Like A Rolling Stone

Greil Marcus on Recording ‘Like a Rolling Stone’, an account of the 1965 recording session:

Dylan leads the group into the song with a strong, strummed theme on his electric rhythm guitar. Paul Griffin has a loose, free bounce on the piano; Kooper immediately has a high, clear tone. Dylan stops it: “Hey, man, you know, I can’t, I mean, I’m just me, you know. I can’t, really, man, I’m just playing the song. I know — I don’t want to scream it, that’s all I know — ” He takes up the theme again; Bloomfield and Gregg come in. The feeling is right all around; a rich ensemble is coming together.

An interesting read.

(via growabrain)

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