“Subterranean Homesick Blues” is a song by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on his album “Bringing It All Back Home” in 1965. The song was written by Dylan and is one of his earliest recordings to feature electric guitar. “Subterranean Homesick Blues” is an uptempo, blues-influenced folk rock song with lyrics that address the themes of alienation, rebellion, and social change.
The accompanying music video for “Subterranean Homesick Blues” was directed by D.A. Pennebaker and released in 1965. The video features Bob Dylan holding up cue cards with the song’s lyrics written on them, intercut with footage of him performing the song live. The video was one of the first music videos to be released and is considered a pioneering example of the music video format. It has been referenced and parodied numerous times in popular culture.