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Initial post: Dec 26, 2012 10:37:15 PM PST
alexwilbury says:
The Weight - The Band (I have my suspicions that he did have some involvement in this, if only as the muse for it)

Sympathy for the Devil - Rolling Stones (Jagger has said that he "wrote it sort of like a Bob Dylan song")

American Pie - Don McClean

Hotel California - The Eagles

Who'll Stop the Rain? - CCR (sounds like a Basement Tapes/John Wesley Harding-era song)

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen (Dylan has actually covered this one in concert)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2012 11:10:16 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 26, 2012 11:14:35 PM PST
I think "Jigsaw Puzzle" is more Dylan than "Sympathy".

How about "Catch the Wind" by Donovan or Gerry Rafferty's vocal in "Stuck in the Middle"?

Or check out "A Public Execution" by Mouse and the Traps.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 8:11:22 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Blinded By the Light...Bruuuce

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:24:31 AM PST
Dad's Gonna Kill Me - Richard Thompson

not the vocals, but the lyrics are Dylanesque

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 11:05:42 AM PST
D. Cripe says:
I have never really listened to the Wallflowers, though their singles were enjoyable enough. I always thought that Bob helped Jakob write 'One Headlight' and possibly 'Sixth Avenue Heartache' lyrically it just sounds like things Bob would say (maybe its just inherited) but yeah, that plus a similar genetic voice makes those songs sound like Bob.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 12:46:03 PM PST
Michael Ary says:
Almost anything by Tom Petty and also early Bruce Springstein.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 12:52:37 PM PST
Ray Wilson says:
I shouldn't say anything, because I've only done one pass through the album. But I finally got around to checking out Neil Young's Greendale. I've never gotten as many Dylan vibes from a Young album as this one.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:37:05 PM PST
Texas Woman says:
Come On Up To The House - Tom Waits

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 12:29:57 PM PDT
Steelers fan says:
Stuck In The Middle With You--Stealers Wheel

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 3:37:22 PM PDT
JBug says:
Tailspin by the Jayhawks

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2013 4:07:47 PM PDT
I always thought Tom Petty sounded like a cross between Dylan and Roger McGuinn of the Byrds.

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 4:09:05 PM PDT
Mark Knofler of Dire Straits, who actually played with Dylan on a few of his albums.

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 10:07:29 PM PDT
Some of John Hiatt's music sounds dylanesque--Bob did cover "The Usual" by Hiatt (and Dylan doesn't cover a lot of contemporaries).

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 2:02:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 31, 2013 10:34:32 PM PDT
JBug says:
Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire

http://youtu.be/ntLsElbW9Xo

Posted on Jul 31, 2013 11:46:18 AM PDT
Sharptop says:
Working Class Hero - John Lennon

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 9:55:24 AM PST
Steelers fan says:
Arlo Guthrie resembles Bob. Bob, of course, modeled himself closely on Arlo's dad.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 5, 2014 10:46:36 AM PST
doodah man says:
And, they both sing kinda nasally. Although I can't see Bob doing "Alice's Restaurant", I would like to hear him sing "City of New Orleans" or "Lovesick Blues", and I'm sure Arlo could do a bang-up job with "She Belongs To Me".

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 11:28:10 AM PST
Steelers fan says:
Oh, "Alice's Restaurant" bears some similarities to Bob's funny early "talking blues", in which he was influenced by Woody. Sort of full circle.

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 11:31:36 AM PST
Steelers fan says:
I even investigated myself!--Talkng John Birch Paranoid Blues

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2014 5:24:14 AM PST
Rich says:
Tink by Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
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