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PostPosted: Tue March 27th, 2018, 01:35 GMT 
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^ Yeah, once LMZ/NL is over, it's easy to just flip to side 2, done it many times. Except I always play GoE, it's of a piece with that suite of songs on side 2.


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PostPosted: Tue March 27th, 2018, 01:43 GMT 

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Loose Fur wrote:
I gotta jump back in and say that the three-song stretch of

'Outlaw Blues'
'On the Road Again'
And '115th Dream'

keep me from actually playing 'Bringing It All Back Home' every year. I already mentioned 'Gates if Eden' and its insane because the other songs on BIABH are some of the best/most unbelievable of Bob's entire career.


I don’t skip them, no doubt they’ll filler songs by comparison (except maybe 115th Dream which is quite ambitious lyrically) but none of them bother me. I tend to listen to BIABH at least once a month.


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PostPosted: Tue March 27th, 2018, 10:58 GMT 

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Just Like a Woman has soured for me lately

Don't really know why though (And I won't deny his performance of it at the Concert For Bangladesh is stunning)


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PostPosted: Tue March 27th, 2018, 12:03 GMT 

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kuddukan wrote:
Not one of Bob’s albums are “utter crap.”


Not sure if this cover his latest covers albums.... :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue March 27th, 2018, 14:24 GMT 

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motherwell wrote:
kuddukan wrote:
Not one of Bob’s albums are “utter crap.”


Not sure if this cover his latest covers albums....
Yes, it does. They are very far from 'crap'.


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PostPosted: Tue March 27th, 2018, 16:10 GMT 
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There's a lot of not-great Dylan songs I still enjoy just fine as part of a fascinating catalog. What do I specifically not enjoy? Almost all of KOL, much of UTTS. Bad songs on good albums? Well, Disease of Conceit is right up there. There's something so utterly conceited, so vindictively misogynistic about Is Your Love In Vain? that I find myself repulsed by it despite an enjoyable melody.


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PostPosted: Tue March 27th, 2018, 16:20 GMT 
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I want to punch 'Bye and Bye' in the face so bad. And kick 'Beyond The Horizon' in the gingangoolies. And what I would to 'Life Is Hard' is redacted.


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PostPosted: Thu March 29th, 2018, 00:22 GMT 
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PostPosted: Thu March 29th, 2018, 01:23 GMT 
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When I ripped my BOTT cd I left Jack of Hearts off and put Up To Me in it's place.


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PostPosted: Thu March 29th, 2018, 04:26 GMT 
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^ Good idea.

For a song not written by Dylan- The Boxer. How could you possibly leave Pretty Saro off yet put The Boxer on Self Portrait?


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PostPosted: Thu March 29th, 2018, 05:24 GMT 
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When I ripped my BOTT cd I left Jack of Hearts off and put Up To Me in it's place.

Mm, I'm not a big fan of the studio version of "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts" either. My preferred sequencing is removing "Meet Me in the Morning", pushing "...Jack of Hearts" up into its place, and inserting "Up to Me" as track two on side two. All of the songs need to be selected from the original first pressing however.

In terms of favourites of others that I don't usually have time for: "Hurricane". If Dylan were a boxer and his rhymes were his punches, this song would miss target on most swings and Dylan would be KO'd.

All time most disliked song written by Dylan? Too hard to say. Tracks 1, 3, 5 and 7 from Knocked Out Loaded, "Unbelievable", "TV Talkin' Time", "God Knows", "Neighbourhood Bully", "We Better Talk This Over", "Trust Yourself", "Political World", "Everything Is Broken"...


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PostPosted: Thu March 29th, 2018, 06:59 GMT 
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Please ban the 3 people above.


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PostPosted: Thu March 29th, 2018, 07:15 GMT 

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Hattie Carroll


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PostPosted: Thu March 29th, 2018, 07:22 GMT 
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McG wrote:
Please ban the 3 people above.

:lol:

Okay, look, I can manage to have an okay time with the half-speed remaster (although still mostly only because of the lyrics), but the stagnant melody Dylan monotonously delivers in that particular song — along with the shrieking, out-of-tune harmonica and circus bass-line — is enough to keep me well away and instead have me reaching for my NY bootleg every time.


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PostPosted: Thu March 29th, 2018, 07:41 GMT 
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mystic garden wrote:
McG wrote:
Please ban the 3 people above.

:lol:

Okay, look, I can manage to have an okay time with the half-speed remaster (although still mostly only because of the lyrics), but the stagnant melody Dylan monotonously delivers in that particular song — along with the shrieking, out-of-tune harmonica and circus bass-line — is enough to keep me well away and instead have me reaching for my NY bootleg every time.

You're just making it worse, mystic! And those 3 songs from Oh mercy... 3!!... How could you... :cry:


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PostPosted: Mon April 16th, 2018, 23:10 GMT 
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Girl From The North Country and All I Really Want To Do.


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PostPosted: Mon April 16th, 2018, 23:14 GMT 

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Narrow Way wrote:
Girl From The North Country


:shock:


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PostPosted: Tue April 17th, 2018, 16:05 GMT 
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foxy wrote:
Narrow Way wrote:
Girl From The North Country


:shock:



Overrated to me, is probably more accurate than dislike. I do think there are way over 100 Dylan songs with more profound lyrics and/or better music.


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PostPosted: Thu April 19th, 2018, 14:00 GMT 

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I personally find 'early roman kings' particularly boring


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PostPosted: Thu April 19th, 2018, 14:13 GMT 
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All I Really Wanna Do


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PostPosted: Thu April 19th, 2018, 16:28 GMT 

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kuddukan wrote:
All I Really Wanna Do
A VERY rare case where a cover actually IS better than a Dylan original. Bob's performance is massively irritating, but I do like the Byrds' version.


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PostPosted: Thu April 19th, 2018, 16:49 GMT 
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I enjoy Meet Me In the Morning. I like the guitar lick and the way he sings "Wabashaw."

Jack of Hearts is a fun song, I don't think it's bad, it's just a weird song to have on BOTT. I forget who thought Up to Me sounded too similar to Shelter but replacing it with Jack seems more than a little perverse considering.

Jack of Hearts is a good "I'm really drunk" song. Along with Rainy day and Wiggle Wiggle and even All I Really Wanna. Bob's party drunk album. Woo!


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PostPosted: Thu April 19th, 2018, 17:43 GMT 
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Sweetheart68 wrote:
I forget who thought Up to Me sounded too similar to Shelter...

Don't we all?


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PostPosted: Thu April 19th, 2018, 18:05 GMT 

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Sweetheart68 wrote:
I enjoy Meet Me In the Morning. I like the guitar lick and the way he sings "Wabashaw."

Ohhhh, is THAT what he's singing?

I always thought it was "Fifty-six, and what a shock!"


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PostPosted: Thu April 19th, 2018, 18:12 GMT 

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mjmooney wrote:
Sweetheart68 wrote:
I enjoy Meet Me In the Morning. I like the guitar lick and the way he sings "Wabashaw."

Ohhhh, is THAT what he's singing?

I always thought it was "Fifty-six, and what a shock!"


I misheard “splitting up on a dark sad night” as “docks that night” for about twenty years until I went to learn Tangled Up In Blue on guitar and read the lyrics for the first time.

Also misheard “I’ve been in the bottom of a world full of lies” as “whirlpool of lies” in Not Dark Yet. Actually prefer my misheard line to be honest. :lol:


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