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Rolling Stone by Fred Woodward
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Apr 23, 09

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Read in December, 2008

While I am usually of the opinion that Jakob Dylan is the best thing that Bob ever produced* (commence outrage in 10, 9, 8...), I'm not quite sure why they chose his mug for one of the variant covers. My copy has Jimi Hendrix and his flaming guitar on one side and Patti Smith on the other, and I'm quite happy with that. Regardless of who's on the cover of this collection of covers, it's pretty damned entertaining, especially to readers "of a certain age" (Warning: some may experience flashbacks). Within lies photographic proof that Keith Richards has always looked scary, John Oates probably had the most wicked pornstache in the history of music, and that Michael Jackson was once black (and, presumably, human). On the down side, you have to look at John Lennon's ass. Twice.



*Yeah, I know, great lyricist, yadda yadda yadda; if he hadn't written "All Along the Watchtower" Hendrix wouldn't have been able to release a better version. I actually do like some of his music, but every time I hear that voice a) I can't stop myself from launching into a nasal-heavy bad imitation; and b) I can't help thinking that the man sounds like he's had the flu for 40 years.
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