Thursday, September 21, 2017

Episode 323: Dylan in the 80s

Episode 323: Dylan in the 80s
Pat and Kyle welcome David Wild back to the Guest Co-Host chair to discuss Bob Dylan's often forgotten 80's discography.
From September 21, 2017

With your hosts:

Pat Francis

Liner Notes

  • David Wild is the guest co-host today. It has been 6 months since he has hosted.
  • Patreon subscriber Mike Bietz is in the studio again observing.
  • David is working on the Environmental Media Awards hosted, this year, by Jayden Smith. They will be honoring Natalie Portman. This is one of David's regular things. He has been working on the show every year for 8 or 9 years, ever since he was asked to help prepare for the one Justin Timberlake was on.
  • David loves Bob Dylan. He named his oldest son, Andrew Dylan, after him.
  • The 80's Dylan gets you the end of the christian Dylan to him just trying to survive in probably the worst era of music ever. It is fascinating to see everything he tries.
  • The first album in the 80s was Saved. It was released on June 23, 1980. It had 2 different covers, the release with the hands and then a generic cover.
  • The next album was Shot of Love in 1981.
  • Bob spent years running from people with causes. He was tired of being asked to tell people to "stop the war" and the like. He was just a little jewish kid from Minnesota who wanted to be a rock and roller. When he was perceived as the spokesman for a generation it freaked him out.
  • Pat was really surprised preparing for this episode while listening to the music. He doesn't have a lot of Dylan but he really liked it.
  • Infidels has a cool cover. It ended up that Mark Knopfler (Dire Straights) produced the album.
  • David thinks Dylan is the greatest lyric writer of all time.
  • Empire Builders is where you hear Dylan really trying to have a hit. He worked with all the most famous musicians of the time on this record.
  • The next album Knocked Out Loaded is a fantastic mess. At this point Bob is just trying to be Bob. During the 60s classics were just pouring out of him effortlessly. But now he is really struggling and often fails.
  • During Down in the Groove Bob was hanging out with the Grateful Dead.
  • The last album of the era was Oh Mercy and it is the best of the lot.
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00:09:32 Pressing On Saved Bob Dylan David Wild
00:12:48 Solid Rock Saved Bob Dylan Pat
00:17:58 Every Grain of Sand Shot of Love Bob Dylan David Wild
00:23:09 The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar Shot of Love Bob Dylan Pat
00:27:31 License to Kill Infidels Bob Dylan David Wild
00:29:59 Jokerman Infidels Bob Dylan Pat
00:33:15 Sweetheart Like You Infidels Bob Dylan David Wild
00:38:55 Dark Eyes Empire Burlesque Bob Dylan David Wild
00:42:33 Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love) Empire Burlesque Bob Dylan Pat
00:49:40 Brownsville Girl Knocked Out Loaded Bob Dylan David Wild
00:52:15 Steel Bars Time, Love & Tenderness Michael Bolton Pat
00:57:32 Silvio Down in the Groove Bob Dylan David Wild
01:07:00 Let's Stick Together Down in the Groove Bob Dylan Pat
01:11:28 Jammin' Me Let Me Up Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers David Wild
01:15:11 Tweeter and the Monkey Man The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 The Traveling Wilburys David Wild
01:16:37 Congratulations The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 The Traveling Wilburys Pat
01:25:54 Everything Is Broken Oh Mercy Bob Dylan David Wild
01:30:51 Political World Oh Mercy Bob Dylan Pat
01:32:21 Series of Dreams The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 Bob Dylan David Wild
01:42:28 In the Summertime Shot of Love Bob Dylan David Wild

1 comment:

  1. This was a terrific episode. The sound quality was great. I've never listened to Dylan and David Wild inspired me to download this setlist and buy the albums. Thank you for the notes, Joe!