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Destroyer “To the Heart of the Sun On the Back of Vultures, I’ll Go”

A few years ago I read Bob Dylan’s Chronicles: Volume One, and I found the chapter on Dylan’s approach to live performances to be pretty polarizing stuff. Dylan discusses the boredom and monotony that comes with performing the same songs every night. On his 1987 tour, Dylan opted to change his live shows to a more organic experience, and he’s hasn’t altered his live show methodology since. Instead of giving the fans what they what, Bob and his ever-changing band take Dylan standards and flip them on their head.  Some tours have interpreted his songs within the style of blues while other times his touring band can resemble a bluegrass outfit.  I’ve seen Dylan perform twice, and during both shows I had the same guessing game experience where half the time I wasn’t quite sure what song he was performing.  It doesn’t help that his voice is almost unintelligible these days.

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