Friday, November 14, 2008

Dylan’s weakest song #5

Thanks to Martin Cowan:

“Just a thought to add to the debate - my own personal view is that "Sad Eyed Lady..." is one of the greatest songs in his canon. Great lyrics, a haunting melody, a late-night vibe - just fantastic.

“Mind you, I do think critics have poured unjust praise on some songs just because they are long - I have never been convinced of the merits of "Brownsville Girl" or "Highlands".

“Meanwhile, "Under The Red Sky" is in my top five Dylan albums, and I don't really see any difference between something like "Wiggle Wiggle" and something like "Yea Heavy and a Bottle of Bread".