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TheCrimsonKing3
06-16-2006, 11:11 AM
who do you think is the best songwriter(s) of the old days, because john fogarty was really good, one of the best.

METSOAD
06-16-2006, 11:16 AM
Buddy Holly

Vin2254
06-16-2006, 11:24 AM
elvis costello

BrainDamage
06-16-2006, 02:08 PM
I like Neil Young, and obviously, Roger Waters/David Gilmour.

slinks
06-16-2006, 02:14 PM
Neil Young
Tim Buckley
Nick Drake
Bob Dylan
Van Morrison

nitrogenium
06-16-2006, 02:34 PM
neil young imo

g4cytheclown
06-17-2006, 05:39 AM
Lennon, Gilmour, Harrison, Jagger - to name a few.

Scott_Dughan39
06-17-2006, 06:47 AM
conor oberst, he is the man full stop. also you can't forget tim kasher!!!

TheHeartbreaker
06-17-2006, 07:49 AM
Neil Young
Tim Buckley
Nick Drake
Bob Dylan
Van Morrison

:cheers:

To add to those...

John Lennon
Roger Waters
Neil Peart
John Forgerty
John Kay (Joachim Fritz Krauledat)
Robert Hunter
Jim Morrison

distilledspirit
06-17-2006, 09:02 AM
Roger Waters/David Gilmour
Jimmy Page (The music, for all you ignorant bastards)
Lennon/McCartney
Harrison
Bob Dylan
Jagger/Richards

Floyd93
06-17-2006, 09:06 AM
Lennon & McCartney wrote some good songs. So did Bob Dylan.

stonegolem13
06-17-2006, 12:09 PM
Bob Dylan
Roger Waters
David Gilmour
Syd Barret
Jimmy Page
John Lennon
Paul Mc Cartney
Jimi Hendrix

VoodooChild15
06-17-2006, 01:08 PM
John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Bob Dylan
Lou Reed
Jimmy Page/Robert Plant
Roger Waters/David Gilmour
Pete Townshend
Jimi Hendrix
George Harrison
Jack Bruce/Eric Clapton

radio_schizo
06-17-2006, 01:14 PM
Dave & Ray Davies.

VoodooChild15
06-17-2006, 01:24 PM
^Good one, I forgot about them.

bluesbreaker59
06-17-2006, 05:00 PM
pete townshend is by far the best...second probably all the Beatles members

rocknroll blues
06-17-2006, 10:37 PM
Pete Townshend <3
Lennon/McCartney
Jagger/Richards
Lou Reed
Bob Dylan <3
Conor Oberst
Neil Young
The Davies Brothers

honkey
06-17-2006, 10:42 PM
Although Kasher and Obeorst dont qualify as old days one could argue that they are 2 of the best songwriters now.

TheHeartbreaker
06-17-2006, 10:51 PM
Somehow I forgot to put Frank Zappa...

rocknroll blues
06-17-2006, 10:54 PM
Although Kasher and Obeorst dont qualify as old days one could argue that they are 2 of the best songwriters now.


Good call, my bad.

Somehow I forgot to put Frank Zappa...

:eek:

AHH! Good call, my man. Do we think Captain Beefheart deserves a mention, as well?

TheHeartbreaker
06-17-2006, 10:56 PM
Leaping lizards Batman!

I haven't listened to Captain Beefheart, to be honset, but... why the hell not?! :D

rocknroll blues
06-17-2006, 11:00 PM
Leaping lizards Batman!

I haven't listened to Captain Beefheart, to be honset, but... why the hell not?! :D


Haha.

I'd check him out if I were you, because I'm me, and I did, and he's good. He and Zappa are good friends.

I only have his first album, but it's very good. It's blues rock, except in the 7th dimension.

Cptbeefheart
06-17-2006, 11:05 PM
Ah yes, someone beside me has heard the master who is the Captain. Anyway, I don't think anyone has mentioned Bruce Springsteen yet. He is trul a spectacular songwriter.

TheHeartbreaker
06-17-2006, 11:05 PM
I know he and Zappa were really close, but sadly I haven't had the chance to listen to him.

I'll definetly give him a try, though.

joshsirjoshules
06-17-2006, 11:22 PM
Classic:

Lennon/McCartney
Townshend
Bob Dylan
Syd Barrett (he was much better than Waters and Gilmour)
Davies Brothers
Tom Petty/Mike Campbell
Paul Simon
Alex Chilton/Chris Bell

Modern (I have to list, sorry):

Jeff Tweedy
Jack White

Wait, those are really the only two. Oh well...

RunRabbitRun
06-18-2006, 08:56 PM
lennon
robert plant & jimmy page

les_paul_01
06-19-2006, 12:56 AM
John Fogerty (i share a birthday with him!) and neil young are my favourite of the old songwriting guard.

ridcullylives
06-19-2006, 01:24 AM
Wow. Not one person has mentioned Brian Wilson.

In some sort of order:

Lennon/McCartney
Brian Wilson
Pete Townshend
Ray Davies
Bob Dylan
Neil Young
Jimmy Page (if Derigiberble comes in here to take offense with me...then just **** you)
Bruce Springsteen (Born to Run has got to be one of the greatest songs ever)
Jagger/Richards
Waters/Gilmour


And for modern stuff it's hard to beat Ben Folds...although Elliott Smith is pretty ****ing good.

J3bus
06-19-2006, 01:49 PM
Neil Young
Bruce Cockburn
Bob Dylan
Joni Mitchell
Gordon Lightfoot

they are probably the best songwriters, i think.

Derigiberble
06-22-2006, 10:06 AM
Jimmy Page (if Derigiberble comes in here to take offense with me...then just **** you)

:haha

Chillax, each to their own.

xX*Zeppelin*Xx
06-22-2006, 10:20 AM
Nick Drake
Tom Waits
Bruce Springsteen
Bob Dylan
Lennon/ McCartney

and modern songwriters;
Elliott Smith
Jack White

JethroTullfan72
06-22-2006, 10:38 AM
Lennon/McCartney are hands down the best songwriters of all time.

omatuka
06-27-2006, 12:40 PM
steven tyler/joe perry
jason ricci (www.jasonricci.com --> great band!! :D)
jimi hendrix
john lennon
van halen
many more... my memory plays tricks on me right now ;)

bluesbreaker59
06-27-2006, 12:48 PM
pete townshend is by far the best and dylan is a close second

jimmy_page_zoso
06-28-2006, 09:00 AM
jim morrison (the best ever)
john fogerty
lennon/mccartney
plant/page
pete townshend
bob dylan
jimi hendrix

jimmy_page_zoso
06-28-2006, 09:01 AM
jim morrison (the best ever) :peace:
john fogerty
lennon/mccartney
plant/page
pete townshend
bob dylan
jimi hendrix

Duane_Allman
06-28-2006, 01:19 PM
Ronnie Van Zant wrote some great lyrics.

me_and_my_esp
06-28-2006, 01:50 PM
Pete Townshend
Neil Young
John Lennon
Bob Dylan
Roger Waters
Peul McCartney
Frank Zappa

paintITblack39
06-28-2006, 01:53 PM
This ones easy:
Lennon/McCartney
George Harrison
Bob Dylan
Ray & Dave Davies
Jimmy Page
David Gilmour & Roger Waters
Mick Jagger
Syd Barrett
Lou Reed
Pete Townshend

Rock1986
06-28-2006, 08:13 PM
Paul Simon (can't believe no one has mentioned him yet)
Neil Young
Tom Petty (just saw him last Friday, it was freakin incredible)
Bob Dylan

ufossuck
06-28-2006, 08:25 PM
Bob Dylan
Neil Young
Lou Reed
J.J. Cale
Frank Zappa
John Lennon
George Harrison
Syd Barrett
Burton Cummings
Malcolm Young
Don McLean
Stephen Stills
Robbie Robertson
Willie Dixon
Van Morrison
Jerry Garcia
John Fogerty
Ringo Starr (I know he only wrote a few, they were great)

motleycruefan
06-30-2006, 12:26 AM
Nikki Sixx

psychodelia
06-30-2006, 12:33 AM
A lot of mine are down, two that I think deserve mention.

David Bowie (one of my favorites).

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, I actually like a lot of his writing.

kev_dunn
06-30-2006, 01:36 PM
i think my top three favorite writers are John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and Tom Waits.

LesPaul567
06-30-2006, 02:49 PM
Brian Wilson Mcartney and Harrrison and David Gilmour

Brandon860
06-30-2006, 03:40 PM
neil peart
neil young
bob dylan
roger waters
burton cummings