54 years ago today: The late great Kurt Cobain was born

I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
― Kurt Cobain

Nobody dies a virgin… Life fucks us all.
― Kurt Cobain

Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live at Reading 1992):

Nirvana – Rise And Rise Of Kurt Cobain – VH-1 Documentary (~20min)

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood – It’s All Over now Baby Blue – The Best Dylan Covers

Chris Robinson Brotherhood is an American blues rock band formed in 2011 by Black Crowes singer Chris Robinson while The Black Crowes were on hiatus. The band has released six studio albums (and a studio Ep): Big Moon Ritual, The Magic Door, Phosphorescent Harvest, Any Way You Love We Know How You Feel, If you lived here you would be home by now (Ep), Barefoot in the head and Servants of the Sun. The band consists of Robinson, guitarist Neal Casal, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Jeff Hill (who replaced original bassist Mark Dutton in 2016), and drummer Tony Leone (who replaced original drummer George Sluppick in January 2015).

We saw them in Oslo before the plague in 2018 they were wonderful!

They’ve played this classic Bob Dylan song for a few years, and their take on it is tremendous. They’ve given the song some real southern swagger.

Following the death of Neal Casal in August 2019 the Chris Robinson Brotherhood announced it would disband.

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Bob Dylan: When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky – best studio version & 5 live versions

Composing it [When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky], yeah. Um… you know, it was bits and pieces of different places that went into writing that. Lines overheard here and there, you know, strung together over a long period of time, resulted in that particular piece.
~Bob Dylan (to Eliot Mintz – March 1991)

…Dylan sings wonderfully. The songs seems capable of kicking itself into even-higher gear, and as the band recognizes it, so does Dylan, who gets audibly more and more excited as the song progresses
~John Bauldie (about the TBS 1-3 version)

On February 19, 1985 Bob Dylan recorded an awesome version of “When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky”. It was not released until March 1991 on “The Bootleg Series (Rare & Unreleased) 1961-1991, Volume 3”.

Studio A
The Power Station
New York City, New York
19 February 1985

The band included 2 “E-streeter’s”: Roy Bittan & Little “Stevie” Van Zandt..

  • Bob Dylan (guitar, vocal)
  • Roy Bittan (piano)
  • Robbie Shakespeare (bass)
  • Sly Dunbar (drums)
  • Queen Ester Marrow, Debra Byrd, Carolyn Dennis (backing vocals).
  • Steve van Zandt (guitar)


Beginning on low simmer, Dylan doesn’t start cooking until the band join in – on ‘I can see through your walls…’ However, once he sits full square on the hot-plate, he bellows like a wild wolf.
~Clinton Heylin (Still On The Road)


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Bob Dylan’s best songs: Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands

Stayin’ up for days in the Chelsea Hotel,
Writin’ “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” for you.
~”Sara” (Bob Dylan)

That song is an example of a song… it started out as just a little thing, Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands, but I got carried away, somewhere along the line. I just sat down at a table and started writing. At the session itself. And I just got carried away with the whole thing… I just started writing and I couldn’t stop. After a period of time, I forgot what it was all about, and I started trying to get back to the beginning.
~Bob Dylan (to Jann Wenner Nov 1969)

This is the best song I’ve ever written.
~Bob Dylan (to Robert Shelton)

First released as the closing track on Dylan’s 1966 album Blonde on Blonde, the song lasts 11 minutes and 22 seconds, occupying the entire side four of the double album. Dylan has revealed that the song was written about his future wife, Sara Lownds.
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Bob Dylan: 5 Sublime live versions of “Visions of Johanna”

Ain’t it just like the night to play tricks when you’re tryin’ to be so quiet?
We sit here stranded, though we’re all doin’ our best to deny it

Recorded February 14, 1966 & released on “Blond On Blonde” June 20, 1966.

Gaumont Theatre
Sheffield, England
16 May 1966

In this room the heat pipes just cough
The country music station plays soft
But there’s nothing, really nothing to turn off



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Bob Dylan: 7 live versions of “I Threw It All Away” from 1969, 1976, 1978, 1998, 2000, 2001 & 2002

I once held her in my arms
She said she would always stay
But I was cruel
I treated her like a fool
I threw it all away

Recorded @ Columbia Studio A, Nashville, Tennessee February 13, 1969. Released on “Nashville Skyline” April 9, 1969.

Ryman Auditorium
Nashville, Tennessee
1 May 1969

Johnny Cash Show

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