Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde

The Rewind Button is a group blogging project instigated by Rachel Tynan. As part of her New Year’s Resolutions for 2012, she set out to listen to Rolling Stone’s top 50 albums of all time. Rebecca Stevenson thought it would be fun if a group of bloggers listened to the same albums at the same time, then posted their reactions. The Rewind Button is the group of bloggers who are going through the Top 40 and posting about a new album every ThursdayThis is album is 9/40. 

Listening to this album was a challenge. Vancouver is finally sunny. I’m busy with a day-job, and I’m behind on my podcasts. Also I climbed a mountain this Saturday and have spent Sunday and Monday moaning in agony. The last thing I wanted to do was listen to this album. 

It’s his voice. I can’t stand it for longer than five minutes. 

I tried listening to this album twice before I put it on tonight while soaking in Epsom salts. Then I had to turn it off. Then I turned it on to write this review while the steam rises off my pink lavender-scented newly salted body.

I just can’t do it. I turned it off again during Leopard-Skin Pill Box Hat, which is an adornment I want to wear not hear. Apparently it’s a satire on materialism, which just proves why Dylan isn’t the man for me. 

One of the main issues I have is that I cannot get all the Bob Dylan parodies out of my head. 

Like this one by Jimmy Fallon.

Of course, the entire movie Walk Hard.

Since Bob Dylan was before my time, these parodies are how I’ve come to know his music, unfortunately it’s ruined the experience for me. Them and his voice.  He slides up, over and around notes. His rhythm is a drone.

I like his character, his politics and his message just not his songs sung his way. Other songs his way, however, are highly amusing. Like this cover of “Friday.” 

You can read other Rewind Button Reviews Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here and it turns out I’m not the last of the group to review it. More to come. 

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