sep 9 2015

Rearview: Tell Tale Signs



Bob Dylan is everything and more. He is the ground we stand on and the air we breathe. Without him, nothing.

Every now and then Dylan release bootlegs filled with alternative takes, unreleased stuff, live recordings – a gift that keeps on giving.

A humble thanks to our hero and check out Most Of The Time below. This is very far from the take that landed on the Daniel Lanois-produced album Oh Mercy back in 89. It’s from Tell Tale Signs (2008, bootleg 8) – stripped down and amazing. Breaks us down every single time.

apr 16 2014

WE GIVE: Natural Child



You dig great outlaw-garage-fuzzers as Jeff the Brotherhood, Tweak Bird and Jacuzzi Boys? We sure do. But you aint seen nothing yet. Check out our new fav band Natural Child from Nashville, Tennessee. These guys got the vibe, let WE telleth YOU. Groovy shit for sure.

I was born in the 70´s and this is the American decade experience. Mr Young, Mr Dylan, Mr C Heat; behold. You´ll never ever sit still.

Check out their outstanding 2014-album Dancin’ With Wolves and by Lord, don´t miss the 2012-gem Hard In Heaven. Down below, listen to the almighty live version of Blind Owl Speaks and new song Firewater Liquor. Exit doors!

apr 10 2014

The cover of Bob Dylan



We love a good cover. But when it comes down to Bob Dylan (to whom we owe it all) it´s hard. There are so many! Some great, some not so great.

Among the top 10 we find beautiful takes as Sufjan Stevens – Ring Them Bells, Hederos & Hellberg – You’re a Big Girl Now, Antony & the Johnsons – Knockin’ on Heavens Door, Buddy Miller – With God on Our Side,  The White Stripes – One More Cup of Coffee, Sixteen Horsepower – Nobody ’Cept You, Nina Simone – The Ballad of Hollis Brown… and off course the almighty Jimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower.

But today we give ya’ll a treat. Check out Wendy Bucklew and her swoop at Buckets of Rain. Devastating!

okt 5 2011

Bon Iver covers Dylan…


One of our times greatest, is covered by the finest of finest. Justin Vernon and Bon Iver covers Dylan.

The song ”With God On Our Side from the album ”The Times They Are A Changing” one of my favorit albums, containing ”Ballad of Hollis Brown” and ”Boots of Spanish Leather”, was recorded live at a Portland show a week ago.

Take a listen. Enjoy.

Bon Iver – With God On Our Side (Bob Dylan Cover) – SBG by See Beyond Genre

maj 12 2011

In the honour of Mr Zimmerman


May 24, 1941 was the day when the world started to spin in a phenomenal way. The day when Duluth, Minnesota became the centre of the world. The day when my personal Jesus hit the streets of America.

Bob Dylan means the world to me. He is one of my closest friends, yet the odds are we´ll never meet. He knocked me out, and still does with the strenght of his music, his lyrics, his appearance.

This man is coolness personalized, he is the one that put all other shit together. When your day seems rough and weary, try his tenderness. Check out this and this and this and this and this and this.

We´ll celebrate his 70th birthday with Nikke Ström, Mattias Hellberg, Daniel Gilbert on Stora Teatern in Gothenburg. It will be a feast, an art- and photoexhibition, lectures, filmscreenings and tonnes more.

apr 27 2010

The Tallest Man on Earth


Jag har snackat om Kristian Matsson, vår svenska Bob Dylan, tidigare. Han är The Tallest Man on Earth och så där sinnesförvridet bra. Allt annat bleknar som en dålig tatuering.

The Tallest Man on Earth – Youtube

Plattan The Wild Hunt släpptes nyss. Köp den till någon du gillar.

mar 26 2010

Ett hårt regn


Författare, bloggare, skribenter slåss om att skriva undergångshistorier. Sanningen är att Bob Dylan skrev facit redan sommaren 1962. Det var kring Kubakrisen, men Dylan går även ingenom fattigdom, rasism och miljöförstöring. Alla andra kan lukta på kaffet och lägga ner pennan.

Bjuder på ett sammandrag:

I’ve stumbled on the side of twelve misty mountains

I’ve walked and I’ve crawled on six crooked highways

I’ve stepped in the middle of seven sad forests

I’ve been out in front of a dozen dead oceans

I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it

I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it

I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’

I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’

I saw a white ladder all covered with water

I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken

I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children

I met a young child beside a dead pony

I met a white man who walked a black dog

I met a young woman whose body was burning

Where black is the color, where none is the number

Then I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin’.

And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard.

It’s A Hard Rain´s a-Gonna fall.

Dec 23 2009

Jag och min Bob



Jag tar min kopp glögg, min bok (Cormac McCartneys The Road), kollar ut över snötäcket och sätter på Bob Dylans magiska julplatta. Abbe och Hugo är ute och härjar i snön. Frugan på ingång. Redo för julafton.

Kom an bara.

sep 24 2009

Bobs tio budord


Bob Dylan är bäst. Tycker man annat, tycker man fel.

De enda som kan mäta sig någorlunda med mästaren är väl Johann Sebastian och Wolfgang Amadeus. But they are long gone…

För er som inte mött frälsningen, för er som gått in i fel kyrka, för er som lyssnar på annat.

Har är Bobs tio budord. Spridda över tid, över land och hav, överallt.

Det går inte att skydda sig, musiken äter upp allt annat. Hör upp.


Gates of Eden (1964)

Blind Willie McTell (1983)

Subterranean Homesick Blues (1965)

Someday Baby (2006)

Desolation Row (1966)

Isis (1975)

Girl from the north country (1964)

Things have changed (2000)

Ballad of Hollis Brown (1964)

Love minus zero/No limit (1965)

maj 22 2008

Josh Ritter – The Historical Conquest of Josh Ritter


Jag faller direkt för Ritters platta. Som fallfrukt i oktober. Han låter extremt mycket Bob Dylan 1966, när Dylan lämnade folkvisan och blev elektrisk. Fruktansvärt bra, med andra ord.

När Josh Ritter spelade in plattan fyllde han en ladugård i Maine och tog med sig nio begåvade musiker. Resultatet blev en av 2007 allra bästa skivor.

Betyg: Sex av sju.