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Thread #84959   Message #1572681
Posted By: greg stephens
30-Sep-05 - 09:57 AM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
It didnt need a lot of words and analysis to figure out what an extraordinary innovator Dylan was. It's hardly an exaggeration to say he invented a new species of human being, and all you had to do was watch poor little old world Joan Baez trying to sing along with the New Human Dylan. It wasnt the incompatibility of voices, it was the incompatibilty of absolutely everything. It was the Readers Digest meeting Last Exit to Brooklyn, a warthog marrying a cheetah, Doris Day holding hands with KLaus Kinski. Just not on, really.
    The other telling thing, that spoke louder than a thousand essays, was to listen to Dylan's guitar chords for Blowing in the Wind, and then hear the voice harmonies that Peter Paul and Mary added. Yuck!