Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Advanced Irritant Bob Dylan: No Decent-Sounding Record in 20 Years

Bob Dylan is not very enthusiastic about the quality of modern recordings. In fact, he says it is "atrocious." Let's take a look:

"'I don't know anybody who's made a record that sounds decent in the past 20 years, really,' the 65-year-old rocker said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.

"Noting the music industry's complaints that illegal downloading means people are getting their music for free, he said, 'Well, why not? It ain't worth nothing anyway.'

"'You listen to these modern records, they're atrocious, they have sound all over them,' he added. 'There's no definition of nothing, no vocal, no nothing, just like ... static.'"

It is unusual to hear an Advanced Artist speak this way. Typically, they will tell you that music now is greater than it's ever been and records have never sounded better. Of course, with someone as Advanced as Bob Dylan, it's easy to lose track of what stage of Advancement he is. Perhaps he is disguising himself as a fogy to enhance his Advanced Irritant (an Advanced Artist who makes people mad apparently just to make them mad) status . There's no telling, of course. But I do predict that within a year he will say something that will directly contradict everything he has said here. And that is Advanced.

1 comment:

CK said...

Let's see how Bob's new recording sounds next week. Maybe he's done a stinker and his irritant is a pre-emptive strike.