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#1 shewillbloved

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Posted June 22 2006 - 11:10 PM

What Im really asking here is, who stands our in your mind as the most influential, articulate musician of all time? Only taking into account their words, whom do you respect the most? What person's lyrics have had the greatest impact on you?

Genre completeley aside, be it country, r&b, hip hop, rock or ANY MUSIC!

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Posted June 23 2006 - 02:06 AM

totally anyone who plays a sitar,

omar rodriguez-lopez and

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Posted June 23 2006 - 03:26 AM

Well, I find a lot of inspiration and influence in Dave Matthews. I also like Jim Bizer (a local artist) and Vienna Teng (highly recommended if you like beautiful, deep lyrics, piano and a beautiful female voice). Actually, probably half of my influences are actually musicians and their lyrics, not actual "poets" per se. But these are probably the top 3. That I can think of, anyways.

I don't know about "most influential of all time," as I can only speak for myself, in my time and mind.
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Posted June 23 2006 - 10:51 AM

Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell

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Posted June 24 2006 - 08:41 AM

bob dylan.
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Posted June 24 2006 - 08:56 AM

Y'know, I'm not too sure I'd call him the most poetic musician of all time (being as I don't think I could ever narrow it down to any one musician), Jack Johnson is an artist whose lyrics I always find incredibly admirable. :)
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Posted June 24 2006 - 09:13 AM

^agreed
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Posted June 24 2006 - 09:19 AM

It depends, I've always admired lyrics by Dylan, Hendrix, Morrison, etc, but as far as classic rock goes, lyrics by Roger Waters are in my mind the most deep and innovative. You could probably teach a course analyzing Pink Floyd music from a million prespectives.

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Posted June 24 2006 - 09:42 AM

hell yeah! Roger waters and bob dylan, how could i forget?

Those guys were some of the best writers of their time.

wow.

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Posted June 24 2006 - 09:46 AM

"overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air,
and deep beneath the rolling waves
in labrynths of coral caves,
an echo of a distant tide comes willowing accross the sand
and everything is green and submarine"

pink floyd - echoes

I remember I was on acid a couple weeks back
and the sun had just come up. I was at the beach
it was windy, cold,
I had been dancing all night so both of those had just occured to me.
(I drank hella water and just sweat it all out, i didn't even pee)

And I looked up, and there it was

a sea gull,

completely motionless.

not moving AT ALL.

Echoes echoing thru my mind one morning.

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Posted June 24 2006 - 12:17 PM

true, i forgot about pink floyd/roger waters. and hendrix had some good stuff too. Good mentions there. Dylan is obvious, so I didn't say that, plus I'm not a huge fan.
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Posted June 26 2006 - 03:35 PM

I'm a huge Outkast fan... I have ever been since they first came out, and their profound lyrics are on another level when it comes to hip-hop. But Pink Floyd's lyrics could be some of the most thought provoking and innovative lyrics I've ever heard.

So If I had to choose, I would say Pink Floyd.
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Posted June 26 2006 - 03:49 PM

Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell


wow:eek:

thats like totally exactly what i was gonna type.

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Posted June 26 2006 - 03:57 PM

Mmm, everyone that was said already definitely deserves to be here but you're missing someone :)...

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes.. very poetic, I love his lyrics.

But definitely Jim Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan.. oh yes. For sure..



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Posted June 27 2006 - 06:25 AM

Thats true about pink floyd... the music ITSELF is poetic, in it's way. Better than the lyrics, too, which are usually pretty depressing.
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Posted July 02 2006 - 03:20 AM

Oh man, how could I forget to say Paul Simon? From Simon and Garfunkle to his present solo records, that guy is one hell of a songwriter, lyrically and musically.
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Posted July 02 2006 - 04:05 PM

no one else, then mr Bob Dylan.
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Posted July 03 2006 - 02:25 AM

Jim Morrison and today is the anniversary of his death by the way. R.I.P. Jim.


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Posted July 03 2006 - 03:38 AM

Cool, the classic rock station will probably play a lot of his/the doors' music. :)

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Posted July 03 2006 - 04:29 AM

Roger Waters
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Posted July 03 2006 - 05:49 AM

I like Maynard. Especially in Perfect Circle.
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Posted July 08 2006 - 12:33 PM

all people of words to music are voices i feel..
but its choice i feel those who speak to the people not just the wage....

those who raise awareness who represent not just the time before but in the future..

the messege is nearlly always the same

we are all human we need peace
we are the many we make a stand.....

yet today the generation of tv top of the pops
is letting our kids down and hiding the world.
for, to find the real voices we have to search ......
so time now is the choice..the let down.
the imprisonment of change of struggle
is upon our ears so play it loud and clear to all..
leonard cohen dod dylan bob marly
hendrix melanie safka all who jump into
our hearts and minds to break the system
alittle...bit by bit....

and let all new voices be heard play loud and for all

lovenpeace from saff

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melanie safka...
the need to express life..in these words

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Posted July 08 2006 - 12:51 PM

I was thinking either Joni Mitchell or Stevie Nicks.

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Posted July 13 2006 - 11:31 AM

Mh...a great indecision,i can't choose only one! But first of all i'd think about Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin. Than thinking about italian music of the 60's i should choose Lucio Battisti...maybe most of you don't know him,but i can swear that he's the best!
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Posted July 13 2006 - 11:59 AM

GG Allen.

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Posted July 13 2006 - 01:35 PM

What Im really asking here is, who stands our in your mind as the most influential, articulate musician of all time? Only taking into account their words, whom do you respect the most? What person's lyrics have had the greatest impact on you?

Genre completeley aside, be it country, r&b, hip hop, rock or ANY MUSIC!


Hendrix, Dylan, Paul Simon, Wes Montgomery, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Miles Davis, Jorma Kakonen (of Jefferson Airplane, sorry about the spelling).
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Posted July 13 2006 - 01:40 PM

It's a matter of opinion... for me it would probably be Roger Waters. The lyrics on songs like Wish You Were Here and Shine On You Crazy Diamond in particular (as well as many others) are the work of a poetic genius..

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Posted April 24 2012 - 05:14 AM

I noticed the conversation is about Poetic Musicians... Thought I would Share my Works with Everyone. There is a variety of Flava ... Hope you can vibe with it >> There are a lot of Artists who are not mainstream...We like to stay Indie
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Posted April 24 2012 - 05:27 AM

It is truly a matter of taste .. I would say.. I love Tracy chapman, Me'shell Ndegeocllo, Gil Scott Heron, Sting (of the Police), Paul Simon, Incognito, Soul II Soul, Tribe called Quest, OutKast, Garth Brooks, Stevie Nicks, Culture Club (wow) ... the list can grow on the poetic flow.

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Posted April 24 2012 - 05:34 AM

Still Can't narrow it down... there are some powerful heavy hitters ... that simply can't be Placed in a competition zone. It would depend on what words the listener is connecting with at a particular moment. That is what makes poetry seperate from just music or singing it is not just about making a hit, it is about truly conveying messages.