On the Road with Bob Dylan

Version: Unabridged
Author: Larry Ratso Sloman
Narrator: Ramiz Monsef
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2013
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 15 hours, 56 minutes
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Overview

In 1975 as Bob Dylan emerged from eight years of seclusion, he dreamed of putting together a traveling music show that would trek across the country like a psychedelic carnival. The dream became reality, and "On the Road with Bob Dylan" is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at what happened when Dylan and the Rolling Thunder Revue took to the streets of America.

With the intimate detail of a diary, Larry Ratso Sloman s mesmerizing description of the legendary tour both transports listeners to a celebrated period in rock history and provides them with a vivid snapshot of Dylan during this extraordinary time. This reissue of the 1978 classic resonates more than ever as it chronicles one of the most glittering rock circuses ever assembled, with a cast that includes Joan Baez, Robbie Robertson, Joni Mitchell, Allen Ginsberg, Ramblin Jack Elliott, and a wild entourage of groupies, misfits, sinners, and saints who trailed along for the ride. Sloman candidly captures the all-night revelry and musical prowess from the backstage antics to impromptu jams that made the tour a nearly mystical experience. Complete with an introduction by renowned Texas musician, mystery writer, and Revue member Kinky Friedman, this is an unparalleled treat for Dylan fans old and new. Without question, "On the Road with Bob Dylan" is a remarkable, revealing piece of writing and a rare up-close and personal view of Dylan on tour.

Author Details

Author Details

Sloman, Larry Ratso

Larry Sloman, a.k.a. "Ratso," is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate in sociology. He has written for "Rolling Stone" and was editor-in-chief of" High Times" and "National Lampoon," He collaborated with Howard Stern on the bestselling "Miss America" and "Private Parts" and is the author of a biography of Abbie Hoffman. He lives in New York City.