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So good, deserves it's own thread tbh ;)

 

How can you say that on the one hand, and then criticise the board. It's illogical, tbh.

 

No answer?

 

Shame.

 

:roll:

 

 

 

 

 

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Pistol shots ring out in the barroom night

Enter patty valentine from the upper hall.

She sees the bartender in a pool of blood,

Cries out, my god, they killed them all!

Here comes the story of the hurricane,

The man the authorities came to blame

For somethin that he never done.

Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been

The champion of the world.

 

Three bodies lyin there does patty see

And another man named bello, movin around mysteriously.

I didnt do it, he says, and he throws up his hands

I was only robbin the register, I hope you understand.

I saw them leavin, he says, and he stops

One of us had better call up the cops.

And so patty calls the cops

And they arrive on the scene with their red lights flashin

In the hot new jersey night.

 

Meanwhile, far away in another part of town

Rubin carter and a couple of friends are drivin around.

Number one contender for the middleweight crown

Had no idea what kinda shit was about to go down

When a cop pulled him over to the side of the road

Just like the time before and the time before that.

In paterson thats just the way things go.

If youre black you might as well not show up on the street

less you wanna draw the heat.

 

Alfred bello had a partner and he had a rap for the cops.

Him and arthur dexter bradley were just out prowlin around

He said, I saw two men runnin out, they looked like middleweights

They jumped into a white car with out-of-state plates.

And miss patty valentine just nodded her head.

Cop said, wait a minute, boys, this ones not dead

So they took him to the infirmary

And though this man could hardly see

They told him that he could identify the guilty men.

 

Four in the mornin and they haul rubin in,

Take him to the hospital and they bring him upstairs.

The wounded man looks up through his one dyin eye

Says, whad you bring him in here for? he aint the guy!

Yes, heres the story of the hurricane,

The man the authorities came to blame

For somethin that he never done.

Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been

The champion of the world.

 

Four months later, the ghettos are in flame,

Rubins in south america, fightin for his name

While arthur dexter bradleys still in the robbery game

And the cops are puttin the screws to him, lookin for somebody to blame.

Remember that murder that happened in a bar?

Remember you said you saw the getaway car?

You think youd like to play ball with the law?

Think it might-a been that fighter that you saw runnin that night?

Dont forget that you are white.

 

Arthur dexter bradley said, Im really not sure.

Cops said, a poor boy like you could use a break

We got you for the motel job and were talkin to your friend bello

Now you dont wanta have to go back to jail, be a nice fellow.

Youll be doin society a favor.

That sonofabitch is brave and gettin braver.

We want to put his ass in stir

We want to pin this triple murder on him

He aint no gentleman jim.

 

Rubin could take a man out with just one punch

But he never did like to talk about it all that much.

Its my work, hed say, and I do it for pay

And when its over Id just as soon go on my way

Up to some paradise

Where the trout streams flow and the air is nice

And ride a horse along a trail.

But then they took him to the jailhouse

Where they try to turn a man into a mouse.

 

All of rubins cards were marked in advance

The trial was a pig-circus, he never had a chance.

The judge made rubins witnesses drunkards from the slums

To the white folks who watched he was a revolutionary bum

And to the black folks he was just a crazy nigger.

No one doubted that he pulled the trigger.

And though they could not produce the gun,

The d.a. said he was the one who did the deed

And the all-white jury agreed.

 

Rubin carter was falsely tried.

The crime was murder one, guess who testified?

Bello and bradley and they both baldly lied

And the newspapers, they all went along for the ride.

How can the life of such a man

Be in the palm of some fools hand?

To see him obviously framed

Couldnt help but make me feel ashamed to live in a land

Where justice is a game.

 

Now all the criminals in their coats and their ties

Are free to drink martinis and watch the sun rise

While rubin sits like buddha in a ten-foot cell

An innocent man in a living hell.

Thats the story of the hurricane,

But it wont be over till they clear his name

And give him back the time hes done.

Put in a prison cell, but one time he could-a been

The champion of the world.

 

Canny

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Well done Mr Roots.

 

I'm liking the groundswell in board opinion that Dylan is a genius.

 

Dylans character based songs are generally my favourites.  Songs like John Brown, Only A Pawn in Their Game and The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll (as well as Hurricaine) still amaze me.

 

He's so economic in getting his point accross without requiring lines and lines of exposition.

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A talented wordsmith who manages occasionally to get it musically and vocally right too, with worthwhile results. And, yes, Hurricane is great.

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desire - worst. album. ever.

 

hurricane is the only good song on there. Terrible.

 

James!

 

How dare you!

 

Dylan has many shit albums, but Desire is NOT one of them.  Isis is a class track as is Mozambique.  It's got One More Cup Of Coffee (covered by the White Stripes).  And Sara is lovely.

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desire - worst. album. ever.

 

hurricane is the only good song on there. Terrible.

 

James!

 

How dare you!

 

Dylan has many shit albums, but Desire is NOT one of them. Isis is a class track as is Mozambique. It's got One More Cup Of Coffee (covered by the White Stripes). And Sara is lovely.

 

tripe, imo, im a big fan of dylan, but this isnt his finest hour.

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Verlaine. Who does your musical snobbery not extend to? WHO is good enough in your musical opinion?

 

I don't think i've come across you saying anyone is really good.

 

 

That's not fair, he recommends loads,  but if you've heard of them or are able to source any of their music then they're shit.

 

To paraphrase Groucho Marx, Verlaine wouldn't want to like any band that anyone else does.

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I'm not a great fan of Dylan and I'm not into his whole music and what's going on there kind of thing, but every now and again he surprises me like with Hurricane, as do many other bands like Floyd etc. who sprang Money on me the other week for the first time, another great track.

 

I'm the kind of music fan who doesn't have his fave bands or whatever, it's the music and lyrics for me and not so much the singer/band/artist. Only REM, Stones, and the Who have produced a great number of tracks that I love, where as with the likes of Dylan it's just a few songs.

 

Another fave of mine is Subterranean Homesick Blues, by Dylan.

 

Anyone like Buddy Holly? I like a few of his and the Crickets' songs and love their style.

 

I like Paul Simon and Chuck Berry's stuff too.

 

I must have the most diverse and varied tastes in music I know of, even if I do say so myself.

 

Love music me.

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I'm not a great fan of Dylan and I'm not into his whole music and what's going on there kind of thing, but every now and again he surprises me like with Hurricane, as do many other bands like Floyd etc. who sprang Money on me the other week for the first time, another great track.

 

I'm the kind of music fan who doesn't have his fave bands or whatever, it's the music and lyrics for me and not so much the singer/band/artist. Only REM, Stones, and the Who have produced a great number of tracks that I love, where as with the likes of Dylan it's just a few songs.

 

Another fave of mine is Subterranean Homesick Blues, by Dylan.

 

Anyone like Buddy Holly? I like a few of his and the Crickets' songs and love their style.

 

I like Paul Simon and Chuck Berry's stuff too.

 

I must have the most diverse and varied tastes in music I know of, even if I do say so myself.

 

Love music me.

 

well, get yourself a last.fm thingy and we shall see :D

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Verlaine. Who does your musical snobbery not extend to? WHO is good enough in your musical opinion?

 

I don't think i've come across you saying anyone is really good.

 

 

That's not fair, he recommends loads, but if you've heard of them or are able to source any of their music then they're shit.

 

To paraphrase Groucho Marx, Verlaine wouldn't want to like any band that anyone else does.

 

You know, even that's not fair. Not really. Verlaine's got an extensive and encyclopaedic knowledge of music, which is really rather impressive if you ever bother to actually talk to him via PM. You'll learn nothing by making sly digs on this forum.

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is verlaine bating a new sport? cos i have seen an awful lot of it these past few days.

 

I'm not bating him.

 

If Verlaine can recommend a band with a gold album from the last year or 2, I'll retract my statement(s).

 

There's nowt wrong with being a musical snob, it's a position I have the utmost respect for.  I wish I had that kind of knowledge and dedication.

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Verlaine. Who does your musical snobbery not extend to? WHO is good enough in your musical opinion?

 

I don't think i've come across you saying anyone is really good.

 

 

That's not fair, he recommends loads, but if you've heard of them or are able to source any of their music then they're shit.

 

To paraphrase Groucho Marx, Verlaine wouldn't want to like any band that anyone else does.

 

You know, even that's not fair. Not really. Verlaine's got an extensive and encyclopaedic knowledge of music, which is really rather impressive if you ever bother to actually talk to him via PM. You'll learn nothing by making sly digs on this forum.

 

See my response above.

 

I love a lot of the stuff Verlaine recommends.

 

I'm just yanking his chain.  But you can guaruntee he LOVES Hi Fidelity.

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Verlaine. Who does your musical snobbery not extend to? WHO is good enough in your musical opinion?

 

I don't think i've come across you saying anyone is really good.

 

 

That's not fair, he recommends loads, but if you've heard of them or are able to source any of their music then they're shit.

 

To paraphrase Groucho Marx, Verlaine wouldn't want to like any band that anyone else does.

 

You know, even that's not fair. Not really. Verlaine's got an extensive and encyclopaedic knowledge of music, which is really rather impressive if you ever bother to actually talk to him via PM. You'll learn nothing by making sly digs on this forum.

 

See my response above.

 

I love a lot of the stuff Verlaine recommends.

 

I'm just yanking his chain. But you can guaruntee he LOVES Hi Fidelity.

 

He's very sensitive you know. Not like me.

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I'm not a great fan of Dylan and I'm not into his whole music and what's going on there kind of thing, but every now and again he surprises me like with Hurricane, as do many other bands like Floyd etc. who sprang Money on me the other week for the first time, another great track.

 

I'm the kind of music fan who doesn't have his fave bands or whatever, it's the music and lyrics for me and not so much the singer/band/artist. Only REM, Stones, and the Who have produced a great number of tracks that I love, where as with the likes of Dylan it's just a few songs.

 

Another fave of mine is Subterranean Homesick Blues, by Dylan.

 

Anyone like Buddy Holly? I like a few of his and the Crickets' songs and love their style.

 

I like Paul Simon and Chuck Berry's stuff too.

 

I must have the most diverse and varied tastes in music I know of, even if I do say so myself.

 

Love music me.

 

well, get yourself a last.fm thingy and we shall see :D

 

I'm too cool to do that, tbh.

 

Music is personal.

 

My tastes encompasses all genres, heavy metal, funk and jazz. I even like classical music! Music is all about feeling, none of this pretentious shite about interpretation or meaning. I couln't possibly tell you what the meaning of Hurricane is for example. But I know what it feels like - fucking damn good.

 

If a song stops you in your tracks like a beautiful women, tugs at your heart like a crying bairn or moves you like a Toon goal it's a must have.

 

If this song develops a greater sense of feeling in you, it will become a classic.

 

If a song gets in your head but annoys you after a while, it's well marketed and tailored to appeal to the wider market or the masses. There is nothing personal about this type of song and this type of song will not end up on any play list or in your CD tray.

 

Last 10 songs I've been listening to:

 

Bob Dylan - Hurricane

Pink Floyd - Money

The Jam - The Eton Rifles

Oasis - Live Forever

The Tom Robinson Band - 2-4-6-8 Motorway

The Who - Won't Be Fooled Again

Paul Simon - Kodachrome

Tracy Chapman - Fast Cars

The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony

Kanye West - Touch The Sky

 

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