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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:01 PM
I think Jack Johnson is a great songwriter. Probably one of the best.
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Posted 10 January 2012 - 05:26 PM
Mrs Bungle, on 04 January 2012 - 11:51 PM, said:
Hey guys. What's your favourite song writer, ever? It doesn't necessarily mean your favourite band or artist, just the songwriter that you think has the most talent. As we know, some of the biggest hits of the century have been written by people who don't perform them (like Aerosmith's 'Don't wanna miss a thing')
Or do you steer towards artists that write their own material? (Like I seem to do)
My personal favourite is Jeff Buckley. Amazing songwriter and performer.
As everyone said, there are many. Bernie Taupin and Elton John in the old days wrote some great music. " Yellow Brick Road" album.
I bet I can guess each poster in this thread's age by their choices
some of my picks for best songwriters:
simon & garfunkel
elton john (though i'm not sure how much of his work he wrote)
I'm not necessarily a huge fan of any of the aforementioned artists, but I do respect their songwriting abilities.
Not trying to hijack this thread, but music producers are just as if not more important to music recorded in the last 40 years thank the songwriters.
Butch Vig - Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Garbage, Foo Fighters
Quincy Jones - Michael Jackson
Todd Rundgren - Cheap Trick, Meat Loaf, Hall & Oates
Berry Gordy - The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Supremes, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder
Dr.Dre - Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent
Ross Robinson - Korn, Deftones, Limp Bizkit, At the Drive In
Tom Petty is my number one... Followed closely by George Harrison.
Someone mentioned Layne Stayle, Chris Cornell, Jerry Cantrell, and Eddie Vedder... so, these guys all did a lot of musical rip offs amongst each other and other local musicians. But it was bound to happen given they were all friends before they ever got their shots at the big time. (not so much vedder really, but his predecessor Andrew Wood would have been part of that)
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