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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 18:55 GMT 

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This is a hard one for me, because I was a casual listener during my first few months as a Dylan fan. It's hard to remember what song really got me started. I remember listening to my dad's copy of the Concert for Bangladesh on the record player and being impressed by Hard Rain. I was also turned on by the Byrd's version of Chimes of Freedom.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:07 GMT 
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The opening theme to Watchmen, The Times, They Are A' Changin.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:15 GMT 
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I remember vividly hearing Tangled on the radio in the '70's and really liking it but not knowing alot about Dylan. Too young to get it yet.

The song that convinced me Dylan was special was, believe it or not, 115th Dream.

While it may not have the weight of some others it's wit and humor hooked me!


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:16 GMT 
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Maggie's Farm (Hard Rain video version)


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:19 GMT 

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SUbterranean Homesick blues


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:22 GMT 
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Obviously, I have always been aware of Dylan's music and enjoyed it but there was one song that just sent me crazy for him. For me it was 'I Want You' I remember the first time I couldn't get enough of that amazing melody line. Also, It's All Over Now was a big one for me.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:26 GMT 
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The song from Reservoir Dogs.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:29 GMT 
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I'll try to keep it short. :) My son was visiting and added Christmas In The Heart and Blood On The Tracks on my computer. The next night or so, I decided to watch No Direction Home on netflix before I listened to them. I was gobsmacked and played BOTT in my car the next day. The song that sealed it was Idiot Wind. Straight to the heart like a dagger. I came home and searched for a video on youtube and found the Hard Rain version. I probably watched it 50 times that night. That was just a little over a year ago.

Second album I listened to was obviously Christmas In The Heart. Cried the whole way through it. All the songs handled with such respect and that voice, which was soooo different from BOTT but still had such amazing powers of expression.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:32 GMT 
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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:40 GMT 
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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:42 GMT 

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My older brother puts on GH 2 and I'm thinking, wow this guy is brutal! Then ' all I really want to do' comes on and I'm thinking, wow this guy is brilliant!


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:53 GMT 
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Wigwam, form Self Portrait. In the Summer of 1970 it was the perfect antidote to the madness of the 60s.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 19:55 GMT 
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"like a rolling stone", i guess...


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 20:19 GMT 
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I want you


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 20:25 GMT 

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Days of 49, which my brother (who was not and is not into Dylan at all) happened to have on a mixed tape.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 20:32 GMT 
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Mississippi. Hit me like a ton of bricks.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 20:39 GMT 

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Mr Tambourine Man - something in the chorus and just clicked. After a year of use at the age of 16, I'd built up around 400 listens to the song


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 20:42 GMT 
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MoonshinerHobo wrote:
Mr Tambourine Man - something in the chorus and just clicked. After a year of use at the age of 16, I'd built up around 400 listens to the song


now that you wrote that, i remembered that actually the first time i´ve heard BD when somebody put tambourine man on a mixtape for me when i was about 16 years old (and i loved it) :P however, a bit later it was LARS that really catched my attention and made me find out more about BD...


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 21:32 GMT 
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I posted this in another topic a while ago:
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by some simple twist of fate I ended up listening to four songs in particular, out of curiosity. Desolation Row, Like A Rolling Stone, Hurricane and Subterranean Homesick Blues. Each one of them had a great effect on me. Row was an incredible experience, the way he put words together, it was like reading Shakespeare. Like A Rolling Stone had me up on my feet within seconds and became my favourite song almost immediately after hearing it. Hurricane was storytelling at its finest, it was like watching a whole movie in 8 minutes. And Subterranean Homesick Blues just had that feeling of rebellion and going against the flow even before I knew the back-story of his transition to electric. I quickly bought The Essential Bob Dylan collection and I've been a bobcat ever since. :mrgreen:

Since this topic is to pick one song, I guess Like A Rolling Stone would be the one that really converted me. Incredible songwriting, but also rockin' music behind it that could really affect me even without paying attention to the poetry.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 21:50 GMT 
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I don't really remember the first song that drew me in. Maybe it was Blowin' In The Wind, but mainly just The Essential Bob Dylan as a whole that got me interested.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 22:21 GMT 
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Desolation Row, still my favorite, but hearing that made everything else necessary


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 22:48 GMT 

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Looking back, I think listening to the The Times They Are-A Changing album around Xmas of 95 when I was sixteen is when I really got hooked.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 22:51 GMT 
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Looking back, I think listening to the The Times They Are-A Changing album around Xmas of 95 when I was sixteen is when I really got hooked.


it's an amazing record, knocked me out when I listened to it...just dripping with style, clearly a huge talent, so much intelligence and crazy rhythm, crazier meter, timing was dazzling throughout


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 22:58 GMT 

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Yeah.. he didn' have to reach for anything. He was in control of everything. Sometimes I think a few of the songs on Bringing It All Back Home and Highway 81 were a bit portentious and clumsy, like he was trying to write in an idiom that he hadn't quite mastered yet. The Times album is just so natural.


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PostPosted: Wed October 3rd, 2012, 23:02 GMT 
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oddly enough I know, for sure.... It was Thunder On The Mountain.....


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