In the awesome liner notes to Bob Dylan's Biograph (1985), Dylan says what he thinks of the Jimi Hendrix version of All Along the Watchtower--
I liked Jimi Hendrix's record of this and ever since he died I've been doing it that way. Funny though, his way of doing it and my way of doing it weren't that dissimilar, I mean the meaning of the song doesn't change like when some artists do other artists' songs. Strange though how when I sing it I always feel like it's a tribute to him in some kind of way.
Dylan continues with more about Hendrix, divulging that his favorite Hendrix songs are "that song Wind Cried Mary" and Dolly Dagger.
Says Dylan, "The last time I saw him was a couple of months before he died. He was in that band with Buddy Miles. It was an eerie scene. He was crouched down in the back of a limousine. I was riding by on a bicycle . . . I don't know, it was strange, both of us were a little lost for words, he'd gone through like a fireball without knowing it, I'd done the same thing like being shot out of a cannon."
The full set of liner notes for Biograph, which includes a long essay by Cameron Crowe, isn't easily found on the Internet. I guess interested consumers will have to buy the thing, just like in the old days.
Other Bob-Dylan-Related posts on Legal Underground:
3. "Steve Earle on Townes Van Zandt" (in the comments)
4. "Weekly Law School Roundup #48: the Bob Dylan Edition" (a post from 2005--too bad so many of the links are broken . . .)