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** 2020's "Murder Most Foul" takes the crown at an impressive '''''16:56'''''.

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* TheMafia: "Joey" is about gangster Joey "Crazy Joe" Gallo.

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* SeductionLyric: “Lay, Lady, Lay” is at the romantic end of the "Why wait?" class of seduction.
-->''Lay, lady, lay''\\
''Lay across my big brass bed''\\
''Whatever colors you have in your mind''\\
''I'll show them to you and you'll see them shine...''


* 2018 - ''The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 - [[Music/BloodOnTheTracks More Blood, More Tracks]]''

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* 2018 - ''The Bootleg Series Vol. 14 - [[Music/BloodOnTheTracks More Blood, More Tracks]]''
* 2019 — ''The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 - Travelin' Thru 1967-1969'' (featuring Music/JohnnyCash)



* {{Rockumentary}}: D A Pennebaker's ''Film/DontLookBack'' [sic] from Dylan's 1965 tour of the UK is one of the [[TropeMakers earliest examples]]. Dylan followed it up with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs slightly less coherent]] ''Eat The Document'', filmed during the 1966 tour, which remains unreleased (though bootleg copies circulate). There's also Creator/MartinScorsese's documentaries ''No Direction Home'' (2005) and ''Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story'' (2019).

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* {{Rockumentary}}: D A Pennebaker's ''Film/DontLookBack'' [sic] from Dylan's 1965 tour of the UK is one of the [[TropeMakers earliest examples]]. Dylan followed it up with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs slightly less coherent]] ''Eat The Document'', filmed during the 1966 tour, which remains unreleased (though bootleg copies circulate). There's also Creator/MartinScorsese's documentaries ''No Direction Home'' (2005) and ''Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story'' (2019).(2019--which mixes in some {{Mockumentary}} elements).

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* TruckDriversGearChange: The modulation before the last verse of "When I Paint My Masterpiece" on ''Greatest Hits Volume II'' is a rare example in his catalogue.


* PrecisionFStrike: "Hurricane" from ''Music/{{Desire}}''

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* PrecisionFStrike: "Hurricane" from ''Music/{{Desire}}''''Music/{{Desire}}'' and the 1971 single "George Jackson" both include "shit" in the lyrics.



---> ''"I don't believe you... You're a '''liar!''' PLAY IT FUCKING LOUD!"''

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---> ''"I don't believe you... You're a '''liar!''' PLAY IT FUCKING LOUD!"''LOUD!"''[[note]]Or maybe "GET FUCKIN' LOUD!" It's hard to tell since he's off-mic when he says it. There was even some doubt that Bob was the one talking, but the film of the incident included in the ''No Direction Home'' documentary confirms that he turned to the band members and said ''something'' at that particular moment[[/note]]

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* FrameUp: The principle accusation of "Hurricane" - that Rubin Carter was set up for "something that he never done."
-->To see him obviously framed,
-->Couldn't help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land
-->Where justice is a game.


--> ''Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome: [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic the poet laureate of rock 'n' roll]]. The voice of the promise of TheSixties counterculture. [[GenreTurningPoint The guy who forced]] {{folk|Music}} into bed with {{rock|AndRoll}}. Who [[TheRockstar donned make-up]] in TheSeventies and disappeared into [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs a haze of substance abuse]]. Who emerged to [[ChristianRock find Jesus]]. Who was written off as [[OldSoldier a has-been]] by the end of TheEighties, and who [[HesBack suddenly shifted gears]] releasing some of the strongest music of his career [[OldMaster beginning in the late]] [[TheNineties Nineties]]. Ladies and gentlemen - Creator/{{Columbia|Records}} [[AllAPartOfTheJob recording artist]] Bob Dylan!''

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--> ''Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome: [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic the poet laureate of rock 'n' roll]].roll. The voice of the promise of TheSixties counterculture. [[GenreTurningPoint The guy who forced]] {{folk|Music}} into bed with {{rock|AndRoll}}. Who [[TheRockstar donned make-up]] in TheSeventies and disappeared into [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs a haze of substance abuse]]. Who emerged to [[ChristianRock find Jesus]]. Who was written off as [[OldSoldier a has-been]] by the end of TheEighties, and who [[HesBack suddenly shifted gears]] releasing some of the strongest music of his career [[OldMaster beginning in the late]] [[TheNineties Nineties]]. Ladies and gentlemen - Creator/{{Columbia|Records}} [[AllAPartOfTheJob recording artist]] Bob Dylan!''



* CoverVersion: For an artist often praised more for his song-writing than his performances, Dylan loves doing other people's material - ranging from folk and blues songs to Music/FrankSinatra and Music/TheClash. After Music/WarrenZevon announced he had cancer, Dylan started playing 2-3 Warren Zevon covers [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments at every show]] for an entire tour.

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* CoverVersion: For an artist often praised more for his song-writing than his performances, Dylan loves doing other people's material - ranging from folk and blues songs to Music/FrankSinatra and Music/TheClash. After Music/WarrenZevon announced he had cancer, Dylan started playing 2-3 Warren Zevon covers [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments at every show]] show for an entire tour.



** Also from the live version of "Like A Rolling Stone" in Manchester, 1966. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Don't call Dylan "Judas".]]

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** Also from the live version of "Like A Rolling Stone" in Manchester, 1966. [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Don't call Dylan "Judas".]]


* 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.

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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 Some recent developments in Hibbing include a new twist proposed monument and a fan who purchased his childhood home, with plans to the situation.restore it and turn it into a museum.


* {{Rockumentary}}: D A Pennebaker's ''Film/DontLookBack'' [sic] from Dylan's 1965 tour of the UK is one of the [[TropeMakers earliest examples]]. Dylan followed it up with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs slightly less coherent]] ''Eat The Document'', filmed during the 1966 tour, which remains unreleased (though bootleg copies circulate). There's also Creator/MartinScorsese's 2005 documentary ''No Direction Home''.

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* {{Rockumentary}}: D A Pennebaker's ''Film/DontLookBack'' [sic] from Dylan's 1965 tour of the UK is one of the [[TropeMakers earliest examples]]. Dylan followed it up with the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs slightly less coherent]] ''Eat The Document'', filmed during the 1966 tour, which remains unreleased (though bootleg copies circulate). There's also Creator/MartinScorsese's 2005 documentary documentaries ''No Direction Home''.Home'' (2005) and ''Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story'' (2019).

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* DocumentaryOfLies: ''Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story'' gleefully mixes fact, fuzzy memories, and outright fiction. [[https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/rolling-thunder-revue-bob-dylan-story-doc-whats-fake-847231/ Here's]] a list of the things that are obviously made up.
-->'''Old!Dylan:''' If someone's wearing a mask, he's gonna tell you the truth. If he's not wearing a mask, it's highly unlikely.


* MagnificentBastard: In the story told in "Lily, Rosemary, and the Jack of Hearts", the Jack of Hearts comes off as one of these.


* AltumVidetur: In the most bizarre moment on ''Music/ChristmasInTheHeart'' (which is saying a lot), he opens "O Come All Ye Faithful" with the original "Adeste Fideles" verse. His pronunciation isn't bad, but it's still Bob Dylan singing Latin.



* Music/TheGratefulDead: Dylan toured with them in 1987, resulting in the live album ''Dylan And The Dead''...which fans of both acts would just as soon [[FanonDiscontinuity pretend never happened]].

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* Music/TheGratefulDead: GratuitousLatin: In the most bizarre moment on ''Music/ChristmasInTheHeart'' (which is saying a lot), he opens "O Come All Ye Faithful" with the original "Adeste Fideles" verse. His pronunciation isn't bad, but it's still Bob Dylan toured with them in 1987, resulting in the live album ''Dylan And The Dead''...which fans of both acts would just as soon [[FanonDiscontinuity pretend never happened]].singing Latin.


* BSide: Generally his singles just had album tracks on the flip side, sometimes even tracks from previous albums. But once in a while he'd slip in a rare song on a B-side that wouldn't get released anywhere else, like a version of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" recorded live in England (on the flip of "I Want You" in 1966), and a version of the cowboy song "Spanish is the Loving Tongue", where he accompanied himself on piano (on the flip of "Watching the River Flow" in 1971). "George Jackson" was unique because both sides of the single had the same song, but in different arrangements. There was the "acoustic version" (Dylan with just acoustic guitar and harmonica), and the "big band version" (Dylan again on acoustic guitar and harmonica, along with a bass, a piano, a steel guitar, and backing vocalists).

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* BSide: Generally his singles just had album tracks on the flip side, sometimes even tracks from previous albums. But once in a while he'd slip in a rare song on a B-side that wouldn't get released anywhere else, like a version of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" recorded live in England (on the flip of "I Want You" in 1966), and a version of the cowboy song "Spanish is the Loving Tongue", where he accompanied himself on piano (on the flip of "Watching the River Flow" in 1971). "George Jackson" was unique because both sides of the single had the same song, but in different arrangements. There was the "acoustic version" (Dylan with just acoustic guitar and harmonica), and the "big band version" (Dylan again on acoustic guitar and harmonica, along with a bass, a piano, a steel guitar, drums, and backing vocalists).



%%** The 1973 album ''Dylan'' is largely this.

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%%** ** The 1973 album ''Dylan'' is largely this.''Dylan'', released by Columbia after he left the label, and filled with questionable-quality outtakes, basically was treated as though it never really existed by both Dylan and the label when he returned to Columbia after two albums.


* BlaseBoast: PlayedForLaughs ([[ShrugOfGod probably]]) by the concert introduction he used for years, starting in 2002. It's originally from an article about him in a Buffalo, New York newspaper. Dylan apparently either found flattering or so hilarious he had to turn it into a RunningGag, with his stage manager Al Santos reciting these lines in a flat, rushed manner:

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* BlaseBoast: PlayedForLaughs ([[ShrugOfGod probably]]) by the concert introduction he used for years, starting in 2002. It's originally from an article about him in a Buffalo, New York newspaper. Dylan apparently either found it flattering or so hilarious he had to turn it into a RunningGag, with his stage manager Al Santos reciting these lines in a flat, rushed manner:


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* BSide: Generally his singles just had album tracks on the flip side, sometimes even tracks from previous albums. But once in a while he'd slip in a rare song on a B-side that wouldn't get released anywhere else, like a version of "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues" recorded live in England (on the flip of "I Want You" in 1966), and a version of the cowboy song "Spanish is the Loving Tongue", where he accompanied himself on piano (on the flip of "Watching the River Flow" in 1971). "George Jackson" was unique because both sides of the single had the same song, but in different arrangements. There was the "acoustic version" (Dylan with just acoustic guitar and harmonica), and the "big band version" (Dylan again on acoustic guitar and harmonica, along with a bass, a piano, a steel guitar, and backing vocalists).

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