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Dylan

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Steerforth, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. mfguitar

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    If I could have been that cool for one day.......
    Blood on the Tracks is my favorite but I put on Desire the other day, very cool album with no electric guitar.
     
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    Oh mercy
    Whole albums worth of great songs!
     
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    An embarrassment of riches.

    Desolation Row; that whole album (Highway 61 Revisited).

    And all the other ones)
     
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    Impossible to pick one, but if I was to pick my favorite Dylan song at this exact second, it'd be this-



    The snare fills in the chorus kill me every time. RIP Kenny Buttrey.

    Holy cow...

    I've been listening to this album for over 30 years, and I NEVER NOTICED THERE WAS NO ELECTRIC GUITAR ON IT. I've been a professional audio engineer for over 20 years- it's my job to hear every single nuance in a recording or performance, but the fact that such a foundational instrument was completely missing from this record never occurred to me. The songs are so damn good that they short-circuit the analytical part of my brain and I get lost in the music.
     
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    Really,that's not a Tele in there?
     
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    I see by this vid it's around 63... so it was either xmas 63 or 64 I'm at a local church Xmas concert with the family... gr3 age... most of the acts/skits were accompanied by the piano player,,, very amateur level stuff...
    I don't remember much about the other acts, but at one stage two teenage boys got up with two acoustic guitars and played Blowin' in the Wind.. probably the first live guitars I'd seen.. and with kids playing them...

    I tried to stand up on the seat to see more, but I got yanked down by mum and had to peer through the heads in front of me,,,, after a while everyone was singing along with them. I thought then about the power of two guitars and a song.... The images of that show have stayed with me.

    Of course I had no idea who Bob Dylan was at that time... I do thank those two boys for being hip to what was going down at that time...:cool:

     
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    I was telling my GF, who is a professor, a Dr. of religious studies in her own right, this story of when I was going to college in San Francisco in about '82. We were talking at dinner, about the subject of tolerance for other people and empathy and how something seems to have changed, etc. My story, I told her, was about being a young person and listening to a street preacher, or perhaps he was a rabbi, he quoted from the old testament, he quoted from the new testament, he quoted from the Quran, he quoted Bob Dylan lyrics and talked about when he went electric! And this was in the Mission district where I lived, his flock, his temporary devotes were mainly Hispanic and Asian people and they listen intently and nodded their heads in earnest. How curious and happy I was to be there and to see such a spectacle, it seemed the world was good and future was full of goodness. I think I was maybe the only one, who, when he switched over to Bob Dylan lyrics and stated their intrinsic human value as words, even without music, my mouth was hanging open a bit and I looked around to see if anyone else seemed to question the merely pop references and I was sort of scratching my head at his inclusiveness. I know now, he was smart man and an educated man, that street preacher.
     
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    Changing of the Guards, will never grow tired of hearing it. Catchy tune with great lyrics, a profound story no doubt, still don't have a clue what it's about :)



    I love the Street Legal album. Glad someone mentioned Senor above.
     
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    This is one of mine

     
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    My dad used to say that being able to recite "Desolation Row" and explain how rainbows are formed should be requirements for graduating from high school.
     
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    Not a huge fan. There's a deep vein of misanthropy and contempt for other people running through his music. Something sort of teenage. When he was christian he seemed to be much more abOut the judging than the loving.

    I like this one--I don't really think he ever got much better

     
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    Sugar Baby.

     
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    My favorite Bob Dylan songs are written by Bob, but performed by others.

    Like this one:
     
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    Right now I'm "all ate up" with the performances from the 1st half of the Rolling Thunder Revue Tour in the film by Scorsese. They are ALL incredible! One More Cup Of Coffee, Isis, Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, etc. SPECATACULAR!
     
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    Too many!

    But, in recent years, "Mississippi."

    Imo, it's a classic and a gem.
     
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    Can’t pick just one song, but my two favorite Dylan albums are Blonde on Blonde and John Wesley Harding. I love Charlie McCoy’s bass against Kenny Buttrey’s drums on JWH. Blonde on Blonde is an album I can listen to straight through and not skip a song.
     
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