Dylan’s grim masterpiece from 5th album hits the right note for fan
It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) from Bringing it All Back Home
Dylan fan Dylanblues from Birmingham, UK enters contest with this pic.
Choosing your favourite 60′s Dylan song is a bit like trying to choose your all time favourite pint of beer or bacon sandwich, it’s just not possible.
However, the purposes of this comp I will suggest the above. The song stands out in my memory from first listen and I never tire of the insights and imagery it conjures.
No one has ever produced such a tapestry of existential angst in song form and I can only imagine the effect it would have had on me had I heard it as a contemporary. I think of it as the moment that heralds the complete disintegration of the line between song writing and poetry; though I appreciate there are other contenders, for me, many years after hearing it for the first time, I still chew over lines and marvel at the insight and brutal summation of mid 60′s society.
With it’s ‘sister’ songs Gates of Eden and Not Dark Yet, it’s the tune I always keep in my saddlebag when riding into a town of ‘non-believers’.