WPKN Archives: Connections: Dylan's Cutting Edge 1965-1966 and more

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Connections... with Eric Cocks

Original Aired:
Friday, November 6th, 2015
4:07PM to 6:55PM

2 hours, 48 minutes

Friday, November 6th, 2015 10:31PM

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Episode: Connections: Dylan's Cutting Edge 1965-1966 and more

Nov 6, 2015 episode of Connections on WPKN with Eric Cocks. Includes a deep exploration of Bob Dylan's new release: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966, The Bootleg Series Volume 12. The first hour and a half of the show covers Dylan reinventing himself and the music during the time of Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde, as songs take shape, change and then change again. Alternate versions and early takes  show his willingness to change lyrics, tempo and anything else until he gets the sound and feel that he wants, even if he's not sure what he's aiming for at the time. 
There are songs and fragments of songs that were previously unreleased, along with outstandingly different versions of songs that we've all heard before. Also great humor while the tape's rolling. The songs are a great testament to what can be done with persistence and vision with a creative and sympathetic, very talented live band in a recording studio, under the direction of a phenomenally talented songwriter and performing artist. I'm glad Bob had that vision, and that we're now able to hear how it developed in the studio. 
From there, the show goes on to new music from Peter Case, Squeeze, The Zombies, Hillary Bratton, Ducktails, St Germain, Christine and the Queens, The Chapin Sisters covering The Everly Brothers, Eric Eden, Editors and The Dead Weather. 
Also The Fugs, Brion Gysin, Jack Nitzsche, The Kinks, George Harrison, Warren Zanes (who is about to release his new biography of Tom Petty), The Hollies and whatever happened in the moment. 
Thanks for tuning in! 
Previous episodes of Connections are available in the WPKN archives, including interviews with Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, Grammy Award winning singer and author Janis Ian and more. Also special features on Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Harry Nilsson, The Beach Boys, Bob Marley and the British Invasion.
Here are some direct links:

Connections: The Beatles and Dylan in Mono on Vinyl and more… 
Connections: Dylan's Basement Tapes and other stuff… 
May 15, 2015 Bob Dylan Special with Chris Frantz: 
Roz Chast: Guest DJ and Interview with New Yorker cartoonist and bestselling author: 
Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos: Interview/Conversation
Janis Ian Interview: 
Connections: Beatles, Dylan, Nilsson, Kinks, Elvis, Beach Boys and new music (August 2015): 
Connections with Eric Cocks: Odds and Ends, New and Vintage… 
Connections at Night (including music and comedy geared for late night listening): 
Bob Dylan Special with Chris Frantz and Jeff Slate (May 2014): 
Connections: Music of the Heart (Sep 2015): 

For more info, updates and occasional videos, please check the FaceBook page: Connections on WPKN 

Show: Connections... with Eric Cocks

Connections... with Eric Cocks

Explores the connections between songs, songwriters, musicians, producers and people... often in surprising ways.

Vital, intelligent music with true artistic vision. Or just because it sounds good...

Includes extended features on specific artists such as Bob Dylan, The Kinks, The Beatles and far more. Also comedy by Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Eddie Izzard, Paul Krassner and others with a rock and roll renegade attitude. In depth explorations of early electronic music (and how it relates to current music). Vital new music that deserves to be heard. Surf music. Garage bands. British invasion. Rock and Roll. John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Jimi Hendrix, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Robert Anton Wilson, The Blues Magoos, David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Dr Fiorella Terenzi, Beethoven, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, Alex Chilton, Nilsson, Tom Petty, Lucinda Williams, Jon Brion, Aimee Mann, Tame Impala, Grimes, The Pretenders, Blondie, Caitlin Rose, Juana Molina, Mojo Mancini, Elliott Randall, Marshall Chapman, Jessy Lanza, Big Star, demos, rarities, unreleased new music and far more may be part of any given show. Also live interviews of performers, writers, producers, engineers, session musicians and people behind the scenes. Plus unexpected surprises...

Previous in depth interviews include Sam Phillips, Peppy Castro of The Blues Magoos, author/comedian Paul Krassner, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club, Neil Innes of The Rutles, Tommy James, legendary session musician Carol Kaye, Warren Zanes, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Rod Argent of The Zombies, Oscar Winning Composer Alan Menken, Patty Larkin and more. All are available in archives for about 385 days. (Maybe that'll get extended some day.) Stay tuned for future interviews and special features.

The show will keep changing over time.

Tune in every 1st and 3rd Friday afternoon of each month at the new  time of  4 to 7 pm eastern. Also special editions at other times. Available live over the air at 89.5, online at http://wpkn.org, tunein radio or listen later in the WPKN archives.

For further info, updates, news, videos and special features, please check the FaceBook site: Connections on WPKN

Thanks for tuning in!

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