Thursday, March 20, 2008
I admit that when Andy told me about this one I was dreading listening to it a little bit, but when I finally did, I actually enjoyed it. Lots of people say that this CD is his worst. I think Bob Dylan said something like, "I threw everything at the wall and kept what stuck." about this CD.
I have decided though, that I like this CD a lot....some of the songs on it (that Dylan didn't write) I really enjoyed (that would be the songs Copper Kettle and the Days of 49)
Among the ones that he did write, I thought that Minstrel Boy was fantastic. It's such a fun song!
Quinn the Eskimo was pretty fun too.....and Take a Message to Mary was interesting. Wigwam was cool too.
So, if you aren't real into Bob Dylan, this CD isn't worth it, because it isn't his best. I'm not as serious about him as Andy is, but I might be half way. I'm about to start a bio about him.
If you are a big Bob Dylan fan, definitely get the CD. It was a fun CD with lots of random songs. My favorite was definitely Minstrel Boy. Yesterday I was like singing it in the shower....
"Who's gonna throw that Minstrel Boy a coin? Who's gonna let it roll? Who's gonna throw that Minstrel Boy a coin? Who's gonna let it down easy to save his soul?"
Self Potrait was a good CD if you really like Bob Dylan, and a terrible CD if you don't. Just an alright CD if you think Bob Dylan is just okay.