I understand, and that's why I wrote the first paragraph of my post the way I did. There are other things a vocalist can bring that compensate for the lack of technical prowess. I have praised Dave's vocal delivery on some other songs on this thread. Today, I pulled out Dave's "Bug" album and listened to it end to end nonstop and enjoyed every word. It's just that sometimes a voice is soooo bad in terms of timbre, pitch, intonation, etc, that no matter how good all those intangibles are, they can't overcome the more objective negatives. For me, this song is one of those times. But then I think that about 99% of Dylan and 100% of Neil Young, so my particular musical sensibility is more easily disrupted by these technical weaknesses than yours to begin with.