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The New Bob Dylan?


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Initial post: Feb 5, 2013, 2:11:03 AM PST
MC Zaptone says:
Well the first try didn't grab your attention, maybe the hype will!

Already gained a big following in the UK and Europe this lad from Nottingham is knocking them dead.
forget all the lazy journalism/hype surrounding him, usual nonsense "the new Dylan.....
.....sixties heyday is back.....biggest thing since 'insert artist of choice here'....
But the guy definitely has something going for him and may with time become as good as the blurb.

I'd like to know what a musically educated American audience thinks of him.
So over to you...

LIGHTNING BOLT:
http://youtu.be/fY0oPg1h8fQ

TWO FINGERS:
http://youtu.be/G4cKnY87_qI

TROUBLE TOWN:
http://youtu.be/Wn1obRzKQqw

Posted on Feb 5, 2013, 3:09:59 AM PST
A customer says:
Sounds like a poor man's CCR crossed with a poor man's Dylan. Not bad music, but plenty unoriginal.

"The New Bob Dylan?"

He's not the "new" anything. Just another flash in the pan revisionist.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2013, 3:31:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2013, 3:36:28 AM PST
MC Zaptone says:
Obviously I don't buy into the hype and I know he is embarrassed by it. It hardly helps his cause but I think anyone with this much energy, who is willing to push away from the regular pap that passes for pop deserves a break, I'll extend him the courtesy of listening and waiting. He certainly bucks the trend for pop blandnes, as you say not bad music, indeed. Perhaps a younger generation can relate to him as we did Dylon, no bad thing, as we can't all just live in the past (although it's definitely cheaper!)
Plus does he not need to have a meteoric rise and then disappear completely to be considered a 'flash in the pan'?

Posted on Feb 5, 2013, 6:41:04 AM PST
Barry Smith says:
I thought that Bruce Springsteen was the "New Bob Dylan"!!!

"Greetings from Asbury Park NJ" was a pretty Dyalanesque album!

Posted on Feb 18, 2013, 6:46:58 AM PST
Song for Bob Dylan
(Wally Pleasant)

Bob Dylan was the first Bob Dylan

Who was billed as "the next Woody Guthrie"

He travelled this land with pen in hand

And wrote about what a mess it was in

Bob Dylan was the first Bob Dylan

Lou Reed was the next Bob Dylan
And he was ready able and willin'
To study the urban landscape with a cynical grin
He wrote about S&M and heroin
Lou Reed was the next Bob Dylan

And the next Bob Dylan is waitin' around the corner

And the next Bob Dylan is waitin' around the bend

And the next Bob Dylan is the flavor-of-the-week on MTV

Singin' about hypocrisy

Bruce Springsteen was the next Bob Dylan
A working-class blue-collar spokesman
Columbia Records found him on the Jersey shore
Rolling Stone says "the future of rock and roll"
Bruce Springsteen was the next Bob Dylan

Tom Petty was the next Bob Dylan
A late-nineteen-seventies Bob Dylan fill-in
He could really rock and roll with his Heartbreakers
Now he's got season tickets to the Lakers
Tom Petty was the next Bob Dylan

And I wanna be the next Bob Dylan
Yeah I'll make my imitation calculated and cheap
I'll sing songs with a raspy attitude and voice
And people will think that I'm deep (let's think about it)

(harmonica: 8 bars)

Neil Young and Donovan, Billy Bragg
John Wesley Harding, Jackson Browne
Even the lead singer from Motley Crue
Has a little Bob Dylan in him

And the Bob Dylan wanna-bes keep fallin' from the trees
Greenwich Village still has an overflow
And the critics gather around to find that next Bob Dylan sound
But I want you to remember this before I go--

Bob Dylan was the first Bob Dylan
Who was billed as "the next Woody Guthrie"
He travelled this land with pen in hand
And wrote about what a mess it was in
Bob Dylan was the first -- and only -- Bob Dylan

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013, 8:49:40 AM PST
onsenkuma says:
@Todd M. Pence,
What a great post! Ahhhh well...Dylan is the first, latest and last Dylan. Accept no substitutes...

Posted on Feb 18, 2013, 11:33:34 AM PST
Johnny Bee says:
Now this is funny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWmtMp9oaEU

Talkin' New Bob Dylan - LWIII

Hey, Bob Dylan, I wrote you a song
Today is your birthday if I'm not wrong
If I'm not mistaken, you're 50 today
How are you doin', Bob? What do you say?

Well, it musta been about '62
I heard you on record, you were brand new
And some had some doubts about the way you sang
But the truth came through and loudly it rang

Yeah, you were hipper than Mitch Miller
And Johnny Mathis put together

So I got some boots, a harmonica rack
A D-21, and I was on the right track
But I didn't start writing until '68
It was too damn daunting, you were too great
I won a whole lot of Bob Dylan imitation contests, though, huh

Yeah, times were a changin', you brought it all home
'Blonde On Blonde', 'Like A Rolling Stone'
The real world is crazy, you were deranged
And when you went electric, Bob, everything changed
A shock to the system

Had a commission at her motorcycle wreck
Holed up in Woodstock with a broken neck
And the labels were signin' up guys with guitars
Out to make millions, lookin' for stars

Well, I figured it was time to make my move
Songs from the West Chester County Delta country

Yeah, I got a deal and so did John Prine
Steve Forbert and Springsteen, all in a line
They were lookin' for you, signin' up others
We were new Bob Dylans, your dumb ass kid brothers

Well, we still get together every week at Bruce's house
Why, he's got quite a spread I tell ya, it's a twelve step program

Yeah, but we were just us and of course you were you
And "John Wesley Harding" sure sounded new
And then, "Nashville Skyline" was even newer
'Blood On the Tracks' an' the ringin' got truer

Let's see, there was another one in there somewhere[Incomprehensible]
Oh, I got it, I got it, "Self Portrait"
Well, it was an interesting effort

Yeah, had to stop listening, times were too tough
Me bein' the new me was hard enough
You keep right on changin' like you always do
An' what's best is the old stuff still all sounds new

Yeah, today is your birthday, have a great one, Bob
Bein' the new you is one hell of a job
My kid cranked up her boom box to almost grown
When I heard you screamin' from her room
"Everybody must get stoned", thanks a lot, Bob
Happy birthday, Bob

Posted on Feb 18, 2013, 2:00:27 PM PST
gusula says:
I remember a cartoon from Rolling Stone magazine several years ago - if memory serves, it was in response to Bruce Springsteen complaining that John Mellencamp was stealing his musical style. The cartoon was named something like "An Afternoon in Woody Guthrie's History Class." In the image, Guthrie is at the chalkboard, and Dylan is in the front row of desks, paying close attention and taking notes. Springsteen is behind Dylan, looking over his shoulder and reading his notes - and Mellencamp is behind Springsteen, doing the same thing. Just about right, if you ask me...

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2013, 9:40:22 PM PST
Last time I saw Dylan, Mellencamp was touring with him.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013, 11:04:31 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 18, 2013, 11:05:43 PM PST
alexwilbury says:
"I remember a cartoon from Rolling Stone magazine several years ago - if memory serves, it was in response to Bruce Springsteen complaining that John Mellencamp was stealing his musical style. The cartoon was named something like "An Afternoon in Woody Guthrie's History Class." In the image, Guthrie is at the chalkboard, and Dylan is in the front row of desks, paying close attention and taking notes. Springsteen is behind Dylan, looking over his shoulder and reading his notes - and Mellencamp is behind Springsteen, doing the same thing. Just about right, if you ask me..."

LMAO!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 6:06:08 AM PST
stevign says:
You left out John Prine, he was better than all of 'em and came the closest.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 6:13:11 AM PST
stevign says:
Funny stuff.....as usual. The album (History) that the song comes from is another good one by Loudon Wainwright III. One of my fava on the album is the profoundly cool song "Men". Got to see Loudon a few times at some small clubs over the years, well worth the money and time.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 6:36:58 AM PST
stevign says:
re: "this lad from Nottingham is knocking them dead"

Good for him. This is the 1st I've ever heard of him but it beats the hell out of the usual insipid works by the myriad of over-sensitive male Folk/Pop artists we've heard come and go in the last decade or so. I liked "Lightning Bolt" and "Trouble Town" the most, of course the strumming pattern he uses on "Trouble Town" should have been followed up by an apology and thank you note to Dylan himself, but hey, very little is original these days.

In all fairness to the kid I should probably say I find his Dylanesque voice to be a helluva lot easier on the ears than the horrible nasaly whine from the man himself. And if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Bob should be proud.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013, 7:23:33 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013, 7:26:48 AM PST
vivazappa says:
I'm so glad Eddie Money was never proclaimed "the next Dylan."
It would have put too much pressure on him.

Gimmie Some Water vs Desolation Row?

Watch...some dumb-f'k will actually answer that ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 7:27:13 AM PST
stevign says:
lolol...........

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 2:42:50 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013, 2:45:04 PM PST
Johnny Bee says:
Is better than all of 'em!

I'm off to see him tomorrow evening live in Glasgow.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013, 2:56:06 PM PST
Johnny Bee says:
Anyway, Willy Mason's the new Dylan, or is it the guy from Bright Eyes, or perhaps Ray LaMontagne (no, he was the new Van Morrison) or maybe some other poor, unsuspecting, sod. As long as it's not that ginger kid!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 3:38:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013, 3:41:27 PM PST
stevign says:
Prine's playing in Glasgow? I'm sure you know about the surgery he went through a couple years ago, I hope he's still in good shape, tell him I said HI. Maybe Sinéad Lohan will stop by and sing Dylan's "To Ramona".

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 3:55:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013, 3:57:19 PM PST
Johnny Bee says:
He's fine, stevign. Saw him in Perth last summer, Carrie Rodriguez was supporting and they did a fine rendition of 'In Spite Of Ourselves'. I'll pass on your good wishes ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013, 4:23:29 PM PST
stevign says:
Thanks Johnny, enjoy the show. Here's to you boys in Edinburgh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5BYGpRSmfU
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