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Dylan song 'changed the world'
yahoo news/Reuters ^ | Aug. 5, 2005

Posted on 08/05/2005 8:50:42 AM PDT by nuconvert

Dylan Song 'Changed the World' - Poll

Bob Dylan's song "Like a Rolling Stone" topped a poll on Friday to find the 100 songs, movies, TV shows and books that "changed the world" in the opinion of musicians, actors and industry experts.

Dylan's 1965 single beat Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" into second place in the survey for "Uncut" magazine.

Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher, Robert Downey Jr, Rolling Stone Keith Richards and Lou Reed were among those who gave their views for the poll.

"I absolutely remember where I was when I first heard it. It got me through adolescence," rocker Patti Smith said of the winning song.

Ex-Beatle McCartney picked "Heartbreak Hotel" as his number one choice.

"It's the way (Presley) sings it as if he is singing from the depths of hell," McCartney said. "His phrasing, use of echo, it's all so beautiful. Musically, it's perfect."

The Beatles' song "She Loves You" ranked at number three, followed by the Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" emerged as the most influential film at number five, followed by "The Godfather" and "The Godfather II" films in sixth place.

"The Prisoner" was the top-ranking TV series at number 10, while Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" was the highest-ranking book, in 19th place.

Actor Edward Norton and ex-Beach Boy Brian Wilson also took part in the poll, marking the magazine's 100th issue.

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To: dead
As Truman Capote said of Kerouac – “That’s not writing. That’s typing.”


221 posted on 08/27/2005 8:33:02 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: nuconvert

The doctor who discovered penicillin changed the world. The doctor who discovered the polio vaccine changed the world. The guys who won WWII changed the world. Bob Dylan is just a musician and until the 20th century performers were considered to be only slightly more respectable than prostitutes. Perhaps we should go back to that.

222 posted on 08/27/2005 8:35:25 AM PDT by thathamiltonwoman
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Reading the write-up, it appears to me that the Dylan that comes across will be incomplete without his overtly Christian era, but I doubt that the media knows exactly what to do with that.

They'll probably do what they've always done -- ignore it or deny it.

Hopefully "Chronicles II" will testify to his Christian faith.

223 posted on 08/27/2005 11:52:54 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: nuconvert
Thanks. There is not another person in the world that makes folks go, "Hmmm"
224 posted on 08/27/2005 4:17:09 PM PDT by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: nuconvert
Thanks for the ping.

Is there a Dylan ping list? Anyone...

225 posted on 08/29/2005 7:39:49 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Nothing witty here… move on.)
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I'll help with a Dylan ping list...that would be great! I have about 700 live Dylan cds...just got 30 new shows from 2005, most excellent audience cds...some dvds and a couple of A+ soundboards. Check out latest email from, audio track samples.
226 posted on 08/29/2005 3:03:21 PM PDT by scott says (NFL PING LIST-FReepmail ME to get on or off)
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"Dylan is a genius who had a profound influence on my 1960s generation in the US, but his current stratospheric elevation smacks of the faddish. " Like a Rolling Stone" is an exhilaratingly propulsive song with a wicked rap of bratty put-downs. I have found it personally inspiring in my war on political correctness in academe. But artistically, the song suffers from its compulsive sneering - an adolescent tic.

A truly great song has expansiveness, vision, and emotional range. On those grounds, the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil" or " Gimme Shelter" would rank far beyond "Like a Rolling Stone". In my course, "Art of Song Lyrics", which I am teaching this semester at the University of the Arts, we will be studying a much greater song by Dylan, "Desolation Row", so long and complex that it always takes several class days to do justice to. "

227 posted on 09/03/2005 8:12:07 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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Interesting...that broad ,Paglia, is kind of cool, but also kind of annoying. I think I need to wait till the Gulf disaster kind of settles down, before I post any Dylan stories.Everybody is fixxated on that, and I'll probably get attacked for posting such stuff.
228 posted on 09/03/2005 12:01:24 PM PDT by scott says
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