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It is the opening track of his album, Blonde on Blonde. It was initially released as a single in Aprilreaching No. The song's title does not appear anywhere in the lyrics and there has been much debate over the meaning of the recurrent chorus, "Everybody must get stoned".
This has made the song controversial, being labelled by some commentators as "a drug song". The song is notable for its brass band arrangement and the controversial chorus "Everybody must get stoned". Al Kooperwho played keyboards on Blonde on Blonderecalled that when Dylan initially demoed the song to the backing musicians in Columbia's Nashville studio, producer Bob Johnston suggested that "it would sound great Salvation Army style.
The song is essentially a simple blues chord progression in the key of F. The parts played by the trombone, tuba, piano, bass, drums, and tambourine remain practically the same in all of the verses. Much laughter and shouting in the background accompanies the song, mixed down to a low volume level, and Dylan laughs several times during his vocal delivery.
McCoy switched from bass to trumpet. Drummer Kenny Buttrey set up his bass drum on two hard-back chairs and played them using a timpani mallet. Wayne Moss played bass, while Strzelecki played Al Kooper's organ. Kooper played a tambourine.
Sean Wilentzwho listened to the original studio tapes to research his book on Dylan, wrote that at the end of the recording of "Rainy Day Women", producer Bob Johnston asked Dylan for the song's title. Sounes quoted musician Wayne Moss recalling that in order to record "Rainy Day Women", Dylan insisted Samantha Fox - Greatest Hits backing musicians must be intoxicated. A studio employee was sent to an Irish bar to obtain "Leprechaun cocktails".
In Sounes's account, Moss, Hargus "Pig" Robbinsand Henry Strzelecki claimed they also smoked a "huge amount" of marijuana and "got pretty wiped out". Sounes stated that some musicians, including McCoy, remained unintoxicated. According to Wilentz, both McCoy and Kooper insisted that all the musicians were sober and that Dylan's manager, Albert Grossmanwould not have permitted pot or drink in the studio.
In support of this view, Wilentz pointed out that three other tracks were recorded that night in the Nashville studio, all of which appeared on the final album.
Spector said "they were surprised to hear a song that free, that explicit", referring to its chorus of "getting stoned" as an invitation to indulge in alcohol or narcotics. After recording Blonde on BlondeDylan embarked on his "world tour". At a press conference in Stockholm on April 28,Dylan was asked about the meaning of his new hit single, "Rainy Day Women".
Dylan replied the song was about "cripples and orientals and the world in which they live It's a sort of Mexican thing, very protest Shelton stated that, as the song Queen - Queen II up Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan - Bob Dylans Greatest Hits charts, it became controversial as a "drug song".
Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan - Bob Dylans Greatest Hits says that the song was barred by some radio stations in the United States and from airplay in Great Britain. He pointed out that Time magazine, on July 1,wrote: "In the shifting multi-level jargon of teenagers, 'to get stoned' does not mean to get drunk but to get high on drugs According to Dylan critic Clinton HeylinDylan was determined to use a "fairly lame pun"—the idea of being physically stoned for committing a sin, as opposed to being stoned on "powerful medicine"—to avoid being banned on the radio.
Given its Old Testament connotations, Heylin argued that the Salvation Army band backing becomes more appropriate. Heylin further suggested that the song's title is a Biblical reference, taken from the Book of Proverbs"which contains a huge number of edicts for which one could genuinely get stoned". Dylan critic Andrew Muir suggested that the sense of paranoia suggested by the recurring phrase "they'll stone you" is a reference to the hostile reaction of Dylan's audience to his new sound.
Muir quoted a comment Dylan made to New York radio host Bob Fass in "'Everybody must get stoned' is like when you go against the tide You can look through history and find that people have taken offence to people who come out with a different viewpoint on things. The song reached No. It also reached No. From Wikipedia, Except You - Viktim - As Love Turns Grey free encyclopedia.
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