YMMV / Highway 61 Revisited

  • Freud Was Right: A lot of the imagery in "Ballad of a Thin Man" has frequently been interpreted along these lines. The song can certainly be read as having something of a Homoerotic Subtext.
  • Genre Turning Point
    Bruce Springsteen: The first time I heard Bob Dylan, I was in the car with my mother listening to WMCA, and on came that snare shot that sounded like somebody'd kicked open the door to your mind, from "Like A Rolling Stone" ... The way that Elvis freed your body, Dylan freed your mind, and showed us that because the music was physical did not mean it was anti-intellect. He had the vision and talent to make a pop song so that it contained the whole world. He invented a new way a pop singer could sound, broke through the limitations of what a recording could achieve, and he changed the face of rock'n'roll for ever and ever.