Is It Rolling, Bob? Talking Dylan: Nish Kumar


What I was about. Fifteen years old. We went on a Fourteen is just before I turned fifteen. We went on this field trip to we went to Sheffield for a history field trip because we were studying something about the industrial revolution in the Arkwright Orlando Carmel Stuff. And we stopped as a treat at a now defunct building called the Sheffield History of popular music and I was just listening to it was forums. It was not great but I was listening to like a weird. There's like a listening post and you could just listen to some albums that they deemed classic albums and actually I my cousins were big Jimi Hendrix fans and so I started listening to Electric Lady Land and I remember listening to the first three songs and I just wrote the going. Great Well Mine Tie. World was just changed on so I ball. Electorally land go really into Hendricks and then viral electric lady land. Obviously through all along the watchtower read the liner notes. In its Britain by Dylan and niece of I guess if you're I'm thirty four and when we were school used to sing blowing it was a him so I guess there's just a moment of either has a sort of David. Your mind of who Bob Dylan is roughly and I. I was a into the Beatles at the time. So I sort of knew roughly a would big dylan fans and you know blowing the wind and he sort of saying you have some vague idea and then so my friend. Andy gave me the nineteen sixty seven greatest hits the he had which is his dad had which is just a best of everything op too blonde on. Blunt. I say it doesn't include anything for the debut album but it's just a great hits a of the of the pre John Wesley Harding nineteen sixties out on. Its I mean. That's a pretty place to star. Need because you sort of realized that this is by the time that period ends. He's probably about twenty five. I think. Yeah he yeah. He's about twenty five twenty six when the motorcycle accident happens. And so that's the if you think about the style changes the happen just did not show period of time. It's a pretty exciting thing to get like a quick precede history of and so from then on I was just you know I was just I was I was getting everything and I do think there is something really interesting. Did you go see blinded by the light? I know you on the show. There's a really amazing pit in that movie. Which is a beautiful film about. Safra's monsters obsession with Bruce springsteen this amazing bitten where it's kind of in the eighties and him and his friend who both of british-asian ethnic heritage and one of them is trying to get Bruce springsteen to be played on the School Radio Tannoy system and the guy says Bruce Springsteen isn't he got going on dodger into And the two Asian kids look at me. Go No ought not only definitely think. That's a work because when I was a kid my friends he's like. Oh that's the music DODD LISTENS TO A. My parents liked the bills in the light of the music. That was big when they moved to Britain like things like yellow and stuff but they they had no specific relationship with Dylan so I didn't have association with that. It was like a dragon something that your parents enforced you to endear. When you were growing up so to me I just couldn't. I just couldn't believe it. It just absolutely blew my mind. I had no full context for it and so I just bought as much as I can possibly buy that. There's a period where pretty much all I spend my birthday money. Christmas money on was Bob Dylan CDs and also quite good period to get into Bob Dylan because it was before they released the audio remastered CDs. So they were just so. I just I got. I bought time out of mind for one pound CD copy of time out of mind for a quid. From W H Smith's in Croydon and so it was really easy and cheap for me just to buy almost

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