NØB DYLAN AND THE NØBSØLETES: Positively 12 Stiff Dylans: CD

Jun 29, 2007

This is Rev. Nørb covering Bob Dylan songs with the Obsoletes as his backing band. If you hate Bob Dylan, don’t worry, it doesn’t sound like him. And if you hate Rev. Nørb too, it doesn’t really sound like him, either, or at least the stuff that he’s known for. (I’ve never heard the Obsoletes, so it might actually sound like them.) What it DOES sound like is the Replacements, circa Hootenanny, but tighter and not as drunk, and also with Rev. Nørb singing Bob Dylan’s lyrics over the music. From the liner notes, which are pretty damn hysterical, you can tell that they pretty much just did this for the hell of it, and at the very least, it’s fun to listen to. So there.

 –josh (Alternative Tentacles [no, seriously, Alternative Tentacles])