Reading is the most rewarding activity in the world and there are many people who enjoy it—including you and I—thus, we've found a common ground. As I have always said, I don't really care what you like reading, as long as it's a good book. The good book can be Ancient Greek Mythology, or it can be a comic book about Batman fighting the Joker. The good book can be anything from Hesiod to Jack Kerouac, from Shakespeare to Salinger, or even Voltaire to Virginia Woolf.
When I first read the fact that I was about to write an article consisting of five things I like about Knocked Out Loaded, I was absolutely terrified and filled with dread. I was really thinking about abandoning this article altogether, but then I said, “No!” I said that I was going to show people that this album is actually pretty good and that they are just mean. It deserves its place in Bob Dylan’s discography as being a pretty different album in every sense of the word. It takes place in what I have personally called the “Cocaine Years.” It was very apparent that Bob Dylan was taking an awful lot of cocaine, and really, between Empire Burlesque and Knocked Out Loaded and even in the strange sound of Down in the Groove, I think it’s safe to say that the cocaine years didn’t do Dylan much service in terms of luck and money. This doesn’t mean, however, that the albums are trash and not worthy of their place in the Dylan canon. Let’s get on with this then. Without further introduction, I will explain five things I love about the album Knocked Out Loaded (1986). The album is regarded as one of his worst efforts (if not the worst effort). I, however, wouldn’t call it that. What I’m really trying to say here (and I will repeat myself if I have to) is that this album is good, you guys are just mean. Here are five things I love about the album Knocked Out Loaded (1986).
I am a firm believer than the majority of what you need consists of the following things:
There's something really nice about having a good book to read and, when I'm not listening to rockabilly or my favourite podcasts, I love to read a book (needless to say I normally read whilst listening to music). I have to be perfectly honest, I don't get to read as much as I would like to (I want to start a baking business so, I'm doing all of that at the moment) and so, I fall behind with my reading goals by a slight bit. I still love to read though and I'm sure that you are here because you do too!
Now we're getting on to part 15, you may start to see books you don't recognise, and that is a very good thing. It means that you are looking at some books you may not have looked at if they were on a categorised list by a certain topic/genre. Now that we've been through 14 parts, we're not really just going to stop there and have it end at part 15. Are you kidding me? The party is just getting started! I love making these lists and sharing my experiences with you, and I also love hearing about your experiences as well.
You really thought I was joking on those last parts when I said we weren't even halfway through, didn't you? Well, I'm not joking, and now you're here with me and we're going to go through the next thirty books on the list. Since this is numbers 391-420, I would like to say a big thank you to you who have since been here for as many, or as few lists as you have. You really do make a difference. Again, if you go away and read one book you've seen on this list, or if you even put it on your reading list, then that is a success for me!