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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:03 pm 
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Amen on the Tambourine Man. Only Dylan's version really resonates with me

I think the Byrds song is just too generic. It sounds like any other Byrds song that's out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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Fool, it was the first Byrds song ever released. It couldn't possibly be a generic Byrds song. And they adopted a much more country rock sound in the late sixties, so, no, all their songs don't sound like that.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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a_man_named_gray wrote:
Any list without Watchtower and Its Alright Ma in the top ten fails in my opinion.


I don't think I insult those songs by placing them where I did. Obviously they'd be top 10 for most artists - Watchtower for example is very clearly Hendrix' best record imo. Dylan just has a deeper catalogue than basically anyone else who's ever recorded music. The only artists anywhere near his level either died young, broke up, or should have done one of those two things decades ago (Stones).


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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Each to his own. I never thought I'd see someone give so much love to The Basement Tapes.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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I think it'd be wrong to call the Basement Tapes better than Blonde on Blonde or Highway 61 but I think it's just as wrong to call them worse.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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I think Bob's is better.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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I REALLY dislike Ke$ha's own music but I think that was honestly pretty good.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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^ True dat. I'm thoroughly impressed.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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I hardly recognize Ke$ha's style in that video. Really cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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and then it hit me

Five Blood on the Tracks tracks were recorded in New York, five in Minneapolis three months later. The Minnesota cuts (Tangled Up in Blue, You're a Big Girl Now, Idiot Wind, Lily et al, and If You See Her Say Hello) are transcendent. The NY songs range from pedestrian to straight-up boring.

So what happened in those three months?


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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Shelter from the Storm is certainly more than pedestrian, and I'd argue Simple Twist of Fate and Buckets of Rain are, as well.

But yeah, the absolute best songs were re-recorded. Who knows what happened? Maybe he went forward in time, saw the existence of Michelle Bachmann and Ryan Seacrest, and knew we deserved a better distraction than he was prepared to give us. That would certainly explain Idiot Wind, if nothing else.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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I think the New York songs are pretty interesting to hear. Not better than the final versions, but still quite good.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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awesome wrote:

Interesting take on this cover, from Slate:

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The treatment misses what has always struck me about that song, which is the singer’s irritation and anger hidden behind his pose that he’s tough and doing just fine. That tension—the half-hidden sorrow—makes the song interesting. Making it all woe goes too far.


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 Post subject: Re: Bob Dylan
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I agree that that's what makes the original the ultimate version, but damn, that is a pretty great cover actually!


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