Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” has been hailed as one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music, but it was recorded in an era when music videos were some futuristic concept no one had even heard of. As such, Dylan never shot a spiffy clip of himself and his band performing the song for MTV (which wouldn’t exist for nearly another two decades anyway) – until now.
Dylan’s classic song is the centerpiece of a new interactive video from the folks at Interlude – a video that the creators claim will never be experienced in the same way twice. How can that be? Well, it’s completely interactive.
The clip features Dylan’s song being performed by a bevy of television personalities -- including Drew Carey and the guys from Pawn Stars – but the catch is that the video features 16 “channels” that viewers can adjust at their whim. Tired of watching the financial news anchor mouth the words? Just flip on over to a new channel. It's like a music video where you're the director.
Of course, Dylan purists might be annoyed that they’re watching modern television people re-create the track – and if that’s you, you’ll be happy to know that there’s also an option to watch Dylan himself performing his track live from 1966.
Director Vania Heymann reveals the idea behind the piece is to use “the medium of television to look back right at us,” and reinforce the idea that no matter how much we channel surf, we’ll never see everything. If that’s a bit pretentious for you, just kick back and enjoy Dylan’s distinctive vocal stylings and the weird juxtaposition of Chum Lee from Pawn Stars mouthing the lyrics instead. Check out the clip over at Mashable.
[via Rolling Stone]
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