Bob Dylan / Hard Rain - Bootleg Series Live 1975

Bob Dylan fans were blown away by his brilliant work on Desire (1976). However Rob Stoner completely redefined the instrument in a folk rock context on the abbreviated Hard Rain (1976) live set released a few months later.

Serving as Bob’s bandleader, Rob’s countermelodies, walking bass lines, and funky grooves revitalized Dylan’s canon while functioning as the harmonic launching pad for guitarist Mick Ronson and violinist Scarlet Rivera. The archival Bootleg Series Live 1975 is a welcome addition to Stoner’s legacy: to my ears, he was the “rolling thunder” in Dylan’s Revue!