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Old 06-01-2005, 07:24 PM   #16
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I know Dylan is a better lyric writer, but I listen to Lou Reed way more than Dylan. I think it must by the nasal quality to Dylan's voice - it's like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. I know Reed's hardly a great singer either, but there's just something so friggin' cool about his voice.
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Old 06-04-2005, 10:08 PM   #17
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Sorry to all you Lou Reed fans but, I just don't get him. I
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They're both good. But in the end, I've got to go with Reed over Dylan.

Because Dylan didn't write "Heroin."
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Old 06-04-2005, 10:21 PM   #19
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Sorry about that post, didn't mean to send it incomplete, so here is the rest of it. I like some of Lou's songs but, to me Dylan is just so much better. It's like some of the music and lyrics were written by kids. He also seems to sing about the same thing: drugs. I also don't like the attitude he gives off. It's like he's too cool for anybody (Andy Warhol and Nico gave it off to). Dylan did'nt like it either. It is rumored that "Like A Rolling Stone" was written about Edie Sedgwick who was part of Andy Warhol's crowd. She was the subject of an emotional tug of war between the Dylan camp and the Warhol camp. The "Napoleon in rags " is rumored to be Warhol.
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but to me Lou Reed has written the greatest song ever (Magic And Loss from his Magic & Loss album)

glad to see someone else appreciate this
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please dont think i live under a rock, but any suggestions for my first Dylan album? or song? i've been hearling a lota bout him lately and i want to know why everyone likes him so much.
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for me without giving it a thought i say Dylan

but that's just cause I've been a fan for some time now and I think his lyrics are brilliant and important now as they were when they were written.
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They're both good. But in the end, I've got to go with Reed over Dylan.

Because Dylan didn't write "Heroin."
Dylan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lou >>Me>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Recent Bono

"In a little hilltop village, they gambled for my clothes
I bargained for salvation an' they gave me a lethal dose.
I offered up my innocence and got repaid with scorn.
"Come in," she said,
"I'll give you shelter from the storm."
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please dont think i live under a rock, but any suggestions for my first Dylan album? or song? i've been hearling a lota bout him lately and i want to know why everyone likes him so much.
Well, he made numerous classic albums, so it's best to start with either Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde On Blonde or Blood On The Tracks. Of his more recent work Oh Mercy and Time Out Of Mind are the most interesting. However, with these you have to appreciate his voice, which is an acquired taste nowadays.
I'd say that for a starter you can't go wrong with either of his Sixties classic trilogy: Bringing It All Back Home (which has Subterranean Homesick Blues, Maggie's Farm and Mr. Tambourine Man), Highway 61 Revisited (which has Like A Rolling Stone, Ballad Of A Thin Man and Desolation Row) or Blonde On Blonde (rock's first double album, with Rainy Day Women Nos. 12 & 35, I Want You and Visions Of Johanna).

Have fun!
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bob dylan, for me, is too great to describe with words

like u2 & radiohead are for me, dylan is too

i dont know exactly what it is about his music & his words...but i just cant get enough

"too much is not enough"

and yeah it's been some time that his voice has become an acquired taste, but ive learned to accept it and love it

i would put bob dylan above the beatles in their time
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I go for Bob Reed and Lou Dylan


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Just stumbled on this thread. Lou Reed is great, I love Transformer especially. But I don't think he is in the same galaxy as Dylan. The stuff that man can fit into one song could fill several television mini-series.

To summarize....

Tangled Up In Blue > Lou Reed's career
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