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The Changing of the Guards! [Dylan & Moorcock?]

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    The Changing of the Guards! [Dylan & Moorcock?]

    Just a fairly irrelevant question. I was listening to Bob Dylan's 'Changing of the Guards,' and though I noticed some E.C refernces.

    First off there is the refernce to the King and the Queen of Swords.
    Then there is a bit about 'Renegade Priests,'
    As in Corum. The rengade Priests could be from Corum as well. or Von Bek

    The cold-blooded moon.
    The captain waits above the celebration
    Sending his thoughts to a beloved maid
    Whose ebony face is beyond communicationm'
    In fact, this might be any of the E.C's. Bare with me, there's more:

    I stumbled to my feet.
    I rode past destruction in the ditches
    With the stitches still mending 'neath a heart-shaped tattoo.
    Renegade priests and treacherous young witches
    Were handing out the flowers that I'd given to you.

    The palace of mirrors
    Where dog soldiers are reflected,
    The endless road and the wailing of chimes,
    The empty rooms where her memory is protected,
    Where the angels' voices whisper to the souls of previous times.

    And this reminds me of the beginnig of 'Warhound...'

    Does anyone know whether Bob is a fan, is the song recognised by anyone. Does Michael know Bob?
  • McTalbayne
    Eternal Companion
    • Jan 2004
    • 557

    #2
    Rackhir was a Renegade Priest as well.
    It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor.

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      Anonymous

      #3
      Well, precisely

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      • Michael Moorcock
        Site Host
        • Dec 2003
        • 14278

        #4
        Much as it would be flattering to believe, I don't think Bob has read a lot of my stuff, if any. He's more likely to have got his inspiration from similar sources.

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        • lordmarioh
          Corsair of the Second Ether
          • Dec 2003
          • 92

          #5
          it sounds a little like The Fortress of the Pearl to me
          \\

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            #6
            Oh well. It was a nice fantasy while it lasted. Any idea of the similar sources? It would be quite interesting to have aread. Though, one would have to admit, there are similarities... anything's possible.

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