Stephen King on Dylan's Nobel

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  1. chrisr777

    chrisr777 Member

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    O.K., I'll take his word for it.

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/f...hy-bob-dylan-deserves-the-nobel-prize-w453966

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


    Don't Think Twice, It's Alright.
     
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    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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    Well stated Mr King,(guy must be a writer or some thing;))
     
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