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Released: August 8, 1986

Rating: 2.614 (average of 10 ratings)

Genre: folk rock

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. You Wanna Ramble
  2. They Killed Him
  3. Driftin’ Too Far from Shore
  4. Precious Memories
  5. Maybe Someday
  6. Brownsville Girl
  7. I’ve Got My Mind Made Up
  8. Under Your Spell


sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 1 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 53
peak on U.K. album chart 35

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • I’ve Got My Mind Made Up (8/2/86) #2 AR

Knocked Out Loaded
Bob Dylan
“It's easy to dismiss Knocked Out Loaded out of hand, considering it an extension of the slick professionalism of Empire Burlesque, only not written completely by Dylan. He collaborates with everyone from Tom Petty to Sam Shepard, relying on recordings cut at various times in the mid-'80s, which makes its scattershot effect perhaps not so surprising. Still, that scattershot approach has its charms, especially when it results in winding epics like the Shepard collaboration Brownsville Girl. But even with songs as good and interesting as that, the record follows too many detours to be consistently compelling, and some of those detours wind down roads that are indisputably dead ends. By 1986, such uneven records weren't entirely unexpected by Dylan, but that didn't make them any less frustrating” (Erlewine).

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Last updated March 31, 2008.