The first print run sold 20,000 copies; the second and third sold 10,000 each. According to music critic Oliver Trager, this song, along with others on the album, marked a departure for Dylan as he began to explore the possibilities of language and deeper levels of the human experience. Please or to post comments. I wasn't ashamed then and I'm not ashamed now. This was written and , who released the song on his 1964 album Another Side Of Bob Dylan. Six years earlier on October 25th, 1964 his covered version entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position 100; eventually it peaked at 58 and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100.
Many of the creators from the It Ain't Me Babe comic went on to contribute to the long-running series. We had originally intended to break up our band, the Crossfires, on one particular evening in 1965, while playing our usual Friday night gig at the a teen club in Redondo Beach, California called the Revelaire. And the judge had been right. To me it's about a relationship that despite the feelings involved simply didn't work, and both were bound to be hurt either way, regardless of the feelings. Bob Dylan born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941 is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades. The lyrics find the singer telling a girl that he is not her true love, and that she should forget about him as he is just a temporary fix for her loneliness. The melody in both phrases uses a scale descending through a.
Dylan is rarely forthcoming about his songs, but this may have been inspired by Joan Baez. Go melt back into the night Everything inside is made of stone There's nothing in here moving An' anyway I'm not alone You say you're looking for someone Who'll pick you up each time you fall To gather flowers constantly An' to come each time you call A lover for you life an' nothing more But it ain't me, babe No, no, no, it ain't me, babe It ain't me you're lookin' for, babe. These are the worst contracts that I have ever seen. Additionally, I do not know how old your post is, but if you take the time to search through the site, the version by Bob Dylan is here, too. Hey, we were all doing it.
I found Dylan's 'It Ain't Me Babe' on an album and, being blissfully unaware that anyone else had ever recorded it, thought that it would make a great rock song. Within a year of its release, the song was picked up as a single by act and artist who sang it as a duet with his future wife. Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan All the Songs: The Story Behind Every Track. We never said that we were trend setters.
The Turtles' career was always, somehow, intertwined with the that of the Kinks lasting all the way to our final album in 1970, Turtle Soup, which Ray Davies, himself, produced. Bob Dylan: The Stories Behind the Songs 1962—1969. So I literally 'lifted' the Zombies' approach to pop - a soft -like minor verse bursting into a four-four major chorus a-la '. Haunted by a crushing speech impediment, Styx quickly learns to deal with his haters. In fact, I love it, it is one of my favorite hit by them, and truthfully I prefer their version over Bob Dylan's. Bob Dylan, poet album in 1966. It took many years and many thousands of dollars to win back our money and our self-respect.
Needless to say, the contracts required our parents' approval. Definitely one of the more intricate and imaginative ways to sing about infidelity. In fact, if stolen from anyone, it would have to be called a Kinks-style rocker. This version was included in in 1988. I also do not believe that the Turtles or anyone other than Dylan himself who ever recorded it understood its true meaning.
Sometimes, the smart follower is perceived as a leader too. We wanted to make records and damn the consequences. Whatever it is the song is powerful and only Bob himself would have to tell us the true meaning. On my way upstairs with our resignation, two shady-looking entrepreneurs stopped me and asked if we were interested in making a record. Dylan played at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday, May 17, 1964. Keys to the Rain: The Definitive Bob Dylan Encyclopedia. It Ain't Me, Babe was reprinted in The Complete Wimmen's Comix, published by in February 2016.
Robbins and other staff members from a feminist newspaper in , also called It Ain't Me, Babe, contributed. After some description of the recording studio and booth exchanges among Dylan, his friends, and the session's producers, Hentoff describes the moment. It's completely ridiculous that songfacts lets credit go to them and not Bobby. In the commune she calls home, Salome knows nothing of life beyond her strict faith, nor of life beyond the Fence—the fence that cages her, keeps her trapped in an endless cycle of misery. It was co-produced by and , and published by.