What do you think of Bob Dylan

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by BigMoaner, Dec 24, 2015.


Dylan - how do you rate him

  1. Excellent

    47 vote(s)
  2. Good

    26 vote(s)
  3. Average

    9 vote(s)
  4. Poor

    8 vote(s)
  5. Shite

    18 vote(s)
  1. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    vote now.

    One of the greatest artists of the 20th Century, I have no doubt.

    Will be talked about in 5000 years' time.

  2. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    I am also with the academics who class him as a major poet. But I think he more uses language and song together in a unique way. It's in his phrasing and timing as much as the words.
    catinthehat likes this.
  3. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Think there's been a thread like this before?
    He's written some great songs but I often prefer some other artists version of them - more for the backing music I think as I'm more a tunes person.
    kazza007, Cheesypoof and pogofish like this.
  4. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Sounds like a wasp trapped in a jam jar. Horrible.
    His best songs are other people's covers or ones where he doesn't sing.
    Cheesypoof and Mrs Miggins like this.
  5. Glitter

    Glitter Goddess of rock!

    His songs are great.....

    .....when other people do them.
    Kaka Tim, Cheesypoof, clicker and 2 others like this.
  6. Bonfirelight

    Bonfirelight Crocodile

    I like him, and absolutely love a few of his songs, but all that said, he's not so remarkable that he's in a league of his own, and he xhurned out plenty of crap too. 7/10
    Cheesypoof likes this.
  7. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    He can still pull out the odd amazing live show even now. While I dont want to listen to him often he is definitely a totally committed artist for life.
  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I think Dylan was at the height of his fame before I was born, that didn't stop me liking some of his stuff when I was a teenager but honestly it couldn't compete with the likes of Hendrix!
  9. copliker

    copliker ...

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  10. tommers

    tommers Your disco needs you

    Blood on the Tracks is one of the greatest albums ever made.
    alan_, Bears, catinthehat and 5 others like this.
  11. chilango

    chilango Neither Westminster nor Brussels....

    One of the worst gigs I've ever been to. Didn't give a shit. Performed "masters of war" in a pisstakey "Vic Reeves club style" manner. Generally just left his backing band to jam blandly whilst he stood around waiting for the gig to end.
    Bears likes this.
  12. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    I even quite liked one of his albums when he got Jesus and he's done a few things of utter genius. More than enough to make a true great.
  13. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    Why are Dylan fans always such fucking tedious arses?
    Bears, SaskiaJayne and S☼I like this.
  14. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I know there was a fan revolt when he started playing electric guitar.

    How fickle can fans be eh?
  15. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    I've bought this as a prezzie for my Mum this Xmas. Outtakes from Bringing It All Back Home, Blonde On Blonde and Highway 61. Only a couple of years but his best period, for me. Gave it a quick spin 'for evaluation purposes' and there are some gems on it. Only had time to listen to half of the first CD but the John Lee Hooker style version of Outlaw Blues is ace.

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  16. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    His best work was with the Travelling Wilburys.
  17. nino_savatte

    nino_savatte No pasaran!

    He was good up to the point he discovered Xtianity.
  18. Voley

    Voley Ramoner

    That wasn't Glastonbury was it? Because that was my experience of seeing him live, too, sadly. Right down to Masters Of War being terrible. I didn't recognise it at all until about halfway through.
  19. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Always thought the mid sixties stuff was best.Also seen him do a crap concert along with Van Morrison who was pissed,waste of fucking money.
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  20. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    One thing you can say about Bob Dylan. He was better than Van Morrison.
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  21. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Nah, at least Morrison had some tunes you could whistle
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  22. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    he's made lots of great albums in the two-thirds of his career since then
  23. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone post tenebras lux

    As was George Harrison's, Roy Orbison's, Tom Petty's and Jeff Lyne's.
  24. Knotted

    Knotted Sweet when you stir it up

    Yes, NO, yes, yes
  25. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank If it's alive, don't lick it.

    I always liked the fact that they let token non-famous person Jeff Lynne join the Travelling Wilburys.
  26. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone post tenebras lux

    He produced it all.
  27. Espresso

    Espresso Well-Known Member

    As a singer, he should stick to songwriting. Other people sing his songs far better than he can. He's written some sterling stuff.

    I saw him live a few years ago and as a performer he should certainly stick to songwriting. He had all the stage presence of a dead duck.
    Maybe he was a better performer when he was a young man, but as an old man he was rotten. He's in the same age bracket as Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Dolly Parton and they are charisma on legs on stage.
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  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    He was singer in ELO.
  29. goldenecitrone

    goldenecitrone post tenebras lux

    I thought he was the waiter in Allo Allo. :confused:
  30. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    He just hates his fans. Seriously. The people who are always in the front couple of rows, are overwhelmingly the same time after time, and he hates them, is sick of the sight of them, the tedious bores. So her resolutely ignores them, and plays weird versions of his songs to alleviate his boredom.

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