Mudcat Café message #3551046 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151929   Message #3551046
Posted By: Stringsinger
20-Aug-13 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan 50yr. hoax
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan 50yr. hoax
I'll pass. I'm not a fan. There's no question that he did "reach" a lot of people and not in the best way possible. It's probably a satire but it brings up an interesting point. At what point does "surrealist stuff" become good lyric writing? As for the nondenominational religious
parable or moral tale, this stuff IMHO is boring. So the satire about "surrealist stuff"
has a factual basis. The only song I really ever liked of his was "Tomorrow is a Long Time".
Much of "Don't Think Twice" and "Positively Fourth Street" is polemic and bitter. He comes across as a misogynist in song.