Dylan's Christian period

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

I listened to Saved today for the first time and thought it was fantastic. "What Can I Do For You?" in particular stood out, with some of the best harmonica playing on a Bob record, like up there with Live 1966. And the groove is top-notch throughout the album (the rhythm section is Tim Drummond and Jim Keltner). But we seem to have no general thread about this period on ILM. So let's talk about it. I'm thinking of the recorded legacy of this period as the three albums Slow Train Coming, Saved and Shot of Love. Infidels is arguably part of it too, and in fact I personally think this period never ended but that's not important for this thread. What songs do you think are particularly great from this period, and why? Are there live performances that you think are great? I have a show from New Orleans from 1981 and a boot comp called Yonder Comes Sin, but I'd like to know others worth attending to. Any thoughts you have about this period (including hate as long as you can back it up) are welcome.

Euler, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 19:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

Toronto 1980 (all Jesus songs), Earl's Court 1981 (mix of Jesus songs and older stuff) are the best of the ones I've heard. Really like the live stuff from this period! "When He Returns" is a fave, as is "Ain't Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody."

tylerw, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 19:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Also, "Angelina" from the Bootleg Series is one of my fave Dylan songs, period.

tylerw, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 19:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Solid Rock" and "Every Grain of Sand" are the keepers. Dylan himself (and Bono) adores Shot of Love's title track.

Roman Polanski now sleeps in prison. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 19:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Agreed that Saved is fantastic. Gospel Dylan is just fine by me. Personally I think his singing in this period is about as good as he ever got - it's the sweet spot when his voice was grizzled enough that he doesn't have to force it (like on his very early albums, where you think his barely post-pubescent voice is going to crack when he tries to growl like an old bluesman) but before the last intact vocal cords snapped somewhere around the late 80s/early 90s. I love his intonation and phrasing here, the band is on fire, the backup singers are a perfect foil, and he rarely rocked harder than on tracks like "Solid Rock".

o. nate, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 19:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

I got Slow Train Coming about a year ago and love it. which is weird cuz in general I'm not a fan of this particular production/arrangement style but the plastic-y 80s vibe coupled with a sleazy-sounding Dylan in born again preacher mode really works.

love Gotta Serve Somebody especially

the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 19:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Those are all beautiful songs. On the album take of "When He Returns", Dylan sounds like he's going to break down, and with lyrics like those, it's clear he was going through something heavy.

"Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that it passes through."

Is that an outtake from the KJV? "Verily I tell you..." I mean: truth is an arrow, that is, sharp, piercing, it flies fast, and it's shot by someone. There are deep mysteries there. Why is it shot at the gate? If this is speaking of the trajectory of faith, then the narrowness of the gate shouldn't be a concern since the arrow is going to pass through anyway. And then the echoes of Augustine's conversion ("how long, how long"):

"How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice?
How long can I stay drunk on fear out in the wilderness?"

Dylan is exhausted; it's why if we were drinking I'd be arguing that Street-Legal is really the start of the Christian period, that "Changing of the Guards" announces the change ("Eden is burning").

Euler, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 19:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Saw him in May 1980 in Providence, just before Saved came out. Almost everything he played was from that album and Slow Train Coming. It was a great show — the band absolutely smoked — even though I couldn’t make out his damnation/hellfire speeches between songs due to the poor acoustics. For the last song, “Pressing On,” he took the microphone and started dancing in front of the stage. It wasn’t exactly a representative Dylan show, but it was my first.

Jazzbo, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Gotta Serve Somebody," however is a stupid song.

Roman Polanski now sleeps in prison. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

xpost haha, yeah there are a few truly wacky apocalyptic rants on bootlegs. On that 1980 Toronto set, he starts explaining how Russia invading Afghanistan is all predicted in the bible.

tylerw, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Gotta Serve Somebody," however is a stupid song.

I don't think it's that bad - but I prefer "Precious Angel" and "I Believe in You" from that album.

o. nate, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

stupid? I like the resignation in it.

the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, like a fuckin' slave. And, man, I love that period's studio-rock, but Dylan's backing band here defines antiseptic.

Roman Polanski now sleeps in prison. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:27 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love Dylan's deadpan delivery on "Gotta Serve Somebody", especially as the rhymes get a little funnier towards the end, eg. the way he sings "milk" and "bread" in this:

Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk,
Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk,
You might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread,
You may be sleeping on the floor, sleeping in a king-sized bed

o. nate, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't take Dylan as a theologian particularly seriously. As far as the lyrics go from this period, what I like is how mystified Dylan seems by what he's saying. There's conviction there, but whatever he experienced, his lyrical voice was having trouble expressing.

I like the music on Saved a lot more than on Slow Train Coming, on the whole. I think Wexler understood Dylan's vision better on this one.

Euler, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Shot of Love > Slow Train Coming > Saved

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

and yeah, the humor on Slow Train Coming is puzzling in the context of this, like, topically heavy album. "Man Gave Names To All The Animals" is a dopey lyric, like a Basement Tapes lyric without the double entendres. But it's still good for a simple laugh. It's corny but that's our Bob.

Euler, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Shot of Love > Slow Train Coming > Saved" seems to be the conventional wisdom and I get why that is, but anyone reading who has ears, let them hear Saved again. Although I've tried for years to buy it on CD and never succeeded in finding it.

Euler, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

Has "Saved" been remastered? I've actually never owned it! My older brother had it ...

tylerw, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

eMusic has Saved - but I don't know if it's been remastered. I think Saved is better than Slow Train - and the production is definitely a lot less sterile.

o. nate, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

I remember hating "Gotta Serve Somebody" in 1979, but I heard it on the radio the other night and thought it sounded great. I love the combination of the air-tight production and that creepy, menacing vocal. I've always resisted getting these albums but I might have to add them on eMusic.

Brad C., Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love the combination of the air-tight production and that creepy, menacing vocal.

yeah this is the kinda contrast (intentional or not) that finally got me to appreciate Steely Dan - this shiny, sleek, perfectly constructed light pop that's set against an actively creepy but sorta funny narrative/singer

the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 20:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

Dylan's music is missing the harmonic complexity and jazzy solos of the Steely Dan though - with this kind of production it ends up sounding more like Dire Straits than Steely Dan, unfortunately.

o. nate, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 21:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

I generally like the slickness of Slow Train, I think it does have a kind of menace to it.

Elsewhere, some of the surreal, Book of Revelations meets Highway 61 lyrics are really incredible -- stuff like the aforementioned 'Angelina', "Caribbean Wind", "Foot of Pride", "Jokerman" etc. Really weird, ambitious writing ...

tylerw, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 21:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah I'm going to make an extended dive into Bob's 80s this week I think, looking for more of the confusion that's grabbing me on these. By the 2000s I think he's figured out his new lyrical voice and that's probably my favorite Bob overall but I'm intrigued at present by the struggle for a new voice after Street-Legal (I need a copy of Budokan too I think).

Euler, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 21:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Budokan has its moments, but overall it's pretty limp. The later US 1978 tour is waaaay better. Look for the Hush Sweet Charlotte bootleg ...

tylerw, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 21:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

Dylan's music is missing the harmonic complexity and jazzy solos of the Steely Dan though - with this kind of production it ends up sounding more like Dire Straits than Steely Dan, unfortunately.

OTM -- what I was trying to say upthread.

Roman Polanski now sleeps in prison. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 21:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

sounding more like Dire Straits than Steely Dan, unfortunately.

def. the sound of Dire Straits (dunno how unfortunate that is)

the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 22:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

A sound I would, of course, expect from the producer of Slow Train Coming.

Roman Polanski now sleeps in prison. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 22:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

No, wait -- Knopfler didn't produce STC.

Roman Polanski now sleeps in prison. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 22:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wexler ennit. altho Dylan specifically was going for Knopfler's sound and wanted him originally iirc

the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 22:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

Doesn't Knopfler play on Slow Train, though? Or am I making that up.

tylerw, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 22:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

He sure does, which explains my confusion (he did produce Infidels).

Roman Polanski now sleeps in prison. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 22:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

I said that Wexler better figures out Dylan's vision on Saved than on Slow Train Coming, but a better way to put what I was trying to express is: Wexler helped Dylan realize a better sound for the vision Dylan had, such as they understood it, on Saved than on Slow Train Coming. Dylan may not have agreed, since he dumped Wexler for Plotkin on Shot of Love and then, yeah, Knopfler for Infidels.

Euler, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 04:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

This topic has provided the only praise that I have ever seen for the 'Christian' period of Bob Dylan.

Josh L, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 13:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think you'll find that serious (haha) Dylan fans have plenty of good stuff to say about this period. Obviously the evangelism of the lyrics is always going to be a turn-off for some, but it really is a fascinating time for Dylan.

tylerw, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 13:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

The cover art is great too:

http://www.earthwaverecords.com/pictures/albumimg/d/a0115351.jpg

Euler, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 18:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha, that cover is nutso. you'd think it was some super-obscure private-press xtian rock record from 1977. But no, it's a BOB DYLAN record.

tylerw, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 21:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

There's conviction there, but whatever he experienced, his lyrical voice was having trouble expressing.

That sounds about right. The songs seem to be either literal renderings of scripture or these terrifically confused metaphors.

Count me as a fan of Budokan (since someone referenced it upthread)--to a point. It seems like a bit of a conceptual coup, actually: rendering his '60s songs, including some protest numbers, as fully-arranged, showstopping Vegas numbers. Actually it sort of anticipates his Perry Como-esque Xmas album in its nonchalant mindfuckery.

Also, I thought the brief segment w/Christian Bale in I'm Not There captured this era of Dylan pretty well/amusingly. Although I am not a big fan of that film as a whole.

amateurist, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I actually thought that the I'm Not There/Christian (!) Bale segment was the most successful in that movie. Just the utter sincerity of Bale's performance caught something vital about this period in Dylan's career. Of course, the sincerity is just another mask, but it's maybe one of the more convincing masks.

tylerw, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

you guys are nuts that movie is awesome

"look its Allen Ginsberg!"

the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh i liked it! it's like catnip for Dylan nerds.

tylerw, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

did you guys catch moondog in the greenwich village sequence??

amateurist, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

i've been trying to get my gf (not a Dylan nerd) to watch it so I can get a neutral assessment

feed them to the (Linden Ave) lions (will), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah i honestly don't think anyone not steeped (DEEPLY steeped) in Dylan lore would get a whole lot out of the movie. Maybe I'm wrong ...

tylerw, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

Film nerds, maybe ...

tylerw, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

btw i'm not kidding about moondog, haynes sticks a guy in a moondog costume in one of the quick panning shots of the early '60s village. i kind of want to hug haynes for that.

amateurist, Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

I saw the film with two folks I wouldn't really characterize as Dylan nerds (ie, my wife and an old gay buddy of ours) and they both really dug it. They don't hate his music or anything but they're hardly obsessives (y'know my wife has some sorta weird childhood associations with Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, buddy likes early 70s Dylan, etc.)

I think I was the only one of the three of us who was excited about all the detail/ephemera tho.

the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

and yeah I spotted Moondog

the taint of Macca is strong (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

she'll feed you coconut bread
and spice buns in bed
IF YOU DON'T MIND SLEEPING WITH YOUR HEAD FACE DOWN IN THE PLATE!!!

playlists of pensive swift (difficult listening hour), Friday, 23 October 2015 20:16 (two years ago) Permalink

listening to knocked out loaded right now
and i kinda wonder how much better pro forma blues raveups like "you wanna ramble" would sound w/his current band and production style, minus the gated snare and 80s backing vox etc

Comme Si, Kamasi (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 October 2015 20:24 (two years ago) Permalink

you mean without the "Sunglasses at Night" synth at the start of "Driftin' Too Far From Shore"?

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 October 2015 20:27 (two years ago) Permalink

i think that his latter day approach would've done wonders for a lot his 80s material ... not quite the same thing, but I'm always surprised by how great Under the Red Sky songs sound in Neverending Tour form.

tylerw, Friday, 23 October 2015 20:28 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah back when I was still playing in the Dylan fantasy league Never-Ending Pool, he was suprisingly fond of "Cat's in the Well" (especially) and would also pepper in "Handy Dandy"

we ended up quitting because his setlists have really calcified compared to what they were in the mid 00s

Comme Si, Kamasi (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 October 2015 20:48 (two years ago) Permalink

man you know...who's got two thumbs and likes to critically re-evaluate an underrated Dylan ablum? - this guy - but outside of brownsville girl & a couple others knocked out loaded is straight *poop emoji*

Comme Si, Kamasi (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 October 2015 20:56 (two years ago) Permalink

^^^ didn't know whether to duck or run so you ran

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 23 October 2015 20:56 (two years ago) Permalink

ha yeah, it's not a dylan album i actually want to listen to.
but yeah aside from a few one offs, it seems like he just picks a setlist for a tour and sticks to it these days. which actually is fine (if less fun for internet trainspotters like you & me) -- the recent shows i've heard have been really solid and together, probably because the band knows those songs cold.

tylerw, Friday, 23 October 2015 20:57 (two years ago) Permalink

this is his current set, which is impressively non-greatest hits for the most part.

1. Things Have Changed
2. She Belongs To Me
3. Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
4. What'll I Do
5. Duquesne Whistle
6. Melancholy Mood
7. Pay In Blood
8. I'm A Fool To Want You
9. Tangled Up In Blue
(intermission)
10. High Water (For Charley Patton)
11. Why Try To Change Me Now
12. Early Roman Kings
13. The Night We Called It A Day
14. Spirit On The Water
15. Scarlet Town
16. All Or Nothing At All
17. Long And Wasted Years
18. Autumn Leaves

(encore)
19. Blowin' In The Wind
20. Love Sick

tylerw, Friday, 23 October 2015 21:02 (two years ago) Permalink

good to seem some stadows material in there

j., Friday, 23 October 2015 21:05 (two years ago) Permalink

Xxp MY GOD THEY KILLED HIM

JoeStork, Friday, 23 October 2015 21:05 (two years ago) Permalink

good to seem some stadows material in there
yeah and a couple from Stadows In The Night II: Still Stadowy

tylerw, Friday, 23 October 2015 21:35 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

JEFFERSON TURNIN OVER IN HIS GRAVE

j., Sunday, 6 December 2015 22:28 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

just put on side 2 of Saved and maybe it's just the holidays but sounds pretty good to me! remembered this as a total dud...

niels, Friday, 25 December 2015 09:37 (two years ago) Permalink

I love how "In the Garden" is as much about Dylan as Jesus

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 25 December 2015 11:52 (two years ago) Permalink

it's certainly not abt Mel Gibson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCRFeRyfJW8

niels, Friday, 25 December 2015 13:31 (two years ago) Permalink

anyone know who's drumming?

niels, Friday, 25 December 2015 13:36 (two years ago) Permalink

It's not Stan Lynch?

Die Angst des Elfmans beim Torschluss (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 December 2015 15:05 (two years ago) Permalink

I guess it must be - was that an entire tour with Petty & Heartbreakers backing Dylan?

niels, Friday, 25 December 2015 16:46 (two years ago) Permalink

Not 100% sure, but obviously from that video you can see Petty and some other Heartbreakers, and I just glanced at Behind The Shades and some other books and it seems to be the case. And Stan didn't leave the band until much later.

Die Angst des Elfmans beim Torschluss (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 December 2015 16:50 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

SO much oPRESSion
can't keep TRACK OF IT NO MORE

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Friday, 26 February 2016 22:37 (two years ago) Permalink

how many 60s dinosaurs went into the 80s as cleareyed as "well i dunno which is worse / doin your own thing or just being cool"

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Friday, 26 February 2016 22:44 (two years ago) Permalink

SO much oPRESSion
can't keep TRACK OF IT NO MORE

― denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Friday, February 26, 2016 4:37 PM (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this makes me of think of dylan keeping a spreadsheet of forms of oppression and needing to hire interns to update it

wizzz! (amateurist), Friday, 26 February 2016 23:18 (two years ago) Permalink

for one of his list songs

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Friday, 26 February 2016 23:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Doctor, can you hear me? I need some MEDICAID!!!
I seen the kingdoms of the WORLD and it’s makin’ me feel afraid!!!

tylerw, Friday, 26 February 2016 23:27 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0J3Y5s_kfo

Just stumbled over this reappearance of the Toronto 1980 show. Much improved quality!

Also, thanks to all in this thread who convinced me to revisit this so-wrongly-dismissed era.

doug watson, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 13:48 (one year ago) Permalink

the sermon around the hour twenty mark and the blistering song afterwards...I just love seeing him so unjaded

The bald Phil Collins impersonator cash grab (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:23 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah, such an intense performance overall.
was just revisiting this early take of "caribbean wind" which isn't quite there, but is nice nonetheless
https://vimeo.com/66756497

tylerw, Wednesday, 15 June 2016 14:25 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

time is forever just running out … The apocalypticism of the paranoid style runs dangerously near to hopeless pessimism, but usually stops short of it

...

a fear of the end-times quickly becomes indistinguishable from a yearning for them

...

the various songs yield an exhaustive, Whitmanesque catalog of villains

but enough about 60s dylan

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 17:54 (one year ago) Permalink

ew rob horning

who is extremely unqualified to review this pop album (BradNelson), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:18 (one year ago) Permalink

YA HEAR THAT, ROB HORNING??!?

j., Wednesday, 19 October 2016 00:31 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Has anyone here been discussing THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOLUME 13: TROUBLE NO MORE?

the pinefox, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 13:55 (four months ago) Permalink

yep quite a bit in the Dylan bootleg series thread

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:15 (four months ago) Permalink

everyone loves it and is baptised in the blood of the lamb

Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:17 (four months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

im going to see the "trouble no more" film tonight!

marcos, Friday, 9 March 2018 22:18 (two months ago) Permalink

jealous!
i love the lord & these live albums

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 9 March 2018 22:38 (two months ago) Permalink

jesus christ & bobby dylan are my reconciliation

marcos, Friday, 9 March 2018 22:40 (two months ago) Permalink

I DON'T CARE ABOUT ECONOMY

I DON'T CARE ABOUT ASTRONOMY

tylerw, Friday, 9 March 2018 22:44 (two months ago) Permalink

"Ain't No Man Righteous" is such a jam.

o. nate, Saturday, 10 March 2018 02:38 (two months ago) Permalink

aw man the "slow train coming" in this is MEAN

marcos, Saturday, 10 March 2018 05:48 (two months ago) Permalink

that and "what can I do for you" were the highlights

marcos, Saturday, 10 March 2018 05:50 (two months ago) Permalink

there really should be a Mavis thread, but anyway:

First, they couldn't settle on who has to sing the line "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse." "He said, 'You're going to sing it this time. I did it for you last time,' " Staples recalls. "I said, 'You didn't do it for me. It's your song!' " And with the song's seven verses, Staples, 78, had trouble getting the lyrics straight. "I asked him, 'Do you have a teleprompter?' He says" – she drops her voice to Dylan's guttural rasp – " 'I'm too cheap to buy a prompter, Mavis.' I told him, 'You can buy one for me, Bobby!' "

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/mavis-staples-second-act-bob-dylan-jeff-tweedy-w517080

niels, Sunday, 11 March 2018 14:11 (two months ago) Permalink

He and Staples had a fling in the Sixties, with Staples famously rejecting his marriage proposal.

If this information is “famous,” I never heard it before!

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Sunday, 11 March 2018 15:56 (two months ago) Permalink

was dylan sober from drugs and alcohol during the christian period?

marcos, Sunday, 11 March 2018 23:21 (two months ago) Permalink

maybe for a minute, but i think he got back into it pretty quick.
was just listening to the 1981 live performances on Trouble No More — really wild vocals from Dylan, like an attempt to create a whole new style for himself.

tylerw, Sunday, 11 March 2018 23:23 (two months ago) Permalink

I’ve been sleeping on this bootleg series set, but will prob’ly have to get it.... I love “Saved” and some of the other stuff from this period.

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Sunday, 11 March 2018 23:45 (two months ago) Permalink

Discussed this a bit on the Bootleg Series thread. I listened to almost nothing else for a month or two.

the pinefox, Monday, 12 March 2018 16:10 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I DON'T CARE ABOUT ECONOMY

I DON'T CARE ABOUT ASTRONOMY

― tylerw, Friday, March 9, 2018 5:44 PM (two months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

otm

marcos, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:25 (five days ago) Permalink

grain-elevators-are-burstin'

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 22:26 (five days ago) Permalink


You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.