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Thread #142469 Message #3285742
Posted By: GUEST
06-Jan-12 - 05:31 AM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
LH said Also...for the umpteenth time...it IS possible to admire both Dylan's AND MacColl's work in music!!!
Which I'd echo. I suspect if I met either of them they wouldn't be my cup of tea - but that's neither here nor there. Both of them - as with anyone with a copious number of songs under thir belt - have written some stinkers, but just listen to McColl's 'The Father's Song' or Dylan's 'Stuck outside of Mobile' to hear two fantastic songwriters at work.
I also think comparing them is pointless - they are chalk and cheese.
And finally I totally disagree with this folky myth that Dylan's best work was on his early acoustic albums. For me, one of his golden periods was with albums like Desire and Blood on the Tracks. And, personally, I'm a huge fan of the Basement Tapes too, for that matter...