Wednesday, May 28, 2008

No Shelter from the Storm: Bob Dylan's Apocalypse

"I can hear another drum beating for the dead that rise, Whom nature's beast fears as they come and all I see are dark eyes."--Bob Dylan

In a pop music world where issues are seldom addressed and creativity and individuality have been lost, Bob Dylan, who just turned 67, is a refreshing alternative. Like a voice crying in the wilderness, Dylan emerged in the early 1960s to become the conscience of a generation. CLICK HERE to read more

1 comment:

Mykal said...

Thank you for this blog. I continue to be inspired,
challenged and fascinated by the works of Bob Dylan- even if I am rather intrigued and sometimes perplexed by him at the same time. The articles you find offer valuable insight. I'm wondering if there has ever been any talk of a Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan Vol. 2. With the success of the first (and only) project and a wealth of potential material remaining, it seems like a good idea to me.

“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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