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Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
21-Aug-13 - 03:22 AM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan 50yr. hoax
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan 50yr. hoax
As to the Woody impersonation etc we as I said I'm not a fan of his first album anyway. Love Freewheeling and Times They Are A Changing though. However come on he was only a kid when he arrived in New York! Jeez I'm thinking give the guy a break. Besides you don't need to like an artist to like their work! Or do you?

I suppose I am from another generation so don't have that 1960s mind set anway about him. For someone around earlier it may sound inconceivable but as a 16 year old 17 year old I didn't really know who Bob Dylan was. Or I'd heard the name but didn't really know the music outside his couple of 70s UK hits. I was the singer in a local punk band (just High School stuff etc) when one of the guys was playing a compilation tape he'd made. I heard something and thought "wow what the hell is that?". It was just Dylan singing Blowing In The Wind. Most of the others thought it was absolute crap but I just loved the sound of his voice and the lyric. Started buying his albums and of course there was no youtube in those days so I ended up with one or two turkeys but most were really good and several I thought were simply amazing.