Alcatraz to the 9th Power Revisited aka Visions of Johanna Live '65
April 5, 2020 11:29 AM   Subscribe

Introduced as both Freezeout and Alcatraz to the 9th Power Revisited, Bob Dylan -- Visions of Johanna, in San Francisco on December 11th, 1965. Well before it was recorded for the album Blonde on Blonde.
posted by y2karl (11 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
Thank you.
posted by bonobothegreat at 11:45 AM on April 5


Probably my favorite Dylan song
posted by wheelieman at 11:55 AM on April 5 [1 favorite]


This song on Blonde on Blonde gives me the feeling of nostalgia from memories I don't own.
posted by alex_skazat at 12:10 PM on April 5 [11 favorites]


"The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face" will always be one of my favorite Dylan lines.
posted by downtohisturtles at 12:19 PM on April 5 [5 favorites]


Almost my title.
posted by y2karl at 12:31 PM on April 5 [1 favorite]


My wife Louise doesn’t like this song.

I think it’s one of the greatest pieces of surrealistic poetry ever written.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:24 PM on April 5 [1 favorite]


First I've heard that "Swingin' Pig", the publisher or many a bootleg in the 70s and 80s, has a mostly-Dylan youtube account.
posted by morspin at 7:46 PM on April 5 [1 favorite]


Whoa!
posted by The Toad at 9:32 PM on April 5


Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna (Rare Studio Outtakes 1965-1966) Also from Blind Pig, excerpts from various studio versions fast and slow. All versions, save the last, Bob Dylan and the Band -- then known as the Hawks.

Bob Dylan -- Visions of Johanna (1965)
The entire fast version with the Hawks in an official Columbia/Legacy Recordings video.
posted by y2karl at 10:39 AM on April 6 [1 favorite]


Rare Studio Outakes 1965-66 that y2karl links to has huge historical importance - the producer cuts in at 0:59 and asks for “more cowbell”.
posted by bonobothegreat at 9:00 AM on April 7


But wait, there's more -- from sometime in the 1990s, a playful and rather virtuosic Bob Dylan -- Visions of Johanna.
posted by y2karl at 5:20 AM on April 8 [1 favorite]


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