Choose one of these three.

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Singer/songwriters....

a) Finn
7
35%
b) Frame
5
25%
c) McAloon.
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40%
 
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Choose one of these three.

Postby Diamond Dog » 16 May 2017, 07:56

Three of my favourite singer/songwriters, who all started pretty much around the same time (I may have already done this but, hey ho, it's worth another run at it) :

Neil Finn
Roddy Frame
Paddy McAloon.

Who's work do you favour and why?
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Re: Choose on of these three.

Postby WG Kaspar » 16 May 2017, 08:23

They're all fuckin' terrible !
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Postby Diamond Dog » 16 May 2017, 08:34

Top contribution there Theo! :)
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Postby kewl klive » 16 May 2017, 08:47

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Postby kewl klive » 16 May 2017, 08:50

Any of them issued women with death threats on the internet? That one.
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Re: Choose on of these three.

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 16 May 2017, 09:19

It's a toughie between McAloon and Frame, I never really got into Finn.
For regional loyalties I'm going for McAloon.

I hope they both bring out something soon as great as their last two albums.
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Re: Choose one of these three.

Postby John aka Josh » 16 May 2017, 19:47

Aztec Camera have given me huge amounts of pleasure over the years, can't say I've had that from the other two.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 16 May 2017, 23:57

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No Ian Gillan pick, sorry.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 17 May 2017, 00:00

I think Finn is the most traditional songwriter of the three and probably the most consistent with the potential to be the most ordinary.

I think Frame is good, can be daring, but can have problems with finding a catchy melody and strong chorus. Either that or he's too subtle for me.

I think McAloon can be both catchy and daring and has proved it through the years.

McAloon.
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Re: Choose one of these three.

Postby slightbreeze » 17 May 2017, 00:05

Paddy for me, if only for sheer consistency... just listen to the last album. Just as good as anything he made 35 years earlier.

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Re: Choose one of these three.

Postby Mike Boom » 17 May 2017, 00:15

McAloon is a magical songwriter that has a far broader sweep than the other two. A true original and woefully underrated.

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Postby Copehead » 17 May 2017, 03:14

No contest Frame by a mile.

Finn is wishy washy rubbish and McAloon is the most over rated song writer in BCB history; did he ever trouble the chart compilers apart from with that god awful - hot dog jumping frog Albuquerque - monstrosity?

Frame wrote more good songs by the age of 19 than those two would manage in 10 lifetimes. High Land Hard Rain is better than the other two's entire back catalogue put together.

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Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 17 May 2017, 04:09

Copehead wrote:Frame wrote more good songs by the age of 19 than those two would manage in 10 lifetimes. High Land Hard Rain is better than the other two's entire back catalogue put together.


I'm no fan of any of them, but this is foolish. Finn with Crowded House wrote more good songs on one album than the fey, bloodless Frame managed over his entire career.
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Postby Copehead » 17 May 2017, 04:49

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Copehead wrote:Frame wrote more good songs by the age of 19 than those two would manage in 10 lifetimes. High Land Hard Rain is better than the other two's entire back catalogue put together.


I'm no fan of any of them, but this is foolish. Finn with Crowded House wrote more good songs on one album than the fey, bloodless Frame managed over his entire career.


Finn has never written a good song full stop, his bland mitherings make me want to kick my speakers in; vapid, soulless, anaemic shite. The sort of colonic guff that Noel Edmonds and Simon Bates probably rate as important and left field.

Lloyd Cole would be a better song writer to put up against Frame, at least he wrote a couple of decent tunes.
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Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 17 May 2017, 06:04

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Postby Davey the Fat Boy » 17 May 2017, 06:29

Finn!
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Postby Jumper K » 17 May 2017, 07:56

Hmm pneumonia, scabies or galloping knob rot? Its a difficult choice to be fair.

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Postby Mike Boom » 17 May 2017, 14:53

Jumper K wrote:Hmm pneumonia, scabies or galloping knob rot? Its a difficult choice to be fair.


Who wrote "Galloping Knob Rot" and what album is it on ?

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Postby Goat Boy » 17 May 2017, 15:05

On the basis that my favourite album by any of them is Together Alone which I think is great. Finn has written some great songs.

High Land has some good songs but the production is dated.

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Postby The Red Heifer » 17 May 2017, 15:06

Neil Finn, because he has had the most chart success. The Manic Street Preachers Rule, I believe it is referred to.
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