New Crazy Dylan Video: “Duquesne Whistle”

We have another new song from Bob Dylan’s upcoming Tempest CD. In this humorous official video, provided through The Guardian, the song starts off with a jaunty beat and humorous air so that it looks like it will be a romantic comedy like (500) Days of Summer (2009). But soon, we discover it is a stalker story that eventually delves a little into Reservoir Dogs (1992) territory. I like it, but I have not seen such an insane Bob Dylan video since “Must Be Santa.” Like that song, the action in the video has nothing really to do with the words. Check it out.

Can’t you hear that Duquesne whistle blowin’?
Blowin’ through another no-good town;
The lights of my native land are glowin’;
I wonder if they’ll know me next time ‘round;
I wonder if that old oak tree’s still standin’;
That old oak tree, the one we used to climb;
Listen to that Duquesne whistle blowin’;
Blowin’ like she’s blowin’ right on time.

Tempest will be released September 11. A number of special “Tempest pop-up stores” in Los Angeles, New York, and London will have the CD a day early, along with other Bob Dylan merchandise.

September 4, 2012 Update: You may listen to a free stream of Bob Dylan’s new CD for the next week on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/tempestitunesstream.


What do you think of the new video for “Duquesne Whistle”? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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