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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Rock 'n Roll is a combination of good ideas dried up by fads, terrible junk, hideous failings in taste and judgment, gullibility and manipulation, moments of unbelievable clarity and invention, pleasure, fun, vulgarity, excess, novelty and utter enervation.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“We fight our way through the massed and leveled collective safe taste of the Top 40, just looking for a little something we can call our own. But when we find it and jam the radio to hear it again it isn't just ours -- it is a link to thousands of others who are sharing it with us. As a matter of a single song this might mean very little; as culture, as a way of life, you can't beat it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Elvis' early music has drama because as he sang he was escaping limits, ... Mystery Train.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It draws a line in the sand. Once you cross it, you can't go back,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It works on its own terms. It puts you on the spot. It asks of you the fear and courage that it asks of its subject.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I'm not even close to being sick of 'Like a Rolling Stone,' ... Every time I hear it, it's like the first time. I find that's even more true now than before. Now I don't just smile. I'm astonished.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[And if he believed he was wrong, he'd say so:] He doubled back on himself again and again, ... Psychotic Reactions.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It made itself a home on Top 40 radio.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“[Telluride's programming often goes down to the wire, and additional titles could materialize. There are rumors of late-breaking sneak screenings that could include Martin Scorsese 's 3-1/2-hour Bob Dylan documentary] No Direction Home, ... Like a Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads.”

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