Bob Dylan

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  1. bringbackrattles

    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    A mate of mine is always giving stuff away and recently he gave me a Bob Dylan triple CD box set. Got to admit even though I know he's a music legend,I've never played much of his music. But after playing this collection I can't believe its took me this long to see why he's classed as a genius. Absolutely love his music !
     
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    You really need to listen to some of his older stuff, BBR. I have nearly everything he's done. Huge fan of Bob Dylan! Is that the triple album set with Blood On The Tracks included?
     
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    It's called : Bob Dylan Biograph. Its all his hits and other tracks from his beginning till 1981. Some songs I've never heard before like Masters Of War,Percy's Song, Tombstone Blues,and Grooms Still Waiting At The Alter. He got it from a charity shop so it's not a recent collection. I love it though ! Hurricane isn't on it though which is my favourite track by him.
     
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    Wrap yer ears around "Desolation Row", BBR. Gotta be my favourite Dylan track. It's over 11 minutes long and one of his early ones. It's off the 'Highway 61 Revisited' album. (1965) Can't get it on YouTube because it keeps coming up with "Copyrighted", yet other stuff from the album is okay? Strange?
     
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    Just back in from pub so I'll play tomorrow I'm half pissed ! Dylan is a genius !
     
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    It's not on this collection.Have you heard a track called Masters Of War ? A great song and I keep playing it. Also there's another track called ISIS but not sure its about the terrorist mob ? Bit before their time so probably just a coincidence. Quinn The Eskimo is on it which I never knew he wrote.
     
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    I'm still in shock about Grendel saying Bowie is overrated. If he says so is Dylan I'll probably have a stroke !
     
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    Masters of War is off his "Freewheelin'" album. "Isis" is actually a girl's name. Released in the 70's so nothing to do with the ISIS we know today! Keep listening to Dylan. You'll eventually love his stuff as much as me! By the way, have you ever listened to much Leonard Cohen? Similar stuff to Dylan but in his own clever style. Great, deep gravelly voice!
     
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    I think you may be surprised just how much Dylan wrote and allowed others to record his stuff. Early stuff like Mr Tambourine Man, Mr Bojangles, All along the Watchtower, House of the Rising Sun, etc etc..
     
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    I'd like to give Grendull a friggin' good slap! Twat!
     
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    I had a Cohen album years ago and it was good but have to start listening to his stuff again. I can't believe I didn't listen to Dylan though as his songs are so powerful with stories behind them.No wonder he got the Nobel prize !
     
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    I've got a lot of Dylan's stuff, but I have to be in the right mood to listen to it. And the missus has to be out - she can't stand him.
     
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    Music is subjective so what one person likes someone else doesn't. I dislike jazz but that doesn't mean jazz is crap.
     
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    You're right. Jazz IS crap, but not just because you don't like it.
     
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    I can't stand rap either. I just don't get the concept of shouting down a microphone using inane gabble just to make something rhyme. And then it's spoken so fast, you don't understand what the hell is being said anyway! :emoji_thumbsdown:
     
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    The girl in the flat above me has always got rap on and at times really loud. I dislike rap so I stick on some heavy metal which has at times got her to turn the rap crap off ! On a lighter note I'm just back in and got the Dylan CD on again. I'm bloody addicted now !
     
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    Listening to the words this morning of Masters Of War they should get Tony Blair and George Bush to play it and cringe in shame !
     
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    Have always liked Dylan. Yes 'masters of war' is superb. My favs include 'with god on our side' and 'house of the rising sun' and of course 'blowing in the wind'.


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    I can't stand rap, either. If I wanted to listen to bad poetry, I'd go to the local amateur poets society meetings.
     
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    I liked his first two folksy albums when he was a Woody Guthrie sound-a-like.
    Have not cared for much since except a few songs like "Positively 4th Street", "Like a Rolling Stone" and "I Want You".
    The last album I liked was his 1967 Greatest Hits album. After that, it was all downhill for me.
    Check out some of the other 60's folk artists like Phil Ochs, Tom Rush and Tim Buckley,
     
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    Like I wrote earlier I've got into Dylan's music late but what I've listened to so far it's all been good. As for Buckley is he the one that died young ?
     
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    That made me laugh. Funny enough i'm listening to the album Desire right now which Isis is on. Fantastic album.
     
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    Jeez! I just listened to a track on Radio Two. I thought to myself: "Fook me! That's great! I like that! Gonna download it!" I waited till it ended to see what it was and who was singing. Shiver me timbers!!! It was only Harry bleedin' Styles of Wrong Direction! Really good song! Called "Sign of the Times". (Not the Prince song, I hasten to add!) Blimey! Here's me at nearly 65 and actually admitting to liking a Harry Styles track! I'll never live this down!
     
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    My dad loved his music and as a kid I recall he was always playing/singing to Nat King Cole,Jim Reeves,Perry Como,and others from that era.When he passed away I kept some of his collection as he had moved on to CDs.And on the odd occasion have played some of it especially Andy Williams.Bloody love Williams ! And even my son likes him too which shows music especially good music lives on through the generations.
     
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    Ray Charles is another favourite of mine, and also Sinatra, BBR.
     
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    Probably my favourite Dylan track, is Isis. That probably gets me on a list somewhere these days, lucky I'm not going to the States anytime soon!

    I really like most of his stuff, but I went to his concert at the NEC a few years back and it was bloody awful. I don't think he wanted to be there in truth, but then it is Birmingham

    Also, no one shouted "Judas", which was disappointing. :)
     
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    Yes, Tim Buckley died in his late 20's, accidental drug overdose I think. Dylan was my first introduction to modern music. Before that I only heard 50's music, my father liked Connie Francis and Lonnie Donegan. When I first heard Bob Dylan ("The Times They Are a'Changin", I think), it opened my eyes and ears and I started listening to all kinds of music. Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits was the first record album I ever bought. After that I bought his two earlier albums, which I really liked. Here's a Phil Ochs song:
     
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    I remember another song with the same title:
     
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