Released as a single two months after the film's release, it became a worldwide hit, reaching the Top 10 in several countries. The song became one of Dylan's most popular and most covered posts compositions, spawning covers from Guns N' Roses , Eric Clapton , Randy Crawford and more. Described by Dylan biographer Clinton Heylin as "an exercise in splendid simplicity",  the song features two verses, each of which represent the film's title characters and American frontier legends Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. The song has featured on many of Dylan's live and Bootleg Series albums including:. After the recording sessions with Louis, Clapton recorded his own version of the song which was released as a single in August two weeks after Louis's version. S where it failed to chart on the Billboard Hot although it reached on No. Clapton's boxed set Crossroads 2: Live in the Seventies features a performance of the song recorded in London in April Several Clapton compilation albums also feature the song. In , Guns N' Roses started performing the song.
Knockin' on Heaven's Door by Bob Dylan is one of the greatest soundtracks of our lives. There are several versions of the song. One rendition was influenced by Sam Peckinpah, who desired an instrumental track, which Dylan agrees with. Another version had vocal tracks added to it, a sung and orchestrated version was created for the movie soundtrack and lastly, a different version was used for a single. I bought Lana Turner's old house and I'm not sure where he lived, but he had a house just across the road there and he would come over and pick up my guitar and work on songs and stuff. They were working on the movie with Jason Robards late one night, and for some reason [Dylan] just called me up and asked me to come over to the studio and to play on the song, and I played bass on it. Although the bass playing was credited to Terry Paul, Booker T. The Sherriff and his wife are shown by a riverside, preparing themselves for his death, which was not shown onscreen.
Look back at the leading ladies of the s who made their mark with iconic roles and some major hairstyles, too. See the gallery. Title: Knockin' on Heaven's Door They drown their desperation in tequila and decide to take one last trip to the sea. Drunk, and still in pajamas, they steal the first fancy car they find, a s Mercedes convertible. The car happens to belong to a bunch of gangsters, who immediately start to chase it, since it contains more than the pistol Martin finds in the glove box. As a german and former huge fan of actor til schweiger it was very important for me to see this movie when it was released in I wasn't disappointed at all, because this is probably one of the best movies ever. It is so entertaining because it is including a lot of humor probably a lot of german humor , action and drama.
Guns N' Roses Lyrics. Mama, take this badge from me I can't use it anymore It's getting dark, too dark to see Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door Mama, put my guns in the ground I can't shoot them anymore That cold black cloud is comin' down Feels like I'm knockin' on heaven's door Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door Knock-knock-knockin' on heaven's door "You just better start sniffin' your own rank subjugation Jack 'Cause it's just you against your tattered libido, the bank and the mortician forever, man. And it wouldn't be luck if you could get out of life alive. Submit Corrections. Todd Crew, a friend of the band and Jetboy member, heard Guns N' Roses rehearsing Bob Dylan's song and advised to use it in their repertoire since it fitted their image. They played it once live and it did well. When Crew overdosed on heroin soon after that, the band added this song to their set list in memory of him. A live version of the song was released on the maxi-single of "Welcome to the Jungle" A studio version was recorded for the soundtrack of the film "Days of Thunder" and, with slight changes, for the album "Use Your Illusion II"