Bowie vs. Dylan

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby jimboo » 13 Jan 2016, 22:23

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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.


Maybe to you , like Bowie the later stuff has some gems. The bootleg series would maybe make you change your mind.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby toomanyhatz » 13 Jan 2016, 22:24

From 1980 on it's Dylan by several thousand miles, though Bowie's last two do redress the balance ever-so-slightly.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Minnie the Minx » 13 Jan 2016, 22:27

Bollocks to this nonsense.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby The Modernist » 13 Jan 2016, 22:32

toomanyhatz wrote:From 1980 on it's Dylan by several thousand miles, though Bowie's last two do redress the balance ever-so-slightly.


He goes a bit country, then gets a divorce and gets a bit angry, gets religion and then that's your lot.

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Loki » 13 Jan 2016, 22:33

toomanyhatz wrote: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 toomanyhatz » 13 Jan 2016, 22:38

The Modernist wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:From 1980 on it's Dylan by several thousand miles, though Bowie's last two do redress the balance ever-so-slightly.


He goes a bit country, then gets a divorce and gets a bit angry, gets religion and then that's your lot.


You're thinking of the 70s.

Unless you're talking about Bowie, which I don't think you are.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby jimboo » 13 Jan 2016, 22:38

The Modernist wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:From 1980 on it's Dylan by several thousand miles, though Bowie's last two do redress the balance ever-so-slightly.


He goes a bit country, then gets a divorce and gets a bit angry, gets religion and then that's your lot.


Criticism is always interesting from people that know the music , less so when it is ill-informed and cliched. You normally have the decency to have at least a little knowledge of the music before you comment. I cannot think as to why you have chosen to change tack in this thread.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby OUTPLAY » 13 Jan 2016, 22:39

:lol:

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Count Machuki » 13 Jan 2016, 22:40

toomanyhatz wrote:From 1980 on it's Dylan by several thousand miles, though Bowie's last two do redress the balance ever-so-slightly.


Big Dylan & The Dead fan? Or just a Wilburyhead?

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby clive gash » 13 Jan 2016, 22:40

Yeah Keith, you missed the years when he lost his voice, wallowed in sub-U2 reverb then discovered Sinatra.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby jimboo » 13 Jan 2016, 22:41

GLEDE wrote::lol:

you do make me laugh sometimes jimboo


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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby The Modernist » 13 Jan 2016, 22:45

jimboo wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:From 1980 on it's Dylan by several thousand miles, though Bowie's last two do redress the balance ever-so-slightly.


He goes a bit country, then gets a divorce and gets a bit angry, gets religion and then that's your lot.


Criticism is always interesting from people that know the music , less so when it is ill-informed and cliched. You normally have the decency to have at least a little knowledge of the music before you comment. I cannot think as to why you have chosen to change tack in this thread.


I do find his post 70 work boring and samey, sure there's the odd great song (Changing Od The Guard say), but there's a hell of a lot of going through the motions. His elder statesman status lets him get away with a lot of laziness.

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby jimboo » 13 Jan 2016, 22:57

Oh , I have loved his work all my life. I am aware that he is now a fans only artist. I (and pool hall richard ) frequent the 'expecting rain forum . I find a lot of the Dylan worshippers and their comments ridiculous and down right disturbing.

He has continued to make some great music and he does not feel the need to be the man many expect. Then again blind willie mctell and chronicles (just the most beautiful writing ) suggest that he has it in him to still thrill.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby the masked man » 13 Jan 2016, 23:06

Of course, It's Bowie. He just managed to do so much more with his music. Yes, I understand Dylan's greatness, but Bowie could be a master of so many styles. He was capable of inventing an entire new decade (the 80s), which I love dearly. This won't be a popular opinion.....

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby The Slider » 14 Jan 2016, 01:01

as with The Beatles all I can say is that as much as I love Bob, Bowie simply means more to me personally.

Dylan belongs to an earlier generation and will have spoken to them more.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby The Modernist » 14 Jan 2016, 01:52

toomanyhatz wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote:From 1980 on it's Dylan by several thousand miles, though Bowie's last two do redress the balance ever-so-slightly.


He goes a bit country, then gets a divorce and gets a bit angry, gets religion and then that's your lot.


You're thinking of the 70s.



Obviously. But there's not been much since then either which was my point.

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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby The Slider » 14 Jan 2016, 14:38

Street Legal came out between Heroes and Lodger.
Since then Dylan has released precisely zero new work that has even slightly interested me.
Bowie is streets ahead, despite hardly covering himself in glory over the last 35 years.

The idea that Dylan wins the 80s, 90s, 00s or teens is ludicrous to me.
And Bowie totally owned the 70s against anyone.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Quaco » 14 Jan 2016, 20:31

The Slider wrote:Street Legal came out between Heroes and Lodger.
Since then Dylan has released precisely zero new work that has even slightly interested me.
Bowie is streets ahead, despite hardly covering himself in glory over the last 35 years.

The idea that Dylan wins the 80s, 90s, 00s or teens is ludicrous to me.
And Bowie totally owned the 70s against anyone.

Even Alan O'Day?
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby Loki » 14 Jan 2016, 21:32

The Slider wrote:And Bowie totally owned the 70s against anyone.

I agree. But I guess it was the commercial standpoint that led to Elton John being named musical artist of that decade.
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Re: Bowie vs. Dylan

Postby OUTPLAY » 14 Jan 2016, 21:40

Loki wrote:
The Slider wrote:And Bowie totally owned the 70s against anyone.

I agree. But I guess it was the commercial standpoint that led to Elton John being named musical artist of that decade.


A BCB Bowie/Neil Young poll from a few years' back had them neck and neck...
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