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Karina Denike - Ballad of a Thin Man

from Highway 61 Revisited by UnderCover Presents

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    UnderCover & Faultline Studios Present:
    Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited

    Featuring Guest Music Director, Karina Denike

    1. "Like a Rolling Stone" – Members of both Real Vocal String Quartet + Inspector Gadje – Vocal Chamber/Balkan Brass
    2. "Tombstone Blues" – Beth Lisick – Spoken Word/Poet
    3. "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" – The Struts – Rockabilly/Rhythm n’ Grit
    4. "From a Buick 6" – Lily Taylor – Synth-Pop
    5. "Ballad of a Thin Man" – Karina Denike – Torch Pop/Motown Noir
    6. "Queen Jane Approximately" – Carletta Sue Kay – Indie-Pop/Gender-Bender
    7. "Highway 61 Revisited" – Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Revue – Blue Beat Dance
    8. "Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues" – Whiskerman – Rock/Soul/Folk
    9. "Desolation Row" – Kugelplex – Klezmer/Old World Party

    UnderCover & Faultline Studios Present: Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited will be the 7th showcase from this collaborative series.

    We are presenting this show with both Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, and the Beat Poets in mind. Guest Music Director Karina Denike selected artists known for their appreciation for lyricism and we will be sharing work by Bay Area poets between sets.
    UnderCover and Faultline are working in collaboration with the Contemporary Jewish Museum’s “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg” as well as the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley, known for their dedication to showcasing Bay Area Music and traditional music.

    In 1963 Allen Ginsberg had met Bob Dylan as he was gaining momentum in the Beat Poet world. He had been called a “Dylan crony and champion” (Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll). “Highway 61 Revisited” released in 1965 and was the 2nd album that Dylan put out that year. It was with this album that he made a point to stray away from folk music traditionalism and stopped focusing on public criticisms, but rather his own psyche. This album is a reflection on the change of mentality based heavily on his being heavily influenced by of the Beat writers and poets such as Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Rimbaud among others. Ginsberg helped Dylan to feel free to play with length of songs, abandoning rhyme & structure, as well as acoustic instrumentation itself.

    On this album Dylan began toying with electric sound more as he distanced himself from his folk hero persona and protest songs. Standout tracks on “Highway 61 Revisited” have a traveling beat feel while “Ballad of a Thin Man” and “Like a Rolling Stone,” are biting commentaries on scenesters and hangers on. The album even, while full of love songs, is full of mischief and biting humor…much like Allen Ginsberg himself.


    UnderCover Presents is a grassroots collective that gathers musicians from every corner of the San Francisco Bay Area’s music scene to celebrate the broad influence of classic albums. The concept is simple: bands are invited based on their enthusiasm for the album from a range of musical genres that reflect the diverse styles and cultures that make Bay Area music

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from Highway 61 Revisited, released September 8, 2013




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