Thursday, November 6, 2014

"a piece of rock archaeology"

Bob Dylan recorded  a lot of music in 1967. The original master tapes are in "terrible" shape, some are lost. Those that remain probably wouldn't have lasted a few more years. They were kept in Garth Hudson's locker, who was one of Dylan's band members who operated the tape machine during these sessions. They were not necessarily recording sessions, some just recorded whatever they played for fun or inspiration or ideas they were developing. The tapes are considered a "a piece of rock archaeology" by rock historian Clinton Heylin (what a great name).  Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29933414  The article doesn't say who owns them now or who is doing the re-recording or where the tapes will go afterwards.

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