Friday, November 14, 2014

From the vault: Letting it all hang out

With the Basement Tapes Epic just released... Let's visit the vault. creaky creak creak.The Hombres' Let it All Hang out was a cross pollination from Dylan. Its authors admitted in a Goldmine interview that their original inspiration for the song had been Dylan's "Subterranean Homesick Blues," which they regarded as a goof masquerading as something profound. I always thought Subterranean Homesick Blues was a nod to Chuck Berry. Anyway, it was 1967...and Dylan was in the Basement making the Basement Tapes. Some of the numbers have a talk song riff about them, as if Dylan was listening to the Hombres. Cross-Cross Pollinate-Pollinate. Read 2007 post.

No parkin' by the sewer sign
Hot dog, my razor's broke
Water drippin' up the spout
But I don't care, let it all hang out.

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