79. Bob Dylan - ‘Hard Rain’ + Rocky Mountain

Bob Dylan - ‘Hard Rain’ + Rocky Mountain

Ingredients: 1 ounce Amaretto, 1 ounce Southern Comfort, 1/2 ounce lime juice.

Mixing Instructions: Shake with ice and strain into a shot glass.

Notes:  It was May 23, 1976 and the second to last stop on Dylan’s famous Rolling Thunder Revue.  The rain was pouring down onto the muddy infield of Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, CO and bottles of Southern Comfort were being passed around as concert goers, many of whom had been waiting in the rain for the past 12 hours, danced and cheered.  Five of the songs on the album were recorded in Fort Collins, and the concert was filmed for a NBC television special, Hard Rain.  While neither the album or t.v. special was well-received by critics, who felt Dylan and his gang had run out of steam, the album contains some gems.  Specifically, a rockin’ version of “Shelter From the Storm” and a fiery “Idiot’s Wind”.  Overall, a classic piece of Rocky Mountain rock history perfect for a Saturday.

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