Dark but witty song from Oh Mercy features Daniel Lanois arrangement and funky licks from blues guitarist Mason Ruffner
What Was It You Wanted is a dark and witty narrative from Bob Dylan’s Oh Mercy CD that show cases Mason Ruffner’s guitar. The song also features some funky 5th chords that make it usual. We’ll cover all of that.
A friend sent me a link to Mason Ruffner which I covered in Mason Ruffner insider’s view on Bob Dylan Oh Mercy
The story of the arguments between Lanois and Dylan on Oh Mercy are legends. Dylan was nursing a bad hand and case of writer’s block. He admits he was drifting musically. Dylan covered this story in his autobiography Chronicles: Volume One. Continue reading