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Old 01-22-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

As a first time poster, I need to go ahead and declare my loyalty to Dave Matthews and his Band...

But I am fucking sick and tired of DMB fans comparing Dave to Bob Dylan.

And now, I would like to tell you why.

I think back to how many bands that have covered (or played) DMB songs in the past 25 years (other than tribute bands), and some very interesting bands come to mind (ie Jimmy Buffett, RRFB, Kenny Chesney, Howie Day, etc).

Then I think back to how many bands that have covered (or played) Bob Dylans music since 1950-ish, and names are extensive (ie Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Johnny Cash).

In comparison on song coverings alone (which my theory is not soley based on), Dylan's coveree's are more legendary compared to the "Kenny Chesney's" of our day as DMB fans.

Bob Dylan's songwriting has been recently compared to those of Dave Matthews (which I couldn't disagree more.)

I will admit that Dave does have several VERY strong songs based on lyrics, like "Seek Up," "The Stone," and arguably his best lyrics in "The Dreaming Tree."

Dylan has his strong points too, songs like "With God on our Side," "The Times they are a-changin'," and "Isis."

Dave's songwriting seems to focus on death and love on a constant basis (ever heard of BUSTED STUFF?) while Dylan's songwriting focuses on war, peace, love and faith.

Now there may not be alot of DMB fans that are huge Dylan fans, but for CHRISTS sake, please take some time to listen to a legendary songwriter. His voice is not as good as Dave's. His melodies aren't as jazzy or "jammy," but PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE....

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(Now, I'm getting ready for jack-asses worldwide to make smart comments. Talk it up, girlies.)
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:02 PM   #3
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    also, he should stop playing AATW. that song has gone downhill since at least '03.
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:02 PM   #4
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:03 PM   #5
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    You are right.
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    Nor is Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:05 PM   #7
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    I've never compared Dave to Dylan, or even came close for that matter. I don't even know anybody that does.

    Also, calling people that you don't know jackasses and girlies in your first post is not a good way to make friends. It doesn't work in real-life anyways...

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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:05 PM   #8
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    I didn't know we compared Bob to Dave Matthews. I sure wouldn't, though.
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:08 PM   #9
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    I've never heard DJM compared to Dylan. I would strongly disagree if I did.

    I don't like comparing any artist to another. Total waste of time.
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:11 PM   #10
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    gotta be honest, ive never heard that comparison brought up on this site or any other, ever

    but i do agree that you cant compare the two
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:12 PM   #11
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    first time ive heard someone bring up the dylan dave comp.
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    I've never heard the two being compared. Perhaps I haven't been paying attention.
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:13 PM   #13
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    I've heard people try to compare their songwriting abilities, usually without much success.
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    OP, can you please provide a link for an example of these comparisons that have you so heated?
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

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    But I am fucking sick and tired of DMB fans comparing Dave to Bob Dylan.
    Now I'm not privy to all your interactions with fans of DMB. I can assue you outside of the band covering Watchtower, I do not associate DMB with Dylan. While it's entirely possible that many of users of Antsmarching like to compare Dave to Dylan, I have not seen this view widely expressed.

    While I respect your opinion, and think you have a valid argument. I just don't think your post will reach your target audience on this message board.
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:16 PM   #16
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    also, he should stop playing AATW. that song has gone downhill since at least '03.
    You didn't like the 08' Watchtowers?
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:17 PM   #17
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

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    OP, can you please provide a link for an example of these comparisons that have you so heated?
    OP???? I know you're viewing this thread.

    Produce link, or fail.
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    DMB's Watchtower >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Dylan's Watchtower
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:20 PM   #19
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    i have seen or heard any1 compare these two. also namecalling before anyone has said anything is deffinitely a good way to get some feedback
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    OP nice first thread and welcome to ants asshole
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    didn't know this was a common comparison....
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:23 PM   #22
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    i don;t know if i'm speaking for everyone here, but i don't think many (and i certainly don't myself) make that connection at all. your post is the equivalent of saying an apple is not an orange. useless first post.
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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:25 PM   #23
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    never heard this before.

    and just to point out something... hendrix, johnny cash, and so on; they can cover dylan cause they were alive when he was playing. dmb... wasnt.
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    don't be bitter because DMB's Watchtower is better than your precious Dylan...also first time I've ever heard of this comparison..Dylan is awesome..Dave is awesome..just let it be

    And yeah produce a link or fail...douche
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    Congrats on condeming a debate that noone is debating. Welcome to ants man.
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    dylan's voice sucks.

    dylan's song writing is great.
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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    I'm sick of everyone saying Dave is as good a scatter as Ella Fitzgerald!!!!!!

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    Re: Dave Matthews is not Bob Dylan

    i have never in all my years of following dmb heard anyone compare Dave to Dylan...nope!!!
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    No link.




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    Old 01-22-2009, 07:52 PM   #30
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    never heard this before.

    and just to point out something... hendrix, johnny cash, and so on; they can cover dylan cause they were alive when he was playing. dmb... wasnt.
    What other proof do you need? (Please see Above)
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