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Bob Dylan — Simple Twist Of Fate
Album: Blood On The Tracks
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Released: 1975
Length: 4:14
Plays (last 30 days): 1
They sat together in the park
As the evening sky grew dark.
She looked at him and he felt a spark
Tingle to his bones.
'Twas then he felt alone
And wished that he'd gone straight
And watched out for a simple twist of fate.

They walked alone by the old canal.
A little confused, I remember well,
And stopped into a strange hotel with a neon burning bright.
He felt the heat of the night hit him like a freight train
Moving with a simple twist of fate.

A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walking on by the arcade
As the light bust through a beat up shade
Where he was waking up.
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate.

He woke up; the room was bare.
He didn't see her anywhere.
He told himself he didn't care; pushed the window open wide;
Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate
Brought on by a simple twist of fate.

He hears the ticking of the clocks
And walks along with a parrot that talks.
Hunts her down by the waterfront docks
Where the sailors all come in.
Maybe she'll pick him out again. How long must he wait
One more time for a simple twist of fate.

People tell me it's a sin
To know and feel too much within.
I still believe she was my twin, but I lost the ring.
She was born in spring, but I was born too late.
Blame it on a simple twist of fate.
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This has a great bass line running underneath it.
This album rocked my world and changed my life when I first heard it back in '75. I remember very little from that year, but I know where I first heard this - the older sister of a friend down the street played it for us. 
Damn, Dylan is the guy. After hearing "I Shall Be Released" and seeing the discussion of all the covers and now this one, I was just thinking that he's got to be the most influential songwriter of the last 60 years. His words are just everywhere. And by the way, Blood on the Tracks is a fantastic album.
The man can write... magnificently.
And despite evidence to the contrary, this song shows he can sing.... pretty damn well when he wants to.
Simple Twist of Fate... One More Time...blame it on that simple twist of fate... Love it! Garcia's version also
After some songs, and this is one of them, I have to stop the RP stream for a moment when the tune ends and let it resonate in my head a little longer.   10+++
 ExploitingChaos wrote:

ye ol' freckle butt {#Drunk}
 
yes.  We do.
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
This kid's got something. Could be the new Ed Sheeran.

 
Glad my mouth was empty. This should come with a spew warning. {#Roflol}
 expatlar wrote:
A great old 'living room floor album'. Do people still lie on the living room floor and listen to the stereo late at night?
Yep........ But now need help getting up off the flior
 


 expatlar wrote:
A great old 'living room floor album'. Do people still lie on the living room floor and listen to the stereo late at night?

 
Sure, and with wireless headphones, too!  But that's just me, and I may not be indicative of social trends these days.  {#Music}

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 expatlar wrote:
A great old 'living room floor album'. Do people still lie on the living room floor and listen to the stereo late at night?

 
That's what's wrong these days. No time to stop and just participate in something as wonderful as this album. It's all Instagram, CNN, and no time to gather your thoughts.

What an iconic album.

If you can ever catch Joan Osborne live, she's got a large passle of Bob songs and she does them justice.
A great old 'living room floor album'. Do people still lie on the living room floor and listen to the stereo late at night?
{#Notworthy} brilliant!
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
This kid's got something. Could be the new Ed Sheeran.

 
Beautiful...
This kid's got something. Could be the new Ed Sheeran.
 Beautiful song 

love this:

LinThizzy wrote:
Economic Models Explained With Cows
SOCIALISM; You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbor. COMMUNISM; You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM; You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM:You have 2 cows. The government takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM; You have 2 cows. The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other and then throws the milk away. TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income. DEMOCRACY: You have 2 cows. Your neighbor has none. You vote people into office who tax your cows, forcing you to sell one to raise money to pay for the tax. The people you voted for then take the tax money and buy a cow and give it to your neighbor. You feel righteous. AMERICAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead. FRENCH CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows. A GERMAN CAPITALISM; You have 2 cows. You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month and milk themselves. A JAPANESE CAPITALISM; You have 2 cows. You redesign them so they are 1/10 the size of an ordinary cow, and produce the milk of 20 cows. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called cowkimon and market them worldwide. ITALIAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows, but you don’t know where they are. You decide to have lunch. SWISS CAPITALISM; You have 5,000 cows. None of them belong to you. You charge the owners for storing them. CHINESE CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim that you have full employment and high bovine productivity. You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation. RUSSIAN CAPITALISM; You have 2 cows. You count them and learn that you have 5 cows. You count them again and learn that you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn that you have 2 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of Vodka. INDIAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You worship them. BRITISH CAPITALISM; You have two cows. Both are mad. IRAQI CAPITALISM; Everyone thinks you have lots of cows. You tell them that you have none. Nobody believes you, so they bomb the crap out of you and invade your country. You still have no cows but at least you are now a Democracy. AUSTRALIAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows. Business seems pretty good. You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate. NEW ZEALAND CAPITALISM; You have two cows. The one on the left looks very attractive. GREEK CAPITALISM; You have two cows borrowed from French and German banks. You eat both of them. The banks call to collect their milk, but you cannot deliver so you call the IMF. The IMF loans you two cows. You eat both of them. The banks and the IMF call to collect their cows/milk. You are out getting a haircut.

 


A Simple Case of Allergic Reaction to Bob's 'singing' voice - PLaaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYSD

Hey man.
 boontonite wrote:
A great song from what may be Dylan's finest album. Not that the songs are better than on his classic 60's albums, just the playing and recording are superior, IMO.

 
For me this album is Dylan at his most listenable.   
 mdfergy wrote:
I don't really care for this version.. love the original much better...

 
um....this is the original.
 somnium wrote:

There is music like that, but this is emphatically not among it. 

(It worked just the same on me in my mid thirties.)

 
Ditto at age 23....
 toterola wrote:

I wonder if I love this album so much because it came out when I was 13 (uber impressionable).

 
There is music like that, but this is emphatically not among it. 

(It worked just the same on me in my mid thirties.)


 mdfergy wrote:
I don't really care for this version.. love the original much better...
 
Assuming that's a joke?
I don't really care for this version.. love the original much better...
A great song from what may be Dylan's finest album. Not that the songs are better than on his classic 60's albums, just the playing and recording are superior, IMO.
Economic Models Explained With Cows
SOCIALISM; You have 2 cows. You give one to your neighbor. COMMUNISM; You have 2 cows. The State takes both and gives you some milk. FASCISM; You have 2 cows. The State takes both and sells you some milk. NAZISM:You have 2 cows. The government takes both and shoots you. BUREAUCRATISM; You have 2 cows. The State takes both, shoots one, milks the other and then throws the milk away. TRADITIONAL CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You sell one and buy a bull. Your herd multiplies, and the economy grows. You sell them and retire on the income. DEMOCRACY: You have 2 cows. Your neighbor has none. You vote people into office who tax your cows, forcing you to sell one to raise money to pay for the tax. The people you voted for then take the tax money and buy a cow and give it to your neighbor. You feel righteous. AMERICAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead. FRENCH CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows. A GERMAN CAPITALISM; You have 2 cows. You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month and milk themselves. A JAPANESE CAPITALISM; You have 2 cows. You redesign them so they are 1/10 the size of an ordinary cow, and produce the milk of 20 cows. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called cowkimon and market them worldwide. ITALIAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows, but you don’t know where they are. You decide to have lunch. SWISS CAPITALISM; You have 5,000 cows. None of them belong to you. You charge the owners for storing them. CHINESE CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You have 300 people milking them. You claim that you have full employment and high bovine productivity. You arrest the newsman who reported the real situation. RUSSIAN CAPITALISM; You have 2 cows. You count them and learn that you have 5 cows. You count them again and learn that you have 42 cows. You count them again and learn that you have 2 cows. You stop counting cows and open another bottle of Vodka. INDIAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows. You worship them. BRITISH CAPITALISM; You have two cows. Both are mad. IRAQI CAPITALISM; Everyone thinks you have lots of cows. You tell them that you have none. Nobody believes you, so they bomb the crap out of you and invade your country. You still have no cows but at least you are now a Democracy. AUSTRALIAN CAPITALISM; You have two cows. Business seems pretty good. You close the office and go for a few beers to celebrate. NEW ZEALAND CAPITALISM; You have two cows. The one on the left looks very attractive. GREEK CAPITALISM; You have two cows borrowed from French and German banks. You eat both of them. The banks call to collect their milk, but you cannot deliver so you call the IMF. The IMF loans you two cows. You eat both of them. The banks and the IMF call to collect their cows/milk. You are out getting a haircut.
Beautiful song (only 40 years old : )
Seeing Bob in concert is an "acquired taste".  He's in his last days of touring. So you just don't know what your are gonna get.

But to get on the road, then go to an outdoor venue, with a beautiful night sky, and young women dancing and singing along, and people picking up the vibe....yeah. It can be a good moment of time.

And just like that...poof...it's gone. You'll never see it again.    
 complex twist of genius.. {#Cheers}
 laozilover wrote:
I see that I gave this one a 9 a long long time ago. A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to see him live in Milwaukee, with Mark Knopfler as "opening act" and I was so disappointed that he didn't really sing at all, just kind of "shout growled" his way through the set. Knopfler was really on that night, though. If Bob goes back to singing I will go again. The first time I saw Knopfler live, he was phoning it in that night, so Dylan can redeem himself too! :-)
 
I've always been a big Dylan fan.  I saw him once and it was a terrible show.  Oh, well everyone has an off day.  Saw him a second time as it was every bit as bad.  That's enough.  I'll just listen to the records.
I do like Dylan but every once in a while I also like to just rate him with a "6" {#Laughing}
pure poetry...
pure artist.....
universal feelings / stories/  experience...
we can all relate

"....A saxophone someplace far off played
As she was walking on by the arcade
As the light bust through a-beat-up shade where he was waking up
She dropped a coin into the cup of a blind man at the gate
And forgot about a simple twist of fate...." 
I see that I gave this one a 9 a long long time ago. A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to see him live in Milwaukee, with Mark Knopfler as "opening act" and I was so disappointed that he didn't really sing at all, just kind of "shout growled" his way through the set. Knopfler was really on that night, though. If Bob goes back to singing I will go again. The first time I saw Knopfler live, he was phoning it in that night, so Dylan can redeem himself too! :-)
 Really words/comments don't do it justice.  The album & song =10.
Oh God, please make the noise stop! Awful.
Masterful.  One of my all-time favorite albums!
..... as good as it gets
you 2 are so right on, this one is so beautiful!  Puts me in a lovely funk, love and attraction and hope and god I would just want to keep this feeling going for an extended time with this dear young thing in my arms...
One of his greatest ballads.
Further proof, if one needed any, that Bobby is at his absolute most affecting (and I LOVE it all, mid-60's electric to the current renaissance) when it's just him and guitar and a harmonica. Timeless.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
I think I am going to shoot the next person who says Dylan can't sing.

 
 .... shooting is to good for them 
Beautiful - stopping all work to just sit and listen to this tale
He is the master, in music and words! Nice song!
 Lazarus wrote:
  
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like B.F. Skinner...  we love this splendiferous song more than zesty pussy pickles...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 

Hey L.A.-ZAR RUSS! 

Mushrooms are considered drugs in your temple? An orthodox church?

Behaviour well, my beloved Pope!


{#Kiss}  Mr Dylan at his very best - G O D L I K E as a minimum 
SweTex wrote:
In my hotel room too.....
  
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like B.F. Skinner...  we love this splendiferous song more than zesty pussy pickles...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
I think I am going to shoot the next person who says Dylan can't sing.

 

need any ammo?    use squeal.....young that is
 toterola wrote:

I'm really glad to see your comment. Most folks treat Bob like he's a museum relic. I see him as a living, breathing link to our collective music past.

I'm gonna go see him and Mark Knopler at Berkeley in October. I can't wait. It should be transcendent.

That said, this song is from his best album. I wallow that idea around a lot, and I wonder if I love this album so much because it came out when I was 13 (uber impressionable). But damn, the album is so GOOD.

Rock on, Maestro. I'll be listening.

 

past, present and as far in the future we are lucky enough to have him...
 Poacher wrote:
I must be getting old. . . I am starting to like Dylan.

 

na, your brain is just catching up....{#Dance}
Pretty much the whole album is a 10.
 Misterfixit wrote:
We should all pause for a moment and consider how a simple twist of fate would change your life and the lives of others.  If you really think about it make sure you don't have any razor blades handy.



 

Thinking can be a dangerous activity...
YES, BOB CAN SING...............{#Group-hug}
I must be getting old. . . I am starting to like Dylan.
I think I am going to shoot the next person who says Dylan can't sing.
He´s a very good songwriter, but he shouldn´t try to sing.
 idiot_wind wrote:
What a beautiful song.  I saw Bob last week in Des Moines last week.

He didn't play this song (and rarely does) BUT he is now playing a grand piano for most of his songs. He was playing Jerry Lee Lewis on some songs and then on different songs breaking it down with a tempo and harmonics change like T Monk. Freakin amazing.

Long live Bob.

P.S. most of the crowd was under 30 years old...and there was  group of teenage girls in the crowd formed a chorus singing "blowing in the Wind". Freakin amazing.
 
I'm really glad to see your comment. Most folks treat Bob like he's a museum relic. I see him as a living, breathing link to our collective music past.

I'm gonna go see him and Mark Knopler at Berkeley in October. I can't wait. It should be transcendent.

That said, this song is from his best album. I wallow that idea around a lot, and I wonder if I love this album so much because it came out when I was 13 (uber impressionable). But damn, the album is so GOOD.

Rock on, Maestro. I'll be listening.
What a beautiful song.  I saw Bob last week in Des Moines last week.

He didn't play this song (and rarely does) BUT he is now playing a grand piano for most of his songs. He was playing Jerry Lee Lewis on some songs and then on different songs breaking it down with a tempo and harmonics change like T Monk. Freakin amazing.

Long live Bob.

P.S. most of the crowd was under 30 years old...and there was  group of teenage girls in the crowd formed a chorus singing "blowing in the Wind". Freakin amazing.
IMHO Bob's best vocal, and possibly his best song.
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 

In my hotel room too.....
One of the few Dylan songs I like ... and I REALLY like it {#Yes}  great music for this rainy day.
A Brazilian production company is considering making a movie of the album "Blood On the Tracks". Interesting. I'd love to see what they would do with "Idiot Wind".
When he lays out that first big play: "...and wished that he'd gone STRAAAAAAAAAAAAYt..."
man, it hits me every time just like a FRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYt train
and reminds me that I forgot about
that simple twist of Fate
and man
can I relAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYt
to Uncle Bob on this one
and time and Time again;
and one more time
I'll have to WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYt
for a little
 Simple Twist of Fate...
Thanks a mil for playing this, Bill and Rebecca!
I never had listen to this song before,

But I think it's one of the best he had made.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Thank you.
Maudlin, but effectively so.
We should all pause for a moment and consider how a simple twist of fate would change your life and the lives of others.  If you really think about it make sure you don't have any razor blades handy.


♥♥♥


Wow!  I can't believe that I missed this.  This is possibly my favorite Dylan song except maybe Visions of Johanna!!  Should have tuned in ten minutes ago..
outstanding.

crying now. 
This is one of the most honest (and sad) songs Dylan ever wrote!!
Good'ol Bobby ... {#Whistle}

I don't know which christian album you are talking about.  I was talking about his conversion that happened in the late 60s and was apparent in Self Portrait and New Morning.  He may have released a Christian album after Blood and Desire but I'm sure it was one I didn't like.  I like all his albums through JWH.  Nashville Skyline not as much and Self Portrait not at all.  Then Blood and Desire came along and I was happy.  Haven't like a whole lot since but some are pretty good.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

 

KT Tunstall - Simple Twist Of Fate, Live (2005):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlASEn2gzI

2005 Bob Dylan' Tribute


 
I can't say she did anything really for this song.  Not when I gave Bob a 10'r on his cut!   {#Doh}

Bob Dylan by rising70
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_first_rays/
 
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4 - - - - 3 falling....and this is one of his better tunes.

This is one of his most heartfelt songs.  Ranks up there with Don't think twice.  I love it!!!
Thx Bill...Nice to hear something...when Bob was still "singing"....{#Guitarist}
Oh no! He's back.......

 

KT Tunstall - Simple Twist Of Fate, Live (2005)

2005 Bob Dylan' Tribute

it's a shame that bob only cares about the lyrics, cause musically it's really very boring....and his voice, just forget about sunshine...
 modrakocka wrote:
I get it that the lyrics are meaningful, poetic even, but I don't listen to lyrics. Music is supposed to lift you up and take you somewhere. The music here takes me round and round in dusty circles.
  To this I can only wonder, what on earth is this thing called singer-songwriter that we hear of? I find it hard to imagine not listening to lyrics, for better or worse. If only I could purge my brain of far too many lyrics that will not exit.


My college roommate played Blood on the Tracks incessantly when it was released in 1975. I HATED it. Now this song gives me chills. 9->10.
 peacockangel wrote:


 
modrakocka wrote:
I get it that the lyrics are meaningful, poetic even, but I don't listen to lyrics. Music is supposed to lift you up and take you somewhere. The music here takes me round and round in dusty circles.
 
I'm not thinkin this was supposed to be a huge lift me up song lol

some of us like the lyric part of song too ~ the lyric can take me places ~ the good ones anyhow

I consider Dylan to have the music component also
*said with a smiling mocking antagonism

and I'm not too sure that dusty circles is far off lol but that works here for me just fine
~ it's not negative for me
{#Bounce}

yeah yeah and his voice sucks too ..whatever lol

 
 Haha... might as well just listen to Black Eyed Peas then :P



 
modrakocka wrote:
I get it that the lyrics are meaningful, poetic even, but I don't listen to lyrics. Music is supposed to lift you up and take you somewhere. The music here takes me round and round in dusty circles.
 
I'm not thinkin this was supposed to be a huge lift me up song lol

some of us like the lyric part of song too ~ the lyric can take me places ~ the good ones anyhow

I consider Dylan to have the music component also
*said with a smiling mocking antagonism

and I'm not too sure that dusty circles is far off lol but that works here for me just fine
~ it's not negative for me
{#Bounce}

yeah yeah and his voice sucks too ..whatever lol

I get it that the lyrics are meaningful, poetic even, but I don't listen to lyrics. Music is supposed to lift you up and take you somewhere. The music here takes me round and round in dusty circles.
I  like very much this way Dylan sings and plays, better than the more recent songs. I do not like the musical part of what he is doing now, this clean and supermarket kind of arrangement behind his voice. I love this one, Simple twist of Fate, exactly

 a_genuine_find wrote:
Where's a Natalie Merchant remake when you really need one?
Is this SINGING Dylan's a Great composer, terrible singer
 
The best way to ruin a Dylan song would be to have Natalie Merchant sing it!



This song is soooo good for the ears...


 holborne wrote:


Wait, was this before or after that Christian album he did? Agree, though, that this is one of his greatest albums.
 

Before. I was going to say "long before" but it was 1975 or so. Five years seemed a lot longer to me back then than it does today..{#Whistle}
A Masterpiece!
Excellent track. Good Lord, what a great album! Can it really be 35 years old?!? Say it ain't so! {#Cowboy}
 evergreener wrote:
No matter how much you hate on Bob Dylan, Bill still plays him.  Thank you Bill and thank you Bob!
 

Yep. That's one of the great things about this station, IMO — Bill pays due attention to the listeners, but still programs by his own lights, which are pretty damn good. (Except for all the Pink Floyd — ha ha, JK.)
"Ladies and gentlemen please welcome the poet laureate of rock 'n' roll. The voice of the promise of the 60's counterculture. The guy who forced folk into bed with rock. Who donned makeup in the 70's and disappeared into a haze of substance abuse. Who emerged to find Jesus. Who was written off as a has-been by the end of the 80's, and who suddenly shifted gears releasing some of the strongest music of his career beginning in the late 90's. Ladies and gentlemen - Columbia recording artist Bob Dylan"  -  I heard this introduction at IU Alumni Hall for the homecoming show in '07 (apparently it's been around for a while).   Dylan's show was opened by Elvis Costello.  A night of two voices of distinction as well as two great songwriters  - one legendary

Don´t miss : Bootleg series nº 8- Tell tale signs . great, very great. 


No matter how much you hate on Bob Dylan, Bill still plays him.  Thank you Bill and thank you Bob!
 bachbeet wrote:
Dylan lost it there for a while but really got it back with this album.  This is a song that will last forever just like many of his others.  Simple, straightforward great lyrics.
 

Wait, was this before or after that Christian album he did? Agree, though, that this is one of his greatest albums.
Dylan lost it there for a while but really got it back with this album.  This is a song that will last forever just like many of his others.  Simple, straightforward great lyrics.
Concrete Blonde's version is good, too {#Roflol} What a story!


'kin 'ell! A Bob Dylan song that doesn't make me reach for the mute button. Maybe it's because he's singing in a lower, less whiny register than was usual in his old days, maybe because the lyrics are so poignant, but to my surprise it's a 6 from the Nottingham jury.
 brn wrote:

I can't say that I was around when Bob Dylan was popular. Ok, I was, but I was in my teens. I greatly respect music from the era. I just don't get Bob. I don't see talent. Sorry Bob, but the lapels on your jacket are too wide (inside joke).


 

''...was popular'' ?? To paraphrase Norma Desmond, ''He's still big; it's the music business that got small.''

 Paul_in_Australia wrote:

I know Dylan has a nasal voice, but is he really such a poor singer? I listen to a lot of Dylan tracks and I think he is a great singer with an idiosyncratic voice.

Some other 'it-would-have-been-really-great-if-only' nonsense
1 The Sydney Opera House; nice building but why build it so far away?
2 The Sistine Chapel; nice paintings, but on the ceiling? Puh-lease!
3 Van Gogh; couldn't he have used a smaller brush?
4 Prince; great talent but he is so short!
5 Venice; nice city, but why didn't they drain the lake first?
6 Stevie Wonder; great songs but imagine if he could see?
7 The Rolling Stones; great licks but why are they so old?
8 The Mona Lisa; nice graphics, but couldn't it have been a bit bigger?
9 Beethoven; if only he had hearing he would have been so much better

Any more 'fatal flaw' ideas to challenge the "nice songs, shame about the voice" merchants?

Wish I could appreciate it, must be something to it since there is a lot more positive feedback than negative.



 


a_genuine_find wrote:
Is this SINGING? blah blah blah
I know Dylan has a nasal voice, but is he really such a poor singer? I listen to a lot of Dylan tracks and I think he is a great singer with an idiosyncratic voice. Some other 'it-would-have-been-really-great-if-only' nonsense 1 The Sydney Opera House; nice building but why build it so far away? 2 The Sistine Chapel; nice paintings, but on the ceiling? Puh-lease! 3 Van Gogh; couldn't he have used a smaller brush? 4 Prince; great talent but he is so short! 5 Venice; nice city, but why didn't they drain the lake first? 6 Stevie Wonder; great songs but imagine if he could see? 7 The Rolling Stones; great licks but why are they so old? 8 The Mona Lisa; nice graphics, but couldn't it have been a bit bigger? 9 Beethoven; if only he had hearing he would have been so much better Any more 'fatal flaw' ideas to challenge the "nice songs, shame about the voice" merchants?
Where's a Natalie Merchant remake when you really need one? Is this SINGING :question: Dylan's a Great composer, terrible singer There must be a new rating selection for songs like these... "0.0 - Noise cancelling headphones required"
There's Bob . . . and then there's the rest.
eman wrote:
Thanks Bob... :sunny:
....and thanx RP!
He woke up, the room was bare He didn't see her anywhere. He told himself he didn't care, pushed the window open wide, Felt an emptiness inside to which he just could not relate Brought on by a simple twist of fate. :notworthy:
Yup. 10. Just checking.
pojms wrote:
a curious lack of the usual whiners on this page complaining about how annoying Dylan is to listen to. they must be off somewhere else tuned into Britanny i guess. :propeller: :propeller:
:bounce: How superb is this song!
Oh wow....thanks so much for playing this sublime song. Haven't heard in it in far too long.
a curious lack of the usual whiners on this page complaining about how annoying Dylan is to listen to. they must be off somewhere else tuned into Britanny i guess. :propeller: :propeller:
And if you are a fatalist, this would be A Simple Twist of Fait Accompli.
Nice to hear from the man himself after the recent spate of movie based covers. They're good enough, but the man himself is best.
I've been a Dylan fan from the turn of the previous century. This was a great song from a great LP.
lmic wrote:
Wow, how many artists can claim that their 15th release was one of their very finest? As if it needs to be said, the entire album is just friggin amazing.
So true. Dylan has reincarnated himself, musically, over and over, with extraordinary results. An extraordinary career. The world "icon" often is a cliche, but not when it is applied to him. A giant.
For the most part, I think I respect Dylan more than I enjoy his music. That being said, I'm really liking this song.
great, great song. i don't know how anyone can choose the best dylan song...
Wow, how many artists can claim that their 15th release was one of their very finest? As if it needs to be said, the entire album is just friggin amazing.
JayCee wrote:
Concrete Blonde does a great version of this song. Really.
Agreed. Johnette does it justice.
kazuma wrote:
Devastating, accurate, and beautiful if you've ever experienced anything like this.
you've quite a way with words....