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Thread #142469 Message #3286699
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
07-Jan-12 - 04:08 PM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Frank, I really find your opinions on this topic informative and incisive. I certainly agree with your comment that Steve Earle is far closer to being cut from the same cloth as Woody than BD is. And frankly, I prefer Steve Earle's songwriting to Bob's.
Part of my devotion to Bob comes from an obsession with the Byrds as my gateway into Folk/Traditional, and a love for their soaring versions of Dylan's songs.
Steve Earle is certainly of the activist strain that includes Phil Ochs, Pete and others. My guess is Ewan Macoll would probably have an even greater objection to Mr Earle's rock stylings than to Bob's, though.
Maybe it's the drums? :>)