Phonogenics 101: Blonde On Blonde

-December 21st, 2016
-by Ray Roa
-courtesy of Creative Loafing

dylan

If you were at Dolly Parton’s recent Tampa show, you could’ve looked up towards Amalie Arena’s Verizon loft and caught a glimpse of Jeremy Gloff with about 20 of his friends, new and old, singing the night away. The outspoken, über-posi Tampa songwriter has a way of of collecting comrades, and he does it again for his ongoing Phonogenics 101 music discussion series. On the table this time is Blonde on Blonde, the 1961 classic for which everybody’s favorite Nobel Prize winner ditched garage rock for a double LP of folk that dips its legs into country and blues. Bob Dylan wasn’t scared to get some brass and organ to accompany the witty wordplay on this album, and you shouldn’t be afraid to talk your way through one of history’s most important records.