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

Postby toomanyhatz » 11 May 2018, 22:51

"Jerkin' Crocus" is pretty damned standard-issue boogie too. "Roll Away the Stone" is their good side, but again- exception rather than rule.

Lynott was a more "detached" writer, I suppose, but he's a first class dramatist, which is hard to do in song. I'm not sure Hunter ever managed it. To me stuff like "Violence" is an unsuccessful version of what Lynott does well.
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Re: Ian Hunter v. Phil Lynott v. Burton Cummings

Postby BOLLY BEE » 11 May 2018, 23:21

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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 Carlsson » 16 May 2018, 21:40

Interestingly, I have met two of the three people listed






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