Blond On Blond, released on the 16th of May 1966, happy 49th!
"The closest I ever got to the sound I hear in my mind was on individual bands in the Blonde on Blonde album. It’s that thin, that wild mercury sound. It’s metallic and bright gold, with whatever that conjures up. That’s my particular sound."
~Bob Dylan (to Ron Rosenbaum – Nov 1977)
#8, the first of 3 Dylan songs, and maybe the best lyric I have yet heard. Surveying a desolate city landscape, Bob takes physical occurrences and mental concepts and wields them together to form an almost unrecognizable language. A late happy birthday to you, sir.