Mike Scott. Irish Soul for days.
I've tried to stay away from the obvious legends. But I must say, Kieth Richards really is great. He was the engine behind the Rolling Stones and they crafted a sound that hadn't existed yet. That's just nasty.
I'm also not sure what the obsession is with Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam. He's not that good. Get over it.
Brilliance in Human Form:
One of the most unique songwriters ever to come along. Really, could anyone else have written "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner"?
David Byrne...you freaking deeks.
Jesus H. :nono:
God damn it people.
Pre-Rock Giants: Gershwin, Berlin, Rodgers
A very thorough discussion here:
No mention of Townsend; just now we finally get to Chuck Berry. Why do I have to keep an eye on you guys? :cool::D
How'd we miss BWil? His greatness is not attached to an "ego based" icon like dylan; his icon is Venice Beach. :yes::D
Up Up And Away...Jimmy Webb brought the Major7 chord to country music. Talk about cold fusion; the Gran Ol Opry nearly collapsed.
"Is that a jazz chord, Cleetus? Why, they must have brought that from Julliard! City slickers!"
I mentioned Chuck in another thread and was met with a "shaking cane" reference. Did not want to repeat the experience and foster more boredom. I think anyone who has read my posts over the years knows that I consider Berry the gold standard of rock songwriters and performers. Every rock riff is derivative of his early work.