The poet laureate of rock and roll, Mr. Bob Dylan, is back. His new album, “Fallen Angels,” hits us on May 20th. No word yet on whether it’s original songs or covers, or what.
According to Bob’s Facebook page (does he even know he has a Facebook page?), every pair of tickets to a summer tour featuring the great Mavis Staples will get you a free “compact disk” copy of “Fallen Angels.” There’s no word on whether you will also get Mavis’s latest “disk” as well.
Well, this is the new reality since CDs by legacy artists, even Bob Dylan, do not sell. They are also not played on the radio. The fans want to hear “Mr. Tambourine Man” or “Blowin’ in the Wind.” This is sad, sad, sad. All their “hero” artists are only regarded for work from 40 years ago.
But an album of new songs by Bob Dylan? Yes, please. I’d like to hear what he has to say.