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Rolling Stone Top 70 Dylan songs

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dick Whitman, May 16, 2011.

  1. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Not a huge Dylan fan but I love some covers of his songs...

    Jimi: "All Along The Watchtower"
    Jason and the Scorchers: "Absolutely Sweet Marie"
    Johnny Winter: "Highway 61 Revisited"
    Georgia Satellites: "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"
    Manfred Mann: "The Mighty Quinn"
  2. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    How the hell did I forget to include Jason & the Scorchers' "Absolutely Sweet Marie" on a list of best Dylan covers? I love that version.
  3. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    This is a monumental task I'd never even try to start undertaking.

    I couldn't even get it down to 20.
  4. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Fairport Convention, "Si Tu Dois Partir" and "Percy's Song."
  5. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Is it me, or does Rolling Stone always overrate Like A Rolling Stone because of the name?
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    nah, it really was one of the landmark songs in rock history.

    Personally I like "Johanna" much better, but it's slightly obscure, while pretty much everybody who listened to a radio in the 1960s heard "Like A Rolling Stone."
  7. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    Oh, granted, but they also ranked Like A Rolling Stone as the greatest song of all time in 2004. Number 2? (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones. That seems suspicious, even if you can make a good case for putting money on that exacta.
  8. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    I respect Dylan and understand his place in rock history, I just can't get past that wretched voice.

    And 70 top songs? A bit excessive, no?
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I would argue that 70 doesn't do him justice.

    (It's pegged, BTW, to his 70th birthday.)

    His voice is awesome. It's an instrument.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Mike Ness (of Social Distortion fame) did a kickass cover of "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" about 10-12 years ago:

  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    His voice is by no means awesome. It serves him very well sometimes, makes him sound like an SNL parody of himself other times. It what makes Dylan Dylan and it's a tangent to the tradition of the wailing man who's down on his luck, but it's not a conventionally good voice.

    I don't go all deep cut as far as my following of him, but some of them that I like:

    --Stuck Inside of Mobile
    --Rainy Day Woman
    --Positively Fourth Street
    --Tangled Up in Blue
    --Neighborhood Bully
    --Just Like a Woman
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I've seen Dylan live three times in the last 12 years, and he's been terrible every time. That in no way takes away from my love of his recorded music or my appreciation of his place in music history.
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