Masters of War is one of Bob Dylan’s more emphatic songs, which he amazingly wrote in his early 20s, with it being released in ’63. The powerful piece is his seething response in defiance of the Cold War nuclear arms proliferation.
Dylan was a captivating voice during the civil rights movement and antiwar protests of the 60s and 70s. His art was a way that people could explore and understand the ideas behind what was truly happening, and not just what people were being told by their leaders. That is one of the beautiful aspects of the arts, a works ability to reach people where ever they might be at.
Enjoy this rare interview from 1985, where the ever humble Dylan was eager to discuss all manner of topics ranging from religion, politics, war, and the media. Although it is choppy and the audio isn’t great, it is a wide-angle view into the mind of Dylan, for any interested fans.
Are you a fan of Bob Dylan’s work? Is there a song that sticks out for you?