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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 03:09 GMT 

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My 2nd favorite track on Another side after To Ramona. A clever song. One thing I am surprised at is how often it's been played. Bobster must really enjoy & be proud of the tune. So many live versions to choose from. Anyone have some passionate performances of good sound quality to share or some dates even? Thumbs up or down for this one?? MEZ


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 03:20 GMT 
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Any of the live versions from the electric set in 1966. I never really appreciated the acoustic version, I guess, because I heard the "Royal Albert Hall" one first. I'm certainly not impressed with the recent performances of this song, though others might be.

How does The Mez rate the electric versions from 1966?


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 04:27 GMT 

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Awesome Baby!! MEZ


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 06:03 GMT 
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BUT IF YOU WAAANT ME TOOO
I CAN BE JUUST LIKE YEW
AND PRETEND THAT WE NEVER HAAVE TOUUUCHED.

(robbie guitar solo)

HEAVEN!


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 07:18 GMT 

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'This song used to go like that...now it goes like this.'
Thus begins the epic transformation of this perfect song in 1966.
'Her mouth was watery and weeeeetttt.'
That's always hot.

I hated the song on the 74 tour, it's one of the worst from that tour.
Ultimately though, I loved it's flirty return to its acoustic roots on the RTR with his sexually yearning growls and playful harmonica solos.
My personal fave being from Boston:

November 21 1975
http://www.sendspace.com/file/63bobx


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 08:56 GMT 
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Its a good song I dont think it works live these days.


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 11:41 GMT 

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Bob lost the plot for this one a long time ago. One of the most dreaded songs of the NET. Some songs can endure Bob's abandoning their melody and giving them a choked off, semi-spoken delivery. This is not one of them--yet Bob plays it all of the time. The tune is okay but nothing special.

Why has he continued to wheel this one out year after year? I guess if nothing else it's a good song for a piss break. You know it's never going to amount to anything. Why not take a piss?


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 12:14 GMT 
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My favorite performance is from the Last Waltz. I agree that Bob must enjoy it since he plays it regularly but very few of the NET performances do much for me. I think its a song that needs attitude to work. At 68 years old, I hear more resignation than attitude and I'm not sure it can be arranged in a way to make it effective at this stage of the game.

It's kind of like the Who singing My Generation... singing "I hope I die before I get old" when you're 65 and struggling to move around on stage... doesn't cut it for me.
That's the effect I Don't Believe You (Acts Like We Never Met) has on me nowadays. :?


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 13:29 GMT 
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I agree with UP. I think that Bob is actually too old for this song now. The current arrangement isn't bad and he doesnt perform it worse than any other songs, it doesn't work because the thought of a croaky 69 year old man having an awkward one-night stand and getting his feelings hurt over it just doesn't click at all. Really, who wants to think of that (aside from Milkcow, possibly)? It's not convincing and actually sounds a little pathetic when you think about it.

Aside from that, I really like the performances of this song from the 60s and 70s, both electric and acoustic, and have come to appreciate the tune more over time because Bob obviously likes to show it off. Brilliant performance on Live 66, I love his enunciation here and the way he says "we never have touCHHHED!" Also enjoy the 64 Halloween performance when he drunkenly forgets the lyrics and has to have the audience start him off, and the Last Waltz version too. I wonder if this was a favorite of the Band as well, or if Bobby made all decisions about his playlists...? It seems like he played it with them a lot.


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 13:46 GMT 
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Great song, and I can't agree with the "age-inappropriate" argument, though I do agree it's not so great lately that has nothing to do with age of the singer, rather the lacklustre arrangements and musicians, and yes, a lack of suppleness in the vocals.

I wonder whose idea this was? 1969 with Carl Perkins (and George Harrison?).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkmtKPnyvhU

I kinda like this one from Knoxville, Tennessee 1994 (if you ignore the completely unnecessary guitar stuff which bloated many of the songs back then) :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpfEbeeAi7M

Never better than 66 :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfYePCMGOQg


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 13:47 GMT 
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My favorites are the wild electric performances from 1966 like this one http://www.sendspace.com/file/qf77qa from Liverpool and the acoustic ones from 1975 especially his first performance in Plymouth(Oct. 31, 1975 ) with two playful harmonica solos and one of his best vocal performances. Unfortunately I'm not able to upload it at the moment but you should give it a listen.


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 13:51 GMT 
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Current performances aren't really favorites of mine, but I don't hear him singing as an older man who had a one night stand the night before, rather I hear an older man singing a song he wrote about a one night stand when he was very young. There's a certain nostaligia to it, a looking back on how it felt to be young, that doesn't disqualify it from working.


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PostPosted: Fri March 19th, 2010, 14:00 GMT 
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Exactly! No more than an older Billy Lee Riley singing Red Hot.


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PostPosted: Thu March 25th, 2010, 03:51 GMT 
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Fine song...been there, done that* !

*I guess I should say I had it done to me


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PostPosted: Thu March 25th, 2010, 07:38 GMT 
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Yeah, weird that Bob is so close to the tune, seeing as how I'd imagine he hasn't been jilted romantically that way in a very long time. Or maybe Smoke's right, the first cut still stings, even today...

As for the current arrangement, I'm the exact opposite of most people, I couldn't stand the tune til recently. The original's dee-dee-DA-dee dee-dee! I find really annoying. Japan's version cuts a lot of that out, which suits me fine.


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PostPosted: Fri March 26th, 2010, 05:22 GMT 

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Decent song, not one of my favourites by any stretch. But as to why he still plays it, has anyone thought that it might appeal to him less as a song of jilted love and more a song about a jilted performer addressing his audience, or the critics, or whoever? I'll bet the Bob who felt that he had been completely forgotten by the late 80s/early 90s found a lot to like in that song. Maybe it works much like 'What Was It You Wanted' (a better song IMHO) in that sense.


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PostPosted: Fri March 26th, 2010, 07:21 GMT 
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A song that would have been interesting with the At the Budakon arrangement /style. There were several years that the song disappeared from the radar. It would be interesting to know why it came back as a standard... well, a reason other than he likes it.


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PostPosted: Wed May 13th, 2015, 20:20 GMT 
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Just found this great performance, missing last minute :(


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PostPosted: Wed May 13th, 2015, 20:30 GMT 
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^^Excellent version of my favorite song from Another Side 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 14th, 2015, 00:37 GMT 
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The Performance from "The Last Waltz" is probably my favorite version.


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PostPosted: Thu May 14th, 2015, 17:25 GMT 
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A song that would have been interesting with the At the Budakon arrangement /style. There were several years that the song disappeared from the radar. It would be interesting to know why it came back as a standard... well, a reason other than he likes it.

he played it on that 78 tour.. there are a few boots with it on it. It was a song that I wasn't all that aware of but he played it the first time that I saw him live in 1981 at Earls Court and it really stood out that night :D


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PostPosted: Thu May 14th, 2015, 19:10 GMT 
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here's a link to a Paris show :D
http://www.bigozine2.com/TRKS2/BD03paris/BD03paris109.mp3
full show here if you are interested
http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=182


cheers
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PostPosted: Thu May 14th, 2015, 19:58 GMT 
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Alouette wrote:
Just found this great performance, missing last minute :(


This is great, Alouette, what year/where is this performance from?


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PostPosted: Fri May 15th, 2015, 05:54 GMT 
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I would say it's from 78. The violin gives it away.


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PostPosted: Wed November 11th, 2015, 19:38 GMT 

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Last night I listened to an amazing concert from France 1989.
It's a setlist filled with amazing and weird choices and performances.
The show opens with Hey La La and closes with the only version of Peace In The Valley he ever sang publicly...

But it's Bob's own songs that really stick out this night. 89 is a weird and wonderful year full of experimentation and re-invention...
Listen to this version of I Don't Believe You for example...The band is blessedly low-key and chill which lends itself to this little ditty.
And Bob actually sounds like he's trying to sing the song the way he originally sang it but has somehow forgotten how...greatness sometimes comes from these kind of nights:)

Check this one out!!

Frejus France
June 13 1989
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/un33b7s ... Met%29.mp3


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