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Bob Dylan: Christ As Casanova

Bob Dylan: Christ As Casanova By Larry Fyffe Through many a dark hour, I’ve been thinking about this – Quite a few analysts thereof consider Bob Dylan’s song lyrics to be about Jesus; so where is the Christ in Jack … Continue reading

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I’m guilty of loving you: Dylan’s unfinished lament and a link to the inspiration

By Tony Attwood Updated: 4 May 2018 As you will see from the comments below, it has been pointed out that this song by Dylan is in fact a re-write of “I stand accused” by Billy Butler, a song that … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And The Greatest Story Ever Told

  by Larry Fyffe Beneath the window of many Bob Dylan’s song lyrics lies a biblical story – more often than not concerning Jesus Christ: Well, I see you got your brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat Yes, I see you … Continue reading

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The greatest recordings of Dylan songs by everyone else part 6

Previously we have looked at and hopefully listened to… Part 1: Laura Marling, Old Crowe, Dixie Chicks, Tom Jones, The Helio Sequence, The O-Jays, Mikael Wiehe and Ebba Forsberg, Coulson Dean McGuiness Flint, George Harrison,  Sinéad Lohan Part 2: Judy Rodman, Spirit, Eric Clapton, Solomon … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: Thank You Very Much

  by Larry Fyffe The theme of sacrificing one’s body to the God of Love – in stories that have lots of flashing knives and swords – pops up quite a bit in the lyrics of singer/songwriter Bob Dylan: Romeo, … Continue reading

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The greatest recordings of Dylan songs by everyone else Part 5

Compiled by Tony Attwood from suggestions made both here and on our Facebook group. Previously we have looked at and hopefully listened to… Part 1: Laura Marling, Old Crowe, Dixie Chicks, Tom Jones, The Helio Sequence, The O-Jays, Mikael Wiehe and Ebba … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: Let Us Compare Mythologies

By Larry Fyffe As noted in a number of previous articles, singer/songwriter Bob Dylan draws on Egyptian mythology to serve as symbols in his lyrics. For example, Isis and her brother Osiris, produce a son Horus, depicted as a god … Continue reading

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The greatest recordings of Dylan songs by everyone else Part 4

Compiled by Tony Attwood from suggestions made both here and on our Facebook group. Previously we have looked at and hopefully listened to… Part 1: Laura Marling, Old Crowe, Dixie Chicks, Tom Jones, The Helio Sequence, The O-Jays, Mikael Wiehe and Ebba … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan And Rainer Rilke(Part IV): Step Ĺightly From The Ledge

Bob Dylan And Rainer Rilke(Part IV): Step Ĺightly From The Ledge by Larry Fyffe The poetic influence of Rainer Rilke permeates much of the works of Bob Dylan – unlike inanimate objects and organic things, human beings possess language by … Continue reading

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Best cover versions of Bob Dylan songs ever. Part 3

Compiled by Tony Attwood from suggestions made both here and on our Facebook group. This is self evidently the third part of our series of the best ever cover versions sent in by readers to our Facebook site.  They are … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: The Higher Calling Of The Lord

  By Larry Fyffe In his analysis of ‘Disease Of Conceit’, Kees de Graaf asserts that the singer/songwriter Bob Dylan points out that feeling excessively self- important is setting oneself up for a fall. Eve, contracts ‘the disease of conceit”(vanity … Continue reading

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Best cover versions of Bob Dylan songs ever. Part 2

Compiled by Tony Attwood This continues the list of cover versions sent in by readers to our Facebook site.  They are not in any order other than the order in which they were submitted. THE GREATEST RECORDINGS OF DYLAN SONGS … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan Brushes Up On His Junichi

  Bob Brushes Up On His Junichi by Larry Fyffe In Greek and Roman mythology, Zeus, the God of Thunder, considers the purpose of Earth’s creation is to make it possible for the gods to listen to the music and … Continue reading

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The greatest recordings of Dylan songs by everyone else, part 1

By Tony Attwood THE GREATEST RECORDINGS OF DYLAN SONGS by everyone else Part 1: Laura Marling, Old Crowe, Dixie Chicks, Tom Jones, The Helio Sequence, The O-Jays, Mikael Wiehe and Ebba Forsberg, Coulson Dean McGuiness Flint, George Harrison,  Sinéad Lohan Part 2: Judy Rodman, … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan’s Spiritual Quest 

In 1997 Bob Dylan was quoted in Newsweek, regarding his spiritual search, “Here’s the thing with me and the religious thing . . . I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music.” Dylan has always defied any attempt to label … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and Rainer Rilke (Part III): Rose as Symbol

Bob Dylan And Rainer Rilke (Part III): Rose As Symbol Earlier parts of this series appear at Bob Dylan and Rainer Rilke Bob Dylan and Rainer Rilke (Part II) By Larry Fyffe Roses, to poet Rainer Rilke, are visible reflections, … Continue reading

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Under control. Bob Dylan’s Basement Tape prototype for the Buick 6

By Tony Attwood Under Control is the third of five Dylan compositions on Disc One of the Complete Basement Tapes box set (noting as before that “Spanish is a loving tongue” which is credited to Dylan on the album is … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and Rainer Rilke (Part II)

Part one of this article appears at: Bob Dylan and Rainer Rilke   by Larry Fyffe In poems of latter-day Romantic Transcendentalist Rainer Rilke, “roses,” a ‘thing’, symbolizes the life force that pervades the Universe; what that vital force is … Continue reading

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“Roll on Train”: Dylan’s gotta keep moving and makes it up as he goes along.

by Tony Attwood Many on the songs on disk 1 of the “Basement Tapes Complete” multi-disc collection are not Bob Dylan compositions.  Indeed only eight of the 22 tracks on the first disk are Dylan compositions and one of those … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan and Rainer Rilke

  by Larry Fyffe The Transcendental Romantic poets, perceiving a vitalism in the natural organic world, contend that restrictions imposed by the institutions of society block most human individuals from intuitively feeling the regenerative spirit that pervades the universe. The … Continue reading

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