What is my back pages about

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Classic Bob Dylan, 1962 1969: My Back Pages by Andy Gill

More than any other artist, Bob Dylan defined a generation. Even the Beatles hung on Dylans every word – he was the one whose lyrical density inspired John Lennon, the one whose artistic ambition inspired them to their greatest work.

Dylan was a painfully honest songwriter, whether reflecting upon the charged political situation of the time, or upon his own turbulent personal life. Through such songs as Like a Rolling Stone, Desolation Row, The Times they are A-Changing and Maggie’s Farm, he sent coded messages to his fans, who eagerly attempted to decipher them for clues as to his intentions and character.

In this book, Andy Gill assesses the circumstances behind Dylans most famous songs, tracing the artist’s progress from young folkie to acclaimed protest singer, and through the subsequent changes which saw him invent folk-rock and transform rock’n’roll with symbolist poetry, before experimenting with country-rock just as his followers were beginning to tune in to the explosion of psychedelia in the late sixties.

Always one step ahead of the crowd, always pushing himself to extend the boundaries of his art, the Dylan of the sixties remains a beacon of integrity to which fans and fellow musicians keep returning.

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My Back Pages

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Now that I am about to enter a new phase of my life, I look for a song to ease the passage into retirement. Rather morbidly I thought Tombstone Blues might be appropriate. One year later he would write Like a rolling stone. The hardest or least accessible song on this album is My back pages. Most Dylan songs make sense to me in a poetic way, even though they may be enigmatic and hard to follow, but this one is almost beyond grasp.

Discussion in ' Music Corner ' started by Jerryb , Jan 5, Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: New Jersey. This was always one of my favorite Dylan lyrics. How does a human being come up with this? Jerryb , Jan 5,

The implication is that he started writing and let the song itself direct where matters were going. In this comment Dylan notes the two opposing routes between which all creative artists make a choice — plotting and planning the work in whatever form it is before one starts, or letting it happen. I would never in a lifetimes suggest that I am a creative artist of singular note, but I can give the briefest explanation of this from my own experience as a novelist. I knew more or less what happened that year, but during the nine months it took to write the book I discovered a lot more and those discoveries forced me to twist the actions of the characters quite a bit. And I gave the journalist and the fictional characters he met lives — during those nine months they became real people.

"My Back Pages" is a song written by Bob Dylan and included on his album Another Side of Bob Dylan. It is stylistically similar to his earlier folk protest.
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I believe he is making a statement about wisdom. That true wisdom comes from an understanding of the things we know as fact and embracing them in the way a younger person would. So growing up and then embracing your knowledge whole heartedly and seeing it to be a form to work "with" not "in" or without thatis what makes him younger than what he was. As a final example.. As an adult with knowledge of the danger and the possible outcomes you would be afraid to do that, being younger than that would be taking those risks again in a way that is smarter.

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