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On the Road with Bob Dylanby Larry Sloman
Synopses & Reviews
“The War and Peace of Rock and Roll.” —Bob Dylan
In 1975, as Bob Dylan emerged from eight years of seclusion, he dreamed of putting together a traveling music show that would trek across the country like a psychedelic carnival. The dream became reality, and On the Road with Bob Dylan is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at what happened when Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue took to the streets of America.
With the intimate detail of a diary, Larry “Ratso” Sloman’s mesmerizing description of the legendary tour both transports us to a celebrated period in rock history and provides us with a vivid snapshot of Dylan during this extraordinary time. This reissue of the 1978 classic resonates more than ever as it chronicles one of the most glittering rock circuses ever assembled, with a cast that includes Joan Baez, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell, Allen Ginsberg, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, and a wild entourage of groupies, misfits, sinners, and saints who trailed along for the ride. Sloman candidly captures the all-night revelry and musical prowess—from the backstage antics to impromptu jams—that made the tour a nearly mystical experience.
Complete with vintage photos and a new introduction by renowned Texas musician, mystery writer, and Revue member Kinky Friedman, this is an unparalleled treat for Dylan fans old and new. Without question, On the Road with Bob Dylan is a remarkable, revealing piece of writing and a rare up-close and personal view of Dylan on tour.
Featuring a new introduction by renowned author Kinky Friedman, a new edition of the classic study of 1970s rock music chronicles a legendary era in rock history as it describes the Rolling Thunder Revue, the tour that supported Bob Dylan's Desire album, detailing the backstage antics, all-night revels, impromtu jam sessions, personalities, and more. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
An invaluable insider's look at a legendary tour. -Michael Musto, the Village Voice
“An all-access pass to hang with the greatest singer-songwriter of our time. On the Road with Bob Dylan remains a true gonzo rock journalism classic and a revealing study of music's greatest genius/enigma. -David Wild, contributing editor to Rolling Stone and host of Bravo's Musicians
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About the Author
LARRY “RATSO” SLOMAN collaborated with Howard Stern on Private Parts and Miss America, and is the author of the Abbie Hoffman biography, Steal This Dream. He lives in New York City.
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