Friday, January 09, 2009

She's Your Lover Now

Really fantastic song, an outtake from Blonde on Blonde, which somehow wasn’t included on the album. It surfaced on the official triple ‘bootleg’ album in the early 1990s. Perhaps he never recorded a complete version – the song collapses, they all stop, and Bob says, “What?” Who knows how long it might have continued for.


rosswilson said...

Ah, you have great taste Rob! I happened to watch I'm Not There last night. My Persona's and I might have worked as an alternative title!

Alison said...

Yes, very sharp and stylish! Thank you. I had already wandered off to Playcom and bought yet another cheap Dylan CD. I read in a newspaper that his website streams the whole catalogue; hardly dare try that; would probably be up all night.

Have to confess that, although I was around in the Sixties, I only knew the handful of famous Dylan songs which were on the radio. I don't know what drugs cost in the Sixties, but music was pretty expensive.

One of the good things about our present dark times is all the marvellous music suddenly reappearing on digital radio, or cheaply via the internet, not merely for the music-mad young, but doddering members of my generation who completely missed it forty years ago. And a lot of very good new music- Although if BBC 6 is right about Little Boots being the sound of 2009, I think I am retreating straight back into 2008, to Elbow, whose sad and gorgeous album I have just acquired, and Noah and the Whale, who should be swimming this way soon, also via Playcom...

What do Rob and his readers (doubtless far better informed than me) think was best in 2008's music, and hopeful for 2009? Let's hope I am underestimating Little Boots..

Rob said...

Alison, I don’t know if I’m a good person to consult, as not much has grabbed me this year. I’m not crazy on the little I’ve heard from Little Boots, but I’ll wait until I’ve heard more.

My favourite album of the year, by miles, was the eponymous Fleet Foxes CD. I also liked ‘The Water’ by Colin McIntyre, who was formerly known as ‘Mull Historical Society'. I don’t think it’s his best album, but still very good. He set the bar extra high for himself with his previous efforts under the MHS banner. The same goes from ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig’ by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. I also enjoyed Elbow’s album.

At Eyewear, you can find an interesting list by Todd Swift (including Fleet Foxes ) and, in the comments box, by Roddy Lumsden (including the Nick Cave).