HE'S NOT ONLY trying to sing like he used to, he's even surfaced with some more stoned sleeve notes and two or three lines actually ...

Bob Dylan: Planet Waves

Review by Simon Frith, Let It Rock, March 1974

WHEN IT COMES to the critical crunch it ain't necessarily the Dylanologists who as the right questions. Sure they knew about Dylan when they were ...

Bob Dylan: Dylan

Review by Michael Gray, Let It Rock, April 1974

ME, I LIKE IT. I don't accept the much-aired view that if it had been up to Dylan, he would never have issued an album ...

Dylan and The Band Return with Planet Waves

Report by John Swenson, Circus, April 1974

When Dylan took the lid off the box he was hiding in, he made the conditions for peeping in very difficult. Now Bob Dylan doesn't ...

Bob Dylan: Before The Flood

Review by Ian MacDonald, New Musical Express, June 1974

AN APPOSITE QUOTE from Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles (the town preacher talking): "Oh Lord, can we truly accomplish this great task – or are we ...

Bob Dylan/The Band: Before The Flood (Asylum)

Review by Tom Nolan, Rolling Stone, August 1974

THROUGHOUT BOB DYLAN'S performances on this in-concert album there is evident an effort to match the material – nearly all from much earlier in his ...

Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks (CBS)

Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, January 1975

Fate on the Skates ...being an exclusive peekaboo into the head of R. ZIMMERMAN via his latest LP of pop songs. Consultant Psychiatrist: NICK KENT ...

Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks

Review by Michael Gray, Let It Rock, April 1975

I DON'T KNOW HOW, but some adjustment in our consciousness must now follow from the fact that it is Bob Dylan who has produced, in ...

Nick Kent – A Limey in LA #2: The Day I Shook Bob Dylan's Hand And Other Weird Tales

Report by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, April 1975

ALSO INCLUDES: The Dog That Ate The Dog That Ate Los Angeles ...

Bob Dylan: The Basement Tapes (CBS)

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, April 1975

THE STORY goes that Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the fastest gun of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, distraught at the death of his beloved Lizzy Siddons, had a ...

Bob Dylan & The Band: The Basement Tapes

Review by Ken Barnes, Phonograph Record, September 1975

WHAT WE HAVE here is the most enjoyable Dylan album yet released. ...

Bob Dylan and the Band: The Basement Tapes

Review by Mick Gold, Let It Rock, September 1975

On Blonde on Blonde, Dylan gave us his metaphysical, amphetamine dreams from some smoke-filled apartment in midtown Manhattan. On John Wesley Harding, he synthesized a ...

Dylan's The Basement Tapes – The Best Of The Bootlegs Goes Establishment

Overview by Michael Gross, Circus Raves, October 1975

BOB DYLAN'S ART is his body of work. There are close to twenty legitimate Bob Dylan albums. There is a book, Tarantula, and another of ...

Bob Dylan: Plymouth Memorial Hall, Mass. USA

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1975

BOB DYLAN'S ROLLING Thunder Revue hit the Plymouth Memorial Hall at 8.20 p.m. on Tuesday November 4.That's Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, by the way, and it ...

Bob Dylan: Million Dollar Bash

Live Review by Barbara Charone, Sounds, December 1975

Bob Dylan and The Rolling Thunder Review: Madison Square Garden, NYC ...

DYLAN does his first radio interview in eight years, and still manages to say nothing

Report by Miles, New Musical Express, December 1975

THE NEWS OF A RADIO interview with Bob Dylan, who rarely does such, caused Dylanologists, fans and degenerates to take up their trannies recently to ...

Bob Dylan: Desire (CBS)

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, January 1976

THE RECORD came into the office round about lunchtime. At approximately three forty-five, I went into the review room, turned on the stereo and put ...

Bob Dylan: Desire (CBS)

Review by Simon Frith, Street Life, January 1976

DESIRE begins with ‘Hurricane’, Dylan’s account of how black boxer Reuben Carter was falsely charged and jailed for murder. I don’t know how many cut ...

Jacques Levy: Dylan's Write Hand Man

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, January 1976

THOSE WHO have already acquired a copy of Dylan's new album, Desire, will have noticed at least one difference between this and other Dylan records ...

Tom Wilson: The Man Who Put Electricity Into Dylan

Interview by Michael Watts, Melody Maker, January 1976

TOM WILSON is an elegant, very tall (6ft 4in) black American, a former Harvard man who talks a little like Bill Cosby but whose pencil-thin ...

Bob Dylan: Hard Rain

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, September 1976

AS SOME OF you regulars out there have probably long suspected, I have a certain difficulty in being strictly objective about the work of Bob ...

The Band's "Last Waltz": Winterland, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Stephen M H Braitman, Phonograph Record, December 1976

WHEN THE announcement came, 5,000 tickets at $25 each were sold out almost immediately. This was the final show, "The Last Waltz." The Band — ...

Journey To The Centre Of The Psyche: Blonde On Blonde

Retrospective by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, December 1976

IT'S AN almost impossible opening sentence. ...

For Dylanologists Only (Otherwise v Boring)

Interview by Miles, New Musical Express, July 1977

LAST YEAR Thrills (NME's news pages – RBP Ed) ran a transcript of Bob Dylan's first interview. It was done by Billy James of Columbia ...

Renaldo Zimmerman and the Cubist Movie

Report by Miles, New Musical Express, December 1977

WHEN THE ROLLING THUNDER Revue ended two years ago, Bob Dylan took the 400 hours of film footage that had been shot during the tour ...

I Don't Believe in Zimmerman

Book Excerpt by Mark Shipper, Paperback Writer (New English Library), 1978

THE FIRST few months of 1966 were pleasant ones for the Beatles. Meat The Beatles remained at the top of the charts all over the ...

Renaldo and Clara (dir: Bob Dylan; Circuit Films 232mins)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Dave Marsh, Rolling Stone, March 1978

Ballad in plain dull ...

Bob Dylan: Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, June 1978

THE CAMERAS panned over a line of deck chairs and sleeping bags sprouting people grinning and flashing peace signs and the man in the ticket ...

Bob Dylan: Earl's Court, London

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, June 1978

MY THEORY was that this Bobby the Zee concert was strictly for nostalgia-lovers, music fans keep clear. ...

Bob Dylan: The View From Seat BB59

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, June 1978

THE FIRST NIGHT it rained, and it seemed that the atmosphere would be nostalgic to the last: all of us in our massed thousands gathered ...

Blackbushe Festival - Nice To See Ya, Bob

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, July 1978

...OR RATHER, IT would have been, but at least we heard him and that made the hassles worthwhile, reports our survivor of the million dollar ...

Bob Dylan: The Forum, Los Angeles

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, Sounds, December 1978

THE 18,000 people who presumably didn't pitch tent early enough to make Dylan's sold-out summer date in L. A. but packed into the Forum this ...

Bob Dylan: At Budokan

Review by Ira Robbins, Trouser Press, July 1979

AFTER 16 YEARS IN the public eye, growing and developing, quick-cutting and dodging, Bob Dylan carries his catalogue of songs behind him like a bevy ...

Bob Dylan: Slow Train Coming (CBS)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, August 1979

THE RELATIONSHIP between rock and religion has always been fraught and filled with tension: back at its Southern rural roots, there was always a serious ...

Bob Dylan: Slow Train Coming (CBS)

Review by Chris Bohn, Melody Maker, August 1979

DYLAN HAS switched roles once too often. We've followed him patiently through his phases as rebellious folk singer, rock and roll outlaw, musing mystic, contented ...

Dylan’s Conversion: We Name the Guilty Men

Essay by Steve Turner, New Musical Express, September 1979

Nothing guarantees more scorn in rock’n’roll circles than a man who gets religion. I mean, we pay these guys to visit hell and bring us ...

Bob Dylan: Getting in Touch with Christ (You Know It Ain’t Easy)

Interview by Steve Turner, New Musical Express, January 1981

BECAUSE HE DIDN'T preach in between numbers during his recent West Coast concerts and because he sang ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ and ‘The Times They ...

Bob Dylan: Earl's Court, London

Live Review by Philip Norman, Sunday Times, June 1981

HE WOULD not be Bob Dylan if he did not make us constantly fear the worst. ...

Bob Dylan: Shot Of Love

Review by Mitchell Cohen, Creem, November 1981

BOB DYLAN AND Lenny Bruce once shared a taxi for about a mile and a half. According to Dylan, the ride felt as though it ...

Bob Dylan: More Of An Outlaw Than You Ever Were? (Hold The Mayo On The Golden Globe Awards)

Essay by Richard Riegel, Creem, March 1982

During the '70s, Dylan got swept up into those overblown, superstarred ships of fools which claimed so many promising prophets from the '60s. ...

Robbie Robertson: Between Trains

Interview by Dave Zimmer, BAM, May 1983

QUALITY IS something that Robbie Robertson definitely understands. ...

On Common Ground: Bob Dylan live in Rome

Live Review by Richard Williams, Times, The, June 1984

Richard Williams gets a taste of Dylan as his tour makes its way towards Britain ...

Bob Dylan: Wembley Stadium

Live Review by Mary Harron, Guardian, The, July 1984

ALL SUMMER, Christians have been performing in football stadiums; first we had Luis Palau, then Billy Graham, and now Bob Dylan. But as it turned ...

Bob Dylan: 'Jesus, Who's Got Time to Keep Up with the Times?'

Interview by Mick Brown, Sunday Times, July 1984

This week Bob Dylan comes to Britain. The folksinger-cum-folk hero of the 1960s has not always had a good reception here. In 1965 purists attacked ...

Bob Dylan: Biograph; Sandy Denny: Who Knows Where The Time Goes

Review by Richard Williams, Times, The, December 1985

NOTHING AS simple as a "greatest hits" collection from the Bob Dylan of 1985, of course. ...

Glitches add spontaneity to Bob Dylan and Tom Petty show

Live Review by Charles Bermant, Globe and Mail, The, 1986

BOB DYLAN FORGOT a lot of the words to his own songs. He blew the payoff line of 'The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll' completely. ...

Gates of Eden Revisited: A Conversation with Bob Dylan

Interview by Toby Creswell, Rolling Stone (Australia), January 1986

IT DOESN'T REALLY matter now whether Bob Dylan is a fundamentalist Christian, anymore than it mattered whether he was going to the Synagogue when he ...

Bob Dylan: Biograph

Review by John Mendelsohn, Creem, March 1986

HEARING ABOUT how Stevie I Wonder had to coach him on how to sing like himself on ‘We Are the World’ or watching him and ...

Bob Dylan In Concert - An HBO Special

Film/DVD/TV Review by Geoffrey Himes, Columbia Flier , July 1986

THE RECENT HBO cable TV special, Bob Dylan in Concert, gave us a sneak preview of what we can expect when Dylan arrives in Washington ...

Bob Dylan’s Knocked Out Loaded, the Band of the Hand soundtrack, and Peter Case’s debut album

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, July 1986

THE POOR SOUND wasn’t the only problem with Bob Dylan’s recent concert in Washington. A far more fundamental problem was the overbearing preachiness and unrelenting ...

Bob Dylan: Times A-Changin’ for a Prophet Who Just Wants to Play

Profile by Steve Turner, Sunday Times, August 1986

When Bob Dylan takes to the stage today at the National Film Theatre in London to face the press, he is unlikely to repeat the ...

Bob Dylan/Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers /Roger McGuinn: Modena Autodrome, Turin

Live Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, September 1987

ROCK HACKS aren't allowed near Bob. He's got no time for the press. In fact, someone who once met his grannie's dog-minder tells me Bob ...

Bob Dylan and The Grateful Dead: Dylan and The Dead

Review by Edwin Pouncey, New Musical Express, February 1989

THIS COULD be a marriage made in heaven or hell, depending on which side of the critical fence you might be sitting. The majority of ...

Bob Dylan: Oh Mercy

Review by Andy Gill, Q, October 1989

Prophet in an anorak: Dylan delivers at last. ...

Rock Of Middle Ages

Comment by Tim Riley, Boston Phoenix, The, February 1990

The new traditionalism looks for its roots ...

Elizabeth Thomson & David Gutman (eds): The Dylan Companion

Book Review by Mark Cooper, Q, May 1990

DESPITE THE CRITICAL and commercial success of Oh Mercy and the recent Hammersmith shows, the reverence with which Bob Dylan was regarded in the '60s ...

Bob Dylan: Under The Red Sky

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, October 1990

ONE EASY WAY of telling who the record industry considers to be this year's hot producer is to check the credits of the latest Dylan ...

Bob Dylan: The Untouchable

Report by Nick Kent, Vox, October 1990

HIS HOUSE IS FALLING DOWN, HE FREAKS OUT HIS BANDS MAKING UP SONGS MID-GIG, AND HE SPORTS A NICE LINE IN HOODED ANORAKS. BUT WHEN ...

Bob Dylan: The Song Talk Interview

Interview by Paul Zollo, SongTalk, 1991

"I've made shoes for everyone, even you, while I still go barefoot"(‘I and I’) ...

Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991 (Columbia)

Review by Max Bell, Vox, May 1991

Sign Of The Times ...

Bob Dylan: 30th Anniversary Concert at Madison Square Gardens

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Newsday, October 1992

BOB DYLAN'S SONG catalogue is so varied and vital that Friday's four-hour concert at Madison Square Gardens barely got the key in the door of ...

Bob Dylan: Acoustic/Good As I Been To You

Review by Mat Snow, Q, December 1992

PERHAPS AN even bigger shock than his 1965 electrification, in 1992 Dylan goes acoustic. And whereas back in '65 the spokesman for his generation was ...

Bobfest: Bringing It All Back To Dylan

Retrospective by Larry Jaffee, High Times, February 1993

He's a pop-culture icon who gave the 1960s counterculture an attitude, a look and a song, 'The Times They Are A-Changin'', that became the anthem ...

Eyewitness: Dylan Turns The Beatles On To Dope

Essay by Al Aronowitz, Q, May 1994

History ahoy! In the second of our new series, journalist Al Aronowitz recalls introducing Bob Dylan to The Beatles and how His Bobness turned the ...

Bob Dylan: Warner Theatre, Washington D.C.

Live Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, October 1994

BOB DYLAN'S show at the Warner Theatre last night was rapidly going down the tubes when the singer suddenly focused himself and turned the second ...

Bob Dylan: MTV Unplugged (Columbia)

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Washington Post, The, May 1995

BOB DYLAN has released 52 songs on five different albums since 1992 but has not included one song of his own written after 1990. This ...

Bob Dylan's back in Britain. Again. Just like he was last year. And the year before that

Profile by Peter Silverton, Daily Express, 1996

John Lennon once said he felt that he'd been born half-American. These days, it seems, Bob Dylan has become a semi-Brit. ...

Bob Dylan: University of Hartford Sports Center, Connecticut

Live Review by Jeff Apter, nyrock.com, April 1997

"BOB'S IN THERE," I overhear some reefer-chugging Dylanspotter in the parking lot say, nodding towards a darkened touring van. Getting a little closer, I couldn't ...

Bob Dylan

Comment by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, October 1997

WHEN BOB DYLAN hovered briefly between life and death last summer, his heart seemingly about to give in, his condition reported in headlines round the ...

Drop-kicked by Jesus: Bob Dylan's Conversion

Retrospective by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, December 1997

In which the eternal sceptic did a Damascus and managed an unlikely artistic rebirth. Phil Sutcliffe takes confession... ...

Bob Dylan: Time Again

Essay by Paul Williams, Uncut, March 1998

"Oh honey, even after all these years, you're still the one!" – Bob Dylan, 'Can't Wait', December 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20, 1997, El ...

Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison at the Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, July 1998

Set List Van Morrison: Sweet Thing/You Make Me Feel So Free/Burning Ground/It Once Was My Life/Cleaning Windows/Vanlose Stairway/That's Life/Days Like This/Sometimes We Cry/Moondance/This Weight/Tupelo Honey/Why ...

Dylan Album Revives Interest in 2 Old Films

Report and Interview by Steven R Rosen, Denver Post, October 1998

IT'S 1966 ALL over again in the world of pop music - and theDenver International Film Festival, which just concluded, was inthe center of it. ...

Bob Dylan: Live 1966 - The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert

Review by Richard Williams, MOJO, November 1998

SO HERE it is, the Holy Grail of rock'n'roll, famed in song and story for a generation, finally on sale at your local record store. ...

Bob Dylan: Live 1966 (Columbia/Legacy)

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore City Paper, November 1998

CALL IT the triumph of the bootleggers. ...

A Session With Bob Dylan

Memoir by Happy Traum, Guitar World, 1999

IN OCTOBER OF 1971, I got a call from Bob Dylan asking me if I'd like record some songs with him for his Greatest Hits, ...

Rock 100: Bob Dylan

Book Excerpt by Lenny Kaye, David Dalton, Cooper Square Books (reissue), 1999

"I SEE THINGS OTHER PEOPLE DON'T," Dylan once said about himself. "I dissolve myself into situations where I am invisible." Dylan's progress has been a ...

A Crown Jewel of a Show: King Bob and Queen Joni

Essay by Al Aronowitz, Blacklisted Journalist, The, March 1999

I REALLY WOULDN'T know what to say to Bob Dylan if I bumped into him again. I suppose I could talk about our one-time mutual ...

Bob Dylan in Mississippi

Essay by Andria Lisle, Oxford American, Summer 1999

"Oxford Town in the afternoon,Ev’rybody singin’ a sorrowful tune.Two men died ‘neath the Mississippi moon,Somebody better investigate soon.Oxford Town, Oxford Town,Ev’rybody’s got their heads bowed ...

Next Dylans

Overview by Gene Sculatti, Scram, 2000

The All-Time Top 10 'Next Dylans': Monkee, Punkers, Bubblegum King: They Wished That For Just One Time They Could Stand Inside His Shoes ...

Bob Dylan: Something Was Happening, But I Didn’t Know What It Was

Retrospective by David Dalton, Gadfly, September 2000

In the spring of 1970, I saw Les Blank’s lush, lyrical intimate documentaries about the blues singers Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb. They’re amazing films ...

Bob Dylan: Vicar St, Dublin *****

Live Review by Sean O'Hagan, Guardian, The, September 2000

THE 800 TICKETS for this suddenly announced "intimate" show supposedly sold out in 15 seconds. For the select multitude, then, this was a night of ...

Dylan and The Band: Obviously Five Believers

Retrospective and Interview by Andy Gill, Q, October 2000

He took them round the world – to endless booing. They settled in Woodstock, separated, and then reunited for the highest grossing tour of the ...

Bob Dylan: September 2000 UK Tour

Live Review by Andy Gill, MOJO, November 2000

"MY HEART'S in the Highlands, where the Aberdeen waters flow," sang Bob Dylan on 1997's gloriously gloomy Time Out Of Mind, "I'm gonna go there ...

Bob Dylan: The Point Depot, Dublin

Live Review by Gavin Martin, Uncut, November 2000

YOU CAN trust in Bob, the magnificent minstrel and incredible icon, the prime preserver and arch plunderer of 20th century Americana, to pull a surprise ...

Bobquest: In Search of Zimmerman

Book Excerpt by Jill Furmanovsky, Rock's Backpages, 2001

‘Quest’: a search, especially an arduous one, for something that is greatly desired. Example: quest for life's meaning. ...

Rockumentaries on the Biography Channel

Film/DVD/TV Review by Mark Pringle, Mat Snow, Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, March 2001

Not long ago, any glimpse on the box of a great musician was like catching sight of the lesser spotted grebe – all the lovelier ...

Bob Dylan: Well, How Does It Feel?

Profile by Sean O'Hagan, Observer, The, March 2001

There's only one person in pop who is not fascinated by the myth of Bob Dylan – and that's Bob Dylan. Now approaching sixty and ...

The Art of the Ageless Bob Dylan

Retrospective by Michael Gray, Daily Telegraph, April 2001

Bob Dylan is approaching his 60th birthday on a tide of adulation. Michael Gray, a long-time Dylan chronicler, considers his lasting appeal. ...

Bob Dylan: Liverpool

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Uncut, May 2001

'THE PROBLEM OF an artistic life that now moves forward like a shark is there's no time to think' ...

Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks

Retrospective by Andy Gill, MOJO, June 2001

AFTER HIS EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENTS OF the '60s, there should have been no doubt about Bob Dylan's position in the rock firmament. After all, he had ...

Bob Dylan: In My Time Of Dyin'…

Essay by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, June 2001

ON ITS RELEASE IN 1962, BOB DYLAN'S FIRST ALBUM BLEW MINDS ALL OVER THE WORLD. IAN MACDONALD RECALLS ITS IMPACT ON HIS OWN TEENAGE YEARS ...

Bob Dylan: Life Among The Dead

Comment by Richard Williams, MOJO, June 2001

I SUPPOSE you would have to say that 1987 was not a great year for Bob Dylan, or for Bob Dylan's fans. He played harmonica ...

Bob Dylan: The End Of Innocence

Retrospective by Jon Savage, MOJO, June 2001

WHAT AFFECTS you in your early teens goes very deep. By the time that you're 18, identity construction is already advanced, but at 11 you're ...

Wild Mercury: A Tale Of Two Dylans

Essay by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, June 2001

"Lotta people seeing double tonight.From the disease of conceit"– 'Disease Of Conceit' (Oh Mercy, 1989) ...

Irwin Silber of Sing Out!

Interview by Richie Unterberger, Perfect Sound Forever, July 2001

IN THE mid-1960's Irwin Silber was editor of Sing Out! magazine, the leading folk periodical in the United States. Here he talks about his personal ...

Bob Dylan: Love And Theft (Columbia/Sony)

Review by Martin Colyer, Rock's Backpages, September 2001

BOB DYLAN turned up unannounced at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Toronto in 1972, looking for Leon Redbone. Redbone was a singer and guitarist who ...

Dylan Hits The Road In An Old Cadillac

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, September 2001

On his first album of new songs in four years, Dylan's still got plenty to say ...

Bob Dylan: 'Love and Theft'

Review by Wayne Robins, MSNBC.com, September 2001

HOW DO YOU tell the difference between a great new Bob Dylan album and one that's more ordinary? You can't stop playing the great ones ...

Bob Dylan: Love And Theft

Review by Andy Gill, MOJO, October 2001

IT'S BEEN a long time since Bob Dylan released two consecutive albums of top-drawer original material – probably as far back as 1975's Blood On ...

Bob Dylan: Love And Theft (Columbia)

Review by Ian Penman, Uncut, October 2001

ON 1997’s Time Out of Mind, Bob Dylan sounded like a man coming to accounts with himself, with the fact that anything from this point ...

Life and Life Only: Bob Dylan at 60

Retrospective by Mick Gold, Rock's Backpages, October 2001

HE'S BEEN RECORDING FOR 40 years, 43 albums, never-ending tours. There’s something Shakespearean about the complexity of his work: so many points of view expressed ...

George Harrison et al: Concert for Bangla Desh

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, MOJO, March 2002

The first hi-profile multi-star benefit concert of the post-psychedelic era. Harrison, Dylan and Shankar strut their stuff alongside Clapton, Ringo and Leon Russell. ...

David Hajdu: Positively Fourth Street (Bloomsbury)

Review by Tim Clifford, Rock's Backpages, April 2002

NOW OUT in paperback, this engrossing account of the intertwined lives of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez Fariña and Richard Fariña from the late ...

Dylan Opens New European Tour

Report by Michael Gray, Daily Telegraph, April 2002

THE OMENS ARE bad from the start. Take the Stockholm subway to Globen, the stop for the stadium, and you alight in a postmodern mega-estate, ...

On the trail of the Bobcat: Bob Dylan

Live Review by Michael Gray, Daily Telegraph, April 2002

THE OMENS are bad from the start. Take the Stockholm subway to Globen, the stop for the arena, and you alight in a postmodern estate, ...

Revisiting Dylan's Highway

Book Review by Tim Clifford, Rock's Backpages, May 2002

Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan (Black Swan)Isis: A Bob Dylan Anthology, edited by Derek Barker (Helter Skelter) ...

Me and Lozza… and Bob too!

Live Review by Richard English, Rock's Backpages, May 2002

Bob Dylan: Brighton Entertainment Centre 4th May LOZZA AND I are in the Standing Area in front of the Brighton Conference Centre ...

Bob Dylan: London Arena

Live Review by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, July 2002

THE PA IN THIS grim, dispiriting venue – outright winner of the industrial-estate self-storage-unit-impersonating-lkea-during-the-sales lookalike contest – has started, somewhat disconcertingly, to blare out 'Fanfare ...

The Heylin Interview: Ellen Bernstein

Interview by Clinton Heylin, Judas! Magazine, July 2002

I HAD INTERVIEWED Ellen Bernstein by phone for my Recording Sessions book, and she had been very gracious and helpful, so when it came time ...

Bob Dylan: Bob Dylan Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue

Review by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, December 2002

At long last we get to hear the 24-track recordings from the 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue. ...

Bob Dylan: Just Bend Your Mind A Little…

Retrospective by Andy Gill, MOJO, December 2002

BOB DYLAN WAS NOT THE FIRST SONGWRITER to write about – or under the influence of – drugs, though you could be forgiven for assuming ...

Last Night A Record Changed My Life: Wyclef Jean on Bob Dylan's Infidels

Interview by Angus Batey, MOJO, April 2003

I FIRST HEARD Infidels when I was about 15 years old. My brother was away, me and him were in different schools. I was more ...

Music at Sundance: Dylan, Atlantic and Shane MacGowan

Overview by Steven R Rosen, Harp, May 2003

Bob Dylan’s long awaited Masked and Anonymous debuts at Sundance ...

Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Volume 4: Bob Dylan, Live, 1966

Review by Gary Pig Gold, Cosmik Debris, September 2003

IT SEEMS EVERY time Our Boy Bob scores big with a contemporary piece of new work, he feels secure enough to bless us with another ...

Why I Love Bob Dylan

Comment by Martin Colyer, Guardian, The, November 2003

LAST SATURDAY IT was forty years ago that JFK was assassinated. Yet by November 1963, Bob Dylan had already been performing in Greenwich Village for ...

Million Dollar Bash: Dylan and The Band

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, Fall 2003

A LOT OF MUSICIANS have played with Bob Dylan over the last forty-odd years, but none of them has quite had the special relationship with ...

Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde (CBS, 1966)

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, 2004

RADICAL AND then some: a double album in ‘66, with a blurred vertical Bob running horizontally across the sleeve and Nashville sessionmen playing behind a ...

Bob Dylan's Blood On The Tracks: A Critic's Obsession

Essay by Andy Gill, Independent, The, March 2004

TODAY, IN MINNEAPOLIS, a group of musicians will assemble at the Pantages Theater to perform Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks in its entirety. ...

Is It Rolling Bob?: A Reggae Tribute to Bob Dylan

Review by Michael Gray, Observer Music Monthly, August 2004

THE SUBTITLE CONFESSES that all we have here is a concept album – that despite the liner notes claiming that "Jamaica was into Bob Dylan", ...

Bob Dylan: Chronicles: Volume One

Book Review by Toby Creswell, Sydney Morning Herald, the, November 2004

THERE'S NO WAY that Bob Dylan, after all this time, is going to spill the beans on his life. The high priest of protest makes ...

Bob Dylan: Confessions of a Traveling Tzaddik

Book Review by David G. Walley, New Partisan, December 2004

Bob Dylan: Chronicles, Volume 1 New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004, pp. 293, $24 ...

An Interview With The Blacklisted Journalist Al Aronowitz

Profile and Interview by Gary Pig Gold, inmusicwetrust.com, February 2005

Gary "Pig" Gold meets the Man Who Invented the Sixties. ...

Bob Dylan: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Paul Morley, Sunday Telegraph, June 2005

A NIMBLE, SECRETIVE Bob Dylan stares deep into the nowhere he's come from under the brim of a showman's black bolero. He seems to be ...

No Direction Home: Gary Pig Gold meets N.Y. Driven Women # 12 & 35

Report by Gary Pig Gold, earcandymag.com, September 2005

BOB DYLAN'S EX-WIFE sits on the bleachers in a smoky little Hoboken nightclub watching her latest son-in-law belting out his latest demo tape to an ...

The Last Supper Club: On Bob Dylan’s Late Style

Essay by Steve Redhead, Rock's Backpages, 2006

"GOOD EVENING, ladies and gentlemen. Would you please welcome Columbia recording artist, Bob Dylan." ...

Bob Dylan: International Arena, Cardiff

Live Review by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, June 2006

THE CULT OF Bob Dylan stands at its highest point for decades, bolstered by the singer's highly regarded US radio show and superb memoir Chronicles. ...

Bob Dylan: Dylan on Dylan edited by Jonathan Cott

Book Review by Mark Mordue, Sydney Morning Herald, the, June 2006

LATELY I've begun to think that Bob Dylan does not exist. That the boy who made him up might still be dreaming. And we are ...

Bob Dylan: Modern Times (Columbia) ***

Review by Stephen Dalton, Times, The, August 2006

ARRIVING IN THE afterglow of Martin Scorsese's laudatory No Direction Home, Dylan's first album in five years carries the burden of great expectations. But behind ...

Bob Dylan: The Comeback Kid

Retrospective by Phil Sutcliffe, MOJO, September 2006

Following Chronicles, the Martin Scorsese documentary and his satellite radio show Bob Dylan's stock in 2006 couldn't be higher. But it's been a long time ...

Knockin' on Dylan's Door: Bryan Ferry

Interview by Ken Scrudato, Flaunt, March 2007

HIPPIES. PERHAPS no other collective of modern countercultural revolutionaries has left a more ambiguous imprint. Dada, Situationism, Punk—all boast fairly intact legacies, the original philosophical ...

From Dylan to The Who: Film-maker Murray Lerner

Profile and Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, November 2007

Murray Lerner on his new The Other Side Of The Mirror – Bob Dylan Live At The Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965 DVD and the just ...

Bob Dylan's John Wesley Harding

Retrospective by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, December 2007

ON DECEMBER 27, 1967, Columbia Records released the Bob Johnston-produced Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding long player. In January of 1968 it was one of ...

He's Not There: Todd Haynes' Dylan

Essay by Mick Gold, Rock's Backpages, December 2007

"THE MINUTE you try to grab hold of Dylan, he's no longer where he was. He's like a flame: If you try to hold him ...

Bob Dylan: Stories and Questions

Comment by Kirk Silsbee, Life After 50, March 2008

Well I'll be damned; here comes your ghost again... (Joan Baez, 'Diamonds and Rust') ...

Looking Back At Don't Look Back: Dylan and D.A. Pennebaker

Retrospective and Interview by Steven R Rosen, Cincinnati CityBeat, March 2009

FOR D.A. Pennebaker, the time has come to look back. For the new digitally-remastered "deluxe edition" DVD of his classic documentary Don't Look Back, which ...

Bob Johnston on Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Nashville Skyline

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, May 2009

JUNE 17th MARKS the 40th anniversary of the original Columbia Records release of Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline album, produced by Bob Johnston. ...

Good As He's Been To You: Bob Dylan's Best Albums

Guide by Mick Gold, Isis, December 2009

Mick Gold makes a personal selection of Dylan's Finest Works. A slightly modified version of an article for the Bobzine Isis. ...

Bob Dylan: Christmas In The Heart/Carla Bley: Carla's Christmas Carols/John Cowan: Comfort & Joy

Review by Geoffrey Himes, Nashville Scene, December 2009

Bob Dylan's latest follows the tradition of the weird Christmas album ...

Mike Bloomfield and Bob Dylan: Two Jews Blues, Chapter XI

Book Excerpt by Steve Roeser, unpublished, 2010

Author's note: This is my writing, but the work is mine and Barry Goldberg's together. It is Barry's story of his friendship with Michael (Mike) ...

Bob Dylan: Blonde On Blonde Vinyl Icon

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Hi-Fi News & Record Review, January 2010

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, lies 750 miles south west of Bob Dylan's first stomping ground, New York City. It's just a two-hour plane ride but, when Dylan ...

Bob Dylan: 'Bob Knew There'd Be Butting Of Heads'

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Simmons, MOJO, July 2010

HOW DYLAN'S FIRST ALBUM OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL SINCE 1990 BECAME A WAR OF WILLS, AND AN ARTISTIC TRIUMPH. AS TOLD TO MICHAEL SIMMONS. ...

Al Kooper on Bob Dylan's record producers Tom Wilson and Bob Johnston

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, October 2010

"In 1966 Dylan went down to Nashville for Blonde On Blonde He stayed out in the studio 10 or 12 hours. Bob never left it. ...

Izzy Young: The Man Who Made Bob Dylan

Retrospective and Interview by Kris Needs, MOJO, December 2010

NOVEMBER 4, 1962: Bob Dylan is invoking the time-honoured image of the out-of-town rambler lost on New York's convoluted subway system as he nervously attempts ...

Bob Dylan: HMV Apollo, London

Live Review by Mick Gold, Rock's Backpages, November 2011

BOB-CATS PUSHED relentlessly forward against the bar at the front of the former Hammersmith Odeon, hats on their heads. Mark Knopfler was caressing liquid guitar ...

Oh No! Not Another Bob Dylan Book: David Kinney's The Dylanologists

Book Review by Larry Jaffee, Huffington Post, May 2014

"Sometimes it seemed that every fan in Britain had launched a fanzine…" —David Kinney, The Dylanologists ...

In The Dylan Zone: An excerpt from True Love Scars

Book Excerpt by Michael Goldberg, 'True Love Scars' (Neumu Press), July 2014

True Love Scars is a rock 'n' roll/ coming of age novel set in the late '60s and early '70s. If you liked On The ...

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