Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Seven Deadly Sins: Seven Curses

Bob Dylan: Seven Curses


Seven Curses is a song that Dylan wrote and recorded during the The Times They Are a-Changin' sessions. It didn't make it onto the album, but it was later included on the Bootleg Series collecton, released in 1991. I consider it to be one of the most emotionally provocative and darkly beautiful songs in my moderately sized Dylan library.

The song is a cesspool of sin, but the most profound one is certainly that of Lust. The Judge is one of the cruelest and most loathsome characters that I''m aware of in pop music history. His wicked molestation and betrayal of the female protagonist is actually difficult to listen to. But that's why the song is so powerful. If you haven't heard this tune, give it a listen.

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