Mudcat Café message #3551169 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151929   Message #3551169
Posted By: Bill D
20-Aug-13 - 04:52 PM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan 50yr. hoax
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan 50yr. hoax
Dylan always reminded me of Picasso... he COULD paint well, but did not always bother because people would buy anything he did.

The first time I ever heard Dylan, about 1964, I listened to about 8-9 tracks of one his first albums and said: "What is THAT?" Then I said "Hmmm... a couple of those are moving and strong, if not exactly wonderful musically."

I like "Hattie Carrol" and "Masters of War" and a couple others... as powerful statements... not for easy listening.

The mumbling and what felt to me like "affected" style meant to be vaguely similar to black blues just left me shrugging.

I dunno... if *I* had discovered an easy way to be a millionaire, I might have tried it.