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Bob Dylan.

Post by Colin Hicks on Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:05 am

I know from previous conversations that at least most of the core Wrinklies aren't Dylan fans, but do any of you like him? I think all his stuff up to Desire, at least is great.

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Re: Bob Dylan.

Post by Guest on Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:54 am

I really like the 'idea' of Dylan. I enjoy interviews I have read, and he is a deeply fascinating artist and man. I just can't seem to get into his music. Which really frustrates me to be honest.
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Post by Graymalkin on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:43 pm

I have The Freewheelin'..., Bringing It All Back Home, and Blonde On Blonde. And, although I love those albums to bits, I've never really bothered to get anything else by him - it's almost as if my unconscious thinks I have all the Dylan I need.

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Post by stanmore on Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:00 pm

Desire is the only album of his where I love the whole shebang. The nearest I have to that is Bringing It All Back Home, where I love quite a bit of it. Highway 61 is quite good, Blood on the Tracks didn't get me in my pulse like I thought it would, Modern Times had a successful first play but it hasn't be played since. The Times They Are A Changin' feels like work. The "Best of..." generally hits the spot too if I miss out everything between '78 and '97. His voice and perhaps the lack of variety of sound on an album normally count against him. Actually the most enjoyment I got out of a Dylan related thing is "The Nightingale's Code", a real labour of love about Dylan's words. If only I picked up that level of beauty by casually listening to it. His Radio 2 show is shit.

So, if we are using marks out of five (and I think that we are) and good 3.5...
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Post by Jennyjenkins on Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:04 am

I like Dylan - haven't heard any recent stuff - Lay Lady Lay is one of my favorite songs of all time.

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Post by barnaby morbius on Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:34 am

my favourites are blond on blond, blood and the tracks, john welsey harding and desire.

i saw him live in 1993. i think, like mecca, dylan is something you should see before you die
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Re: Bob Dylan.

Post by Colin Hicks on Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:32 am

I saw him live at the Brighton Centre in '95. Sadly, really unimpressed.

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Post by Pauli23 on Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:46 am

I Love Dylan.........he's easily the best thing on 'The Magic Roundabout'....

(not sure about that whining yank who stole his act though)

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Re: Bob Dylan.

Post by sparacus on Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:41 pm

I like Dylan, however I think his best work was recorded from 62-66 and after that the quality varies considerably. Albums like 'Nashville Skyline', 'New Morning', 'Knocked out Loaded' & 'Down in the Groove' are utter bilge.
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Post by Zoltar on Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:34 pm

I like Dylan. I don't follow his albums but I have some songs of his that I like and he's got some great lyrics. He's unique and he does his own thing, sometimes it succeeds and sometimes not. But at least he's trying to be interesting.

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Post by TOMSPY77 on Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:37 pm

I like him, I know more single tracks then full albums, but I like Dylan...oddly enough, my favorite Dylan song is on a Wilburys album, Tweeter and the Monkey Man.
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