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May 9, 2009

"Shelter from the Storm"

Best version of this song, hands down.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:48 PM | | Comments (11)
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Not exactly a tight band, but it's good. I like the hanky-Jesus look. It's radically different than the one from 1978 at Budokan. Check out the 2007 version on the same YouTube page for another very different interpretation. Plus the 1965 Newport performance is yet different still.

I love this version, not only for its hard rocking performance but also because of the guitar Dylan employs. It is a National brand "map shape" guitar, so named because its body resembles a map of the continental U.S. Many of these were made out of fiberglass, or a combination of wood and fiberglass. I don't know of any other famous musicians using this guitar, and I'm pretty sure this is the only song that Dylan uses it on in this concert.


Please stop commenting on music; you have no idea what you're talking about.

I just watched a different song from this show yesterday.


You're not in a strong position to make request on what topics Sam chooses to posts.

His opinion is as good as anyone else's, maybe better, on one of the most subjective of topics. Unless you're a formally trained musician who can make and post an arguement on it's faults and offer a better example.

The point is to generate a dialogue or discussion on entertainment and nightlife topics.

What version do you like better, GF?

Free Bird!!!!!!

That looks like the Ft. Collins leg of the Rolling Thunder Revue Tour of 1975 - 1976. I believe that was the last show, and became the "Hard Rain" Tv special. That tour was truly legendary, I was fortunate enough to see The Benefit For Hurricane Carter show at the Astrodome, and an early May show at the Warehouse in New Orleans. Dylan continually changes and lets his songs grow and evolve, as a true folk artist should. I think that's T-Bone Burnett and Mick Ronson on the other guitars in this clip.

GF, your scorn only makes Sessa stronger.

Fantastic version of that song!! By far my favorite Dylan album is Blood on the Tracks.
Great call on T-Bone & Mark Ronson Mr. Trifecta. Escaped my eyes.

Incredible bass--anybody know who it is?

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