Thursday, 12 November 2015


November 1967: Bob Dylan records All Along the Watchtower, one of many classic tracks on his great(est?) album, John Wesley Harding.

January-August 1968 (it was a tough session): Jimi Hendrix records his towering, epic cover version of All Along the Watchtower.

November 2015: Hendrix's All Along the Watchtower is used as the music track on a TV commercial for Blue de Chanel, an aftershave.

Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl...


  1. Sorry Nige, Dylan's best album is Blond on Blonde. You can't beat Visions of Johanna.

  2. And I'm sure you've come across Blood on the Tracks.

  3. Yep they're probably the top three - all of them 'great(est?)'. But if I had to save just one, I think for me it wld be JWH, if only because I absorbed Blonde on Blonde so deeply in my youth I feel I hardly need to listen to it any more...