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Most overrated ModBob Song
Cold irons bound 43%  43%  [ 17 ]
Mississippi 20%  20%  [ 8 ]
Workingman's blues 38%  38%  [ 15 ]
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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 00:33 GMT 
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I wanted to add something from TTL, but I don't think anything is on that album is overrated because so few seem to like it. The ones I have listed seem to be loved by many on this site. I'm just not sure why. Though I think all three are overrated I vote Working Man's Blues. Maybe it's the lyric people like so much? I find the singing and melody etc soooo bland and boring. Same with Mississipi, just not quite as much.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 01:02 GMT 

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pffft. None are over rated, each one is mind blowing n' awesome.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 03:04 GMT 
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If anything all 3 of those songs and indeed most ModBob is underrated by people in general, not necessarily the people on this site.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 04:42 GMT 
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rolling_thunder wrote:
If anything all 3 of those songs and indeed most ModBob is underrated by people in general, not necessarily the people on this site.

I agree!


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 05:59 GMT 
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I call Shenanigans, Finnegan. What's your game? :wink:

the premise that there are three songs people seem to like more than you must mean a large population of people are incorrect and this pole will shed light on the reason? double barrel question with a double barrel shot gun...

be brave. place a none of the above category and poll a legitimate survey... :idea:


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 07:34 GMT 
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^ I agree, Troub ..... I was looking for a 'none of the above' answer to check! ...No way could I
vote for any of those 3 excellent (IMO) songs.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 08:08 GMT 

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the reason these songs are great.
-Lyrics (that hold a significant meaning of philosophy, psychology, human experience and thought with a great sense of connection)
-Vocals (that are appropriate for the meaning and the character of the narrator)
-Music (that sets the perfect atmosphere and emotion for the said purpose)
-Melody (all have great melody that doesn't getting boring and still(though long) hold you're attention and goes unpredictable).


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 08:10 GMT 
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Has anyone bothered to vote yet?


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 08:31 GMT 
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iamhere wrote:
the reason these songs are great.
-Lyrics (that hold a significant meaning of philosophy, psychology, human experience and thought with a great sense of connection)
-Vocals (that are appropriate for the meaning and the character of the narrator)
-Music (that sets the perfect atmosphere and emotion for the said purpose)
-Melody (all have great melody that doesn't getting boring and still(though long) hold you're attention and goes unpredictable).


All of this would be fine if two of the three songs weren't actually shite on toast.

Cold Irons Bound is a great edgy little blues tune - it has that nagging, mysterious vibe that hints at untold sufferings but doesn't outstay its welcome. Plus Dylan actually sings this one with some passion and power.

The other two are exactly what is wrong with Big Statement ModBob. I'm not surprised most of you divvies love them both. Overblown, pretentious nonsense, pseudo-profundity peddling vehicles for The Brand. Mississippi is clearly the most overrated of the two, but Workingman's Blues is by far the worse song. The good thing about never seeing the man perform again is never having to be in the same room when he does this one 'live'.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 08:36 GMT 
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Great piano playing on WMB#2.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 08:39 GMT 
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Great piano playing on WMB#2.


You mean the 'Cheers' theme tune at the beginning?

Fuck me sideways. Yeah, that's really 'great' that, Johanna....


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 08:47 GMT 
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^^
What's your mission actually? I'm sure you know you're not going to convince anyone.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 08:58 GMT 
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Johanna Parker wrote:
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What's your mission actually? I'm sure you know you're not going to convince anyone.


Mission? I dont have a mission.

Do you have a mission?

What a strange thing to ask.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 09:03 GMT 
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I love all 3!!


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 09:17 GMT 
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Surely, a proper ModBob track would be one where he covers a Jam song?


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 10:37 GMT 
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iamhere wrote:
pffft. None are over rated, each one is mind blowing n' awesome.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 11:49 GMT 
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Surely, a proper ModBob track would be one where he covers a Jam song?

:lol:


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 12:04 GMT 

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CIB is probably the most conventional of the three (at least to my ears). Thus I personally prefer Mississippi and WMB. These two are among ModBob's finest, both musically and lyrically, so I can't see how they can be overrated...


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 12:24 GMT 
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benny is right but mean, as usual


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 12:40 GMT 
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You cannot overrate Mississippi, it's impossible. Listen to any of the fall '11 versions.
Actually, I don't think you can overrate ModBob (can we call him 'Mob' for short?) either.


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 12:42 GMT 
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it would be hard for me to rate the fall '11 versions of anything at all


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 12:45 GMT 
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You're right, they're all too good. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 12:48 GMT 
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Bennyboy wrote:
Mississippi is clearly the most overrated of the two, but Workingman's Blues is by far the worse song.


Can't help but agree here.


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Love Sick
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PostPosted: Mon May 14th, 2012, 14:10 GMT 
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Bennyboy wrote:
Johanna Parker wrote:
Great piano playing on WMB#2.


You mean the 'Cheers' theme tune at the beginning?



i don't follow, whats wrong with the Cheers theme? i think you meant this as a slam but mis-selected. a television show theme song that could make one weep. that's right up bob's alley.


Bennyboy wrote:
Just thought it might be fun to encapsulate Bob's three studio albums of the 2000s in a one-disk compilation.

So here's my first stab at it. Works nicely.

1. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
2. Lonesome Day Blues
3. Forgetful Heart
4. I Feel A Change Comin' On
5. Po' Boy
6. This Dream of You
7. High Water
8. Workingman's Blues #2
9. My Wife's Home Town
10. Mississippi
11. Shake Shake Mama
12. Nettie Moore
13. Summer Days
14. Sugar Baby


is number eight your filler then?

mmm...wait further research reveals Bennyboy might be BingBot in disguise!

Bennyboy wrote:
I think the poignancy of 'Workingman's Blues' owes much to Dylan playing the theme tune to Cheers at the start. I for one have tears in my eyes as I remember the dynamite chemistry of Ted Danson and Woody Harrelson, not to mention that fat bloke and the postman who looked like a hamster.
- March 2009

Bennyboy wrote:
Time Out of Mind his best album ever? Jesus.

Ever heard of Blood On The Tracks? Highway 61 Revisited? Blonde on Blonde? Desire? John Wesley Harding?

Personally, I think the title of this thread is a bit misleading. The only great thing about Modern Times is Nettie Moore. Workingman's Blues? Don't make me laugh. It starts with the theme to Cheers and goes downhill from there. Time Out of Mind is a good album, don't get me wrong, but listening to it in its entirety is like downing a box of quaaludes and trying to run a marathon in the snow.
- May 2009


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