GKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24964 posts, RR: 56 Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 757 times:
Who do you guys think is the greatest songwriter of all time?? There are loads of great ones like Cobain, Lennon/McCartney, Gallagher etc but who do you think is the best???
My opinion is that Kurt Cobain is the all-time greatest.
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Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 709 times:
Are you on acid or something? What did he do (besides get elevated to hero status FOR TAKING HIS OWN LIFE) other than that piece of schidt "Smells Like Teen Spirit" song, that paved the way for the (thankfully) short lived "Mosh Pit"?
Mr Cobain and the decade of wannabe grunge "artists" that followed had about as much effect on music, and originality and creativity as a clump of gravel.
Now Richard Zimmerman (a.k.a. Bob Dylan)
Now THERE'S a legend.
He is untouchable. You may not like his music, but his longevity, and number of musicians that have emulated him in one way or another demands respect.
USA today did a great article about him on the front page of this last weekends edition saluting his 60'th birthday.
LHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 677 times:
Great songs can come from anyone, so I'll just list a few of my favorites.
Robert Smith (The Cure)
John & John of They Might Be Giants
Marc Burgess (Chameleons UK)
Frank Black (AKA Black Francis AKA Charles Thompson)
Hank Williams (The First one, not his idgit son)
Margot Timmins & Co (Cowboy Junkies)
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Hole_courtney From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 667 times:
Well, there have been some really good ones said.
As far as song writing in my book goes, there are quite a few people who always write top quality songs
1. Noel Gallagher (couldn't have guessed could you). Here's why: He always writes what's on his mind, his lyrics may not mean that much on the surface, but if you look into them you might find something. Also, he's never been accused of being the greatest guitarist in the world, but i'll bet my ass he's one of the most creative.
2. Richard Ashcroft All around good songwriter. His solo album is great, even though it got shit reviews.
3. Courtney Love She gets attention, but not to the right part of her. Her songs are top notch, and people should start looking at them rather than her looks. Almost completely underrated in the songwriting category.
4. Billy Corgan World's biggest asshole, but by god can he write some mean songs.
live forever and stay beautiful.
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Doomfox From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 635 times:
The best of all time has got to be Prince. My mother turned me to his music at a very young age. He has some of the most beautiful lyrics. They are perfect for expressing emotions that I am not eloquent enough to express myself sometimes.