Music icon Bob Dylan's first audio interview in ten years has been released, according to Music Times.
Dylan discussed his new compilation album "The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11" in a Showtime documentary.
"Oh... y'know, beside this, kind of was gonna stay up in Woodstock for a while, so... my band from the touring we had done together, those guys just came on up there, they liked it too," Dylan said about the beginning of "Basement Tapes."
He continued, "And Robbie [Robertson] called me up oneday and said, 'What's happenin'?' you know, 'What's happenin'?' and I said, 'Nothin'.' He said, well he was in the mood for some nothin' too."
Dylan also described the setting where they recorded the album, according to Consequence of Sound.
"And it had a basement, typical basement full of pipes and a concrete floor, washer, dryer," the folk rock icon recalled. "We'd just kind of sit around and call out the songs and before we went down into the basement to put it on tape."
He also shared a bit about his writing process.
"I'd write them in longhand and I'd write 'em on the typewriter and whatever was handy. Pencil, pen, typewriter..." he said.
He then added that he was set on not writing about his personal life and watched television instead to get inspiration.
"Basement Tapes" was released on November 4. The music legend recorded the album with The Band - whose members were Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, Garth Hudson and Levon Helm - after suffering from a motorcyle accident in 1966.
The album was made in order to help Dylan financially after the accident, according to Rolling Stone.
"That's the truth," a source told the publication. "I've talked to him about it. There wasn't a single moment when he thought these things would ever be released. They were just made so other people could cover them. They were pushing him to write more songs."
Listen to Dylan discuss "Basement Tapes" in full below.
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