July 29, 1985 12:00 PM

Bob Dylan

It’s vaguely discomfiting to see Dylan in a video: It’s like Saul Bellow showing up on Let’s Make a Deal. This one, for no clear reason, is set in Tokyo, where Dylan finds himself in a triangle with a Japanese actress and a model. There’s a stabbing, lots of enigmatic symbolism (highlighted by a blue wig that keeps tumbling down a flight of stairs) and the slightly dissipated-looking singer himself, who, while not the greatest video artist, clearly knows which way the wind blows commercially.

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