049 – “Odds and Ends”

Episode 49“Odds and Ends.” Basement Tapes. Bunker. Recorded March 1, 2018. Context (3:30) The song was recorded at Big Pink in Woodstock, New York in the summer of 1967. The reel of tape that includes “Odds and Ends” also has “Get Your Rocks Off,” “Clothes Line Saga” and “Apple Suckling Tree.” This song has never been played live. […]

039 – “Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread”

Episode 39. “Yea! Heavy and a Bottle of Bread.” The Basement Tapes. Bunker. Recorded November 30, 2017. Context Recorded in the summer of 1967 (and on the same reel as “Million Dollar Bash”) at Big Pink in two takes. Explaining the operation, Garth Hudson in 2002 said: He would go in with us, play a […]

022 – “Clothes Line Saga”

  Episode 22. “Clothes Line Saga.” The Basement Tapes. Bunker. July 27,  2017. Rainier. Folk songs were the underground story. If someone were to ask what’s going on, ‘Mr. Garfield’s been shot down, laid down. Nothing you can do.’ That’s what’s going on. Nobody needed to ask who Mr. Garfield was, they just nodded, they just knew. – […]

011 – “Don’t You Try Me Now”

Episode 11. “Don’t You Try Me Now.” The Bootleg Series, Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete. Bunker. May 11, 2017. Our second song from The Basement Tapes, it’s just as obtuse as “King of France,” if not more so. We tried to keep this, from Robert Shelton, in mind before we began: Dylan’s Basement songs fall […]

008 – “King of France”

Episode 008 — the unlistenable “King of France,” (2:52) our first cut (and a deep one) from The Basement Tapes. Recorded in 1967, probably in Dylan’s living room – The Red Room. As this is our first cut from The Basement Tapes, I try to provide some commentary and context on the endeavor (4:00 to […]