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alright I'm doing this really awesome project for school, I'm looking at the entire process of songwriting, and how some of the great soongwriters do it. So I need your help, who is your favourite songwriter, or your favourite songwriting team? I need some from all genres, not just rock, and metal, I would like some blues, and some jazz if you guys can help.


Thanks

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#3
Hmmm. I like the guys from rhapsody of fire. They have an amazing sense of arrangement (they use a 70 piece orchestra in most of their songs), and the songs on an album all flow together to the point where you need to check to see if it's a different song or it's another movement of a piece.

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Jake Snider from Minus the Bear writes awesome songs, IMO.

I know he and Dave write great guitar parts, but Jake's lyrics are amazing, IMO.

I love them.
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#8
Jesse Lacey hands down.


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Classic Rock - Rush, CCR
Metal - Dio (all the bands he was in), Bruce Dickinson, and Hansi Krusch
Jazz/Blues - Gil Scott-Heron
Prog Rock/Metal - Dream Theater
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Tomas Kalnoky.If you dont know who he is, listen to streetlight manifesto, or bandits of the acoustic revolution.
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Jesse Lacey hands down.


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Listen to this guy, he's amazing.

Also, John Frusciante too!
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Nicky Jones from Manic Street Preachers (I think he's still the songwriter)
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my favourite songwriter whose around at the moment is probably gary lightbody from snow patrol for simplicity
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Blake Schwarzenbach-Jawbreaker
Jesse Lacey-Brand New
Joe Strummer-The Clash
Johnny Cash
Zack de la Rocha-RATM
Tom Morello-Nightwatchman
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#18
You mean songwriter, as in songwriter?

Probably Lou Reed. Or Bob Dylan? No, wait! Yngwie Malmsteen!

No, seriously. Lou Reed.
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Willie Dixon!
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Roger Waters, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Layne Staley (Or was it Jerry Cantrell that wrote the songs? I'm not sure though)
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steve harris
james hetfield
nikki sixx

those r the only ones i care about really
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Pete Doherty/Carl Barat

Totally forgot about that one. They are amazing together. Babyshambles and DPT are perfect examples of how to absolutely waste one of the greatest songwriters of the last 10 years.
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Dylan for the lyrics, but Lou Reed/John Cale for the lyrics and music
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Dylan for the lyrics, but Lou Reed/John Cale for the lyrics and music

Totally! Exactly my point of view.
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Totally forgot about that one. They are amazing together. Babyshambles and DPT are perfect examples of how to absolutely waste one of the greatest songwriters of the last 10 years.


My sentiments exactly.

Together they are fantastic, and then separately they seem a little lacklustre. Maybe that's just because we saw them at their peak first...
#30
Lennon/McCartney
Nick Drake
Lou Reed
Bob Dylan
Elliott Smith

EDIT: How could I forget?!

Neil Young
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#31
Frank Zappa (The Mothers of Invention)
Jim Morrison (The Doors)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles, The Wings)
Jeff Buckley
Pete Townshend (The Who)
Syd Barrett (Pink Floyd)
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Woodie Guthrie, Jeff Mangum, Isaac Brock, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Tim Kasher, Billy Bragg, Jeff Tweedy, Don Williams, Johnny Paycheck, Elliott Smith, Ted Leo, Aaron Weiss, Bob Dylan, and more.


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Totally! Exactly my point of view.


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Lennon/McCartney
Nick Drake
Lou Reed
Bob Dylan
Elliott Smith

EDIT: How could I forget?!

Neil Young



Neil Young, ****ing right!

And of course the great Nikki Sixx.
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#35
I have a lot, but I love Stephen Malkmus's songwriting and Elliott Smith's as well.
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My sentiments exactly.

Together they are fantastic, and then separately they seem a little lacklustre. Maybe that's just because we saw them at their peak first...

Yeah. Both Down In Albion and Waterloo To Anywhere have their moments, but they're far from as good as Up The Bracket and The Libertines.
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I have a lot, but I love Stephen Malkmus's songwriting and Elliott Smith's as well.


Gah, how could I forgot Malkmus? Probably my all-time fave.
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Gah, how could I forgot Malkmus? Probably my all-time fave.

I love how all his songs can mean entirely nothing sometimes.
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