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Bob Dylan - Jokerman (Live 1984)

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by AlbertoMilanese, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. AlbertoMilanese

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    One of his great 80s songs, played as a brilliant version (maybe thanks to his great one-off backing band right here) - sounds much like how the Stones should have sounded in the 80s, I could just imagine Mick singing this! Great Tele sound!

     
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    The Plugz! This is amazing performance. Ronnie Wood sent his Strat over for Bob to play...
     
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    Here's more!
     
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    Great stuff!

    My favourite version is from Woodstock 1994. Play it [...] loud. :cool:

     
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    Sounds like sh*t to me... and I'm a big Dylan fan.
     
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    Ah, bucky Baxter Winston Watson on drums...nice...Bob knows how to build a band!!
     
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    Yep! I first saw Dylan live in 1993 with Winston Watson. I've seen him several times since, but that 1993 concert is still my favourite, and I think the drumming played a big part in that (obviously amongst many other things).
     
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    I dunno. I love the studio version of that song... and that record is among my favorite records.



    this is a great recording and a great song.....

    the stuff with Knopfler and Mick Taylor were just so great...
     
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    I am particularly fond of the version he did on Letterman of Don’t Start Me Talking.
     
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    Infidels is in my top 5 Dylan albums.

    I just wish he wouldn't speed up the tempo on this.
     
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    I cannot tell you how many times in tense situations (especially at work) in my head, I'd sing "Well the pressure's down, the boss ain't here He gone North, for a while...' to remind me that 'this is it... no help is coming... there is nobody else, I need to know and do and act etc.

    That whole album has 'grown up' themes and phrases... a great period in his writing...
     
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    As much as I hate to ever disagree with Mr. Bent, yes - Knopfler and Taylor are great - but Sly and Robbie are so sterile on this recording...to me, it sounds too clean, clear and 80s...

    Do you know the story that Dylan showed up at Zappa's house one night, unannounced, to ask him to produce Infidels... Frank was interested but insisted on using his own band - as much as I love Frank, that would not have gone well... And Knopfler wanted Billy Gibbons on the second guitar, but Bob insisted on Mick T...
     
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    healthy debate is healthy! For me, clean is king... but I COMPLETELY understand that is not a universal opinion/stance and appreciate other modes as well. my favorite live dylan is after the flood, (clean compared to other stuff)... I love the LA super clean recordings (steely dan, eagles, ronstadt) in part for the cleanliness... so, yeah, if that isn't your thing, it would be too 'figured out'

    on the biograph record (I think) the recording of 'you're a big girl now' is a favorite (okay, nashville skyline is more my thing too) so, yeah, it is a sickness...

    now to completely contradict (kinda) take pretty much any studio record and mentor williams or nik venet produced John Stewart record and I hate it. Clean the wrong way, too tame. But, his live record where Nik just pushed record, and you get a masterpiece in the Phoenix Concerts.

    The extreme lover of clean is my brother who prefers precision and level of difficulty to actual musicality... he loves the prog rock records that are so clean, they are (to me) antiseptic... so, it is kind of degrees... Sly and Robbie may be too antiseptic to you and just right for me... if friggin Goldilocks would quit goofin around we can all enjoy our own beds....
     
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    You beat me to it!

    I guess I just prefer the '60's to early '70s and then 2000's Bob.
     
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    My little brother got me to listen to the Infidels album. I think Jokerman was perhaps his favorite tune from that album.
    Never heard these live versions, thanks for posting. It's always fun to hear Dylan's live versions, even though they can often seem less than focused.
     
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