Bob Dylan 'Murder Most Foul'

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Bob Dylan 'Murder Most Foul'

Post by Karren B » Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:08 pm

Bob Dylan releases his first original recording in eight years.

The song called 'Murder Most Foul' is just under 17 minutes long and is about the assassination of JFK, with many references to cultural figures, events and songs from the 60's and 70's.

https://youtu.be/3NbQkyvbw18
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Re: Bob Dylan 'Murder Most Foul'

Post by Tony » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:32 pm

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Re: Bob Dylan 'Murder Most Foul'

Post by Karren B » Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:28 pm

Here's the latest Pitchfork review.

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/bo ... most-foul/

Short but to the point...
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Re: Bob Dylan 'Murder Most Foul'

Post by Squidgy » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:12 am

Meh...
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Re: Bob Dylan 'Murder Most Foul'

Post by Karren B » Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:20 pm

Thoughts from The Guardian...

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/ ... -f-kennedy

For those of you without a Dylan trained ear, here's where you can find a transcript of the lyrics.

https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/bob-dylan- ... most-foul/
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Re: Bob Dylan 'Murder Most Foul'

Post by Squidgy » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:18 pm

[quote="Karren B" post_id=373915 time=1585480841 user_id=38039
For those of you without a Dylan trained ear
[/quote]

I can assure you I do have a Dylan trained ear, having been a fan-atic for 50+ years.
This particular offering, however, doesn't add anything noteworthy to his catalogue & is best forgotten. Seems like a Dylanesque take on American Pie.
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Re: Bob Dylan 'Murder Most Foul'

Post by Kush » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:50 pm

I love it ! Vive la difference.

The music, rhythm, cadence, voice - the whole package falls nicely on my ears, although I am admittedly biased. It is another of his long, rambling, stream of consciousness prose style epics that go on forever...

And reminded me a little bit of this Tom Russell classic

Old America
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RAdK7o_psA

and also of this little classic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41OW_1RCNsU
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Re: Bob Dylan 'Murder Most Foul'

Post by Karren B » Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:00 pm

Squidgy wrote
I can assure you I do have a Dylan trained ear, having been a fan-atic for 50+ years.
This particular offering, however, doesn't add anything noteworthy to his catalogue & is best forgotten. Seems like a Dylanesque take on American Pie.
Meh!
I'm not quite sure why I need your assurance as my post was not directed at anyone in particular, but was just for information purposes and for those who are not familiar with Dylan's shortening of words and gravelly drawl; and it's always nice to see the lyrics in black and white. Sorry if you presumed it was directed at you...
Kush wrote
I love it ! Vive la difference.

The music, rhythm, cadence, voice - the whole package falls nicely on my ears, although I am admittedly biased. It is another of his long, rambling, stream of consciousness prose style epics that go on forever...
My favourite rambling epic has to be 'Red River Shore' (although not as long as his latest offering).
https://youtu.be/YtPTYZ4_Udw

And for those who like to analyse every line of a song, this ones for you... take from it what you will.
https://laviasco.com/bob-dylan-murder-m ... s-meaning/
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