Bob Dylan fans were left disappointed after a promised “remake” of the classic track Subterranean Homesick Blues.
The iconic original shows Dylan holding placards in a London alleyway, timing the drop of the card with the lyrics throughout.
Commenters eagerly awaited the launch of the remake, which premiered on YouTube today on the official Bob Dylan YouTube account.
But fans who were hoping for the Mr. Tambourine Man singer to look back on his own work were sorely disappointed by an updated video that removed the classic placard protest.
A new lyric video accompanied the classic track, but the song was the least of people’s concerns as commenters cried out over the change of video.
One commenter said: “I mean, it’s interesting but I was hoping for new music not just a new video. Have a feeling this is more driven by Sony/Columbia than Bob.”
Another deflated Dylan fan added that the video was a “reminder to cherish true genius rather than trying to lengthen your copyright protections.”
The video included brief celebrity cameos from director Jim Jarmusch and a reworking of classic music video moments.
Other fans were seemingly delighted by the new music video, which gave the original a spruced-up, lyric video.
One person wrote “That feels special somehow, waiting for that” while another joked: “Maybe I’ll have to buy some Dylan NFTs now.”
Fans of Subterranean Homesick Blues, which featured on Dylan’s Bringing it All Back Home gave a mixed response to the new video in the comments section, but it fared much better with the overall approval, racking up over 1,000 likes after its premiere.
A remastering and remake of the music video was teased to commemorate the 60th year anniversary of the track’s release.
The new music video to Subterranean Homesick Blues can be viewed below.