Listen: Bob Dylan – ‘Early Roman Kings’

Perhaps not the first place you’d expect to find the music of a folk legend, the latest trailer for military-action-drama Strike Back featured some as-of-yet unheard music from Bob Dylan‘s latest album, Tempest. Unfortunately, the noisy trailer makes much of the song difficult to distinguish, so perhaps we can give it a second listen when it’s not so obscured by the “BOOM! BLAM! KABLOWY!” of Strike Back‘s tender musing.

From what we can tell, the song is a standard, “buh-da-duh-duh” bluesy fare, plucked straight from the fingers and throat of Muddy Waters. Perhaps this is a tactical choice, so as not to give away too much of the new album, or perhaps I’m simply too distracted by the news that the album will also include a 13-minute ode to the Titanic disaster – complete with reference to Leonardo DiCaprio.

Either Dylan’s mind is still working on a level above regular humanity, or his 71 years are finally getting to him.


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Josh is an English student currently studying English Literature with Creative Writing at University in the UK. When he's not wasting time acquiring the grappling beam in Super Metroid, you'll find him being far more productive - listening to Black Sabbath and reading comics. He hopes his work at The Silver Tongue will help him get his writing out to the public and professional world, heaven forbid.