Ian Hunter v. Phil Lynott v. Burton Cummings

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Hunter v. Lynott v. Cummings

Poll runs till 10 Feb 2020, 18:38

Ian
16
44%
Phil
14
39%
Burton
6
17%
 
Total votes: 36

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sloopjohnc
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Re: Ian Hunter v. Phil Lynott v. Burton Cummings

Postby sloopjohnc » 11 May 2018, 23:21

toomanyhatz wrote:Lynott was a more "detached" writer, I suppose, but he's a first class dramatist, which is hard to do in song.


Those are very good points, although I don't know exactly what you mean by detached.

For example, in Romeo & the Lonely Girl, the song's protagonist is a scummy lothario. By the end of the song, you really feel sorry for him despite his character flaws.

I don't know if you feel that way if Lynott himself doesn't empathize with his own subject.
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Re: Ian Hunter v. Phil Lynott v. Burton Cummings

Postby Quaco » 11 May 2018, 23:44

I would think any defense of Ian Hunter would include -- nay begin with -- 'Half Moon Bay', 'The Journey', 'The Ballad of Mott the Hoople' and 'Hymn for the Dudes'. Utterly incredible, transcendent rock music.
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Re: Ian Hunter v. Phil Lynott v. Burton Cummings

Postby Mike Boom » 12 May 2018, 00:49

Whats funny is that they're all pretty great.

Three pages and no mention of this ?


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Re: Ian Hunter v. Phil Lynott v. Burton Cummings

Postby C » 16 May 2018, 21:40

Interestingly, I have met two of the three people listed






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fange wrote:OOOOF! Full of music!

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