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Thread #122515 Message #2688084
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
27-Jul-09 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's Axe- fact or urban legend?
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's Axe- fact or urban legend?
Pete explained his side of the story on a tv show broadcast in the UK a while back. He said that when Dylan's electric set began, there was so much distortion coming from the speakers that the words couldn't be heard. Pete, then went to the person in charge of the sound and asked them to get rid of the distortion, to which the sound guy said that the performers wanted it that way. Pete then shouted at the sound men that if he had an axe that he would cut the cable. Now, I know, rock history ridicules Pete's stance on this, but I'm with him 100%. What is the point of Dylan if you can't hear what he's singing! And, this is from a big Mike Bloomfield fan!