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What is All Along the Watchtower About and Why Should I Care?
I took license with the song from his version, actually, and continue to do it to this day. But despite their incredible command of the track, the song itself belongs to another hero of the decade. Written in , the song, as with many Bob Dylan tracks , has had a fair few renditions from famous faces over the years. He then walked away from it the way only a true stoner can. He was constantly changing chord patterns and arrangements, endlessly trying to perfect the sound. It was, however, a scene that displeased Noel Redding who was playing the bass on the track, upset, he left before the session had finished. Dismayed but honest, Kramer later admitted that it was Hendrix who played the last bass parts on the track.
All Along the Watchtower Introduction
The song initially appeared on his album, John Wesley Harding , and it has been included on most of Dylan's subsequent greatest hits compilations. Since the late s, he has performed it in concert more than any of his other songs. Different versions appear on four of Dylan's live albums. Covered by numerous artists in various genres, "All Along the Watchtower" is strongly identified with the interpretation Jimi Hendrix recorded for the album Electric Ladyland with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Following a motorcycle accident in July , Dylan spent the next 18 months recuperating at his home in Woodstock and writing songs. Dylan recorded "All Along the Watchtower" on November 6, , at Columbia Studio A in Nashville, Tennessee , the same studio where he had completed Blonde on Blonde in the spring of the previous year. The final version of "All Along the Watchtower" resulted from two different takes during the second of three John Wesley Harding sessions. The session opened with five takes of the song, the third and fifth of which were spliced to create the album track. Several reviewers have pointed out that the lyrics in "All Along the Watchtower" echo lines in the Book of Isaiah , Chapter 21, verses 5—
Whether you like it or not, you are both married to medicine. You know what the official line of the church is, and what bishops and stake presidents are likely to say. Wow, every word resonates. Not to mention, he became angry and hostile towards me during the break up.