Sunday, September 16, 2012

95 Songs of Summer, #89 - "Like A Rolling Stone" (1965)

I was only five years old when this song was released, so I can't lay claim to it having produced a lot of memorable summer memories.  But on the other hand, it is the single greatest song in the history of rock music, and it was released during the summer, so it only seems fair to recognize it here.  After all, Greil Marcus wrote an entire book about the making of the song.

I don't think I will ever get tired of "Like a Rolling Stone."  There is always something new to discover - in the interplay between guitars, in Al Kooper's organ, in Dylan's vocal - and so it will always sound as fresh and vibrant as it did on the day it was released.

Bob Dylan, "Like a Rolling Stone," from the summer of 1965.

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