Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant Live Versions of “License To Kill”

Man thinks ’cause he rules the earth he can do with it as he please
And if things don’t change soon, he will
Oh, man has invented his doom
First step was touching the moon

License to Kill was recorded April 13, 1983 @ Studio A, Power Station, New York City.

Performed 46 times live, top year was 1984 with 30 performances.

NBC Studios
Rockefeller Center
New York City, New York
22 March 1984

Late Night with David Letterman

Now, there’s a woman on my block
She just sit there as the night grows still
She say who, gonna take away his license to kill?



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Bob Dylan: 5 Great live performances from the year 1986

Sometimes I think about people like T-Bone Walker, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters — these people who played into their sixties. If I’m here at eighty, I’ll be doing the same thing. This is all I want to do — it’s all I can do. I mean, you don’t have to be a nineteen – or twenty-year-old to play this stuff That’s the vanity of that youth-culture ideal. To me that’s never been the thing.
-Bob Dylan (Mikal Gilmore interview, Los Angeles – May, 1986)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date February 5, 1986
End date August 6, 1986
Legs 3
No. of shows 15 in Oceania
4 in Asia
41 in North America
60 in Total

Entertainment Centre
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
24 February 1986

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar) with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers:
  • Tom Petty (guitar), Mike Campbell (guitar), Benmont Tench (keyboards), Howie Epstein (bass), Stan Lynch (drums)
  • and The Queens Of Rhythm: Debra Byrd, Queen Esther Marrow, Madelyn Quebec, Elisecia Wright (backing vocals).

Girl From The North Country

If you’re travelin’ in the north country fair
Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline
Remember me to one who lives there
She once was a true love of mine


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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1984

Bob Dylan in Verona, May 1984. Photo by Heinrich Klaffs

Music crosses every boundary there is. I just wish there was more to (American) music now. To me, it’s at an all time low. All that promise from the ‘60s has been lost. Everyone is chasing after that sterile synthesizer sound – all those drum machines. The (human) heart doesn’t beat like those machines. It’s out of touch. The best music is people expressing themselves – and you don’t always find that on records anymore. The best singers I’ve heard in recent years are on the street on New York and New Orleans. There’s nothing self-conscious about them. But you don’t see them, cause they don’t fit on cable TV.
-Bob Dylan (Robert Hilburn Interview, West Berlin, June 13, 1984)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date May 28, 1984
End date July 8, 1984
Legs 1
No. of shows 27 in Europe

NBC Studios
Rockefeller Center
New York City, New York
22 March 1984

  • Bob Dylan (vocal, guitar & harmonica)
  • Justin Poskin (guitar)
  • Tony Marsico (bass)
  • Chalo Quintana (drums)

Jokerman

Standing on the waters casting your bread
While the eyes of the idol with the iron head are glowing


Minestadio del F.C. Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
28 June 1984

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Mick Taylor (guitar)
  • Ian McLagan (keyboards)
  • Greg Sutton (bass)
  • Colin Allen (drums)

Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right

Well it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
Ifin’ you don’t know by now
An’ it ain’t no use to sit and wonder why, babe
It’ll never do some how



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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1995

There’s a certain part of you that becomes addicted to a live audience. I wouldn’t keep
doing it if I was tired of it. I do about 125 shows a year. It may sound like a lot to people who don’t work that much, but it isn’t. BB King is working 350 nights a year.
-Bob Dylan (Edna Gundersen Interview – May 1995)

Facts from Wikipedia:

Start date March 11, 1995
End date December 17, 1995
Legs 5
No. of shows 45 in Europe
70 in North America
115 in Total

Kongresový sál
Palác kultury
Prague, Czech Republic
11 March 1995

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • John Jackson (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • Winston Watson (drums & percussion)

Shelter From The Storm

‘Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form
Come in, she said
I’ll give ya shelter from the storm



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Bob Dylan: 5 Brilliant live performances from the year 1998

I’ve found a different audience. I’m not good at reading how old people are, but my audience seems to be livelier than they were 10 years ago. They react immediately to what I do, and they don’t come with a lot of preconceived ideas about who they would like me to be, or who they think/ am.
– Bob Dylan (Murray Engleheart Interview for Guitar World)

Never Ending Tour 1998
Start date January 13, 1998
End date November 7, 1998
Legs 7
No. of shows 56 in North America
6 in South America
33 in Europe
15 in Oceania

110 in Total

San José Arena
San José, California
19 May 1998

  • Bob Dylan (vocal & guitar)
  • Bucky Baxter (pedal steel guitar & electric slide guitar)
  • Larry Campbell (guitar)
  • Tony Garnier (bass)
  • David Kemper (drums & percussion)

Just Like A Woman

Nobody feels any pain
Tonight as I stand inside the rain
Ev’rybody knows
That Baby’s got new clothes
But lately I see her ribbons and her bows
Have fallen from her curls



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