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Posted: 09 Oct 07, 06:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071008/en_nm/lyricists_dc;_ylt=AgklP7XzAsKCuk5yW7C4iuq2GL8C

I'll admit, Sting may not be the best lyricist out there, I mean, "Desert Rose" may suck, but he's still a good performer.

What's worse is who they chose for #2: Neil Peart of Rush. They refer to Peart's lyrics as "richly awful tapestries of fantasy and science".

Come on, Blender! Why do you have to belittle a man whose lyrical power is equaled only by his amazing drumming skill? Really. He's fucking awesome! lol

Besides, it's not his fault that his lyrics are more intelligent and meaningful than all the sorry-ass rap songs and female pop songs that there is today! (in my humble opinion)

What do you all think?

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Posted: 09 Oct 07, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm surprised Queen wasn't mentioned.

I mean Brian May was the better lyricist of the 4 and he still wrote that hideous piece of shit "Put Out The Fire".

"People get shot by people
People with guns"


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Posted: 09 Oct 07, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

I'm surprised Queen wasn't mentioned.

I mean Brian May was the better lyricist of the 4 and he still wrote that hideous piece of shit "Put Out The Fire".

"People get shot by people
People with guns"


I think the way Freddie sang it was equally horrible.
Maybe he emphasized it on purpose, cause he hated it? xD


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Posted: 09 Oct 07, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Paul McCartney made No. 38, thanks in part to "Ebony and Ivory," his socially conscious duet with Stevie Wonder."

I love that song!!!!!!!! Meh -.-'


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Posted: 09 Oct 07, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=#FF66FF><b>Marial-B wrote:

"Paul McCartney made No. 38, thanks in part to "Ebony and Ivory," his socially conscious duet with Stevie Wonder."

I love that song!!!!!!!! Meh -.-'


I thought you didn't like Macca, Mari.

I love Paul and I love Stevie Wonder, but that song is cheesy as fuck.


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Posted: 09 Oct 07, 15:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles wrote:

<font color=#FF66FF><b>Marial-B wrote:

"Paul McCartney made No. 38, thanks in part to "Ebony and Ivory," his socially conscious duet with Stevie Wonder."

I love that song!!!!!!!! Meh -.-'


I thought you didn't like Macca, Mari.

I love Paul and I love Stevie Wonder, but that song is cheesy as fuck.


If you put Macca aside John & George, I don't. But that song is nice ^^... cheesy but nice.


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Posted: 09 Oct 07, 15:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 10 Oct 07, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

E & I may be cheese, but it is a very well written song.

As for the list, obviously it is done by someone who probably listens to Nickelback and Fall Out Boy, because with his catalog of work, Sting is obviously above this list. And if McCartney is on there anywhere, then the list is crap... plain and simple.

I'll admit, the Neil Peart one may be spot on... But The Necromancer is a great song and I can't stand Harry Potter and the Dungeons of Dragons. I don't think Neil was writing lyrics to get his message across to the fans. I think he was more like a Jon Anderson, who chooses words not for their meaning but for the rhythm that they make.

I'm sure this list probably includes James Taylor, Paul Simon, and Peter Gabriel too!

Ricky Martin gave an interview with Blender in which he stated he liked golden showers which caused controversy with Martin in the latin music community.

Avril Lavigne appeared to pose topless in the June 2007 issue of U.S. magazine Blender. She later said to MTV that she was actually wearing a tubetop and the magazine just covered it with the banner to make her look topless.

Somebody get me a subscription form, screw Newsweek.

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Posted: 10 Oct 07, 16:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

Mr.Jingles wrote:

I'm surprised Queen wasn't mentioned.

I mean Brian May was the better lyricist of the 4 and he still wrote that hideous piece of shit "Put Out The Fire".

"People get shot by people
People with guns"


I think the way Freddie sang it was equally horrible.
Maybe he emphasized it on purpose, cause he hated it? xD


I think you have missed the point. Whenever gun control is mentioned someone will usually say "guns don't kill, people kill" i.e. if you want to kill you would use a knife if a gun is not available. However, it's much easier to kill with a gun than a knife and it's much easier for someone to be accidentally killed with a gun than a knife, and it's easier to kill multiple people with a gun instead of a knife. So in Put Out The Fire, Brian is saying "yes dummy, people WITH GUNS" kill -- hence the emphasis on those words.

Probably.


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Posted: 10 Oct 07, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mystic_rhythms wrote:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071008/en_nm/lyricists_dc;_ylt=AgklP7XzAsKCuk5yW7C4iuq2GL8C

I'll admit, Sting may not be the best lyricist out there, I mean, "Desert Rose" may suck, but he's still a good performer.


poll had f-all to do with performing...
the poll was about lyric-writing...and you appeared to agree with that...so what's you beef?


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No beef. It's just one of my least favorite songs of his. Not really the lyrics, but the song overall. Sting is pretty cool, though.

As for the list, yeah, it is pretty f'ed up lol

The reason why I pointed Neil Peart out is, sure his lyrics may reflect more on mythical and whimsical fantasy and stuff like that, but he does also tackle real-world issues. Whether it's political (like "The Weapon" or "The Way The Wind Blows") social (like "Roll The Bones" or "Stick It Out") or economical (like "Grand Designs" or "The Big Money", both from Power Windows), he can stay down-to-earth and still be an effective songwriter.
He has a formula that may puzzle critics, but keeps the fans clamoring for more.


We can only grow the way the wind blows

On a bare and weathered shore

We can only bow to the here and now

In our elemental war

- Rush, "The Way The Wind Blows"