Five-Star Fridays: Dylan Countdown #7

Friday, May 1st, 2009

This week, we’ll go with “Dignity,” a great song that was almost never released. It was originally recorded for the Oh Mercy album in 1989, but didn’t make the final cut. It was finally remixed and added as an extra track to Dylan’s third volume of greatest hits, released in 1994. The song gained some fame when Dylan then played an acoustic version on MTV Unplugged. Unfortunately, Seeqpod is down right now, so we’ll have to go with the unplugged version.

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5 Responses to “Five-Star Fridays: Dylan Countdown #7”

  1. #1 |  Mike Leatherwood | 

    Grrr. This recording was not done very well. Doesn’t do the tune any justice.

  2. #2 |  Ben | 

    Radley, I’m wondering how you feel about punk rock. Bad Religion does a bunch of songs that can easily be called libertarian.

    Against the Grain
    I Want to Conquer the World
    New Dark Ages

    A good portion of their stuff is about atheism (in this case NDA is an indictment of fundamentalists imo) but they do a ton of political stuff to.

    Here’s one by NoFX that you’d probably appreciate. (Yes, it’s 3 parts, 18 mins long)

    The Decline Part 1
    The Decline Part 2
    The Decline Part 3

    I believe they all have lyrics in the vids, since, being punk, it’s often hard to keep up with the lyrics. Hope somebody enjoys. :)

  3. #3 |  Kevin O'Reilly | 

    That’s interesting, Mike. This is actually my favorite version, though the takes on “Tell Tale Signs” are excellent.

  4. #4 |  pris | 

    His 7/02/05new CD is out=
    BTW Radley wanted to remind you of this column from 07/02/09

    The first of the principled three (on Kelo and Raich, anyway) just announced her retirement.

    Most expect Rehnquist to announce soon, as well.

    Here’s a wildcard for you: I have it on reasonably good authority that an unlikely retirement might be on the way, too. A Supreme Court insider told me several weeks ago that Souter may well retire. He apparently told friends and family that he has always planned to step down upon turning 65, and that he’d rather return to New Hampshire year-round than continue to spend time in D.C. He’s 65 now

  5. #5 |  pris | 

    above column was from 07/02/05