Ok, I expect this post to stir up some reactions among the Bob Dylan followers, but I think the man himself would approve (just listen to the Masked and Anonymous soundtrack people…).
These days all artists gets “remixed” or “mashed-up” so why not Bob Dylan? His lyrics are often borderline rap-songs anyway, and his singing is rhythmically close to the way modern hip-hop artists do. Especially his early 60s stuff. Bob Dylan have always been concerned with what is called “flow” in his delivery. Words are not just words, it matters how they are sung.
Ok, so bear with me, open your mind and “enjoy” the ride.
Bob Dylan – It’s Alright Ma (J. Period Mix):
Bob Dylan – Masters of War (Scntfc American Remix):
Bob Dylan – Lay Lady Lay (Audio Anarchist Remix):
Bob Dylan – All Along the Watchtower (dubstep remix by Kayo):
Como una Pietra Scalciata (Like a Rolling Stone) – Articolo 31:
More a mash-up than a remix, but an official release from THe Masked and Anonymous soundtrack!
Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Bob Dylan (Telepath remix):
“Threat of the Man In The Long Black Coat” Bob Dylan Vs Jay Z mash-up remix:
Now, was it fun or just painful?
– Hallgeir (I kinda think the last one with Jay Z was interesting, and the first two were ok)
I must say that I haven’t talked to Egil about posting this, I would think he considers it close to blasphemy…
11 thoughts on “Oh My God – it is Bob Dylan remixed”
Dylan songs are clay…HE even drastically changes them all the time…so….why not?
They add someting to the songs, the question is: Do they become better or more interesting? In my view they don’t, but as you say, why not?
Thanks for your comments
Not unpleasant and some good moments…I picked up a MP3 download of somthing called Dylan Mashed and it contains 17 tracks all Mashed/remixed….again some great highlight and lots of crap!!
I was quite positive (relatively speaking) when I found the tracks, but I think they get tiresome very quick
Thanks for the comment!
Bizarre. Perhaps know I know now how my wife feels when she hears Dylan. She likes his writing–can’t stand his singing. Anyway, at one point I wanted to think–this shows evidence of Dylan’s greatness, because you can hear his lyrics and tunes through these mixes. But, I don’t know enough about the genre to know if remixes are also done on Archies and Partridge Family songs. That said, they were OK, and I’m think I can see why these are apparently popular. But, I also think, once is more than enough…for me.
Thanks for interesting feedback!
Your views on these mixes are very close to my own, It is kind of interesting but I do not want to listen to them again (not all of them at least…)
Largely painful! The first one was good but the rest, especially that dubstep All Along the Watchtower was god awful.
I also think that dubstep “thing” gets tiresome pretty quick
thanks for the comment, Anthony
Well…I kept an open mind….would not say fun…I liked It’s Allright Ma and
The Man In The Long Black Coat , though it is a little bit scary….the others got boring after a minute…
Yes, some of them soon becomes boring…
I think the Masters of War remix is ok as well
Thanks for the feedback
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