Like many other Dylan songs of the —66 period, "Maggie's Farm" is based in electric blues. It was released as a single in the United Kingdom on June 4,and peaked at 22 on the chart. Dylan only needed 1 take to record the Wer Wird Denn Weinen, Wenn Man Auseinander Geht - Marlene Dietrich - Der Blonde Engel - 25 Lieder unlike many of his other songs at the time, as seen on The Cutting Edge.
The lyrics of the song follow a straightforward blues structure, with the opening line of each verse "I ain't gonna work The festival's production manager Joe Boyd claimed that "that first note of 'Maggie's Farm' was the loudest thing anybody had ever heard. Though Dylan's move from acoustic folk to electric rock had been extremely controversial, many accounts suggest the problem was largely due to poor sound. Pete Seegerwho is often cited as one of the main opponents to Dylan at Newportclaimed in There Sense Of Doubt I - Various - Exposing Italian Underground reports of me being anti-him going electric at the '65 Newport Folk festival, but that's wrong.
I was the MC that night. He was singing 'Maggie's Farm' and you couldn't understand a word because the mic was distorting his voice. I ran to the mixing desk and said, 'Fix the sound, it's terrible!
But I wanted to hear the words. I didn't mind him going electric. Singer Eric Von Schmidt has a similar recollection of the event: "Whoever was controlling the mics Maggies Farm - Bob Dylan - Maggies Farm it up.
You couldn't hear Dylan. It looked like he was singing with the volume off. Also, Al KooperDylan's organist at the concert, claims:. The reason they booed is because he only played for 15 minutes and everybody else played for 45 minutes to an hour, and he was the headliner of the festival. I don't know. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band who had played earlier had played electric and the crowd didn't seem too incensed.
However, the style of the music features heavily in several accounts such as that of Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman : Maggies Farm - Bob Dylan - Maggies FarmAlan Lomax was bellowing that this was a folk festival, you just didn't have amplified instruments. Media reviews of the soundtrack were overwhelmingly positive towards the "Maggie's Farm" performance, yielding such descriptions as "blistering"  and "remarkably tight, and downright spine-tingling.
You can sense Dylan and the band feeding off their collective nervous energy. One of the first versions was by Solomon Burke"one of the first black singers to record a Bob Dylan song", who released it in just prior to Dylan's own single release,  as the flip side of his "Tonight's the Night" Atlantic InThe Residents recorded a version for their Warner Bros.
Albumhowever, it was not released at the time. The Grateful Dead played the song 43 times from to It was picked up during their tour with Dylan in A much heavier version is Rage Against the Machine 's interpretation appearing on their covers album, Renegades. In this version the line "She's 68 but she says she's 54" has been changed to "She's 68 but she says she's 24".
This is actually a change Dylan made for the electric version of "Maggie's Farm" he performed at the Newport Festival. Rage Against The Machine's version of the song was featured during the end credits of the buddy cop film The Other Guys. U2 performed the song at the Dublin -based benefit concert Self Aid.
Muse often perform a variation of the main riff from the Rage Against the Machine cover of the song as an outro to "Map of the Problematique". The translated lyrics follow the English version, but the name "Maggie" is changed to "Paula". In Silvertide covered the song for the film Lady in the Water.
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