Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Worst songwriter ever

Blender magazine has released its list of worst lyricist in the world. Who's at the top fo the list.


Yep, he's slapped around for words of “mountainous pomposity (and) cloying spirituality."

The list continues with: Rush drummer Neil Peart at No. 2, Creed front man Scott Stapp at No. 3, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher at No. 4, and soft-rocker Dan Fogelberg at No. 5.

Well, heck, they don't even scratch the surface. How about Ronnie James Dio, who never met a dragon or rainbow or witch or medieval piece of imagery that he couldn't cram into a song lyric?

Or Lionel Richie. "I had a dream, an awesome dream, people playing in the park, after dark" ... "building an ark, making their mark, looking for quarks"? I still believe that his song "Truly" is a joke; he wrote it in an attempt to stuff as many sad, tired, cliched lyrics about love that he could come up with.

Or AC/DC? I want a "Mistress for Christmas"? They may get a lifetime pass, though. for penning one of the great all-time lyrics on "You Shook Me (All Night Long)" -- "She told me to come but I was already there." Genius.