In a fawning interview with Rolling Stone, Bob Dylan
"I don't know anybody who's made a record that sounds decent in the past
20 years, really," the 65-year-old rocker said... Noting the music
industry's complaints that illegal downloading means people are getting
their music for free, he said, "Well, why not? It ain't worth nothing
"You listen to these modern records, they're atrocious, they have sound
all over them," he added. "There's no definition of nothing, no vocal, no
nothing, just like ... static."
Shorter Bob Dylan:
"Nurse, come take dictation! There's thirty minutes before Matlock
starts--just enough time for a severe letter to the editor!"
My initial reaction to the story, when told in the hallway at work:
"What in the world would Bob Dylan know about it?"
comment (emphasis mine):
70s Dylan in particular was notorious for not telling the rest of the band
the chords or even the key (which would he would also change on a whim).
In the studio! While tape was rolling! He makes John Lee Hooker sound
like some German with a laptop.