The Bob On Neil
"I'm listening to Neil Young, I gotta turn up the sound"
- Bob Dylan, "Highlands"
Bob Dylan on Neil Young:
"Neil is very sincere, if nothing else. He's sincere, and he's got a God-given talent, with that voice of his, and the melodic strain that runs through absolutely everything he does. He could be at his most thrashy, but it's still going to be elevated by some melody. Neil's the only one who does that. There's nobody in his category."
Tell it like it is Bob!
And for all those of you who still haven't accepted the glory of Neil into your life (yes, you who turn away from Neil's bright light, and steadfastly keep your hearts and ears shut tight, and who continue to reject what you've read in my Neil Raves over the years as not quite right), perhaps you can finally - FINALLY - accept The Truth when it comes from the mouth of The Bob himself. What I'm saying here is, perhaps you can accept that Bob Dylan, at least, knows what he's talking about when it comes to pure musical brilliance.
And what he's talkin' about is Neil.
This quote, by the way, is from an interview in the 40th Anniversary Issue of Rolling Stone (issue 1025/1026). Besides the one with Bob, it's chock-full of many other great interviews with legends such as Marty, Mick, Keith, Patti and Neil himself. An excellent read.
Mike Cowie (Oredakedo)
Thursday, May 10th, 2007
To read my two - yes two - recent rave reviews of Tell Tale Signs click here: Bob's Back: Tell Tale Signs of Joy... and A Complete Lack of Judgement
For more on Neil Young try this: The Neil Young Rave: A Film, Two Albums and Incarnations For Everyone
And to read my piece on Bob, Neil and Joni click here: Talkin' Prairie Triangle of Inspiration (A.K.A. Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell Make Their Great Escape)
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