In the most recent issue of The New Yorker, producer Scott Litt gets profiled by Nick Paumgarten on the occasion of Bob Dylan’s newest record, which he engineered (and probably produced a little, too). In the piece, Litt shares a golden moment in rock history:
He was producing an album by the Replacements, and Dylan, who was recording nearby, dropped in to check them out – at the very moment, as it happens, that Paul Westerberg, the Replacements’ leader, was launching into a Dylan parody of theirs called “Like a Rolling Pin.” Westerberg, his back turned to the control room, failed to notice Dylan standing there, and Litt, to Westerberg’s later chagrin, didn’t stop him. When the song was over, Dylan, who was wearing a hoodie, said, “You guys rehearse much?,” and then walked out.
If you have a subscription, you can read the full, great-as-usual piece at The New Yorker.