Bob Dylan Gives Houston Some Love on Surprise New Album
The song about our town is called "If You Ever Go to Houston," and it's a "Texas-dancehall jump," says Fricke. Considering R.E.M.'s "Houston," from last year's Accelerate, and Tom Petty's "Orphan of the Storm," from Mudcrutch's self-titled 2008 album, obviously the Bayou City is the urban locale of choice for esteemed rock legends. Stick that in your bong and smoke it, Austin.Dylan is now officially off the hook for omitting Houston from 1986's outlaw epic "Brownsville Girl," which he co-wrote with playwright Sam Shepard and mentions just about every other Texas municipality of any size. Now, hopefully, he'll take his song's advice and actually come play a show here - senor Zimmerman hasn't done so since two nights at Verizon in 2003 - thanks for the correction, (Masked and) Anonymous. He probably would have last year, when he did a three-night stand at Dallas' House of Blues en route to a bunch of shows in Mexico, but our HOB wasn't open yet. Now he's got no excuse.