Greatest songwriters ever
best songwriter ever either has to be Jack Johnson or John Mayer you gotta love their music!
Hmm, some of my favorites are Jethro Tull, Dream Theater, Queensryche, and Queen. :mrgreen:
"These pretzels are makin' me thirsty."
in rock i would say eric clapton.
Words be simple, Words be quick, Words resemble walking sticks, Plant them, They will grow, Watch them waver so, I'll always be a word man better than a bird man, I can fly high but I stay in the same sky, For only I Know whats beyond.
off the top of my head
John Hiatt aint bad neither :wink:
neil young, john lennon, bob dylan, neil finn, roger waters
"If you give a man a Les Paul guitar, he doesn't become Eric Clapton. If you give a man an amp and a synthesizer, he doesn't become whoever. He doesn't become us." - Roger Waters, Pink Floyd
not sure if they were mentioned but
vanzant/collins have wrote some of my favorite songs and they all have an interesting story to them
Jesse Lacey (Brand New) or Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) for me. Both have influenced my songwriting immensely and both are amazing.
My favorite is Tom Waits. Definitely the wittiest songwriter.
Jimi Hendrix is probably the most underrated song writer I know of. Why is this? Well...everyone focuses on him as the greatest guitar player of all time, which is arguably true. But lets say he was a 'great' guitar player, his lyrics would be focused on much more so as amazing, extraordinary, beautiful. He was just getting better too. The man was a true artist.
John Lennon and/or Bob Dylan are the best though.
Brain-cleansing music for brain-numbing times in a brain dead world