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Bob Dylan and More Movies of Despair

Details of the other articles so far published in this series are given at the end. By Larry Fyffe Singer/singwriter Bob Dylan, in a number of his song lyrics, makes references to movies that, more often than not, present a … Continue reading

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Ugliest girl in the world: co-written by Bob Dylan, and really just a filler on the album

By Tony Attwood Having claimed that we had reviewed every song that Dylan wrote of which there is a recording, I found I’d missed one.  And it isn’t one that a reader paying attention pointed out to me – I … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And The Movies Continued

There are details of the other articles on Dylan and the movies at the end of this piece by Larry Fyffe Here’s some more references to movies that Bob Dylan shows an interest in. Other sites, inaccurate at times, make … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Films Noir

Bob Dylan And Films Noir by Larry Fyffe Singer/songwriter Bob Dylan draws on Western movies in his song lyrics. He also alludes to movies that are known as ‘films noir’. They deal with the dark underworld of crime and sexual … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Western Movies

  By Larry Fyffe Post Modernism mixes ‘high brow’ and ‘low brow’ art together in a chunky soup. Rough and tough Western movies, and the traditional western folksongs of ‘singing cowboys’ have a strong influence on Bob Dylan’s lyrics and … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s “She Belongs To Me”: the reinterpretation of Greek mythology

By Larry Fyffe She Belongs To Me” is a 12 bar blues song, it’s lyrics open to different levels of interpretation. Here’s one: According to Greek mythology, Orpheus is such a great musician that when he plays the lyre everybody … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and the Golden Loom

  by Larry Fyffe In his song lyrics, Bob Dylan grapples with the issue of balancing reason and rules, centred in the head, with emotions and desires, centered in the heart. James Frazer’s ‘The Golden Bough’ deals with the theme … Continue reading

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Waiting for the morning light. A possible Bob Dylan / Gene Simmons collaboration

Waiting for the morning light.  By Simmons and Dylan? Commentary by Tony Attwood If not for you Babe, I’d lay awake all night Wait for the mornin’ light To shine in through But it would not be new If not … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Oscar Wilde

  By Larry Fyffe Whether through pure coincidence, deliberate allusion, or subconscious memory, the song lyrics of Bob Dylan often reveal similar themes (the prospect of cyclical regeneration, for example), and writing styles of other authors. It seems that he’s … Continue reading

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Bring it on home, The Spanish Song & the Hidden Track. We leave The Basement.

By Tony Attwood This is it.  The End.  The Very End. Not of the Untold Dylan website, (no worries there) but of the Basement Tapes Complete – the last album containing previously unheard compositions that Bob Dylan has released as … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Charles Darwin

  By Larry Fyffe Bob Dylan flashes the metaphorical light and dark chimes of Gnostic duality. The singer/songwriter draws upon the ‘brawn-brain’ (physical versus spiritual) theme to create dramatic tension in his song lyrics: Don’t put on any airs when … Continue reading

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“Love is only mine” when it’s in an unused key. Bob Dylan messes with the band.

By Tony Attwood “Love is only mine” appears to have been improvised at the start but gradually gets sorted to some degree, giving the impression that Dylan had done a bit of work on this piece before he settles down … Continue reading

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Time Travel with Bob Dylan in Canada (Part II)

  By Larry Fyffe ———————- You might also enjoy: Exclusive Untold Interview: Bob Talks About Time Travelling In Canada Bob Dylan and the Red River Valley ———————- Oddly, analysts of singer/songwriter Bob Dylan’s lyrics fail to mention that the song … Continue reading

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Northern Claim; Bob Dylan with an idea, and we’re left with a struggle

By Tony Attwood This is one of those songs where Bob has an idea which focuses around the beat of the verse and the sudden variation of the scansion in the “Northern Claim” chorus.   But it hasn’t got any further … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: Lord Thomas, Lady Brown, Fair Eleanor, And The Tin Angel

Bob Dylan: Lord Thomas, Lady Brown, Fair Eleanor, And The Tin Angel by Larry Fyffe The fact that the Untold Offices in London are left in a dismal, unkempt state at the end of each workday turns out to be … Continue reading

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“Next time on the Highway” Bob Dylan steps back into the Buick 6, two years on.

By Tony Attwood This 1967 song is Bob Dylan looking back a couple of years to “From a Buick Six” in 1965.  The song structure and themes are the same, and in fact there are a number of musical parallels … Continue reading

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Cinderella Seems So Easy: From the Bunch of Rushes to Desolation Row

  by Larry Fyffe As others have noticed, ‘Red River Shore’ by Bob Dylan shows the influence of at least a couple of traditional folk songs. I point out that it also shows the impact of Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry, … Continue reading

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“I can’t come in with a broken heart”. Bob Dylan as raw as raw can be

by Tony Attwood For once it is not Haiku 61 that has come to my rescue with these lyrics, because as the writer of that site admits, someone else got there first.  He is also gracious as always in admitting … Continue reading

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Exclusive Untold Interview: Bob Talks About Time Travelling In Canada

  By Larry Fyffe (Interview conducted by Larry Fyffe) Untold: So, Bob, tell our readers about your visit to Canada in the winter of ’64. Bob: Well, I was visitin’ my home town in Minnesota when I get this call … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s “On a rainy afternoon” from the basement not the hotel

by Tony Attwood As I noted earlier there are two Dylan songs called “On a Rainy Afternoon”.  One comes from 1966 in the the Glasgow hotel rooms series of recordings, and the other from the Basement Tapes – it appears … Continue reading

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