Monday, 7 September 2009

Subterranean Homesick Blues

is one of the best music videos of all time. don't try and argue with me :)

in all seriousness though, one of Dylan's first electric pieces - it was also notable for its film clip which first appeared in D.A. Pennebaker's documentary, Don't Look Back.

What's amazing about it, is the number of political digs the song features and the amount of artists it influenced.

The line's in the first verse are a reference to the production of LSD and the politics of the era.
The song also depicts some of the growing conflicts between 40-hour workers and the emerging 1960s counterculture. The widespread of drugs, and turmoil surrounding the Vietnam War, etc. The song also throws up a number of references to the struggles created by the American civil movement.
"Bctter stay away from those/ that carry around a fire hose".

The song has been covered many times, in a range of styles.
Gregory Isaacs has covered it, Tim O'Brien, The Red Hot Chili Peppers too.
Elvis Costello's,
Pump It Up was inspired by this song also.

Incase you haven't learnt by now, Bob Dylan is my favouritest person EVER
I'm not sure if I want to use one of his songs though,

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