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Dylan fans?
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28 July 2010
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I'm a big fan of Bob Dylan's.  He was the first to admit that he couldn't sing, but it didn't really matter.  His songwriting was so brilliant, it overcame his shortcomings as a vocalist.  The guy simply rewrote the rule book on what popular music is.  And of course, he was HUGELY influential to the Beatles  (of course, they were a huge influence on him, too...he thought their sound was galvanizing and outrageous and was inspired by them to turn his back on his folk audience and go electric in 1965).

Possibly my top three songs of all time are (in order) "A Day In The Life", "Like a Rolling Stone", and Jimi Hendrix's cover of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower."  The lyrical power and depth is stunning.

Some other tours-de-force from Bob are:  "Tangled Up in Blue", "Positively 4th Street", "Desolation Row", "The Times They Are a-Changin'", "A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall", and "Visions of Johanna." 

 

All along the watchtower

Princes kept the view

While all the ladies came and went

Barefoot servants too.

from "All Along the Watchtower"

 

The ghost of electricity howls in the bones of her face

from "Visions of Johanna"

 

She was married when we first met

Soon to be divorced

I helped her out of a bad situation

But I used a little too much force.

from "Tangled Up in Blue"

29 July 2010
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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

Possibly my top three songs of all time are (in order) "A Day In The Life", "Like a Rolling Stone", and Jimi Hendrix's cover of Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower."  The lyrical power and depth is stunning.


 

Yesyesyesyesyes. I actually have a fairly big poster with, "'There must be some kind of way out of here,' said the Joker to the thief." on it in my room. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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29 August 2010
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Dear Prudence said:

I have never heard Bob Dylan, is he worth listening to?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7


http://nonlefthanded.com/music.....0Stone.mp3

 

His best song and arguably the best song ever made (It was #1 on RS's top 500 songs). Listen to it.

"The best band? The Beatles. The most overrated band? The Beatles."
30 August 2010
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MrBig said:

Dear Prudence said:

I have never heard Bob Dylan, is he worth listening to?a-hard-days-night-ringo-7


http://nonlefthanded.com/music.....0Stone.mp3
 

His best song and arguably the best song ever made (It was #1 on RS's top 500 songs). Listen to it.


I was eight years old when this was released.  I can still remember riding in the back seat of my parents' car when "Like a Rolling Stone" came on the tinny little AM radio.  I leaned all the way up to the front (this was in the days when most cars didn't even have seat belts), thinking, "Wow!  What IS this?"  Here was this angry torrent of words spilling out in a sneer of a voice.  I had never heard anything like it but I could recognize a game-changer even at eight. 

The Beatles were listening too.

It's still an untouchable song.

30 August 2010
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<img class="sfsmiley" title="a-hard-days-night-ringo-8" onclick="sfjLoadSmiley('ahdn_ringo_08.gif', 'a-hard-days-night-ringo-8', 'http://www.beatlesbible.com/wp.....&#039;, 'a-hard-days-night-ringo-8', '1');" src="http://www.beatlesbible.com/wp/wp-content/forum-smileys/ahdn_ringo_08.gif" alt="a-hard-days-night-ringo-8" /> Wow, must be thrilling to remember that! Did radio stations actually play the full six minutes? (I know the single had to split it into two parts, but maybe promotional copies were intact...)

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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