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i cant be the only person with this thought.
ray davis was a better songwriter of the same era. by a country mile.
' i doon't belieeeve you, you're a liiiaarr'
I'm afraid you are wrong.
Fair enough you don't like it but you are wrong.
So there. :)
but I don't think he is shit. I have just listened to too much, I don't like his voice any more and my housemate has listened to too much shit 80's Bob and inflicted it on me.
I do have about 15 of his albums though so hopefully I will like him again at some point.
dry, witty, observational....
dylan's songs changed the face of popular music.
He has been nominated for the nobel prize SIX times...
i could go on.... but essentially 'DIFFERENT LEAGUE' is the main gist....
if you want lovely folk rock listen to jackson.c.frank.
if you want decent poetry read seamus heaney.
dont assume that because dylan is older that a stegasaurus and has released more albums than frank zappa he is beyond criticism.
and if i want patronising and fairly defunct advice on where to find 'lovely folk rock' and 'decent poetry'....??
but he is by no means where I'd start if I were looking for some "decent poetry".
And I wouldn't look to Dylan either, despite what Christopher Ricks might say.
actually partial to a bit of heaney
or was he the one who wrote about digging up a potatoe with his fingers??
so you havent heard jackson.c.frank then...?
of course i have.
then how is it a recommendation for him is 'defunct' ?!
i suggested trying to prove that dylan is shit by suggesting listening to some lovely folk rock by jackson c. frank (folk-rock?!!)is a little pointless....
not to mention patronising.
just think people like dylan because theyre 'supposed to'.
it was for that very reason i bought blood on the tracks when i was about 15. and it didnt move me.
so i waited, and tried it when i was 20.
and again, nothing.
im wondering if anyone feels the same way, its pretty obvious the majority of people dont!
but then the majority of people voted labour in...
stop thinking that your controversial opinion makes you cleverer than everyone else.
i dont think he's particularly talented at all.
he can occasionally write some good songs. but whats the point when a lot of the time he cant do them justice himself.
and i these occasional good songs are literally like needles in the haystacks of dirge that he produces.
and yet everyone seems to worship the ground he walks on.
he doesnt seem like a very nice person either.
dont think im cleverer than anyone else and my opinion isnt meant to stir controversy im just hoping im not the only one who dislikes dylan.
and the last post was spot on- nico made 'i'll keep it with mine' her own. the fact dylan penned it is by-the-by after hearing her sing it.
but he's not shit. You're just being silly.