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Old 07-07-2015, 09:51 AM   #681 (permalink)
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I love his lyrics more than the music. Still a legend.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:27 PM   #682 (permalink)
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Apologies if this has already been posted (this thread's way too long for me to check) but this is a very interesting recent-ish interview with Bob Dylan. The man doesn't look very happy at all and, much like Van Morrison today, seems tired, weary, regretful, sick of fame.
Towards the end of the interview he suggests making some kind of a bargain a long time ago. Curious.

Poor Bob.





Lets cheer ourselves up with his genius:

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Old 01-09-2017, 05:32 PM   #683 (permalink)
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Yeah because writing a 2 chord rock song called 'I shit my pants' or whatever is far more difficult than becoming a classically trained pianist or an opera singer.


Loving BOTT atm.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:43 AM   #684 (permalink)
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^ Good for you, Man like Monkey

For me Blood on the Tracks is his best album:
- his voice was mature, not wrecked
- instrumentally there is a lighter touch than the too-solid plodding that marrs some of his albums
- every song has wonderful lyrics from start to finish. In the whole album, i don't think there's a song, or even a line, that I don't like. Can't say that about many albums.
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Old 01-10-2017, 05:42 PM   #685 (permalink)
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^ Good for you, Man like Monkey

For me Blood on the Tracks is his best album:
- his voice was mature, not wrecked
- instrumentally there is a lighter touch than the too-solid plodding that marrs some of his albums
- every song has wonderful lyrics from start to finish. In the whole album, i don't think there's a song, or even a line, that I don't like. Can't say that about many albums.
It's the only one I really love. I've tried Blonde on Blonde and H61 but they didn't really do anything for me. Like A Rolling Stone is such a great song for me though.

BOTT is near flawless imo, I need to be in the right mood for it but when I listen to it I play it from start to finish and enjoy it a lot.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:34 AM   #686 (permalink)
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^ I agree, H61 and Blonde on Blonde caused quite a sensation when they came out and still retain a reputation as being special, but BoB especially has a lot of tracks with weak, repetitive lyrics and uninspired backing musicians.

If you like Blood on the Tracks for the same reasons I do, I'd recommend you try Desire, then John Wesley Harding and Street Legal. Some great songs, some great stories on all of those albums.
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:24 AM   #687 (permalink)
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Will give them a go mate.
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:50 PM   #688 (permalink)
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Both Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan will always be known as legendary songwriters.
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Old 04-16-2017, 07:12 AM   #689 (permalink)
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Currently in a big Bob Dylan phase.

He's an untouchably prolific song writer.

I think 'It's Alright Ma', more or less sums up everything.
Once a person writes something like 'It's Alright Ma', they've paid humanity for their existence in my book.

But then this guy goes and has another 500 songs and counting, at least 50 or 100 of which are on par with the best songs history's best folk songwriters have written.

Sometimes, it feels like contemporary folk music is half Bob Dylan, and half "the rest of folk music's greatest songwriters"



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Old 04-17-2017, 05:25 PM   #690 (permalink)
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My favorite thing about Dylan... He doesn't give a **** about anything. The last time I saw him, idiots were screaming out for him to play his hits. But, he just continued on with his Modern Times set. The man truly does what he wants. It's almost like the audience isn't there. He'll start the next song mid applause.

One of the best times I saw him, he had GE Smith on lead guitar. His solos rivaled Dylan's vocal.

Always a great time.
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