Colours To The Mast
Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Produced by Dave Pegg.
Steve Gibbons on Bob Dylan:
is no exaggeration to say that the first time I heard Bob
it changed my life. In those days, I was working with my band, The
and we were booked for a month at a little club called The
in Munster (Germany). It was a hard slog; we lived at the back of the
club in a one-room billet, and played six nights a week, four hours a
night twixt 9pm and 2am, at which time a young American named Peter took
over and played records. His excellent taste was all the persuasion we
needed to linger longer and drink away most of our wages until the wee
small hours of morning - I think he played that one, too...Anyway, at
one such session, he called me over and said 'You ever heard of this guy?
I got in the post from the States'. The guy was Bob
the album was 'The
Freewheelin' Bob Dylan':
track one, side one, the voice made me tingle, the song made me shiver,
the moment is frozen...".
This is an article from the great music magazine Mojo and about the folk/folk-rock event at Cropredy Festival 2001 (I have to check the exact date) where Steve Gibbons participated with his The Dylan Project.
enjoyment of The
(a downtime exercise featuring people from Fairport
Steve Gibbons Band)
is necessarily influenced by one's attachment to Bob's
songs. A tight, ballsy unit, as you' expect, there were infinitely more
polished and palatable on the ear than any current Bob
am unfamiliar with some of the artists below. This year's line up: