[quote="JharekCarnelian, post:27, topic:203604"]
Great song as is the album it's from but one could definitely not call the latter at all Catholic except in the secular sense that it's a very Catholic record considering the many influences on it.
Yeah, I think Lou Reed may have been raised Catholic. I also heard somewhere that Andy Warhol was a devout Eastern-Rite Catholic.
I do like "I'll Be Your Mirror". However when I refer to it as "un Catholic" I'm thinking of songs like "Venus In Furs" and "Heroin" and "I'm Waiting For My Man" and "There She Goes Again (you better hit her!)" All good songs in their own way (I've never used heroin or gone uptown to buy it, but I feel like I know what it's like now).
Now since they have come up several times I will definitively rank the Beatles and Dylan albums, and name the best tracks on each.
1. Revolver - Best overlooked song, "I'm only sleeping"
2. Abbey Road - I really like the progression closing side 1 with "I want you / she's so heavy" and beginning side 2 with "Here comes the sun"
3. Rubber Soul - favorite is "I'm looking through you" except they had to have Ringo blaring on the Hammond organ at the end of the refrain
Actually my favorite Beatles single might, just might, be "Rain" - from the Rubber Soul/Revolver era, but I think it was only released as a single, not on any of the LPs.
I put Sgt Pepper somewhere between "Hard Days Night" and "Help"(both of which I also like).
1. Tie - Highway 61 and Blonde on Blonde... overall I like Highway 61 better, but B on B has the greatest Dylan song of all, "Visions of Johanna". Best song on Hwy 61 is "Desolation Row".
3. Bringin' it all back home (is this the one with "Love Minus Zero / No Limit"? I can't remember if that's on BIABH or Hwy 61. If not then the best song is "Gates of Eden")
4. Blood on the tracks ("Idiot Wind" followed closely by "If you see her say hello")
Honorable mention songs for Dylan, "Girl from the North Country" duet version with Johnny Cash from "Nashville Skyline", "Positively 4th Street" (??? Greatest Hits) and "Changing of the Guard" (???, on Greatest Hits Volume 3)