Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Host of church singers serves music of a born-again icon : The gospel truth about Dylan (2003)

Some years later, when I asked him if he still stood by his line: "It's easy to see without looking very far that not much is really sacred," Dylan replied: "'Flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark.' Yes, I stand by that. I find all of that still pretty much true." CLICK HERE to read more


Anonymous said...

Regarding Lennon's 'Serve Yourself', which as we know was swipe at Dylan's 'Gotta Serve Somebody': even as a Christian I actually find this song quite touching. It seems to reflect much of Lennon's enternal turmoil and anger and the bit about 'your mother', in it's humourous way, is rather moving. It's typical Lennon vitriol but you feel the sensitive soul still working away.

Anonymous said...

Sorry about the typo for it should read 'internal', of course!

“The highest form of song is prayer.”
-Bob Dylan

STOCKHOLM 04.05.2002

Just a few days after performing at the 2002 Grammy's, Bob Dylan recorded a new re-write of "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" for "Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan" with longtime friend Mavis Staples. One month later he would kick off a new tour in Stockholm Sweden and perform Solid Rock (what many consider the theme song to his gospel era concerts) for the first time in 20 years. Dylan would continue to perform this rousing song as well as other gospel era songs at numerous concerts across Europe and beyond. The two-time Grammy nominated compilation would be released on Sony/Columbia one year later on April 1, 2003.

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