We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The band members are from around the time of the Slow Train Coming albumn, which came out in 1979. Bob was in his christian period. That was Mick Taylor playing slide softly in the corner. Taylor and Knopfler were too great together to be held back as they were on that albumn. Slow Train would have been a much better albumn if they took a more prominent role.
This song is on Infidels, Dylan's post Christian album from when he was exploring his Jewish roots.
My personal favorite on Infidels is Neighborhood Bully, a defense of Israel with blistering guitar work by Mick Taylor.
It's funny that Dylan's not regarded highly as a guitar player, but if you listen to the two albums of folk and blues standards he did not long ago you can hear that he has some chops. Though he's always known he's needed more accomplished instrumentalists than himself, I'm sure he's picked up a thing or two from Mike Bloomfield, David Bromberg, Mick Taylor and Robbie Robertson.