How does it feel?

Like being in the presence of godlike genius
33% (10 votes)
Like slamming my bollocks/tits in a fridge door
30% (9 votes)
Meh
37% (11 votes)
Total votes: 30

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the button
Nov 7 2005 16:48

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the button
Nov 7 2005 16:48

Apologies for Urban75-style crap/not crap thread, but I've noticed a few folks on here alluding to Bob Dylan as if he was in any sense original or talented.

Just testing the water like......

the button
Nov 7 2005 16:54

Yay! 2-Nil to the Dylan-haters.

Right. I'm off home now.

meanoldman
Nov 7 2005 17:13

I <3 Dylan.

Bodach gun bhrigh
Nov 7 2005 17:27

I'd say godlike genius, but that's me grin

Choccy
Nov 7 2005 17:59

dylan sounds like shite

petey
Nov 7 2005 21:09
Jack wrote:
Your mum sounds like shite when she's taking it in the ass.

gee, that really is offensive eek

petey
Nov 7 2005 21:10

though dylan does sound like shit(e)

Ghost_of_the_re...
Nov 7 2005 21:19

Going to see him next week

*joy*

Lazlo_Woodbine
Nov 7 2005 21:43

Dylan: was great, is now a steaming pile of horse shite. If I was to go to a live performance, it'd be hell, quite apart from the Glastonbury-sized cost. If I listen to any of his past (say pre-1980s) work, it's heaven.

Rather like I feel about David Bowie, in fact. How do I vote?

Edit, with my vote, it's now 6/6/6... Has anyone told the Vatican eek Bob's just infiltrating them, and will make them eat his scaley cock!

Ghost_of_the_re...
Nov 7 2005 22:01

Well i think dylan is still great coz he's still dylan. Although i don't think i've heard a note he's recorded since blood on the tracks.

p.s. Laz, did i see you on a pro-veganism stall in nottingham the other day?

Lazlo_Woodbine
Nov 7 2005 22:22
Jack wrote:
Lazlo_Woodbine wrote:
If I was to go to a live performance, it'd be hell, quite apart from the Glastonbury-sized cost.

:(

You're just sad because it's true 8)

G_o_t_R: no, it can't have been me, just some other devilishly handsome vegan, maybe?

gawkrodger
Nov 7 2005 22:49

folk dylan is amazing

the button
Nov 8 2005 09:23

You just like Nashville Skyline 'cause it provided the inspiration for your "beard."

the button
Nov 8 2005 09:43

Nothing wrong with Johnny Cash. Far from it. His version of Wanted Man pisses on Dylan's.

Lazy Riser
Nov 8 2005 10:13

Hi

I like Dylan in the Magic Roundabout. Can't stand Bob Dylan though, don't like his voice.

Love

LR

Garner
Nov 8 2005 12:47
Jack wrote:
Dylan is way better tho.

Fuck off!

Johnny Cash pisses all over Dylan. And just about anyone else you care to name, for that matter.

Some of his Christian shit's pretty dodgy though.

the button
Nov 8 2005 13:04
Garner wrote:
And just about anyone else you care to name, for that matter.

.... except Elvis.

tongue

I feel an "all time rock'n'roll icon" thread coming on.

Dylan, Johnny Cash, Elvis. Any other nominations? Solo artists. No punk.

Garner
Nov 8 2005 13:25

Yeah, Elvis is up there with Johnny.

I'd also nominate Roky Erickson.

the button
Nov 8 2005 13:27
Garner wrote:
Roky Erickson.

Who? confused (genuinely never heard of him)

Oh yeah, and Neil Young's got to be on there. [/shows age]

Lazlo_Woodbine
Nov 8 2005 13:35
Garner wrote:
Yeah, Elvis is up there with Johnny.

Only if you mean Costello. Otherwise we're just talking over-famous, over-weight crooner. black bloc

the button
Nov 8 2005 13:37

angry

Garner
Nov 8 2005 13:38
the button wrote:
Garner wrote:
Roky Erickson.

Who? confused (genuinely never heard of him)

Check out his biography, and the Guardian's review of You're Gonna Miss Me, a film about his life.

the button
Nov 8 2005 13:46

Oh right -- the 13th Floor Elevators. Now I understand.

Rob Ray
Nov 8 2005 13:57

Elvis? Not sure he was exactly an icon, unless you're talking about jailhouse rock, which was of course one of the finest moments for undermining the steroetypes of prisoners ever seen.

Quote:
The warden threw a party in the county jail.

The prison band was there and they began to wail.

The band was jumpin’ and the joint began to swing.

You should’ve heard those knocked out jailbirds sing.

Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.

Everybody in the whole cell block

Was dancin’ to the jailhouse rock.

Spider murphy played the tenor saxophone,

Little joe was blowin’ on the slide trombone.

The drummer boy from illinois went crash, boom, bang,

The whole rhythm section was the purple gang.

Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.

Everybody in the whole cell block

Was dancin’ to the jailhouse rock.

Number forty-seven said to number three:

You’re the cutest jailbird I ever did see.

I sure would be delighted with your company,

Come on and do the jailhouse rock with me.

Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.

Everybody in the whole cell block

Was dancin’ to the jailhouse rock.

The sad sack was a sittin’ on a block of stone

Way over in the corner weepin’ all alone.

The warden said, hey, buddy, don’t you be no square.

If you can’t find a partner use a wooden chair.

Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.

Everybody in the whole cell block

Was dancin’ to the jailhouse rock.

Shifty henry said to bugs, for heaven’s sake,

No one’s lookin’, now’s our chance to make a break.

Bugsy turned to shifty and he said, nix nix,

I wanna stick around a while and get my kicks.

Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock.

Everybody in the whole cell block

Was dancin’ to the jailhouse rock.

Rock n roll huh... Freddie Mercury?

lucy_parsons
Nov 8 2005 14:25

Some of Bob Dylan's songs are pretty good, but they'd be loads better if it wasn't him singing them. The best one is All Along The Watchtower, but the Hendrix version, obviously. How can Dylan have made a fortune with a god-awful voice like his? That applies to Shaun Ryder and Elvis Costello too.

petey
Nov 8 2005 15:38
Garner wrote:
Roky Erickson.

yes yes yes.

also check out the tribute album, "Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye".

big al
Nov 8 2005 16:43
Jack wrote:
lucy_parsons wrote:
The best one is All Along The Watchtower, but the Hendrix version, obviously.

I've had this argument many a time with Ed, and you are so spectacularly wrong.

Most definatly.

RedCelt
Nov 8 2005 16:50

What does Meh mean? Somewhere in the middle? That's what I voted. Delivered some great songs.

red n black star

Spartacus
Nov 8 2005 16:53

no, hendrix is better than any other musician or person who listens to music in the past, present and future anywhere in the universe in all possible parallel dimensions.

dylan's alright but johnny cash is so clearly better. not only did he play a boy named sue, but san quentin, in sanquentin prison, twice. that even beats elvis' awesomeness.

you should add buddy holly to that list, and obviously keef.

Garner
Nov 8 2005 17:45
newyawka wrote:
Garner wrote:
Roky Erickson.

yes yes yes.

also check out the tribute album, "Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye".

Yes. I don't own that gem yet, but a friend of mine does.

"I Have Always Been Here Before" looks like a pretty fine compilation, and unlike most of his stuff, he actually gets paid if you buy it.