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Author:  Happiness Is a Warm Gun [ Wed June 17th, 2015, 21:20 GMT ]
Post subject:  Buckets of Rain

Hi,

I've registered here to ask a question. Did Dylan play the guitar part of Buckets of Rain? Just curious, as that is quite a difficult guitar part to play and people always say Dylan was a mediocre player, but that song would state otherwise for sure!

Thanks

Author:  Spanish Johnny [ Thu June 18th, 2015, 05:32 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

Please someone answer this question very carefully.

Author:  yopietro [ Thu June 18th, 2015, 05:56 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

Dylan played it.

Author:  inthealley [ Thu June 18th, 2015, 08:22 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

Bob is a bad guitar player in the same way as he is a bad singer ..... and a bad harmonica player. You either get it or you don't.

Author:  Happiness Is a Warm Gun [ Thu June 18th, 2015, 11:02 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

Thanks.

For the record I wasn't saying he is a bad guitar player. I think he's fantastic, in fact! I was merely referring to the common conception people stick on him that he's simply a chord strummer, whereas this song in particular shows how good he actually is.

Author:  ApocalypseKurtz [ Thu June 18th, 2015, 13:46 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

It sounds unmistakably like Bob to me. Its not perfectly played in a technical sense, but its played well enough, and with all the charm of an old rock n' roller crossed with a a song n dance man.

Author:  Mark Loveland [ Thu June 18th, 2015, 14:06 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

If you are familiar with Bob Dylan's huge body of work, it is obvious that his guitar skills are above chord strumming.. Enough said about that premise...
If not familiar, merely look at the two acoustic records from the early 90s that demonstrate solo guitar work...

Author:  Mickvet [ Thu June 18th, 2015, 18:41 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

inthealley wrote:
Bob is a bad guitar player in the same way as he is a bad singer ..... and a bad harmonica player. You either get it or you don't.


This is one of the most powerful statements about Dylan I have yet encountered. All the clearer for its purity and simplicity. Thank you for expressing what I believe I have always known but have been unable to articulate. You have done it for me.

Author:  joe32 [ Thu June 18th, 2015, 19:21 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

the guitar playing on this song,if its bob or not,reminds me of mark knof...

Author:  rolling_thunder [ Thu June 18th, 2015, 19:34 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

Mark Loveland wrote:
If you are familiar with Bob Dylan's huge body of work, it is obvious that his guitar skills are above chord strumming.. Enough said about that premise...
If not familiar, merely look at the two acoustic records from the early 90s that demonstrate solo guitar work...


His early 60's albums with just him and his guitar show some pretty good playing as well.

Author:  camilla's house [ Thu June 18th, 2015, 19:41 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

yeah, even another side has a really cool sound, and guitar-wise that's the weakest of the early albums.

Author:  Mark Loveland [ Thu June 18th, 2015, 23:28 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

Also, notice the percussive, metallic sound of the guitar on this track... Sort of sounds like raindrops banging on a metal bucket... Intentional, or not.

Author:  mogi67 [ Fri June 19th, 2015, 11:27 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

It's not too hard of a song to play, honestly. It's in open D/E like a lot of the other songs on BOTT

Author:  goodnitesteve [ Fri June 19th, 2015, 12:09 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

It was played by Him. It's not a hard song to play once you get the open tuning. They say Joni Mitchell showed it to him and someone had to teach him the chords and maybe a few riffs to help him get this album to go but then again he was playing in this tuning way back in 1962. Just listen to some of those early blues, folk covers. Though they may not be technically great they do stand out to my ears. Buckets of rain wasn't his first standout guitar playing and it wouldn't be his last. Check out his releases from 1992 and 1993.


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Author:  thickboy [ Fri June 19th, 2015, 18:36 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

It is my understanding that former Beatle mop-top, George Harrison played the guitar on this track whilst George was shooting the cover photograph for the timeless country masterpiece Nashville Skyline.

Author:  supermabel1 [ Fri June 19th, 2015, 19:26 GMT ]
Post subject:  Re: Buckets of Rain

^ If the Senior Contributor understands something, then you can be sure that that thing is so. You are privileged to be hERe to learn such wisdom.

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