Best songwriter?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Freekske, May 26, 2006.

  1. Freekske

    Freekske Member

    Who do you think writes the best songs? lyricly that is
  2. rhasta.penguin

    rhasta.penguin No more hippy...ugh

    for me. bob dylan or elliott smith...their my favorite
  3. rg paddler

    rg paddler Senior Member

    I love so much music but for lyrics the most original and interesting for me is a. Joni Mitchell - she writes songs that don't necesaarily have choruses or anything - just tells a story - is like she's just telling you stuff on her mind b. Frank Zappa - purely because he has taken me to places I had no idea existed - in someones mind i mean - e.g. Billy the Mountain or Gregory Peckery in Tinseltown c. Yeah Bob Dylan's rage on some old tracks have totally excorsized demons for me
  4. joo kyle

    joo kyle thisandthat

    morrison or waters
  5. Ginger Ali

    Ginger Ali Seeker

    I think Van Morrison is a really underrated lyricist, at least what comes to his 70's stuff. Lou Reed and Joni Mitchell are also way up there.
  6. localhippy

    localhippy Senior Member

    bob dylan
  7. Mr. Mojo Risin'

    Mr. Mojo Risin' Senior Member

    Jim Morrison
  8. TheMadcapSyd

    TheMadcapSyd Titanic's captain, yo!

    Hasn't this thread been done a million times?
  9. jean_genie

    jean_genie psychedelic saturday

    waters, johnny cash, dylan or zep
  10. wandering_okie

    wandering_okie Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    some other great ones
    Jimmy Webb, Stevie Wonder, John Lennon, Townes Van Zandt
  11. Freekske

    Freekske Member

    And your point is?
  12. TheMadcapSyd

    TheMadcapSyd Titanic's captain, yo!

    There's a search button, there's a next page button, fuckin use them.
  13. Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia, Lou Reed, David Gilmour, i aso agree with Ginger on Van Morrison...
  14. Freekske

    Freekske Member

    opinions change, people come and go,so...
  15. drumminmama

    drumminmama Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Jerry wasn't much of a full song lyricist. He might get an image, but he left it to Hunter.
    Eiils Paul is an amazing storyteller in the Woody-Townes mold.
    Emily Kaitz is hilarious, so are Trout Fishing in America (duo, both write). Susan Warner, Vince Gilbert, Antje Duvekot, lots of great songwriters out there.
  16. Love Fest1969

    Love Fest1969 Classic Rocker

    Dylan or Lennon
  17. Dynamite J

    Dynamite J Member

    John Fogerty...just to throw another name in the mix...He's my favorite singer of the 60s era. CCR was one of the very first bands i've ever listened to. You know lyrics are special when you can't help but dance to them! Fogerty is the man.
  18. Anthony Kiedis
  19. happy_kel

    happy_kel thug life.

    are'nt you that bitch?

  20. SLammon420

    SLammon420 Senior Member

    robert hunter

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