Growing Old In Grand Style – ‘ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS’ By BOB DYLAN

23 June 2020

Artist: Bob Dylan 
Album: Rough And Rowdy Ways 
Released: 19 June 2020 – his 39th (!) studio album

Pitchfork writes: “Six decades into his career, Bob Dylan delivers a gorgeous and meticulous record. It is the rare Dylan album that asks to be understood and comes down to meet its audience… There are no distractions; he speaks carefully, quietly, earnestly… It results in a gorgeous and meticulous record. The lyrics are striking—dense enough to inspire a curriculum, clever enough to quote like proverbs. Played by his touring band, with understated appearances from Fiona Apple and Blake Mills, the music is a ghostly presence. Its sound is threadbare and hypnotic, backed by small choirs and acoustic instruments, a sharp turn from the raucous blues reenactments of his 21st-century records.” Full review here – Score 9/10

Key phrase: Robert Zimmerman is the best singer-songwriter ever
Singles: False Prophet / Murder Most Foul (the brilliant JFK assassination saga)





Album in full…

BOB DYLAN: Facebook  


BOB DYLAN Shares First New Song In Eight Years – Here’s The Extended JFK Ballad ‘MURDER MOST FOUL’…

New sonic impulses

After eight years since his magnificent Tempest album living legend BOB DYLAN
shares a new song, a nostalgic 17-minute ballad about the assassination, in suspicious circumstances, of John F. Kennedy on 22 November 1963. The best ever president the
US ever had. A great leader who strove for peace, equality, and solidarity, the total opposite of that ignorant buffoon who’s now in the White House.

The release was accompanied by a message of the iconic singer/songwriter: “Greetings
to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty across the years. 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.”

It was a dark day in Dallas, November ’63
A day that will live on in infamy
President Kennedy was a-ridin’ high
Good day to be livin’ and a good day to die
Being led to the slaughter like a sacrificial lamb
He said, ‘Wait a minute, boys, you know who I am?’
‘Of course we do. We know who you are.’
Then they blew off his head while he was still in the car
Shot down like a dog in broad daylight

Lyrics in full here

Song in full here …

BOB DYLAN: Facebook