Mudcat Café message #3551377 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151929   Message #3551377
Posted By: Jim Carroll
21-Aug-13 - 10:36 AM
Thread Name: Bob Dylan 50yr. hoax
Subject: RE: Bob Dylan 50yr. hoax
"Brilliant Bard of Scotland"
Absolutely - wild horses wouldn't take me over The Tay Bridge!
The article was one of a series of satirical pieces by the mysterious Jack Speedwell published in Fred Dallas's excellent 'Folk Music Magazine'
Whatever one may think of Dylan as a rhymer (I've always concurred with Dylan's own present analysis of his compositions) for me he opitomised the phoninness of the over-hyped 'swinging sixties' "say what you want as long as you don't say anything".
If he'd never existed Langley would have had to invent him.   
He was not so much a "Judas", as somebody called him at Newport, more of a 'Judas Goat' for the rest of us
Jim Carroll