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27th Apr '16 10:40:27 AM arsepoetica
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His most famous song from this "electric" period is "Like A Rolling Stone". Twice as long or loud as anything else on the radio at the time, with snarling lyrics about chrome horses and cat-loving diplomats, the song somehow rose to number two on the U.S. charts (it's worth noting here that he has ''never had a number one hit in the United States,'' almost certainly making him the most popular and influential songwriter in the entire English language with that distinction.

After a long world tour, full of combative press conferences and booing crowds, Dylan dropped off the radar in 1966, one year prior to the [[TheSixties ''Summer of Love."]] He did not perform at Woodstock (despite - or perhaps ''because of'' - the fact that it took place basically down the road from his house), and he did not protest the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar. Bob Dylan closed out the Sixties via duet with Music/JohnnyCash. He nonetheless remains synonymous with said decade's "turbulence": Music/JimiHendrix's cover of "All Along the Watchtower" plays over about 70% of all Sixties montages.

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His most famous song from this "electric" period is "Like A Rolling Stone". Twice as long or loud as anything else on the radio at the time, with snarling lyrics about chrome horses and cat-loving diplomats, the song somehow rose to number two on the U.S. charts (it's charts. It's worth noting here that he has ''never had a number one hit in the United States,'' almost certainly making him the most popular and influential songwriter in the entire English language with that distinction.

After a long world tour, full of combative press conferences and booing crowds, Dylan dropped off the radar in 1966, one year prior to the [[TheSixties ''Summer of Love."]] Love"]], in part to recover from injuries sustained during a minor motorcycle accident (debate goes on to this day as to whether Dylan faked, or at least greatly exaggerated these injuries, or even conjured the incident out of whole cloth as an excuse to disappear from the limelight for awhile). He did not perform at Woodstock (despite - or perhaps ''because of'' - the fact that it took place basically down the road from his house), and he did not protest the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar. Bob Dylan closed out the Sixties via duet with Music/JohnnyCash. He nonetheless remains synonymous with said decade's "turbulence": Music/JimiHendrix's cover of "All Along the Watchtower" plays over about 70% of all Sixties montages.
27th Apr '16 10:35:58 AM arsepoetica
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His most famous song from this "electric" period is "Like A Rolling Stone". Twice as long or loud as anything else on the radio at the time, with snarling lyrics about chrome horses and cat-loving diplomats, the song somehow rose to number two on the U.S. charts.

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His most famous song from this "electric" period is "Like A Rolling Stone". Twice as long or loud as anything else on the radio at the time, with snarling lyrics about chrome horses and cat-loving diplomats, the song somehow rose to number two on the U.S. charts.
charts (it's worth noting here that he has ''never had a number one hit in the United States,'' almost certainly making him the most popular and influential songwriter in the entire English language with that distinction.
23rd Mar '16 11:15:06 AM Ezclee4050
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* WeUsedToBeFriends: He's a notoriously fickle guy, so numerous friendships have waxed and waned over the years, but the major example of this is his manager Albert Grossman. They had a close mentor-protégé relationship up until his 1966 motorcycle crash, when Dylan concluded that Grossman was using him as a [[CashCowFranchise Cash Cow]] and letting him almost kill himself in the process. Within a couple years they weren't even speaking to each other.
15th Mar '16 7:51:17 AM beergood
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* 1976 - ''Desire''

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* 1976 - ''Desire''''Music/{{Desire}}''



* GratuitousSpanish: The chorus of "Romance in Durango" on ''Desire''.

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* GratuitousSpanish: The chorus of "Romance in Durango" on ''Desire''.''Music/{{Desire}}''.



* TarotMotifs: The card for The Empress is on the back cover of ''Desire'', and ''Street-Legal'' is loaded with tarot references (''especially'' "Changing of The Guards").

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* TarotMotifs: The card for The Empress is on the back cover of ''Desire'', ''Music/{{Desire}}'', and ''Street-Legal'' is loaded with tarot references (''especially'' "Changing of The Guards").
20th Feb '16 10:28:31 PM Ezclee4050
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-->No Ilores, mi querida (''don't cry, my dear'')
-->Dios nos vigila (''God watches over us'')
-->Soon the horse will take us to Durango
-->Agarrame, mi vida (''grab hold of me, my life'')
-->Soon the desert will be gone
-->Soon you will be dancing the fandango

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-->No -->''No Ilores, mi querida (''don't querida'' (don't cry, my dear'')
-->Dios
dear)
-->''Dios
nos vigila (''God vigila'' (God watches over us'')
-->Soon
us)
-->''Soon
the horse will take us to Durango
-->Agarrame,
Durango''
-->''Agarrame,
mi vida (''grab vida'' (grab hold of me, my life'')
-->Soon
life)
-->''Soon
the desert will be gone
-->Soon
gone''
-->''Soon
you will be dancing the fandangofandango''
20th Feb '16 10:27:14 PM Ezclee4050
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* GreatestHitsAlbum: Several, with many of them helping to codify different approaches to this trope. 1967's ''Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits'' is still many listeners' gateway into his work and also gave "Positively 4th Street" its first album appearance. The double album ''Greatest Hits Volume II'' (1971) was probably the {{Trope Maker|s}} for the now-almost universal practice of including newly-recorded bonus songs on a Greatest Hits Album. It's also notable because Dylan chose the songs and did the track sequence. 1985's ''Biograph'' was a 5-record (and 3-CD) mix of hits, studio out-takes and live cuts that helped lay the groundwork for the CD box set boom. For a while those were it, but starting in the mid-90s there have been numerous career-spanning sets released.

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* GratuitousSpanish: The chorus of "Romance in Durango" on ''Desire''.
-->No Ilores, mi querida (''don't cry, my dear'')
-->Dios nos vigila (''God watches over us'')
-->Soon the horse will take us to Durango
-->Agarrame, mi vida (''grab hold of me, my life'')
-->Soon the desert will be gone
-->Soon you will be dancing the fandango
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Several, with many of them helping to codify different approaches to this trope. 1967's ''Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits'' is still many listeners' gateway into his work and also gave "Positively 4th Street" its first album appearance. The double album ''Greatest Hits Volume II'' (1971) was probably the {{Trope Maker|s}} TropeMaker for the now-almost universal practice of including newly-recorded bonus songs on a Greatest Hits Album. It's also notable because Dylan chose the songs and did the track sequence. 1985's ''Biograph'' was a 5-record (and 3-CD) mix of hits, studio out-takes and live cuts that helped lay the groundwork for the CD box set boom. For a while those were it, but starting in the mid-90s there have been numerous career-spanning sets released.
15th Feb '16 9:08:58 PM Ghidra15
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "Shot Of Love" from ''Music/ShotOfLove'' .

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: "Shot Of Love" from ''Music/ShotOfLove'' .''Music/ShotOfLove''.
4th Feb '16 7:06:21 PM Ezclee4050
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--> ''In the image of someone you used to know

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--> ''In the image of someone you used to knowknow''
1st Feb '16 2:19:06 PM Ezclee4050
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!!''Subterranean Homesick Tropes''

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!!''Subterranean !!Subterranean Homesick Tropes''
Tropes
1st Feb '16 1:30:35 AM Ezclee4050
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!!''"Tangled up in tropes"''

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!!''"Tangled up in tropes"''
!!''Subterranean Homesick Tropes''
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