Weekend Rock Question: What’s Bob Dylan’s Best 1980s Song?
A new Bob Dylan book is coming out in a couple of months that goes through his entire catalog called Dylan: Disc by Disc. Featuring interviews with everyone from Questlove to Ric Ocasek and Robert Christgau, it devotes a chapter to each album in chronological order. Some of the most interesting ones are devoted to widely-dismissed 1980s works like Knocked Out Loaded and Down in the Groove.
Now we have a question for you: What is Bob Dylan’s single best song of the 1980s? Anything recorded or released in the decade counts, from the gospel tunes on 1980′s Saved to the Daniel Lanois-produced cuts on 1989′s Oh Mercy. Feel free to vote for a beloved classic like “Blind Willie McTell” and “Every Grain of Sand,” an epic like “Brownsville Girl” or even something as obscure as the Infidels outtake “Julius and Ethel.” Songs he wrote in the Traveling Wilburys count too. Vote for whatever 1980s Bob Dylan song you want, but please only vote once and only for a single selection.
You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/RollingStone or on Twitter using the hashtag #WeekendRock.