- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Columbia
- ASIN: B000LXZO9S
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- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
Knocked Out Loaded Import
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BOB DYLAN Knocked Out Loaded (1986 Argentinean 8-track Discos CBS LP picture sleeve with titles in Spanish)
Top Customer Reviews
Okay, the '1980s rock' stylings and the booming drums don't work, but at least Bob was trying something different with a 'modern' sound. It would presumably have been easy enough for him to knock out ten acoustic songs and get rave reviews, but he bravely chose another path.
Knocked Out Loaded is an interesting experiment, despite (because of?) the parts where it doesn't quite work. Even Dylan's lesser works are worth hearing. This isn't the case with most artists.
Dylan seems to like Gregory Peck films, as the cover art appears to be a painting of a scene from the excellent `Bravados', another Peck Western. In fact, I would recommend seeing the two Peck films referenced rather than listening to this album. They are much more entertaining. It is almost worth buying the album for Brownsville Girl, but that appears on a couple of Dylan `Best Ofs', so I would recommend getting those instead.
All in all two stars. It's not actually bad (unlike `Empire Burlesque'), just bland an unmemorable. And there is one great song on here to earn it another star.
That's what I like about Dylan's music-he grabs stuff from everywhere.
Take the first song You wanna ramble-its a little known one from Junior Parker-the man who wrote Mystery Train and Feelin' Good.
His restructuring of Precious Memories is I suppose unusual and shows imagination
Only 8 songs though as Brownsville Girl takes up over 11 minutes.
True, Knocked Out is hardly a classic. But there's enough here to make it a worthwhile addition to most people's cd collections - if not for Brownsville Girl alone!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Is this the best album in the vast Dylan catalogue ?, probably not!, but like every Dylan album each and every song has a poi'gnancy and relevance to anyone who cares to listen. Read morePublished on 4 Sept. 2013 by Charlie D
It is difficult to review an album you have spent a long time avoiding. I find this album as a whole to be the nadir of Dylan's 80's; far more so than its follow up, Down In The... Read morePublished on 18 Feb. 2012 by street-legal