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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 11:57 GMT 
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meuse2208 wrote:
Like A Thin Man wrote:
The vast majority of the songs from Shot of Love, Empire Burlesque, those other two train-wrecks directly afterwards, and Under The Red Sky.

Christmas in the Heart

And most egregiously, Forever Young (Continued)


This post can not be taken seriously.


Yes it can. 'Forever Young' is alright, but otherwise spot on about the others.


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 11:59 GMT 
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Why ever not? Are you a chRiSTmas in tHE heArT fan?


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 12:17 GMT 
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Yes it can. 'Forever Young' is alright, but otherwise spot on about the others.


Forever Young is a classic, although not a favourite. Forever Young (Continued) is the absolute nadir of Bob's career. ... or at least Planet Waves.


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 12:30 GMT 
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Like A Thin Man wrote:
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Why ever not? Are you a chRiSTmas in tHE heArT fan?


No, but the others have some real good songs. It's not fair to throw all in the same basket. Forever Young is a beautiful song, maybe written for his son. To say this is his worst song, is odd.


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 13:17 GMT 
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On a slightly different tack - has Bob has ever sung a worse version of a great song than TUIB at Rothbury in 2009?


Literally hundreds of times.



Id like to hear a worse version (not performance) of TUIB than that. Its embarrassing.


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 14:38 GMT 
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I'll shoot some fish in a barrel: Had a Dream About You Baby. Not only did it show up on TWO albums--Down in the Groove and Hearts of Fire Soundtrack--but he had the cajones to play it live in 1988. Bob owes me for the time I listened to it. Hey, I was young and didn't know better! And most of Under the Red Sky; see HungryHoss' spot-on comments.
And I'll add a new sub-category, if there's space: a good song ruined by an officially released live version: the Dylan & the Dead version of Slow Train Coming. Horrible stumbling mumbling performance. I'd nominate the whole album, but this song merits inclusion because it was actually played (very, very briefly) on the radio.


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 15:13 GMT 
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The Bard wrote:
On a slightly different tack - has Bob has ever sung a worse version of a great song than TUIB at Rothbury in 2009?

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Id like to hear a worse version (not performance) of TUIB than that. Its embarrassing.


I'm not sure of the difference between version and performance...but if you mean arrangement I'll grant you that it's a strange one. As far bad versions of great songs, 1991 alone probably has more than a hundred (despite the occasional great ones that year). Sorry for the strange quote editing, but the forum doesn't allow multiple embedded quotes.


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 15:33 GMT 
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warnick wrote:
And I'll add a new sub-category, if there's space: a good song ruined by an officially released live version: the Dylan & the Dead version of Slow Train Coming. Horrible stumbling mumbling performance. I'd nominate the whole album, but this song merits inclusion because it was actually played (very, very briefly) on the radio.


I know i'm likely in the minority here but I really like that version, one of the few highlights of that album for me.


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 17:50 GMT 
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Tim Finnegan wrote:
warnick wrote:
And I'll add a new sub-category, if there's space: a good song ruined by an officially released live version: the Dylan & the Dead version of Slow Train Coming. Horrible stumbling mumbling performance. I'd nominate the whole album, but this song merits inclusion because it was actually played (very, very briefly) on the radio.


I know i'm likely in the minority here but I really like that version, one of the few highlights of that album for me.


I like Slow Train on Dylan and The Dead too. My favorite version of that song though is from the Avignon, France show in 1981.


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 17:56 GMT 
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Joey is ace
Mozambique is ace

You are wrong


Yep, I adore that album.


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 17:56 GMT 
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Tim Finnegan wrote:
warnick wrote:
And I'll add a new sub-category, if there's space: a good song ruined by an officially released live version: the Dylan & the Dead version of Slow Train Coming. Horrible stumbling mumbling performance. I'd nominate the whole album, but this song merits inclusion because it was actually played (very, very briefly) on the radio.


I know i'm likely in the minority here but I really like that version, one of the few highlights of that album for me.


Mumblecore at its best.


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 22:51 GMT 

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my votes:

Forever Young
Mr. Tambourine Man

Not that they're bad songs, I just never want to hear them again.


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 23:26 GMT 
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tayblack wrote:
my votes:

Forever Young
Mr. Tambourine Man

Not that they're bad songs, I just never want to hear them again.


Dylan seems to agree with you!


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PostPosted: Tue August 25th, 2015, 23:59 GMT 
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tayblack wrote:

Mr. Tambourine Man


Songs you are tired of hearing ≠ worst song Dylan ever sung. Or are you just having a laugh?




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PostPosted: Wed August 26th, 2015, 02:19 GMT 

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yep, Dylan actually held Tambourine Man off an album because it was so bad.
then he was forced to place it on his next album because he was having a hard time coming up with new material (a problem that Dylan is, of course, famous for). me, i never did find out what happened after that, considering the level Dylan had sunk to, i didnt bother listening any more.




insult Tambourine Man again and ill type out more unfunny responses like this! :twisted:
youve been warned...


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PostPosted: Wed August 26th, 2015, 05:14 GMT 
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tayblack wrote:
my votes:

Forever Young
Mr. Tambourine Man

Not that they're bad songs, I just never want to hear them again.


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PostPosted: Tue June 19th, 2018, 19:13 GMT 

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"Make You Feel My Love" (Love Sick single / Bobdylan.com Online Performances / Matt_77's Official Never Ending Tour Album)
"Tears Of Rage" (Not Dark Yet single / Bobdylan.com Online Performances / Matt_77's Official Never Ending Tour Album)


Horrible and boring songs.

Studio versions:

"It Ain't Me Babe"
"Mr. Tambourine Man"
"Make You Feel My Love"
"Tin Angel"


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PostPosted: Tue June 19th, 2018, 19:16 GMT 
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All I Really Want to Do
Walls of Red Wing
Love Sick

There is some awful stuff on Knocked Out Loaded and Under the Red Sky, but it's been a long while since I played those and I can't recall what they are. I don't think Christmas In the Heart is successful creatively, but it's sincere and he didn't write the standards so he can't be blamed for those.



I really don't like All I Really Want To Do. Walls...Red Wing is ok. But you really don't like Love Sick? I think that's a gem.


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PostPosted: Tue June 19th, 2018, 19:56 GMT 

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WrittenInMySoul wrote:
Joey

There is nothing about this song that I like.

We have a winner! Correct answer.


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PostPosted: Tue June 19th, 2018, 20:04 GMT 
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toilandblood546 wrote:
Let's turn it around a little. What are dreadful songs that Dylan somehow makes good through his performance? Don Henley's The End of the Innocence comes to mind


Solid choice there. Don Henley, eeew.

Among his own songs, Neighbourhood Bully takes the biscuit.


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Minstrel boy


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The Ugliest Girl in the World. Ugh.


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PostPosted: Thu June 21st, 2018, 22:43 GMT 
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josemesa wrote:
The Ugliest Girl in the World. Ugh.



yeah, that would be up there.


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PostPosted: Thu June 21st, 2018, 23:21 GMT 

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I gave "Knocked Out Loaded" yet another chance this week.

"They Killed Him" is all kinds of bad.


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PostPosted: Sat June 23rd, 2018, 01:10 GMT 
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TheBoiledGutsofBirds wrote:
I gave "Knocked Out Loaded" yet another chance this week.

"They Killed Him" is all kinds of rad.


Fixed that typo for ya. Must've been, right ?

I agree. And the childrens choir is the best part. Whenever I play the song, I sing along just as though I was one of those spunky little scamps, singing with Dylan in the studio.


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