Band Month, Night 2 (Mixed Up Confusion) On this night, Night 2, The Band features 1977’s Islands and closes with 1969’s The Band. Right as rain, the show begins with Islands, described by Kelly as akin to “sci-fi merry-go-rounds,” “Community hold music,” and “half Randy Newman, half SNL theme song,” to say nothing of the organ that “turns it into a […]

071 – “One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later)”

Episode 71“One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later).”Blonde on Blonde.Blockhouse. Recorded October 14, 2018.  Context (4:15) Recorded in Studio A in New York City on January 25, 1966 in 19 takes. It’s the only Blonde on Blonde song not recorded in Nashville and led to some confusion as to who’s playing on the song. Sean Wilentz wades […]

Band Month, Night 1 (Mixed Up Confusion) Tonight, Night 1, features post-1978 tracks and 1968’s masterpiece, Music From Big Pink. Before we begin, one must understand the formula for these run of nights (2:00) as well as just who is The Band (5:45). Then, we open with the post-Last Waltz material (9:00): Jericho songs (10:00) High on the Hog songs (12:15) […]