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  1. Aug 2019
    1. Give both men 30 seconds to solo, and Frusciante would blow Young off the stage, just as Duane Allman would blow Frusciante off the stage. Young is something else, though.
  2. May 2016
    1. By contrast, everything Dylan has done, from his vocal mannerisms to his changes of style to his notorious rearrangements of his songs hits in concert, sometimes to the point of unrecognizability, seems calculated to destroy any possibility of singing along, at least for long. His songs belong to him.

      Another important and accurate take on Dylan's artistry.

    2. (One of the strengths of Wald’s book is that he regards Dylan as a musician first, everything else second, which his relentless touring in recent years testifies is no doubt the way Dylan sees himself.)

      This point cannot be stressed about Dylan enough. Takes that refer to him principally as a "songwriter" are incomplete to the point of being misleading. So much of Dylan's career, from his musical arrangement choices to delivering his songs in his voice, have been about sound and performance. Anyone who listens to Dylan and the Hawks play "Tell Me, Momma" from the 1966 tour should leave informed that Dylan-as-musician is as important as Dylan-as-songwriter.