November 20: Bob Dylan singing “Desolation Row” in Uncasville, Connecticut 2001

They’re selling postcards of the hanging, they’re painting the passports brown
The beauty parlor is filled with sailors, the circus is in town
Here comes the blind commissioner, they’ve got him in a trance
One hand is tied to the tight-rope walker, the other is in his pants

Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, Connecticut
20 November 2001

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Charlie Sexton (guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums)

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Bob Dylan: 5 Great live performances from the year 1974

Being on tour is like being in limbo. It’s like going from nowhere to nowhere.
~Bob Dylan to John Rockwell, Jan 1974

I’m not a huge fan of the 74 Tour, but it had its moments.

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date January 3, 1974
End date February 14, 1974
Legs 1
No. of shows 40

The Bob Dylan and the Band 1974 Tour – often referred to as Tour ’74 – was a two-month concert tour in early 1974 that featured Bob Dylan, in his first real tour in eight years, performing with The Band.
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Bob Dylan’s best songs – Desolation Row (recorded August 4, 1965)

When you asked how I was doing
Was that some kind of joke?
All these people that you mention
Yes, I know them, they’re quite lame
I had to rearrange their faces
And give them all another name
~Desolation Row

Bob, where is Desolation Row?
Bob Dylan: Where? Oh, that’s someplace in Mexico. It’s across the border. It’s noted for it’s coke factory. Coca-Cola machines are… sells -… sell a lotta Coca-Cola down there.
~San Francisco Press Conference – Dec 3, 1965

TOC

  1. Facts
  2. Quotes
  3. Lyrics
  4. Live versions
  5. Cover versions

Facts

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