Saturday, September 02, 2006

Number 841 - Bob Dylan

Number 841

Bob Dylan

"The Hurricane"

Genre:Folk Rock
Now as you all know, well some of you anyway, that i am not the worlds biggest fan of the singing muse Bob Dylan.
I saw Bob Dylan in the 80's in concert with Tom Petty. I went along to see the main man Dylan and i wasn't to fussed about Tom Petty singing as i just wasn't into his music. That Changed. Bob Dylan litrally fell asleep on stage bored with his audience and bored with music generally. I don't know what was going on in his head on that day bit it was obvious he didn't want to be there.
However i paid some good money to be there. Up to the batters plate stepped up one Tom Petty and SAVED the concert with a home run of songs.
After that concert you could say i was a convicted "Petty" thief. I lost respect in Dylan as one of the greats after that concert but at least i walked away with a better admiration for Tom Petty. However all things being equal, i do like Hurricane song very much and is a most worthy entry in "The Definitive 1000" . I guess Bob "gave a shit" that day when he recorded it in the studio.
For more Bob Dylan see Number 929 & #491
For Tom Petty see Number 969 & #585
What does RS think of their #1 Man?
What's most striking about the record is that it is such a collaborative effort. Dylan works as closely with these musicians and singers -- among them, violinist Scarlet Rivera, bassist Rob Stoner and drummer Howard Wyeth of the Rolling Thunder crew, and vocalists Emmylou Harris and Ronee Blakley -- as he has with anyone since the Band. But it's still Dylan's album. Had the group been given a chance to record with more care, the record could have been the blockbuster the songs deserve. ~ [Source: Rolling Stone]
Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (Rolling Stone gave 12 enties into their top 500 and considered "Hurricane" was not good enough which is nuts considering Dylan ever only sang 3 decent songs) and the Album ranked at Number 174
This song has a crowbarred rating of 61.6 out of 108
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

For me Dylan is the absolute greatest and I don't have a remotely close second place. However, I think he has to be seen in context and he must seem like a big yawn for anyone who missed actually being alive in the sixties. The sense of revolution, the anticipation that something big was going down reached fever pitch and there stirring it for all he was worth was Dylan, all the more prophetic because he was just saying what he saw. I am amazed that he is still around today but, hey, so am I.

11:05 pm  
Blogger crowbarred said...

By far this would have to be my favourite Dylan song ... its absolutley magically crafted

10:11 pm  

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