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(Rolling Stone)   Does Bob Dylan really have a "worst song?" If so, what is it?   (rollingstone.com) divider line 90
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2013-06-29 11:29:27 AM  
Any of the ones where he sings.
 
2013-06-29 11:42:02 AM  
"Worst" implies range.
 
2013-06-29 12:00:48 PM  
I disagree, I think they all suck equally.
 
2013-06-29 12:13:25 PM  
Either that song where you can't understand a word he's saying, or anything from his "born again" phase.
 
2013-06-29 12:33:22 PM  
Not a real fan, but I like Lay Lady Lay.

He sings it in a different style from his other songs.
 
2013-06-29 12:50:23 PM  
Meee shee plaayyyyneee eee bahhhnneee wahhhhnnnnnnn.
 
2013-06-29 01:30:17 PM  
 
2013-06-29 02:18:48 PM  

Godscrack: Not a real fan, but I like Lay Lady Lay.

He sings it in a different style from his other songs.


Same here.  I don't care for Bob Dylan's singing typically...but I do like that song.
 
2013-06-29 02:39:29 PM  

Godscrack: Not a real fan, but I like Lay Lady Lay.

He sings it in a different style from his other songs.

 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-06-29 04:11:17 PM  
I always thought Dylan albums had a lot of filler among some great tracks.

I pulled an "emperor has no clothes" when I saw him on TV. I must have been about 10. I said how awful this guy's singing was. My stepmother responded by telling me he was very famous.
 
2013-06-29 04:48:03 PM  
Dammit, Rolling Stone, Empire Burlesque was a phenomenal album.
 
2013-06-29 04:51:15 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Meee shee plaayyyyneee eee bahhhnneee wahhhhnnnnnnn.


Isn't that the Universal Greeting?
 
2013-06-29 04:56:15 PM  
I was never a fan of his Ruben "hurricane" Carter song.
 
2013-06-29 04:58:05 PM  
I was never a huge Dylan fan, but way back when I bought "Infidels" and played it quite a bit. I thought it was really good and still listen to it once in a while.

/I wonder if I would've liked those songs as much if Mark Knopfler hadn't co-produced them....
 
2013-06-29 05:02:30 PM  
Free Bird
 
2013-06-29 05:08:08 PM  

monoski: I was never a fan of his Ruben "hurricane" Carter song.


Dylan is sort of like modern hip-hop artists to me, I really like some of the music he's produced but I have to actively ignore the sound of his voice and the content of the lyrics or it's just....ruined.
 
2013-06-29 05:09:57 PM  

BrotherJew: Godscrack: Not a real fan, but I like Lay Lady Lay.

He sings it in a different style from his other songs.

Same here.  I don't care for Bob Dylan's singing typically...but I do like that song.


He had quit smoking for a year, so it is more of what his voice should have sounded like.
 
2013-06-29 05:10:21 PM  
I really don't care much for the original of All Along the Watchtower
 
2013-06-29 05:12:55 PM  
Lenny Bruce
 
2013-06-29 05:15:02 PM  

monoski: I was never a fan of his Ruben "hurricane" Carter song.


It can be wearying sometimes. It's very long and repetitive.
 
2013-06-29 05:24:34 PM  

gaslight: Any of the ones where he sings.


Barfmaker:I think they all suck equally.

Done. They're all terrible.
 
2013-06-29 05:27:20 PM  
x7c.xanga.com
 
2013-06-29 05:28:02 PM  

envirovore: gaslight: Any of the ones where he sings.

Barfmaker:I think they all suck equally.

Done. They're all terrible.


I wish I could be this cool on the internet.
 
2013-06-29 05:36:36 PM  
One headlight is obviously his best song.
 
2013-06-29 05:38:41 PM  
In his heyday he was fine, an incisive and insightful songwriter. Maybe not everything his fans think he is, but he was definitely good. Nowadays he's just a bleating grandpa wanting kids to keep of his lawn, man.

It's a truism that the best-sounding Dylan songs are all covers.
 
2013-06-29 05:39:25 PM  

listernine: One headlight is obviously his best song.


Naw, it's "Fifth Avenue Heartache".
 
2013-06-29 05:48:46 PM  

listernine: One headlight is obviously his best song.


i liked 6th Avenue Heartache
 
2013-06-29 05:59:51 PM  

gaslight: Any of the ones where he sings.


Get out of my head!
 
2013-06-29 06:09:23 PM  
Rainy Day Women #12&35. Farking hell, how can I be the first to say this?
 
2013-06-29 06:15:18 PM  
Ice Ice Baby
 
2013-06-29 06:25:21 PM  
Cat's in a Well or whatever the fark it was, not the same guy that wrote and performed Motorpsycho Nitemare, or Changing of the Guards...
 
2013-06-29 06:27:08 PM  
All y'all who like "Lay Lady, Lay"?  You're nuts.  That song su-huuuuucks.  It's lyrically a piece of shiat, and musically about as inventive as "Whooop! (There It Is!)"
 
2013-06-29 06:28:28 PM  
If it came out after I was born, chances are I don't like it.  I'm sure it's okay to some people, but I just can't get into it.

\for reference, that means after "Hurricane"
\\which, despite it being eight minutes long, is still high on my list
 
2013-06-29 06:33:18 PM  

Ilmarinen: I really don't care much for the original of All Along the Watchtower


It's in the FRAKKIN ship!
 
2013-06-29 06:45:17 PM  
All of them.
 
2013-06-29 06:51:04 PM  
Bob Dylan is an overrated schlub who can't sing and can barely compose. His songs from his "classic" era all sound completely the same, no variety, no soul, and coming from an avid AC/DC fan, that's saying something. On top of that, they don't sound particularly good.

The only reason Rolling Stone slobs his knob so much is because he perpetuated an unrealistic hippie ideal that the magazine was born in and from.

/rant over
//seriously though, I loathe Bob Dylan
 
2013-06-29 06:52:42 PM  
"Wiggle Wiggle" is damn near unlistenable.
 
2013-06-29 06:57:34 PM  
Most of "Saved" would qualify.
 
2013-06-29 07:14:09 PM  
Probably "Boots of Spanish Leather". Liked his early stuff (was contemporary music for me).
 
2013-06-29 07:23:29 PM  

YoOjo: Cat's in a Well or whatever the fark it was, not the same guy that wrote and performed Motorpsycho Nitemare, or Changing of the Guards...


Put the bottle down or quit typing
 
2013-06-29 07:30:12 PM  
Well, I love Bob Dylan's SONGS... just not Bob Dylan.

Almost every song of his has a better cover than the original. I thank him for being a phenominal songwriter, but as a composer and singer... he's not the greatest.
 
2013-06-29 07:45:50 PM  
lh6.googleusercontent.com
 
2013-06-29 07:54:28 PM  
The troll is high in this thread.
 
2013-06-29 07:56:30 PM  
That long-ass Jack of Hearts song.
 
2013-06-29 08:02:19 PM  
Bob Dylan's worst song is still better than many others' best.


CavalierEternal: [lh6.googleusercontent.com image 600x573]


I don't understand. There aren't any furries or xenos in this thread. What are you purging?
 
2013-06-29 08:10:01 PM  
Define "Bob Dylan song".


"Well you have to understand that I'm not a melodist. My songs are either based on old Protestant hymns or Carter Family songs. What happens is, I'll take a song and simply start playing it in my head. That's the way I meditate." "I wrote 'Blowin' in the Wind' in 10 minutes, just put words to an old spiritual, probably something I learned from Carter Family records. 'The Times They Are A-Changing' is probably from an old Scottish folk Song." "I'll be playing Bob Nolan's 'Tumbling Tumbleweeds,' for instance, in my head constantly, while I'm driving a car or talking to a person or sitting around or whatever. People will think they are talking to me and I'm talking back, but I'm not. I'm listening to the song in my head. At a certain point, some of the words will change and I'll start writing a song.".......Bob Dylan
 
2013-06-29 08:13:32 PM  

JammerJim: The troll is high in this thread.


I know, right. It's impossible that there might be people who don't like Bob Dylan.
 
2013-06-29 08:17:59 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: listernine: One headlight is obviously his best song.

i liked 6th Avenue Heartache


Not a huge fan of the band, but I do think his kid has 10x the performing talent his father does.

Song writing is another thing entirely.
 
2013-06-29 08:20:59 PM  

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Holy shiat!  You win an award of  MOST EPILEPTIC IMAGE IN THE INTERNET EVA!
 
2013-06-29 08:22:56 PM  

jake3988: Well, I love Bob Dylan's SONGS... just not Bob Dylan.

Almost every song of his has a better cover than the original. I thank him for being a phenominal songwriter, but as a composer and singer... he's not the greatest.


Maggie's Farm by RATM.  Goddamn, that is a great song, and with the intensity that only RATM could do.
 
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