Lecture 20 - Lecture 20 Bob Dylan Goes Electric o 1965-...

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Lecture 20 Bob Dylan Goes Electric o 1965- released Highway 61 Revisited One of most influential and original albums in history Present an anything goes attitude Lengths range from 3-11 mins Most around 5 mins Unconventional titles- Tombstone Blues, From a Buick 6, Ballad of a Thin Man, Queen Jane Approximately Based in blues, rock n’ roll, folk, and country Title sometimes has no bearing on the song Contains stylistic and songwriting randomness Lyrics tie musical randomness together Lyrics range from sublime to ridiculous Democratic musical production o Spontaneous studio creations Like A Rolling Stone From the album Highway 61 Revisited First commercially successful hit song o No. 2 on pop charts in ‘65 6 min length- atypical for pop “I Told You So” attitude in lyrics o Lyrics at forefront Sung with sting and contempt
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MUS 111 taught by Professor Landgrebe during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

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Lecture 20 - Lecture 20 Bob Dylan Goes Electric o 1965-...

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