August 6, 1963 ~ Tom Wilson gets the tapes a-rollin’ in Studio A of New York City’s Columbia Recording Studios for Dylan’s first album of original compositions. 

The guitar Dylan used to “go electric” at Newport Folk Festival 55 years ago made its way back there on this date in 2015. It was even rumored that festival organizers had asked someone to plug it in for the first time since 1965.  Rumors swirled as to who that might be.  Well, here you go. I can’t think of a better choice. 

Music Review: Bob Dylan’s ‘Murder Most Foul’ 

The Sixties pop prophet describes a revolution in reverse.

Source: Music Review: Bob Dylan’s ‘Murder Most Foul’ | National Review


Not even Dylan can challenge a culture that refuses to listen, and “Murder Most Foul,” at 17 minutes long, became part of the ceaseless noise that only streaming subscribers have the privilege to admire or ignore. It should have been an event. Instead, its complacent reception shows that our popular culture has simply become indifferent. This new song, a summary of everything Dylan knows, bears witness to cultural revolution that is in fact a revolution in reverse.

Armond White, National Review