BOB Dylan makes the cover of Rolling Stone this week. Dylan has just released an album of songs and outakes recorded in the period between 1969 and 1971.
You’d have to think that a young Dylan wouldn’t get past the front door of any major record company today. The execs generally prefer glitter to substance.
The great Bob Dylan is right when he describes today’s modern music as “no definition, no vocal, no nothing, no static.” Another great soul singer Ray Charles once said “as far as I’m concern, there’s only two kinds of music, good and bad.” There are some who believe that the legendary singer was saddened by the black youth of America experience with Hip-Hop and forms of Gangster Rap.
Has the latest studio technology taken over the reins of the gifted and talented? Paris Hilton remarked that her latest and first Album was “so good!” Now, it is confirmed that she won’t go on tour to promote her Album because she can’t sing in public.
Lets hope that the truly gifted and not so gifted can reclaim and take back the music from the untalented, soulless, misguided misfits who have hijacked popular music for their own selfish needs.
Surely we’ve had enough of the breathy voices of ingenues and adolescent boys who couldn’t hold a tune outside a recording studio stacked with auto-tune devices.
Dylan himself said recently that he couldn’t stand the sound of modern records, calling the audio quality of CDs “atrocious’’.
“They have sound all over them. There’s no definition…no vocal, no nothing, just like…static.’’