Video of the day: Shelter From The Storm (Live 76) – Bob Dylan

This is the ultimate version of Dylans “Shelter from the Storm”.
A well respected Norwegian writer – Tom Skjæklesæter – points out that this is “the first.. and last grunge song”:

Michael Gray (from “Song & Dance Man III”):

..Dylan is trying a balancing act.. Trying to fuse God & Woman..

In a little hilltop village, they gambled for my clothes
I bargained for salvation an’ they gave me a lethal dose.
I offered up my innocence and got repaid with scorn.
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm.”
....
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her
were born. “Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter
from the storm.”

-Egil

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  1. My favorite version as well. Ragged glory! And that guitar Bob’s playing is like some Sci-Fi blaster. The whole gig is Dylan’s most powerful live album. One thing: Sole’s schmata – doesn’t work.

  2. fantastic version!! Dylans voice was at its peak in 1976 not sure it was ever that good again. comparing his vocal performance here with the 1992 video of Like A Rolling Stone sadly shows how his voice declined over the years.