Music – Subterranean Homesick Blues

I was born the year after the release of the above film (yes film) for the album Bringing it All Back Home.  And yes, I’m giving away my age for free.  Somehow, this song has always hung in my memory and one of the albums I would listen to regularly through the 1980s was the 1967 release, Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits.  This was my dad’s copy played on the old stereo turntable in the basement and I took it, and several others, with me when I moved away.

A profile photograph of Dylan with a deep blue background

I am not a  consistent fan of Dylan and have little or no interest in some of his music but, when he got it right, it was great.  I recall really rediscovering the Subterranean Homesick Blues in the mid-1980s when it was covered by an oddball supergroup of sorts called Ken Bishop’s Nice Twelve put together for a British television show called the Young Ones.  This was in my young wannabe folk musician phase when I was taking in a lot of influences and drifting around a bit.

Anyway, enjoy this musical interlude.