Discussion in 'The Alley' started by Dex P. LaMorte, Jun 22, 2005.
who are the best rock lyricists of each decade?
spanning from the 60s to the 90s
Maynard James Keenan
Zach De La Rocha
Dude from Rush
the lead singer of Sevendust.
the lead singer of In Living Colour.
the lead singer of Alice in Chains.
AND.. i'm gonna have to say my boy Tom Araya.
i should just omit the 80s.
except for jane's addiction, metallica and a few others.
De La Rocha stopped having anything new to say after rage's first album.
basically Sevendust shits on every band nowadays. They have what? 4 cd's and they are all good to the last drop.
i heard denial and a few other songs, and liked it.
dark new day is ok.
I gaurantee you've heard Black off their first cd, cause like it was played so very much. Also you've probably heard Enemy off Seasons. Damn now that's a good band.
plays all year on tour, supposedly one of the best live bands out there.. and they haven't sold out.
sorry, gotta rep what I believe in.
god dammit.. I just realized.. .I knew there was a reason I liked In Livin Colours vocalist Corey Glover, cause it's the same mufucker who is the lead singer for Sevendust..
u can argue about guitars but most rock lyricists are nothing compared to the best in hip hop
typical statement of somebody who doesn't know any better.
the majority of hip hop lyrics are uncreative, with unoriginal song concepts, over computerized music.
if you have some type of ear for music, some sort of sense of humor, an understanding of similies and metaphors, rapping is not the complicated process that some of the fags on this site make it out to be.
don't make assumptions about rock based on the linkin park, blink 182 or avril lavinge cds you own. rock lyrics get much deeper than that commercialized, bubble gum bullshit you hear on the radio.
any great rock lyricist could just as easily write a decent rap verse. they just choose to express more abstract ideas and incorporate more creativity into their music.
but I know that I'm speaking amongst the deaf. so, yea.
yea, now that you mention it, I heard black. most of their shit is pretty good.
btw, being a great rap lyricist is something that is honed.
being creative and truly artistic is something that you are born with or without.
I'm not, you are, don't make assumptions about hip hop on the 50 cent, camron and nore cds u hear
so are rock lyricists, u belieave most rock lyricists could conjure up great lyrics by the age of 10, hell naw, u have to work on it just as any writer of prose can attest too, lyrics are lyrics
i listened to real hip hop for a good 6 or 7 years.
sadly, i was a backpacker for awhile.
i regret those days, and am thankful that I rediscovered real music.
I dunno, i tend to lean more to radio friendly rock... I cant really get into the HEAVY screaming, or the unpolished underground stuff it just doesnt sound good to my ear. So i cant really comment on this. But i do think Rob Zombie has great fucking concepts for songs.
in nirvana? altho i am a fan, kurt cobain is a wack lyricist
the subject here is lyrics not rock vs hip hop
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