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Thread #84959   Message #1572307
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
29-Sep-05 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
Subject: RE: DylanOnTube-PBS/ScorseseDocumentary
DaveS - I would imagine that many of those people came around to understanding.   Change is never easy.   The fact that folk music did not die (as evidenced by Mudcat!) and the fact that Dylan remained creative, writing some of his greatest songs AFTER he "went electric", proves that he was right and his critics were wrong.   That doesn't mean everyone has to like his songs, but I do think that the overwhelming majority of "boos" came from people who did not want to see things change.

Also overlooked is how concert sound has changed over the years. I remember going to venues in my early days of concert going and the sound was awful. Going to the same venue in 2005, I often find myself remembering how bad it was and how good it sounds now. Not being able to hear clearly surely added to the discomfort of his critics back then.