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Top 70 Dylan songs according to Rolling Stone

#23856 3 years, 3 months ago
RS has a cover story on the top 70 Dylan songs. It also includes thoughts from several musicians. Bob Weir isn't in the mag, but he is in the online version below, which I copied in its entirety.

www.rollingstone.com/music/news/great-ar...tpopular2&page=4

"The Times They Are A-Changin'" (The Times They Are A-Changin', 1964)
By Bob Weir

Back in high school, there were two things that I marked my days by. Every few months I’d get a new Beatles record, and every few months I’d get a new Dylan record. "The Times They are A-Changin'" has always been one of my favorites. I wasn’t a politico back then, but he managed to articulate in undeniable poetic terms everything I was thinking and feeling at the time.

The song has an open-ended kind of spirituality to it, equally about faith and reason. He was telling the government to lose their self interests. He was telling journalists to use a lighter hand. And when he sang, "Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, and don’t criticize what you can’t understand," he was locked into an eternal truth there. His main message seemed to be, “Use your head, and follow your heart, and above all, be open.”

His records helped Jerry and I bond when we first started playing together. We were kids when we met; I was 16, Jerry was 21. We went and saw Dylan in 1965 at the Berkeley Community Center when he was pounding out with the guys in the Band. He did his first set solo and then the second set with the Band, to the considerable annoyance of some “purists” who booed. That seemed to me totally contrary to what he was saying in his early songs, about being open.

Jerry and Dylan later became great buddies. They understood what it was like to be idolized beyond any reasonable standard. They became tight right after John Lennon was shot, so they were pretty much the only two guys who knew what it was like to be held to that standard. We toured with Dylan in 1987, and being in an improvisational situation, we developed a musical bond that a lot of folks don’t get to have. Sometimes we missed the wave, but when we caught it, it was a beautiful thing that made life worth living. If we could do it all over again, I wish we had played "The Times They are A-Changin'."
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Re: Top 70 Dylan songs according to Rolling Stone

#23857 3 years, 3 months ago
This doesn't list the 70, but its got lots of cool stuff if your into Zimmy.

www1.rollingstone.com/dylan/


And here's the Archive link to the Dead/Dylan rehearsals in 1987

www.archive.org/details/gd1987-06-01.sbd...ls.fraser.97489.shnf

Take notice that they rehearsed "The Times Are A Changin'"
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#23860 3 years, 3 months ago
gonna have to listen to the Dylan dead rehearsals i must admit when i saw them together i wasn't impressed with bob but i may have been prejudiced by my love for the dead,curious to see if time has effected my perceptions
If i told ya all that went down,it would burn off both your ears
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#23862 3 years, 3 months ago
The rehearsals are rough, but you can expect that.

As Weir said, they didn't always catch the wave, but when they did it was pretty good. I thought the 87 JFK set was pretty good.

www.archive.org/details/gd1987-07-10.sbd.miller.101651.flac16
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#23867 3 years, 3 months ago
i cannot see the actual list on any of those links. i can;t wait to see what rolling stone magazine (who usually gets these types things wrong) chooses on this list. my bet they go....
1. rolling stone
2. watctower
3. blowin'
4 times they are
4. highway 61

while those five songs are all excellent i wouldn;t put any of them in my top 10 or 20. granted i am obsessed with bob dylan and have dissected his music more than most.
"a short while back the door flung wide
we all saw good luck on the other side
the door blew shut but here's the deal
dreams are lies, it's the dreaming that's real"
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#23897 3 years, 3 months ago
1. Like a Rolling Stone
2. Hard Rain
3. Tangled up
4. Just Like a Woman
5. Watchtower
6. I shall be released
7. It's Alright Ma
8. Mr. Tambourine Man
9. Visions of Johanna
10. Every Grain of Sand.
11. Baby Blue
12. Desolation Row
13. Subterranean Homesick
14. Highway 61
15. Simple Twist of Fate
16. Positively 4th St.
17. This Wheel's on Fire
18. Ballad of a Thin Man.
19. Blind Willie McTell
20. Blowin in the Wind.
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#23898 3 years, 3 months ago
21. Mississippi
22. Don't think twice
23. Forever Young
24. Lay Lady Lay
25. Knockin' on Heavens Door
26. Masters of War
27. Sad-eyed lady of lowlands
28. Times are Changing
29. You ain't going nowhere
30. Girl From North Country
31.Can You Please Crawl out your window
32. Chimes of Freedom
33. Idiot Wind
34. Isis
35. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
36. With God on Our Side
37. Maggie's Farm
38. My Back Pages
39. Hurricane
40. I dreamed I saw St. Augustine
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#23899 3 years, 3 months ago
41. I'll Keep it with mine
42. I threw it all away
43. Gotta Serve Somebody
44. Stuck inside of Memphis
45. It ain't me babe
46. Jokerman
47. Spanish Harlem Incident
48. Sara
49. Up to Me
50. Not Dark Yet
51. Things have changes
52. Tears of Rage
53. When I paint my masterpiece
54. 4th Time Around
55. If Not for you
56. Your gonna make me lonesome
57. Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues
58. Percy's Song
59. Million Dollar Bash
60. Buckets of Rain
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#23900 3 years, 3 months ago
61. It takes a lot to laugh..
62. Queen Jane..
63. If you see her, say hello
64. Abandoned Love
65. Tough Mama
66. Shelter from the Storm
67. Leopard-skin pill-box hat
68.One too many mornings
69. One More cup of Coffee
70 To Ramona
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#23924 3 years, 3 months ago
Not sure why Bob says they didnt play timers they are a changing because they did at least 2x on the 87 tour with Dylan.
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