Monday, 26 April 2010

Rubin Carter

Bob Dylan- possibly the greatest song writer of all time. The song I have chosen today is arguably his best song and maybe even the best song ever written. I am personally undecided on what is the best song in the world, but this definitely up there amongst the greats. The song is taken from Dylan's album Desire and is written about the acts of racism against Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who imprisoned without, according to some, a fair trial. The song itself caused a lot of problems for Dylan in the form of lawsuits. In fact, the song even had to be re-recorded, due to some offensives within the lyrics, but even the modified version caused outrage. All in all, the song remains one of the greatest songs ever written.

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