Bob Dylan’s “Titanic” by Tim Heidecker (music video)

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Comic genius Tim Heidecker, who is roughly 50% of Tim and Eric (also behind "Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie," and "Check it Out! with Dr. Steve Brule"), has yet again created something I find very funny.

"Recently, I read that Bob Dylan’s new album Tempest will feature a 14 minute song about the Titanic," he writes, "So I wrote this song to see if I could beat the Master to it. I can’t wait to see how close I got to the real thing!"

Above, a preview. The entire opus is fifteen minutes long, and you can purchase it here.


    1.  THAT’s the song I keep thinking of whenever anybody mentions the Titanic. Dr. Demento used to play it lots.

    1. Welcome to the world of Tim Heidecker.  Anything that’s a little pukey must be hilarious right?

  1. Every time I see this guy’s name and “music” in a headline I immediately think it’s Tim Hecker and it takes me a while to process what’s actually happening. 

  2. He got the general musical sound of Dylan’s recent output pretty close (well, it’s most reminiscent of 1997’s Time Out Of Mind perhaps), combined with some 1975-style violin for flavor. The voice is pretty good, but is also 1975-era Dylan and nothing like his voice now.

    That said… as huge of a fan of Dylan as I am, I cringe at the thought of a 15-minute song about the Titanic in Dylan’s modern style & voice.

    edit: I started the video then scrolled down to read the comments while listening, then scrolled back up and saw the 1975 Dylan footage included in the video, so I guess that was actually the style he was going for and not Dylan’s modern stuff!

  3. y’all need to hit YouTube and look up Jaime brockett’s tale of the sinking of the titanic. a classic 70s folk tale that Dylan WISHED he’d written!

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