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Thread #142469   Message #3291470
Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
16-Jan-12 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
Subject: RE: Why didn't MacColl like Dylan?
"He suggested that I buy the album "Highway 61 Revisited" and listen to it "at least 3 times" before making any judgement of it."

I've got a 16 year old who until recently was just into bands like Slipknot etc. He wouldn't contemplate listening to the old stuff I am in to if I suggested it. However recently I've noticed he's taken to playing some of my CDs and even keeping them in his room. Especially Dylan and early Van Morrison. Hardly fashionable for a 16 year old in 2012 :-) He started liking Dylan simply through hearing Ballad Of A Thin Man. He asked what it was so I gave him the album (ie Highway 61 Revisted) to listen to which he played over and over then came back looking for more and I gave him Blonde On Blonde. Since then he's discovered more on Youtube etc. He's not into all Dylan but loves the mid 60s rock albums.