Stephen King on Dylan's Nobel

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by chrisr777, Dec 7, 2016.

  1. chrisr777

    chrisr777 Member

    Jan 30, 2007
    Lost in Hollywood
    O.K., I'll take his word for it.

    I remember the Rolling Thunder tour, but I didn't go to a show. I had just had major surgery in an attempt to rebuild my inner ear on the right hand side and was laying in bed with a huge bandage around my head. The Hard Rain TV special was on and I watched it while trying not to bop around too much.
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  2. Tommy Biggs

    Tommy Biggs Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    North Jersey
    I'm liking that.
    I've come to appreciate ol' Zimmy more over the years.
    Funny - I always liked the "vandals took the handle" line too.
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  3. ripgtr

    ripgtr Member

    Jul 17, 2014
    Austin, TX
    I saw that tour in Rhode Island, so probably right around the same time.
    It was pretty impressive.
    I don't remember an opening act. They did two LONG sets. The start of the second set, he came out just him and Baez and they sang 4 or 5 songs together. That is the part I still remember.

    Dylan was a HUGE influence on 60s musicians. Hendrix and Lennon were just two.
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  4. time2kill

    time2kill Member

    Jun 24, 2012
    I too am a huge Dylan fan. Great link, thanks.............

    Don't Think Twice, It's Alright.
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  5. stevieboy

    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2006
    Under the whang whang guitar star
    I saw it in Providence too, one of first few shows of the tour. It was indeed a revue, multiple artists doing songs, not a single opening act.

    The Providence show was the second one I attended. The first stop was in Plymouth Mass, two shows, I saw the second.

    It was a long tour. By the time Hard Rain was recorded Dylan and band had evolved in their approach. They had become harder and more aggressive I guess I'd say. I like Hard Rain, but I did like the shows I saw better. Difficult to put into words, I think it was fresher with a greater sense of discovery. Desire was just coming out and he was doing the songs from it live for first times. Isis was killer in particular.
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  6. GrungeMan

    GrungeMan Supporting Member

    May 20, 2006
    The view from Ice Lake in The Great White North
    Well stated Mr King,(guy must be a writer or some thing;))
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