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Old 04-29-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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A Question For Bob Dylan Fans

Very simple. How do you stand his voice?
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it's not his strongest side.
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It comes and goes. But it takes some getting used to, and his singing is really quite good.
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I've always liked his voice, but then again I am pretty strange...
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Old 04-29-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
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The songs are so good that it doesn't even matter.
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I'll take a wholely unique, captivating and ultimately flawed voice over a technically perfect but unremarkable one any day.
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it's Bob Dylan
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Do you know what's strange? His speaking voice isn't nearly as nasally as I'd always thought it was. Aside from the usual "thankyouverymuchgoodnight" bit at the end of his shows, I'd never heard him speak until I watched No Direction Home (which I highly recommend).

I went through a phase in my teens where I couldn't stand his voice, but then I realized that's part of what makes him so original. Not only is he America's very best songwriter (name a better one, I dare you--Springsteen is great, Lucinda Williams is great, Willie Nelson is great, but they're no Dylan), but he's never going to have anyone duplicate him and actually pull it off.
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Old 04-29-2007, 04:33 PM   #9
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The songs are so good that it doesn't even matter.
This is what I normally say, or something to this effect.

It's Bob Dylan, you get over it.
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I love his songs, not his voice. As much as I hate cover music, I'm ok with it when people cover Bob Dylan music becuase of this...although that's not to say people can't butcher him.
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You definitely get used to it. It did take me some time to warm up to his voice, but really, the songs speak for themselves, so he doesn't need a wonderful voice.
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I got used to it, and now I actually think his voice is pretty good, and he definitely knows how to sing with it
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I was surprised at how (dare I say it?) pleasant his voice is on his recent album "Modern Times."
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The same way I stand Tom Waits' voice.

I just got used to it. To me now, it actually adds to the music.
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:59 PM   #15
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I heard a segment on NPR today where listeners send in descriptions of people's voices, and Bob Dylan's was one of the voices being described. It was described as being "like an uneven sidewalk leading out of town" and "like a cross-country road trip in a car with no air conditioning".

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