I finally got around to watching the DVD that comes with the “limited edition” version of Bob Dylan’s “Modern Times.” And the notorious “Soy Bomb” moment that occurred as Dylan performed “Love Sick” at the 1997 Grammy Awards, in February 1998, has somehow been edited out.
What happened? Is it simply a different camera angle? Were more-drastic measures taken? A concert clip isn’t journalism, but is this kind of rewrite ethical or not?
Here is the original, unedited clip, complete with Soy Bomb writhing away as Dylan tries to ignore him:
The editing makes for a smoother viewing experience, I suppose. But it’s not what happened.