It’s a work that shifts gears often, which is not in itself a bad idea for a book about a famed shape-shifter.
At 80 years old, Bob Dylan sounds imperturbable and fierce.
The book’s main contention is clearly correct: Dylan’s lyrics aren’t everything, and his vocal delivery is eminently important. But, according to Larry Starr, every period is a golden one, and the most minor effort deserves major respect.
Arts Fuse writers continue their countdown of great music celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This month’s list includes such big names as Bob Dylan, ZZ Top, The Who, The Beach Boys, and George Rochberg.
Bob Dylan’s new song not only articulates the madness that undermines the American experience, but supplies a certain kind of corrective, a tonic, for that kind of insanity.
But really, what is a Bob Dylan concert these days if not a case study in transformation?
It’s worth pointing out that Martin Scorsese’s documentaries, especially his music-based ones, can be as powerful as his fictional work.
“I see him as the greatest artist of the English language, it happens to be in song, of the second half of the 20th century.
The power of Allen Ginsberg’s legacy could be felt in the controversy over the decision to award Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The set proved that Bob Dylan remains, among many other things, one of music’s great contrarians.