Incredibly great music by one of the most underrated musicians of the rock era. Hardly anyone has ever heard of him here in the US, and he’s never had a big hit, but he’s a glorious poet and a singer-songwriter. I always thought he was American, but it turns out he’s Canadian, and he’s quite famous in Canada, though certainly not in the US.
Sort of an aging beatnik type. Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen – two great Jewish singer-songwriters of the rock era. But Cohen is much darker than Dylan. Not that Dylan can’t be dark. “Desolation Row” is virtually punk rock already in 1965!
Dig the Black chicks in the background, LOL. Check him out live. Old guy in fedora, he could be William S. Burroughs. He belongs in a Paris hotel full of Beat painters are writers. In the afternoons, after he wakes at noon, he’s lounging in Paris cafes on the sidewalk. In the evening, there’s always a bar in Paris if you have two legs and an extra five minutes.