History Music / Highway61Revisited

22nd Feb '18 9:56:46 AM DustSnitch
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* PublicExecution: The first line of "Desolation Row" establishes that public hangings are so essential to the Row that they sell postcards of them.

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* PublicExecution: The first line of "Desolation Row" establishes that public hangings are so essential to the Row that they sell postcards of them.them, implying quite a bit of demand.
22nd Feb '18 9:56:24 AM DustSnitch
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* PrincessInRags: "Like a Rolling Stone"

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* PrincessInRags: "Like a Rolling Stone"Stone" is about a Miss Lonely, a wealthy woman who once was rich enough to hang out with diplomats and never worry about to future, only to be forced to hunt for meals and pawn off her diamond ring for money. Dylan's narrator sings happily about all this, finding the sudden humility of Miss Lonely a good thing.
* PublicExecution: The first line of "Desolation Row" establishes that public hangings are so essential to the Row that they sell postcards of them.
22nd Feb '18 9:49:43 AM DustSnitch
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* SadClown: The subject of "Like A Rolling Stone" ignored the fact that all the "clowns" who entertained her were frowning and miserable until she couldn't afford to.



* SuperSpeed: The famous siren whistle sound that kicks of the song "Highway 61 Revisited" and reappears at various moments throughout the song.

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* TheStarsAreGoingOut: In "Desolation Row," the moon and stars are disappearing at the same time a fortune teller is retreating into her home, hinting either at a coming darkness or an unpredictable future.
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SuperSpeed: The famous siren whistle sound that kicks of the song "Highway 61 Revisited" and reappears at various moments throughout the song.
22nd Feb '18 9:19:14 AM DustSnitch
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* LyricalDissonance: "Like a Rolling Stone".

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* LyricalDissonance: "Like a Rolling Stone".Stone" is sung in an energetic tone that contrasts with the lyrics about scrounging for your next meal, living on the streets without knowing how to survive, and having everything stolen from you. The dissonance seems to make the same points the lyrics do, that all these seemingly terrible things are for the better.



* MoralityBallad: "Like a Rolling Stone"

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* MoralityBallad: "Like a Rolling Stone"Stone" is about how losing everything one cherishes can ultimately be liberating.



** Literature/{{Cinderella}}, Creator/BetteDavis, [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Romeo]], [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]], CainAndAbel, Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame, UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hood]], Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, [[TheCasanova Giacomo Casanova]], the UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, Creator/EzraPound, and Creator/TSEliot in "Desolation Row".
--> ''Cinderella, she seems so easy''
--> ''"It takes one to know one", she smiles''
--> ''And puts her hands in her back pockets''
--> ''Creator/BetteDavis style''
--> ''And in comes Romeo, he's moaning''
--> ''(...) The fortune telling lady has even taken all her things inside''
--> ''All except for Cain and Abel and the hunchback of Notre Dame''
--> ''(...) And the Good Samaritan, he's dressing''
--> ''(...) Now Ophelia, she's 'neath the window''
--> ''For her I feel so afraid''
--> ''On her twenty-second birthday she already is an old maid''
--> ''To her, death is quite romantic''
--> ''She wears an iron vest''
--> ''Her profession is her religion''
--> ''Her sin is her lifelessness''
--> ''And though her eyes are fixed upon''
--> ''Noah's great rainbow''
--> ''She spends her time peeking into Desolation Row''
--> ''Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood with his memories in a trunk''
--> ''Passed this way an hour ago, with his friend, a jealous monk''
--> ''(...) The Phantom of the Opera''
--> ''In a perfect image of a priest''
--> ''They're spoon-feeding Casanova''
--> ''To get him to feel more assured''
--> ''Then they'll kill him with self-confidence''
--> ''After poisoning him with words''
--> ''And the Phantom's shouting to skinny girls''
--> ''"Get outa here if you don't know''
--> ''Casanova is just being punished for going to Desolation Row''
--> ''(...) Praise be to heroes of Neptune''
--> ''The Titanic sails at dawn''
--> ''(...) And Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot fighting in the captain's tower''

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** "Desolation Row," the place and the song, is inhabited with a variety of public domain characters that seem to symbolize separate aspects of humanity. The characters include Literature/{{Cinderella}}, Creator/BetteDavis, [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Romeo]], [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]], CainAndAbel, Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame, UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hood]], Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, [[TheCasanova Giacomo Casanova]], the UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, Creator/EzraPound, and Creator/TSEliot in "Desolation Row".
--> ''Cinderella, she seems so easy''
--> ''"It takes one to know one", she smiles''
--> ''And puts her hands in her back pockets''
--> ''Creator/BetteDavis style''
--> ''And in comes Romeo, he's moaning''
--> ''(...) The fortune telling lady has even taken all her things inside''
--> ''All except for Cain and Abel and the hunchback of Notre Dame''
--> ''(...) And the Good Samaritan, he's dressing''
--> ''(...) Now Ophelia, she's 'neath the window''
--> ''For her I feel so afraid''
--> ''On her twenty-second birthday she already is an old maid''
--> ''To her, death is quite romantic''
--> ''She wears an iron vest''
--> ''Her profession is her religion''
--> ''Her sin is her lifelessness''
--> ''And though her eyes are fixed upon''
--> ''Noah's great rainbow''
--> ''She spends her time peeking into Desolation Row''
--> ''Einstein, disguised as Robin Hood with his memories in a trunk''
--> ''Passed this way an hour ago, with his friend, a jealous monk''
--> ''(...) The Phantom of the Opera''
--> ''In a perfect image of a priest''
--> ''They're spoon-feeding Casanova''
--> ''To get him to feel more assured''
--> ''Then they'll kill him with self-confidence''
--> ''After poisoning him with words''
--> ''And the Phantom's shouting to skinny girls''
--> ''"Get outa here if you don't know''
--> ''Casanova is just being punished for going to Desolation Row''
--> ''(...) Praise be to heroes of Neptune''
--> ''The Titanic sails at dawn''
--> ''(...) And Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot fighting in the captain's tower''
Creator/TSEliot.
20th Oct '16 4:36:26 PM Ezclee4050
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* CoolBike: Subtly invoked by the partly-obscured but still visible Triumph t-shirt Dylan wears on the cover.
6th Jun '16 4:47:56 PM Prfnoff
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* EverythingsBetterWithMotorcycles: The partly-obscured but still visible Triumph t-shirt Dylan wears on the cover.
20th Apr '16 3:16:11 PM WhatArtThee
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* EpicRocking: Six of the nine songs are over five minutes, with the 11:21 "Desolation Row" being the ultimate example. At the time, "Like a Rolling Stone" (6:13) was the longest song ever issued as a single.

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* EpicRocking: Six Four of the nine songs are over five six minutes, with the 11:21 "Desolation Row" being the ultimate example. At the time, "Like a Rolling Stone" (6:13) was the longest song ever issued as a single.
9th Apr '16 12:31:10 PM MarkLungo
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# "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train To try" (4:09)

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# "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train To try" Cry" (4:09)



* EpicRocking: The 11:21 "Desolation Row", the 6:00 "Like a Rolling Stone" and the 5:58 "Ballad of a Thin Man". At the time, "Like a Rolling Stone" was the longest song ever issued as a single.

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* EpicRocking: The Six of the nine songs are over five minutes, with the 11:21 "Desolation Row", Row" being the 6:00 "Like a Rolling Stone" and the 5:58 "Ballad of a Thin Man". ultimate example. At the time, "Like a Rolling Stone" (6:13) was the longest song ever issued as a single.
9th Apr '16 11:40:49 AM CassandraLeo
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* RichesToRags: "Like A Rolling Stone": in the first verse the woman who once "dressed so fine" and "threw the bums a dime" is now "scrounging for your next meal".

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* RichesToRags: "Like A a Rolling Stone": in the first verse the woman who once "dressed so fine" and "threw the bums a dime" is now "scrounging for your next meal".



* SecondPersonNarration: Three songs on this album: "Like A Rolling Stone," "Ballad Of A Thin Man," and "Queen Jane Approximately".

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* SecondPersonNarration: Three songs on this album: "Like A a Rolling Stone," "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man," and "Queen Jane Approximately".



** In Music/TheBeatles song "Yer Blues" on ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' from 1968 Music/JohnLennon sings "I feel so suicidal/just like Dylan's "Mr. Jones", which is a reference to the title character in "Ballad Of A Thin Man".

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** In Music/TheBeatles Music/TheBeatles' song "Yer Blues" on ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' from 1968 (1968), Music/JohnLennon sings "I feel so suicidal/just like Dylan's "Mr. Jones", which is a reference to the title character in "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man".



** The title ''Literature/FromABuick8'' was an obvious tip-of-the-hat by Creator/StephenKing to "From A Buick 6".
** Music/TheRollingStones covered "Like A Rolling Stone", as was to be expected one day, on their live album ''Stripped'' from 1995.
** Creator/MartinScorsese named his 2005 documentary about Dylan: ''No Direction Home'', after the phrase from "Like A Rolling Stone".

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** The title ''Literature/FromABuick8'' was an obvious tip-of-the-hat by Creator/StephenKing to "From A a Buick 6".
** Music/TheRollingStones covered "Like A a Rolling Stone", as was to be expected one day, on their live album ''Stripped'' from 1995.
** Creator/MartinScorsese named his 2005 documentary about Dylan: ''No Direction Home'', after the phrase from "Like A a Rolling Stone". Stone".
** Music/SteelyDan's début album is named after a line from "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry".



* TheTeamWannabe: Al Kooper's organ riff on "Like A Rolling Stone" is one of the most recognisable in music history. Despite the fact that he didn't know how to play the organ and wasn't supposed to be on the record at all, but basically walked into the studio, sat down at the organ and started fooling about because nobody explicitly told him ''not'' to. Dylan liked it and [[ThrowItIn kept it]].

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* TheTeamWannabe: Al Kooper's organ riff on "Like A a Rolling Stone" is one of the most recognisable in music history. Despite the fact that he didn't know how to play the organ and wasn't supposed to be on the record at all, but basically walked into the studio, sat down at the organ and started fooling about because nobody explicitly told him ''not'' to. Dylan liked it and [[ThrowItIn kept it]].



* TrainSong: "It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry"

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* TrainSong: "It Takes A a Lot To Laugh to Laugh, It Takes A a Train To to Cry"
9th Apr '16 11:37:05 AM CassandraLeo
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''Highway 61 Revisited'' is the sixth studio album by Music/BobDylan, released in 1965. It is best known for the hits and fan favourites "Like A Rolling Stone", "Ballad Of A Thin Man", "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Desolation Row".

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''Highway 61 Revisited'' is the sixth studio album by Music/BobDylan, released in 1965. It is best known for the hits and fan favourites "Like A a Rolling Stone", "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man", "Highway 61 Revisited" and "Desolation Row".



# "Like A Rolling Stone" (6:13)

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# "Like A a Rolling Stone" (6:13)



# "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" (4:09)
# "From A Buick 6" (3:19)
# "Ballad Of A Thin Man" (5:58)

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# "It Takes A a Lot To to Laugh, It Takes A a Train To Cry" try" (4:09)
# "From A a Buick 6" (3:19)
# "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man" (5:58)



* AsTheGoodBookSays: God and Abraham are mentioned in "Highway 61 Revisited". Cain, Abel and the Good Samaritan in "Desolation Row". Jezebel, John The Baptist, The Philistine King and Delilah in "Tombstone Blues".
* BalladOfX: "Ballad Of A Thin Man"
* BodyHorror: "Ballad Of A Thin Man"

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: God and Abraham are mentioned in "Highway 61 Revisited". Revisited"; Cain, Abel Abel, and the Good Samaritan in "Desolation Row". Row"; and Jezebel, John The the Baptist, The the Philistine King King, and Delilah in "Tombstone Blues".
* BalladOfX: "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man"
* BodyHorror: "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man"



--> ''And he says: "Here is your throat back, thanks for the loan"''
* CircusOfFear: "Ballad Of A Thin Man", if we would take the lyrics literally, takes places a creepy carnival circus.

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--> ''And he says: "Here is your throat back, back; thanks for the loan"''
* CircusOfFear: "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man", if we would take the lyrics literally, takes places at a creepy carnival circus.



* {{Cyclops}}: The one-eyed midget in "Ballad Of A Thin Man".

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* {{Cyclops}}: The one-eyed midget in "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man".



* TheDitz: The clueless Mr. Jones in "Ballad Of A Thin Man".

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* TheDitz: The clueless Mr. Jones in "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man".



* EpicRocking: The 11:21 "Desolation Row".

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* EpicRocking: The 11:21 "Desolation Row".Row", the 6:00 "Like a Rolling Stone" and the 5:58 "Ballad of a Thin Man". At the time, "Like a Rolling Stone" was the longest song ever issued as a single.



* LongTitle: "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Come"
* LyricalDissonance: "Like A Rolling Stone".

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* LongTitle: "It Takes A a Lot To to Laugh, It Takes A a Train To Come"
to Cry"
* LyricalDissonance: "Like A a Rolling Stone".



* MoralityBallad: "Like A Rolling Stone"

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* MoralityBallad: "Like A a Rolling Stone"



* OneManSong: "Ballad Of A Thin Man".

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* OneManSong: "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man".



* PrincessInRags: "Like A Rolling Stone"

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* PrincessInRags: "Like A a Rolling Stone"



** UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte in "Like A Rolling Stone".

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** UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte in "Like A a Rolling Stone".



** Paul Revere, Belle Starr, Jezebel, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, John The Baptist, The Philistine King, UsefulNotes/GalileoGalilei, Delilah, Cecil B. De Mille, Ma Rainey, Music/LudwigVanBeethoven, Gypsy Davy (a song by Music/WoodyGuthrie) in "Tombstone Blues".

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** Paul Revere, Belle Starr, Jezebel, UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper, John The the Baptist, The the Philistine King, UsefulNotes/GalileoGalilei, Delilah, Cecil B. De Mille, Ma Rainey, Creator/CecilBDeMille, Music/MaRainey, Music/LudwigVanBeethoven, and Gypsy Davy (a song by Music/WoodyGuthrie) in "Tombstone Blues".



** Music/BoDiddley in "From A Buick 6".

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** Music/BoDiddley in "From A a Buick 6".



** Creator/FScottFitzgerald in "Ballad Of A Thin Man".

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** Creator/FScottFitzgerald in "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man".



--> ''You're very well read, it's well known''
** Literature/{{Cinderella}}, Creator/BetteDavis, [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Romeo]], [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]], CainAndAbel, Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame, UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, Robin Hood, Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, [[TheCasanova Giacomo Casanova]], the UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, Ezra Pound, and Creator/TSEliot in "Desolation Row".

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--> ''You're very well read, read; it's well known''
** Literature/{{Cinderella}}, Creator/BetteDavis, [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Romeo]], [[Theatre/{{Hamlet}} Ophelia]], CainAndAbel, Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame, UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, [[JustLikeRobinHood Robin Hood, Hood]], Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera, [[TheCasanova Giacomo Casanova]], the UsefulNotes/RMSTitanic, Ezra Pound, Creator/EzraPound, and Creator/TSEliot in "Desolation Row".



* RefrainFromAssuming: "Ballad Of A Thin Man" is not called "Do You, Mr. Jones?"

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** Dylan's liner notes for the album reference artist Paul Sargent, [[Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame Quasimodo]] (also referenced in "Desolation Row"), Creator/FriedrichNietzsche, Music/GeorgeGershwin's "Summertime", Music/AntonioVivaldi, and musician and photographer Music/JohnCohen, who took some of the best-known images of Dylan after his arrival in UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity.
* RefrainFromAssuming: "Ballad Of A of a Thin Man" is not called "Do You, Mr. Jones?"
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