All along the Watchtower

Dylan’s original version of this song was not exactly a hit. Hendrix released it as a single in 1968 and it was well received by the public. It was Jimi Hendrix’s one and only top 40 Billboard hit. This to me is the epitome of Psychadelic Rock Music. It had Jimi’s classic guitar riffs and a mix of tambourine and some kind of castinettes or maracas or something. This, while a good song, is not my favorite of the two. To me the extra guitar stuff, while essential to Hendrix’s style, takes away from the lyrics. The song to me, as most of Dylan’s work, is more of a story and should be enjoyed and pondered for its lyrical content.


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