On this installment of Minimation we look at a 1985 interview with Bob Dylan, where he discusses how he went from being a folk singer interpreting other people’s songs to a singer/songwriter.
Paul McCartney is getting the royal treatment from his fellow musicians in a new covers compilation that spans the former Beatle’s time with the Fab Four and Wings, along with his solo career.
As part of a new game Fallon created in honor of the Maroon 5 singer called “Wheel of Musical Impressions” Levine got a chance to show off his Eddie Vedder, Frank Sinatra and Michael Jackson impressions.
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Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes is out Nov. 11 on Electromagnetic Recordings/ Harvest Records.
Dylan will kick off his newest tour with a three-night stop in Seattle from Oct. 17-19 at the Paramount Theatre.
The six disc set includes 138 tracks, many of which were never known to exist.
Lost on the River is due out Nov. 11. It includes 15 songs written by Dylan in what’s estimated to be 1967 and recorded in two weeks by the supergroup.
On Minimation, we comb through the archives of legendary New York radio station WNEW-FM and animate interviews with legendary rock artists. This installment is taken from a 1985 interview with Bob Dylan, where he discusses his feelings about the then-budding art form of music videos. This minimation was created for Radio.com by Elliot Lobell.
After his composition “Wagon Wheel” hit No. 1, Dylan was obviously thrilled. “He sent a demo and said, ‘Here’s a [new] song I never really finished. We’d like the boys, the Old Crows to give it whirl.'”
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Dylan gives the tune a decidedly Americana feel, trading the original’s swelling string arrangement with pedal steel guitars, although he stays true to Sinatra’s arrangement.
“I didn’t want to copy an arrangement he had done, or even the people who had covered his music had done,” Daniels told Radio.com. Instead, on his new album, he aimed for “a totally fresh approach to the Dylan tunes.”
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The lyrics are from songs written in 1967, when Dylan was working on ‘The Basement Tapes.’
The compilation features a number of indie rock acts looking to change the perception that the Bard was asleep at the wheel from 1980-1990.
It was the mid-1960s, and Kristofferson was “a janitor at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville at the time,” explained. “I didn’t talk to anybody in there, because songwriters weren’t allowed to be in the sessions back then.”