Well its an overcast, chilly day here in Boothbay Harbor, so I thought that I should give you a track with a title fitting of today’s forecast. I mean why not be cliche!
While the title may be cliche, the artist is anything but. Bob Dylan has and always will be, an inspiring and legendary song writer. Today’s track, Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35, was originally released off of his 1966 album Blonde on Blonde. I happened to record it off of his Greatest Hits album which was released a year later.
Rainy Day Women is a jazzy track, backed with heavy brass and honky-tonk piano, and legend has it that it was recorded in one take after Dylan told everyone involved to either get high or get drunk. This can probably be confirmed by bits of him unable to hold in a chuckle at one part in the song. Dylan did not even intend to release the track, as he created it more of a joke, depicted by the double entendre of the lyrics’ references to getting stoned. However,this quirky song did actually gain some credibility, making it to # 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.