Anybody remember Bob Dylan?

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GunnyGene

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It's Alright Ma,.............

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIJL0QRLZFw

Mr. Tambourine Man
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeP4FFr88SQ

Hard to believe it was 50 years ago. :shock:
 

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Dylan is still out there doing his thing. Bob Dylan's problem is that he tries WAY too hard to sound like Bob Dylan! But he's a masterful songwriter. His mid 70s Rolling Thunder Review was just magical. His best albums: Blood on the Tracks and Desire. Both absolute masterpieces. Here's a clip of Dylan from his Rolling Thunder Review in 1975 from Blood on the Tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwSZvHqf9qM

In recent years he hasn't done a lot, but he did come up with a masterpiece in 2001or thereabouts called "Things Have Changed."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9EKqQWPjyo

His live performances are a crapshoot... When he's on, he's on. But he tends to go avant-garde more often than not. Neil Young is much the same way.

He's a purist... Very interesting fellow.
 

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I saw Bob Dylan in Nurnberg, Germany at the WWII stadium made famous by the Nazi party rallies. I think it was the summer of 1978 or 79. Good performance by Bob, but the best of the headliners that day was Eric Clapton. Good times and good memories.
 
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Bet my wife has you beat BucolicBuffalo.... over 30 vinyls..... back in the early 80's we went to buy Bob's latest album and found that it was only on this new fangled format called a cd.... so, we had to go out and buy a cd player after getting the album.

the interesting thing about Dylan is that not only is he a master song writer and musician but he not only invented himself but then re-invented himself over and over for 50 years.

He still has a following and I know it is hard to believe but many of them are young people.... go to a Dylan concert and you will be amazed.... one other truth....

No one can butcher a Bob Dylan song like... Bob Dylan.
 

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I always liked Bob Dylan, but he has had a problem all his life: He can play a guitar, carry a tune and say his lyrics, but he can't do all three at the same time.
 

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blume357 said:
Bet my wife has you beat BucolicBuffalo.... over 30 vinyls..... back in the early 80's we went to buy Bob's latest album and found that it was only on this new fangled format called a cd.... so, we had to go out and buy a cd player after getting the album.

the interesting thing about Dylan is that not only is he a master song writer and musician but he not only invented himself but then re-invented himself over and over for 50 years.

He still has a following and I know it is hard to believe but many of them are young people.... go to a Dylan concert and you will be amazed.... one other truth....

No one can butcher a Bob Dylan song like... Bob Dylan.

Could be. Looking over the list I probably have 25-30 with some being duplicates. I did pick up a variant of Great White Wonder when I was down to Wuxtry Records in Decatur, GA last spring. Sometimes only a Bob Dylan listening fix will do.

There have been some stories and a few pictures of Bob in recent years. Not sure he is ageing well. Wandering around like he was just a bum on the street type stories. Wish him all the best though.
 

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I was at the Newport Folk Festival when he first went "electric" - the audience wasn't exactly thrilled with the change.

I have to admire folks like Dylan & Neil Young.

They (and others) just keep on, keepin' on - probably to pay their medical bills (no retirement bennies for self-employed folks).


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Heard a comedian talking about Dylan once. He said he went to a Dylan concert and there was a sign language interpreter at the side of the stage so any deaf people in the audience could follow the songs. He said he though it was funny that the only ones in the entire venue that could actually tell what the words to the songs were was the deaf people.
 

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My usual sources for new vinyl let me down. Bob came out with a new album in February 2015. "Shadows in the Night" Covers of Frank Sinatra's work. Probably because it was so different is why never made my Inbox. But I like a lot of crooner and big band music. Especially anything from WWII and Stagedoor Canteen. Or Rat Patrol Radio stuff.

Here is a really interesting video. Like a Sam Spade novel. Lot's of tribute to Sinatra in this.

Rolling Stone article.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-bob-dylan-navigate-a-bloody-love-triangle-in-new-video-20150302

The video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOxy_hy22CA

Kind of puts to rest some of the stories of Bob losing it. He was probably looking for inspiration.
 

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My fave Warren Zevon covered several Dylan songs in his concerts, and his versions sounded much better than the originals. Come to think of it, that's pretty much true for anyone who ever covered a Dylan song.

I've always said that Tom Petty is what Dylan would sound like if he could enunciate, or carry a tune, or had any actual musical talent at all.

But I repeat my admiration for Dylan as a songwriter. Right up there at the top.
 
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