Raw and Rare Audio Recordings of Bob Dylan in 1971 Denouncing Trash Sleuth and Obsessed Fan A.J. Weberman
For now and eternity, there is something fascinating about Bob Dylan and the shroud he is disguised in. If you are into this sort of thing, there are some recordings of Dylan being an everyday Joe — that is, Ubuweb has unearthed some unprecedented audio that tells of an argument between the Tambourine Man and A.J. Weberman in 1971.
It is an intricate conversation that concerns Dylan being misquoted during an interview — naturally — and that he was not attuned to it being an interview that was on the record. There is a tension, obviously, but if you are not in the know, Weberman became infamous for being a trash sleuth, often stealing sundries from the Tambourine Man's trash and selling them.
Insane indeed, but these archival tapes are worth taking a listen to. There is a humbleness to hearing how Dylan describes himself, Johnny Cash and Albert Grossman, and he even shows his humility toward the security of his children.
It is a good listen especially if you have some sort of gripe with Dylan. While he is definitely a character that has been pegged by journalists and critics alike, it is a common notion that there is something behind Bob and his music, something he does not want to tell anyone.
But the two audio files, taking place Jan. 6 and 9, 1971, are more than worth a listen. There is no censorship — just raw Bob.
So check out the audio here and get an opinion about it, but until then check out Bob and George Harrison back in '71 below: