Bob Dylan amazing- releases epic new 17-minute song, ‘Murder Most Foul’
Alongside the about 17-minute stunning and bewildering track “Murder Most Foul” that Bob Dylan dropped without notice late Thursday.
“Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and loyalty over the years,” Dylan, 78, said in a concise message that went with the arrival of the tune on his site, YouTube and most music gushing administrations Friday morning.
“This is an unreleased song we recorded a while back that you might find interesting. Stay safe, stay observant and may God be with you.”
It is extremely unlikely to know — Dylan ordinarily shares just as a lot of data as he sees fit — however he may well have chosen to drop the track, which is the main unique tune he’s discharged since his 2012 collection “Tempest,” during the coronavirus flare-up while such a large number of individuals are protecting at home.
Presently fans may really have the sort of “deep listening” time on their hands required to retain the perplexing reiteration of social references Dylan meshes into this story that starts as a retelling of the death of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
It’s nearest similarity in Dylan’s ongoing collection might be the just about 14-minute title track from “Tempest,” another astonishing, verifiably established epic excursion through American history and contemporary culture.
Be that as it may, similar to “American Pie,” the attention here is on music, as Dylan name-checks bebop jazz titans Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk, the Everly Brothers and Patsy Cline, the Eagles and the Who, fringe radio DJ Wolfman Jack and the Beach Boys’ Carl Wilson.
The melody’s title references Shakespeare’s statement from Hamlet, Scene 1, Act 5, as voiced by an apparition: “Murder generally foul, as in the best it seems to be. Be that as it may, this generally foul, unusual and unnatural.”
He sets the tune up as the start of a Homeric epic excursion may unfurl:
It was a dark day in Dallas, November ’63
A day that will live on in ignominy
President Kennedy was a-ridin’ high
Great day to be livin’ and a decent day to bite the dust
From that point, Dylan creates a chilling recounting the death, filling it with traditionally Dylan perceptions on what everything implies, flawlessly mixing shock, loathsomeness, amusingness and silliness at the same time:
It happened so quickly, so quick, by surprise
Right there in front of everyone’s eyes
Greatest magic trick ever under the sun
Perfectly executed, skillfully done
Wolfman, oh wolfman, oh wolfman howl
Rub-a-dub-dub, it’s a murder most foul
The 2016 Nobel Prize in writing winning lyricist addresses the ’60s social transformation, of which he was a significant player, and courses through generally American music improvements through the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s and U.S. history, and the ridiculous path that goes through it, on dependent upon a reference to “Parkland.”
That, obviously, is the name of the Dallas emergency clinic to which Kennedy was hurried in the wake of being shot and where he was in the long run articulated dead, yet additionally maybe an agile quick forward to the current given the horrible incident of names with the area of the mass shooting on Valentine’s Day 2018 at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.