Like A Rolling Stone

The daddy of all the ‘Like A …’ songs is Bob Dylan’s Like A Rolling Stone, one of those songs that tops lists and thoroughly deserves to,a man moving ahead of the art form, faster than all the others. A six minute long 7″ single, with a whip crack start, amphetamine energy, wired organ and some of the best lyrics ever- crazy poetic verses and sneering, questioning choruses. Dylan’s version is the original and definitive. 1960s mods The Creation had a go, a little polite with the backing but a decent stab I suppose.

Like A Rolling Stone

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You Think Girls And Boys Are Just Toys

I’ve posted the Richard Sen remix of Toys by Hedford Vachal before, back in the early days of this blog when somewhere between three and five people were reading it. It came up on the mp3 player in the car driving home from work yesterday and I knew I had to post it again. Released in 2008 on the ever-reliable Tirk Records this is a magnificent remix by Mr Sen,  Nu-Disco or something like that. It’s got a wonderful descending bassline, wonky synths, handclaps, a big bleepy bit just before the breakdown, … oh just listen to it. You’ll love it. And it might wear the carpet out if you play it late at night after you’ve had a few.

Toys (Richard Sen Remix)

For no particular reason the picture with this post shows August Sander, an aviator from the 1920s.