Today is Bob Dylan’s 70th birthday. Every major and minor news outlet is rhapsodizing about his long and storied career. But when your career is as long and as storied as Dylan’s, you’re bound to release some clunkers every now and then. Plus, as the Onion points out, he has done some weird shit.
Sooooo in the middle of the eighties, Bob Dylan released a very eighties album called Empire Burlesque. Reviews were mixed at best, but the one big single from that record is still, to this day, one of my guilty pleasures. And in the interest of celebrating the good, the bad and the ugly side of our favorite musicians, I present to you the video for “Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anyone Seen My Love),” directed by none other than Paul Schrader. Happy Birthday, Bob!