Bob Dylan - 'Tempest' Writer Rages: Critics Provoke Bob Dylan Into Foul-mouthed Tirade13 September 2012
'Tempest' Writer Rages: Critics Provoke Bob Dylan Into Foul-mouthed Tirade
You wouldn't like Bob Dylan when he's angry, and he's certainly raging now, if a recent interview with Rolling Stone is anything to go by. With new album Tempest out soon, critics who've previously accused the folk legend of plagiarising others' quotes and lyrics have come out of the woodwork again, claiming that Dylan doesn't give the source credit where it's due. This time round however, Bob isn't having any of it and has described the critics as "wussies and pussies".
"In folk and jazz, quotation is a rich and enriching tradition" he said to Rolling Stone, before taking a victim stance against critics. "It's true for everybody, but me. There are different rules for me" he thundered, "Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff. It's an old thing - it's part of the tradition. It goes way back."
Dylan wasn't done there with critics either, continuing "These are the same people that tried to pin the name Judas on me. Judas, the most hated name in human history! If you think you've been called a bad name, try to work your way out from under that. Yeah, and for what? For playing an electric guitar? As if that is in some kind of way equitable to betraying our Lord and delivering him up to be crucified. All those evil mother**kers can rot in hell." Ouch, good job most reviews for his new album have been positive.
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