Monday, August 27, 2012

Movers, Shakers & Monday Game Changers - Bob Dylan Electrified


The day we look at movers, shakers and game changers, of things that look incredibly trivial now... 

Because scaremongers like to write a lot about the insane changes the next generation will bring. Here's some changes already brought, against all odds and discouragement, and they turned out alright. 


By 1965 Bob Dylan was the 'voice of a generation'.

I really like his song Like a Rolling Stone, and it was one of the first songs he would perform with an electronic, rather than an acoustic, sound.




So you would think that as a 'voice of a generation', he would have been supported and loved by his fellow aged fans.

But no, his new electric sound was so offensive (and perhaps poorly executed) that he was labelled 'Judas' by a vocal audience member.

It would be crazy to imagine the biggest stars of today being called Judas for using electronic instruments, hell most of the biggest pop stars are lip syncing at a concert where a ticket is 100 bucks a pop.

Bob was a true mover, shaker and game changer, for the music scene of yesterday's youth, that was just as scary as the possible change of today. Apparently in this case, it was equally as scary for all generations involved. And it all turned out alright. Electric instruments haven't killed folk music yet.


Cheers,
Sarah

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