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08-05-09, 11:38 AM
In the "Are You Experienced" Guitar World DVD, Velvet Turner says that "Highway Chile" was written as a tribute to Bob Dylan. I don't remember having read anything like that before.
Some members have more information about "Highway Chile" subject?

purple jim
08-05-09, 02:19 PM
I always thought that it was autobiographical. However, some lyrics do point to the Zim:

"Flamin hair just a blowin in the wind"

"A rolling stone who gathers no moss"

"But you'd probably call him a tramp"
la "Only A Hobo"

Dylan songs:
"Highway 51 Blues" / "Down the Highway" / "Highway 61 Revisted"

08-06-09, 08:57 AM
Interesting Ayler, Velvert often talks bollocks, but here it does appear there is a connection. Thanks for pointing out the connections purple jim

08-06-09, 08:36 PM
I read somewhere that he had written, "You'd probably call him a tramp, but I know it goes a little deeper then that!" somewhere around 1965, In Cross' "Room Full Of Mirrors" I think. Would make sense, Dylan being a big influence then (and throughout).