A classic rock song goes high-tech. After 48 years, Bob Dylan finally made an official music video for his song “Like a Rolling Stone.” And how.
The perfect combination of old and new, Dylan’s video for the 1965 song features an interactive virtual television with 16 channels of people lip syncing to the song on their various shows—and the viewer can actually flip through the different channels and watch them. Watch Drew Carey sing it on The Price Is Right, or the hosts of Pawn Stars, or a couple on a fake rom-com movie channel, or vintage footage of Bob Dylan himself. It makes for a different video every time, and if you’re not careful, you can get completely addicted replaying the song over and over again. Vania Heymann, the video’s director, told Mashable (who first shared the video), “I’m using the medium of television to look back right at us — you’re flipping yourself to death with switching channels.”
And the video isn’t “done” yet. Interlude, the video company behind the concept, promises that channels will continue to be added.
The interactive music video for “Like a Rolling Stone” actually hails the arrival of another project: a huge box-set compilation called The Complete Album Collection Vol. 1, containing a total of 41 albums (including 6 live recordings) plus two CDs worth of rarities. Looks like Dylan fans have a lot to be happy about these days.
You can watch the video on Bob Dylan’s website. But don’t lose track of time. You have been warned.