1978-03-27, Entertainment Center, Perth, Australia
So great. Loved reading this. I'd love to read an interview with Bobbye Hall about her Dylan days sometime too...
Great interview! I was particularly intrigued by the talk about the 'He's Funny That Way' and 'Murder Most Foul' recording sessions. Can you believe that the latter was recorded live? Too cool.
Another great piece. Thank you. Imagine, after 39 years ...
Terrific article and interview. Thank you so much.
You posed questions that were well thought out and in turn you were rewarded with very insightful answers from the incredibly engaging subject of your interview. Alan P has had a number of very interesting intersections with Dylan's career as you've mentioned and you obtained wonderful stories and opinions that were formed during his somewhat unique trip through time with Dylan.
I particularly enjoyed his descriptions of Dylan's bandleading skills and his comparison of Dylan's talents in that respect to Miles Davis, someone who I've seen Dylan often compared to but more for their unique abilities to remain vital and forward leaning throughout a long lifetime career.
Thank you again.
A great read, thanks a lot!
More about 1978 to 2003! (some of the most overlooked years, but fundamental in Dylan re-emergence as a powerful cultural voice)
Oh man, this is GOOD stuff.
Ray, you are not only connecting dots related to Dylan's world that I was unaware of, but your interview style here is something I could learn a few tricks from. (I'm a graphic designer and photographer, but my degree is in journalism.) The best thing you did here was to push where others might have accepted the stock response. "When you say they played you the song, what do you mean?" is a great question, really helps get to what Dylan's LIKE in these moments.
Another terrific interview, Ray. Really fascinating. Thanks!