Bob Dylan and Sir Paul McCartney are very different musicians — the former is OD folksy, the latter invented boy bands — but there’s one major similarity: they’re both titans of music and can create any type of music video they want.
So, when McCartney dropped his “Queenie Eye” music video off his 2013 album NEW, he recruited a whole band of celebrities (from Johnny Depp and Kate Moss to Tom Ford and Meryl Streep) to come to his studio and vibe out to his track with him. And that was pretty cool. Until Bob Dylan out-cooled him.
Dylan has (48 years after the song was made) released an official music video for “Like a Rolling Stone” and he’s recruited 16 TV STATIONS, actors, athletes, models for a massive sing-a-long. There’s ESPN’s Steve Levy, Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison, and The Price Is Right’s Drew Carey. There’s a gap-toothed Danny Brown rapping (and eating) his way through the song, and Marc Maron hosting his Podcast, WTF.
Since the channel changes periodically, no two watch-throughs are the same. It’s as epic as it is groundbreaking. Advantage: Dylan.
Go to Amazon to Dylan’s The Complete Album Collection Volume 1, a 47-disc box set of 35 studio albums, six live albums, and a bunch of compilations.
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