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Which side of Dylan is less bad?
side 1: Lily of West/Falling in love/Sarah Jane/Ballad of Ira Hayes 50%  50%  [ 10 ]
side 2: Mr. Bojangles/Mary Ann/Big Yellow Taxi/A fool such as I/Spanish is the living tongue 50%  50%  [ 10 ]
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PostPosted: Sun March 25th, 2012, 07:19 GMT 
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and more importantly, why aren't the songs listed in order on the front of the cover???

a few pre-eighties albums left before we depart the time period:
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yes, if you own it, you must admit it here, even more embarrassingly, you must defend your side.


I've recently grown to appreciate the difference in attending to one side of a record, versus popping in a long CD that i pass in and out of attention with. and many dylan albums seem to be structured around these segments. so, i'm starting a poll series about preferred sides on vinyl. i'm not really centering on the value of any one song over the other, but rather how each side flows and stands coherently.


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PostPosted: Sun March 25th, 2012, 09:08 GMT 
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I've always had a soft spot for Mr. Bojangles. Side 1 makes a half-decent tablemat.


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PostPosted: Sun March 25th, 2012, 11:04 GMT 
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Side 1 by a country mile. "Lily of the West" is great, and so are "Can't Help Falling in Love With You" and "Sarah Jane". (I don't care about the "Ballad for Ira Hayes", though.)

The second side is not my cup of tea. "Mr. Bojangles" is nice, but the rest is not really interesting. "Spanish is the Loving Tongue" is a nice song, but this version is abyssmal as compared to the one Dylan released as a B-side in '71.


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PostPosted: Sun March 25th, 2012, 11:09 GMT 
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i commend both of you brave posters for admitting an interest in this particular one. Stuart, i was going to say only the side B folks will be brave enough to articulate their defense, but it looks like we can get it from both sides. because i always reconsider, i listened to side 1 again, and found it surprisingly relatively listenable, not how i remembered it. better at 3:30 am than at 3:30 pm too. perhaps the late hour has colored my optimism.

i just love bojangles though. and there are enough interesting moments on side 2 to keep me occupied.


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PostPosted: Mon March 26th, 2012, 03:35 GMT 
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Finally! An easy choice...SIDE 1....all excellent songs!
....not that i don't like Side 2 also....esp. Big YEllow Taxi

"which side is less bad" ? ....that's not nice Troubadour !
I honestly LOVE Dylan 1973...

Glad to see in your last post that you may be rethinking your opinion
of this album...keep listening...
you might end up joining the Dylan '73 Club ! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue March 27th, 2012, 02:57 GMT 
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it might not get be better if i continue listening, Queen Ann. it can only go downhill from 'relatively listenable.' that is the highest complement i can pay something of that tier. (the comparisons being to most things that don't necessarily qualify as music)...

but i love that it's out there. for people to fall in love with. i don't want to tell you that this particular poll, after TTL gets another 12 hours of activity or so, unfortunately is in last place for the number of views....the numbers have spoken and they speak truth.

so what are the perks of this '73 club you speak of? does it involve liquor? if so i may be interested.


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PostPosted: Tue March 27th, 2012, 03:43 GMT 
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^ :lol: The perks of the Dylan '73 Club don't involve liquor...as far as i know...but i seem to remember
that Bennyboy ( President ) did mention something about how pleasant it is to belt out
"Ira Hayes" while three-sheets-to-the- wind. Maybe we could incorporate that activity into
our meetings.

The perks of the Club consist of comraderie with like-minded individuals with an appreciation
for one of Dylan's most enjoyable albums. Any ER member is eligible to join. :mrgreen:
....any interested parties should simply contact me.

Keep listening, troubadour...i feel certain that in time, Dylan 73 will grow on you! :D


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PostPosted: Tue March 27th, 2012, 05:14 GMT 
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well everything grows, mold and fungi are both quite effective growers....doesn't mean they'll blossom!

and yes, given enough time....i may suffer some brain trauma that may change my mind. but right now i feel quite lucid. and I barely got through side 1 without having to wash my hands, hair and ears. it is at least consistent that it's the side winning the most votes from those who like this collection.

now, whassat about bboy as president :?: (underused emoticon, imo) . now it's coming together. bboy is drawn to the texture of that voice from that time period much like Winnie the pooh is driven toward honey. can't help it, must love it. it's strikingly odd that it's the one real bad album on this survey that he didn't swarm in to trash! it is pre-desire, so it's within his doctrine of approval.

but if he were to come here and publicly support it, all of his efforts against Modbob might tumble quicker than a house of cards in the tornado belt.

i may try to visit this Club - roughly on an annual basis. that's about as frequently as I go out on a crazy binge or do something to expose me ways other people operate in the world. similar to visiting a casino - unsettling exposure, new perspective....


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PostPosted: Tue March 27th, 2012, 07:12 GMT 
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Another Side is far, far, far less bad.


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