Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Great Lyricists of Our Time (Discuss)

Welcome to my first tenant "Fulll Metal Photograher", I would definitely recommend looking at his photos they are excellent.

Today I have been thinking about inspiring song lyrics. I have been writing alot of poetry in the last couple of weeks that would make good song lyrics. Lyricists that I find inspiring and intelligent are Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Antony Kiedis (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Dave Gahen (Depeche Mode) and of course Bob Dylan. I like lyrics that are quite gritty, probably with a liberal helping of suffering and angst but not too much. i like a bit of humour too and some of Morrisy's lyrics are cracking (as Wallce would say).

Here are a couple of my favourite extracts

"Space may be the final frontier
But it's made in a Hollywood basement
Cobain can you hear the spheres
Singing songs off station to station
And Alderon's not far away
It's Californication"
(Californication, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers)

Feeling unknown
And you’re all alone
Flesh and bone
By the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I’ll make you a believer
(Personal Jesus - depeche Mode)

You may also have noticed that I have added a new blog "Top of the Blogs". Someone suggested it ages ago and I thought that it might be a good place to put all my silly top 5s and top 10s.

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