Friday, 8 January 2016

What we're listening to. Dylan, 'Street Legal'.


Now let's be clear. We're not Dylan fans...at all. But two albums make the grade in our view. 'Desire' (1976) which we've already posted here and this one, 'Street Legal'. Another, 'At the Budokan' (1978 too) might just sneek in but generally when someone here puts on Dylan, there's a groan.

'Street Legal' though is well worth a listen. Well worth.

1978 and the 18th Dylan Album (he's actually, really, Robert Zimmerman), he's 75 this year of Lithuanian Jewish parents.

'Baby (please), stop crying' is the best known single from the Album but, 'Is you love in vain?' is a classic. Add to that 'Changing of the Guard', 'Senor', 'True love tends to forget' and 'New Pony' and it all works brilliantly.

At the time it was well slated and largely because of the Production, which quite frankly, we don't really understand. But that seems to us fairly mute, when you've some exceptional songs all on one Album - even if we're not "fans". 

But this is very well worth it.

What's amazing too, is the few Dylan songs on YouTube? Still, here's one to enjoy from this Album.



Previous 'listen to's'.......Bad Company Straight Shooter; Jackson Browne Love is Strange; Lou Reed Transformer; Steely Dan Aja; Stones Black+Blue; Stephen Bishop Careless; Nils Lofgren Night after Night; Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells; Neil Young Harvest; Led Zep 4; David Bowie David Live; Van It's too late to stop now; Wings Band on the run; Rod Stewart Atlantic Crossing; Ryan Adams Heartbreaker; Santana Essential; Bob Dylan Desire; Roxy Music For your pleasure; Bob Marley Legend; Stephen Fretwell Magpie; James Taylor Sweet Baby James; Deep Purple Machine Head; Springsteen Darkness on the edge of town; Leon Bridges Coming Home; Eagles Hotel California; Jungle; Aretha Soul Queen; Neil Young After the Goldrush; Zappa Overnite Sensation; Fleetwood Mac Rumours; Keith Jarrett Koln Concert; Doobies Southbound; Stevie Earle I feel alright; Tom Waits Closing Time; Pink Floyd Dark Side; Van Moondance; Eric Church Caught in the Act; Randy Newman Little Criminals; Elton John Madman across the water; Patti Smith Horses; Doobies Captain and Me; Steely Dan Can't Buy a Thrill, Jackson Browne Love is Strange.