IMO Bob Dylan Songs Sound Better When Others Play Them

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  1. axe4me

    axe4me Well-Known Member

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    Well yeah that's 'cause he can't sing or play worth a damn!
    BP
    p.s. yeah yeah I know..opinions are like eh holes :blah:
     
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    Absolutely agree.
     
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    I understand why to OP brings that up. But I don't see it as "better". I absolutely love the 2 takes on the songs. First of all, the songs themselves are brilliant. But we get the pleasure if hearing the songs both raw, in Dylan's form, then in a refined form, as done by others. One version makes the other even more interesting.
    And you haven't even mentioned the Byrds many Dylan songs like Mr. Tamborine man.
     
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    Isn't this pretty much every song he has written? Leslie West (as Mountain) did a whole album of his songs called Masters Of War. The title track is him and Ozzy, great version, the whole album is great.

     
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    Hendrix loved Dylan; his covers were all very good. Like a Rolling Stone from Monterey is epic.
    To me the Heart cover is so-so.
    Supposedly Bob is the second most covered artist of all time, second to The Beatles.
    A matter of taste of course- I frequently prefer his versions. Knocking on Heaven's Door comes to mind. This one from '97 too.

    But Adele was more popular. I don't care for it. What do I know? I never really got the attraction to Adele.

    Garth

    and some others



    For a guy not so popular with the general public other artists love his songs.
     
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    A few more versions of the same song. I'd say he did pretty good with royalties from this song.lol. This isn't even all of them.



     
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    Dylan is, probably, one of the greatest songwriters of the rock era, hands down, maybe of all time. He just doesn't have a singing voice that most love to hear. I can tolerate him, but, given a choice, I'd rather hear others singing them.
     
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    Absolutely no question 'bout the genius of his song writing.
    BP
     
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    I could never endure Runs'n'Poses absolute butchering of Knockin' On Heaven's Door, a sublime song when performed by The Bob.
     
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    I couldn't imagine anyone else doing justice to Tangled Up In Blue, Lay Lady Lay, Gotta Serve Somebody, or many of the songs on Desire. On many of his songs, his delivery has the gravitas that elevates them. Another artist example would be Rod Stewart's pissweak rendition of Tom Waits' Downtown Train :noway:
     
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    I'm not saying that Dylan isn't a great song writer.

    Hi voice is terrible.
     
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    Technically, so was Bon Scott's, Lou Reed's and many others, yet they kicked arse. See my last post, some of his songs are greatly served by his delivery.
     
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    100% agreed on that! I have always thought the same thing!
     
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    Not a Dylan fan at all. I just don't get it...
     
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    totally agree.

    one more
     
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    great songwriter, but again: terrible voice.
     
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    It's true and Im sure Dylan would agree.Also, Im sure Dylan don't mind the Tambourine Man / Watchtower paychecks
     
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