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Most Underrated Band/Artist Ever?
7 June 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together
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GniknuS said:

You know who's underrated as a songwriter, Jimi Hendrix. I love some of the stories he tells.

Well, underrated songwriters is a whole different ballpark, with Jim Cuddy and Burton Cummings (apples to those who name their respective bands!!)

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
7 June 2011
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Do we really have to guess who? Sheesh, share the land why don't you?

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7 June 2011
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Got Burton Cummingsapple01apple01apple01apple01apple01

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
8 June 2011
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Von Bontee
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GniknuS said:

Boy that's depressing, at least my boy band knowledge didn't drive you to London in AF 632. a-hard-days-night-george-10
You know who's underrated as a songwriter, Jimi Hendrix. I love some of the stories he tells.

Oh, absolutely! All the credit he gets as a guitarist or funk innovator or "sound painter" or whatever (all of which he deserves)

and yet he's not often mentioned for the number of classic songs (hell, the number of songs PERIOD) that he managed to write and record (even rough versions of) in a mere four years as a recording artist.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
8 June 2011
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I think it's unfortunate that artists get labeled so easily, songwriter or guitar player. Take Dylan for example, I've been listening to a lot of his early live stuff where it's just him and he's playing guitar, harmonica and singing at the same time and some of his songs on guitar are not easy to play. Granted, he's usually flat picking the really tough songs when he's playing live so I guess it could be slightly more difficult, but the concentration it takes to do all that is tremendous and yet you never hear Dylan referred to as a great musician, he's only the great songwriter.
Hendrix was obviously a ridiculous guitar player but he could write a good tune as well.

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