October 27, 2015

Ragged & Dirty - Bob Dylan

"Ragged & Dirty" is a hidden gem from 1993's "World Gone Wrong". Here is what Dylan wrote of the song in the liner notes:
 "RAGGED & DIRTY one of the Willie Browns did this -- schmaltz & pickled herring, stuffed cabbage, heavy moral vocabulary -- sweetness & sentiment, house rocking, superior beauty, not just standing there -- the seductive magic of the thumbs up salute, carefully thought out overtones & stepping sideways, the idols of human worship paying thru the nose, lords of the illogical in smoking jackets, sufferers from a weak education, pieces of a jigsaw puzzle -- taking stupid chances -- being mistreated only just so far."