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Thread #142469 Message #3285190
Posted By: Brian May
05-Jan-12 - 08:08 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
No real argument with that (and the Leonard Cohen reference - which is why razor blades were invented in my book).
I found Peggy Seeger charming and witty, Ewan just glowered - they were trying to unload me of a song I'd had a hand in writing.
As I've said earlier on Mudcat, I still owe her 4d (4 pence in old money as we horse-traded that she'd pay the postage).
Bob Dylan truly did some of his stuff well, often because nobody else covered it . . . ?
I really think tracks such as 'The Times They Are a'Changin'and 'Blowin' in the Wind' are as true now as when they were written.
They deserve to be sung some more. Ewan MacColl however, I'm surprised he could even breath - with his head up there . . .
Have fun all