Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Bob Dylan: Real Live [Columbia, 1984]
Hitch Mick Taylor to a locomotive, make sure the songs are twenty years old, and you could get shit. But you could also get a decent live album if the auteur happened to be interested that night. "Maggie's Farm" and "Tombstone Blues" are the keepers, "License to Kill" and the ludicrous white reggae "I and I" are the ringers, and "Tangled Up in Blue" gets some new lyrics--or maybe they're really old ones. B