Monday, August 25, 2008

New Dylan magazine cover, and more on Bob Dylan Inc

Thanks to Martin Cowan:

* “The current issue of Rock and Reel magazine has Dylan on the cover.

* “Bob Dylan Inc: I have to admit that the wheels came off my Dylan-mobile when I heard his skimpy rewrites of Trouble No More (Some Day Baby) and Rolling and Tumblin (Rollin and Tumblin) with sole composer credits to B Dylan.

“If he wants to cut covers of old electric blues songs, by all means do it but at least have the decency to acknowledge your sources.

“Can't help but feel that the ‘cut and paste’ jobs that pass for original lyrics on the last three albums do nothing for his status as world's greatest songwriter, and in all honesty probably diminish his standing.”