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Cover of Bob Dylan: The Collection

From Bob Dylan: The Collection and 140 other releases

The opening track of Dylan’s album Blonde on Blonde. It is reported that Dylan got his musicians drunk for the recording, claiming they were too stiff. (Which would explain all the hooting and hollering)

According to Howard Sounes’ book Down the Highway: The Life of Bob Dylan, Dylan refused to play the song “straight,” meaning sober, and large milkshake cartons of “Leprechaun Cocktails” (normally served in shot glasses) were brought in for the band to consume. Dylan did not touch the alcohol but was high on cannabis, having passed joints around before the recording. [1]

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  • chibinovachan

    I believe this is about a more literal meaning of getting stoned...

    30 Jan 6:16pm Reply
  • VasTell

    honestly though this song is pretty terrible......especially compared to all the other songs on Blonde on Blonde [2]

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Chumsicles

    honestly though this song is pretty terrible......especially compared to all the other songs on Blonde on Blonde

    29 Aug 2014 Reply
  • KingsAndQueen

    Dylan said this is about the Book of Acts, not drugs. This doesn't mean he hasn't touched drugs, not even nearly. But it surely does leave you wondering.

    18 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HOOYLOL

    EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED [191]

    20 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Junior_Lins

    always when I smoke weed I listen to this song and it is AMAZING.

    29 May 2014 Reply
  • matoszalem

    EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED [420!]

    8 May 2014 Reply
  • Gaffes

    Greatest opening track ever.

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVERYBODY MUST GET STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOND

    13 Apr 2014 Reply
  • cfraserh

    What I love about this song is how it must have come across to people buying "Blonde on Blonde" when it first came out. They see the name of the song and think "Oh, another thoughtful Dylan ballad to start the album off!" and then get hit with the circus that is this song.

    3 Apr 2014 Reply
  • OwenSPhillips

    http://youtu.be/Y7Xo2uiE7Js

    22 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Junior_Lins

    EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED [190]

    8 Nov 2013 Reply
  • veggie7777

    I love you Bob

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • veggie7777

    I want bob Dylan for christmas

    31 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    prove it

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • MrLynk

    420 didn't exist till the 70's. So no. Still a drug song undoubtedly though.

    1 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    12X35=420

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • DaODB

    EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED [189]

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • DaveBaldwin

    Gettin' stoned in your glass houses....and then they'll come back again.

    2 Jan 2013 Reply
  • M4R1LIA

    EVERYBODY MUST GET STONED [188]

    15 Dec 2012 Reply
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