Bowie vs. Dylan

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Bowie
53
41%
Dylan
77
59%
 
Total votes: 130

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby toomanyhatz » 29 Nov 2014, 02:46

BEEF BEE wrote:You'd agree that Dylan is highly regarded as a lyricist? and Bowie, not so much?


I would say up until 1980 at least, Bowie is very highly regarded as a lyricist.

Not to rehash old arguments (especially since they were so enjoyable the first time around) but I really do think the "Dylan is more serious/weighty" argument was only raised here in opposition to it. I know it goes on in the world at large, but I really do think the people here that prefer Dylan do so just as directly, viscerally, emotionally, etc. I know I do. I don't find Ziggy-era Bowie any more 'fun' or for that matter, any less 'serious' than the music of Dylan's peak (which I think we'd all agree is roughly '65-'67).

Although on the other hand, I am surprised the vote is so decisive. Maybe Bob has the numbers and David has the intensity of faith? I'd expect it to be closer.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby bobzilla77 » 29 Nov 2014, 04:40

I haven't voted so i can't see the result. It sounds like Dylan is winning by more than English people like.

I find it too close to call.

They are both artists I semi-collect and get a little obsessed about certain periods in their careers. I get real into some of those songs, and go through periods where I listen to them a lot. I've seen both live, liked Bowie a lot and Dylan not so much. I think they're both masters. I just don't get that enthused to explore their discographies any more completely, They're both in my top 50 but not my top 10 or 20.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby jim courier » 29 Nov 2014, 08:26

Bowie the most overrated pop/rock artist ever. Just hopped on any bandwagon going. Dylan was a trendsetter Bowie a trend follower.

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Robert » 01 Dec 2014, 08:55

It was decided many years ago there were The Beatles and then Bowie. How come Dylan has squeezed himself in now ?

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 01 Dec 2014, 11:41

Dylan for me by a long distance. Just look at the quality of the outtakes, cant wait for each years bootleg series.

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Snarfyguy » 01 Dec 2014, 20:36

bobzilla77 wrote:I haven't voted so i can't see the result.

Just under the "Submit Vote" button there's a link that says "See Results" so you can see without voting.

Right now it's Dylan 59% to Bowie's 41%.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby toomanyhatz » 01 Dec 2014, 20:39

jim courier wrote:Bowie the most overrated pop/rock artist ever. Just hopped on any bandwagon going. Dylan was a trendsetter Bowie a trend follower.


Just hope you have clean sheets to go with that blanket statement. (That and the Zappa one.)
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Goat Boy » 01 Dec 2014, 20:45

I voted Bowie.

I have no regrets.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby OUTPLAY » 01 Dec 2014, 20:56

Well, it actually IS Bowie.

I mean, it actually is. It just is.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby toomanyhatz » 01 Dec 2014, 20:59

The notion that you can really go way wrong with either is one of the sillier notions put forth here, but I guess it wouldn't be BCB if we didn't choose sides on everything.

I almost always end up wanting to stick up for the loser in these things, as the woods seem to be full of people that 'don't get it' (or at least that want to accuse others of the same).
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby sloopjohnc » 01 Dec 2014, 21:18

toomanyhatz wrote:Yes, it's very well-written BULLSHIT! :lol:


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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby OUTPLAY » 13 Jan 2016, 21:37

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It's fucked, is what it is.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby clive gash » 13 Jan 2016, 21:52

Time for a rematch - a lot of the brown rice brigade have fucked off.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Cosmic Thang » 13 Jan 2016, 21:58

I voted Bowie. I'm just not that keen on Dylan. I've seen both in concert (close, central tickets), I only walked away from the Bowie gig impressed. I'm not a Bowie fanatic by any means. I don't have the albums and I don't play the music but if I hear any one of most of his hits I'm always struck by how very good it is. Dylan is a drag in the mud in comparison. That said, Bowie is just an elderly lifetime (I think) heavy smoker who died of lung cancer who did some great songs, to me. Think I need to distance myself from the outpouring before I feel his loss on my level.

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby clive gash » 13 Jan 2016, 21:59

114 votes?

How many aliases?
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Cosmic Thang » 13 Jan 2016, 22:01

clive gash wrote:114 votes?

How many aliases?


Depends if you count me. But I have only voted once.

Fair question, mind.

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Loki » 13 Jan 2016, 22:06

Bowie. Dead or alive, it would always be Bowie.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Loki » 13 Jan 2016, 22:07

Minnie the Minx wrote:What the fucking fuck happened here?
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby toomanyhatz » 13 Jan 2016, 22:19

As much as I've enjoyed binge-listening to Bowie these past few days - and despite having re-evaluated some of Bowie's work and gotten pleasure out of some albums I was previously under-acquainted with - it's still Dylan, and I stand by everything I said on this thread.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby The Modernist » 13 Jan 2016, 22:20

clive gash wrote:Time for a rematch - a lot of the brown rice brigade have fucked off.


:lol:

Dylan has got a lot less interesting to me over the years, there's not a lot to explore once you burn out on the, admittedly great, mid sixties period.