February 4, 2023

Bob Dylan likes trendy music a lot that he actually wrote the e-book on it — or, a minimum of, e-book on it: the contentious The Philosophy of Fashionable Track. The legendary musician went into additional element about his personal private listening habits, nevertheless, in a brand new Q&A with The Wall Road Journal, revealing that his roster of favourite artists consists of Eminem, Metallica, Wu-Tang Clan, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, and extra.

Firstly within the interview, Dylan talked about how he first fell in love with music within the Nineteen Fifties, turning to new-at-the-time sources just like the radio, transportable turntables, and jukeboxes: “With out postwar know-how these songs might have dissipated and been neglected,” he stated. “The recording course of introduced the correct folks to the highest, probably the most modern, those with the best expertise.”

However the instances, they’re a-changin’, and Dylan has barely up to date his strategies of music listening. He spins CDs, tunes in to satellite tv for pc radio, and even indulges in streaming. (Drop the Spotify profile, Bob!) He nonetheless does have an affinity for the sound of outdated vinyl, nevertheless, so he makes certain to get his repair.

“I purchased three [tube record players] in an vintage retailer in Oregon about 30 years in the past,” Dylan stated. “They’re simply little, however the tone high quality is so highly effective and miraculous, has a lot depth, it all the time takes me again to the times when life was totally different and unpredictable. You had no concept what was coming down the highway, and it didn’t matter. The legal guidelines of time didn’t apply to you.”

Interviewer Jeff Slate then requested Dylan about how he discovers music today. The musician revealed he principally comes throughout new artists by chance, via suggestions, or by simply trying out a present: “The Oasis brothers, I like them each,” he stated, which we will solely assume is a reference to Liam and Noel Gallagher, earlier than mentioning his admiration of Julian Casablancas.

“I’ve seen Metallica twice,” Dylan went on. “I’ve made particular efforts to see Jack White and Alex Turner [of Arctic Monkeys]… I’m a fan of Royal Blood, Celeste, Rag and Bone Man, Wu-Tang, Eminem, Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen, anyone with a sense for phrases and language, anyone whose imaginative and prescient parallels mine.”

So, now, now we have enough supply materials to ascertain Bob Dylan hyping himself up within the morning with “Lose Your self” or “Enter Sandman” or, heck, possibly even “C.R.E.A.M.” if he’s feeling additional bold.

Dylan had rather a lot to gush over on this Q&A, however he wasn’t so flattering in direction of all people in his new e-book: Chris Frantz instructed him to “suck a dick” in response to a passage the place Dylan opined that Elvis Costello and The Sights had been higher than “any of their contemporaries,” maybe a dig at Frantz’s band Speaking Heads.

Dylan’s writer Simon & Schuster additionally caught some warmth, too, having to difficulty refunds for the restricted autographed version of the e-book as a result of followers discovered they had been solely “penned replicas.”

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