History Music / BobDylan

26th Dec '16 11:17:54 PM spiritsunami
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Dylan still records music, which [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible people still don't really "get"]], and is once again sacrosanct among music critics and record store employees. As ever, this is mostly on the strength of his lyrics—Dylan won the UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature in 2016, becoming the fist songwriter to receive this honor. Nonetheless, his nasal growl of a singing voice remains a point of contention among listeners. The stock Bob Dylan joke is that [[TheUnintelligible nobody can understand a word he says]], and he is usually depicted as talking exactly as he sings.

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Dylan still records music, which [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible people still don't really "get"]], and is once again sacrosanct among music critics and record store employees. As ever, this is mostly on the strength of his lyrics—Dylan won the UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature in 2016, becoming the fist first songwriter to receive this honor. Nonetheless, his nasal growl of a singing voice remains a point of contention among listeners. The stock Bob Dylan joke is that [[TheUnintelligible nobody can understand a word he says]], and he is usually depicted as talking exactly as he sings.
30th Nov '16 9:30:55 PM Xtifr
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'''Bob Dylan''' (born 24 May 1941), born '''Robert Allen Zimmerman''' ([[DoNotCallMePaul no, you can't call him that]]), moved from Minnesota to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity at age nineteen with a guitar, some flannel shirts, [[TheDrifter and not much else]]. Adapting his new surname in homage to Creator/DylanThomas, he performed folk songs in bohemian Greenwich Village coffee shops and bars with an affected accent, inspired by Music/WoodyGuthrie, and became a fixture of the local "folk scene"—which doubled as a leftist political circle deeply interested in the CivilRightsMovement. Dylan wrote songs specifically for this group, the most famous being "Blowin' In The Wind" and "The Times They Are A-Changin'". Although these two {{protest song}}s are still his biggest claim to fame today—he's the guy who "brought politics" into music, somehow—this "topical" phase of his career lasted little more than twelve months.

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'''Bob Dylan''' Bob Dylan (born 24 May 1941), born '''Robert Robert Allen Zimmerman''' Zimmerman ([[DoNotCallMePaul no, you can't call him that]]), moved from Minnesota to UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity at age nineteen with a guitar, some flannel shirts, [[TheDrifter and not much else]]. Adapting his new surname in homage to Creator/DylanThomas, he performed folk songs in bohemian Greenwich Village coffee shops and bars with an affected accent, inspired by Music/WoodyGuthrie, and became a fixture of the local "folk scene"—which doubled as a leftist political circle deeply interested in the CivilRightsMovement. Dylan wrote songs specifically for this group, the most famous being "Blowin' In The Wind" and "The Times They Are A-Changin'". Although these two {{protest song}}s are still his biggest claim to fame today—he's the guy who "brought politics" into music, somehow—this "topical" phase of his career lasted little more than twelve months.
30th Nov '16 12:35:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* BikiniBar: The "topless place" in "Tangled Up in Blue." from ''Music/BloodOnTheTracks''.
4th Nov '16 2:29:06 AM Ezclee4050
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: His band for the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975-76 had this flavour. There was Music/DavidBowie's ex-guitarist (Mick Ronson), a guitarist who had previously written a couple songs for TheMonkees (Steve Soles), a tall skinny guy from Texas (T-Bone Burnett), the guy who played bass on Music/DonMcLean's [[Music/AmericanPie "American Pie"]] (Rob Stoner), a boyish-looking guy who'd previously been in a band called Quacky Duck & His Barnyard Friends (David Mansfield), a Latin violinist who Dylan had hired after he saw her walking down the street (Scarlet Rivera), and Andrew Wyeth's nephew (Howie Wyeth) on drums, among others.



* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: His band for the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975-76 had this flavour. There was Music/DavidBowie's ex-guitarist (Mick Ronson), a guitarist who had previously written a couple songs for TheMonkees (Steve Soles), a tall skinny guy from Texas (T-Bone Burnett), the guy who played bass on Music/DonMcLean's [[Music/AmericanPie "American Pie"]] (Rob Stoner), a boyish-looking guy who'd previously been in a band called Quacky Duck & His Barnyard Friends (David Mansfield), a Latin violinist who Dylan had hired after he saw her walking down the street (Scarlet Rivera), and Andrew Wyeth's nephew (Howie Wyeth) on drums, among others.
4th Nov '16 12:09:21 AM Ezclee4050
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* RaisedLighterTribute: The cover of his 1974 live album ''Before the Flood'' depicts an early example. Dylan later claimed that he didn't understand the significance of it at first and thought the fans were mad at him and were going to set the arena on fire.



* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "Hurricane" and "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol", most prominently.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: "Hurricane" and "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol", Carroll", most prominently.
16th Oct '16 6:12:05 PM Ezclee4050
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: After Columbia Records executive John Hammond signed Dylan and produced his debut album, the album only sold 5,000 copies in its initial release. Other Columbia executives started calling Dylan "Hammond's Folly".

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: ItWillNeverCatchOn:
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After Columbia Records executive John Hammond signed Dylan and produced his debut album, the album only sold 5,000 copies in its initial release. Other Columbia executives started calling Dylan "Hammond's Folly".Folly".
** On October 6, 2016, Alex Shephard wrote in ''[[https://newrepublic.com/article/137496/will-win-2016-nobel-prize-literature The New Republic]]'' "Bob Dylan 100 percent is not going to win. Stop saying Bob Dylan should win the Nobel Prize." October 13: he's awarded the Nobel Prize. To his credit, Shephard thinks it's ActuallyPrettyFunny.
13th Oct '16 2:57:45 PM Ezclee4050
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* NeverAcceptedInHisHometown: Hibbing, Minnesota, where he spent most of his youth, has had a complicated relationship with him. Locals barely even acknowledged him during his meteoric rise to fame in TheSixties. The attitude softened considerably once the Baby Boom generation rose to leadership positions in the town. They starting holding a Dylan Days festival around his birthday, and renamed the street he grew up on as Bob Dylan Drive. But as the economy in Hibbing started failing, the much larger city of Duluth, where he was born, [[http://www.startribune.com/duluth-rallies-around-bob-dylan-s-75th-birthday-as-hibbing-struggles/380331691/ has taken on a bigger role in honoring him]]. The Nobel Prize no doubt adds a new twist to the situation.
13th Oct '16 5:43:53 AM Aquila89
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Dylan still records music, which [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible people still don't really "get"]], and is once again sacrosanct among music critics and record store employees. As ever, this is mostly on the strength of his lyrics—Dylan is nominated for the UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature almost every year. Nonetheless, his nasal growl of a singing voice remains a point of contention among listeners. The stock Bob Dylan joke is that [[TheUnintelligible nobody can understand a word he says]], and he is usually depicted as talking exactly as he sings.

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Dylan still records music, which [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible people still don't really "get"]], and is once again sacrosanct among music critics and record store employees. As ever, this is mostly on the strength of his lyrics—Dylan is nominated for won the UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature almost every year.in 2016, becoming the fist songwriter to receive this honor. Nonetheless, his nasal growl of a singing voice remains a point of contention among listeners. The stock Bob Dylan joke is that [[TheUnintelligible nobody can understand a word he says]], and he is usually depicted as talking exactly as he sings.
7th Sep '16 9:20:19 PM Ezclee4050
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* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biograph_(album) Biograph]]'' was a 5-LP set in its original release, and each side seemed to have a rough theme: 1--SillyLoveSongs; 2--[[ProtestSong Protest Songs]]; 3--RockAndRoll; 4--[[{{Poetry}} Poetic Songs]]; 5--GenreRoulette; 6--Torch Songs; 7--AuthorFilibuster; 8--IntercourseWithYou; 9--[[IWantSong "I Want" Songs]]; 10--ChristianRock / NotChristianRock.[[note]]5, 7 and 9 are actually a bit eclectic, but the others are fairly uniform.[[/note]]

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* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biograph_(album) Biograph]]'' was a 5-LP set in its original release, and each side seemed to have a rough theme: 1--SillyLoveSongs; 2--[[ProtestSong Protest Songs]]; 3--RockAndRoll; 4--[[{{Poetry}} Poetic Songs]]; 5--GenreRoulette; 6--Torch Songs; 7--AuthorFilibuster; 8--IntercourseWithYou; 9--[[IWantSong "I Want" Songs]]; 10--ChristianRock / NotChristianRock.[[note]]5, [[note]] 5, 7 and 9 are actually a bit eclectic, debatable since they aren't very uniform, but the others are fairly uniform.seem straightforward enough.[[/note]]
7th Sep '16 9:18:01 PM Ezclee4050
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* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biograph_(album) Biograph]]'' was a 5-LP set in its original release, and each side seemed to have a rough theme: 1--SillyLoveSongs; 2--[[ProtestSong Protest Songs]]; 3--RockAndRoll; 4--[[{{Poetry}} Poetic Songs]]; 5--GenreRoulette; 6--Torch Songs; 7--AuthorFilibuster; 8--IntercourseWithYou; 9--[[IWantSong "I Want" Songs]]; 10--ChristianRock / NotChristianRock.

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* DistinctDoubleAlbum: ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biograph_(album) Biograph]]'' was a 5-LP set in its original release, and each side seemed to have a rough theme: 1--SillyLoveSongs; 2--[[ProtestSong Protest Songs]]; 3--RockAndRoll; 4--[[{{Poetry}} Poetic Songs]]; 5--GenreRoulette; 6--Torch Songs; 7--AuthorFilibuster; 8--IntercourseWithYou; 9--[[IWantSong "I Want" Songs]]; 10--ChristianRock / NotChristianRock.[[note]]5, 7 and 9 are actually a bit eclectic, but the others are fairly uniform.[[/note]]
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