Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by MortSahlFan, Dec 2, 2019.
Mike Bruce wrote most of Alice Coopers songs with the band. Alice would tweak a word or two.
Belinda Carlisle singing lyrics written by the other members of The Go-Go's.
... along similar lines - Tom Marshall and Phish, Bernie Taupin with Elton John, and Peter Brown with Cream/Jack Bruce.
What about before 1980 (my favorite stuff)?
From 1973-77, It was a split between him & May. Deacon & Taylor were typically given one song each. For 1978's Jazz album, John & Roger got two songs.
James Dean Bradfield - Manic Street Preachers. Lyrics written by Richey Edwards and Nicky Wire, then by Wire. He wrote "Ocean Spray" on "Know Your Enemy" but didn't consistently contribute lyrics until Rewind The Film.
I thought Bruce wrote the music and Alice the lyrics.
I used to think the one who sang it, wrote it.
I'm going to guess Freddie wrote "Death on Two Legs".. My favorite song, with some great, biting lyrics.
Bill wrote a handful of songs (including lyrics) for the Lemonheads LP he played on, too
Yes to both counts.
Even though Gabriel during his tenure wrote a lot of lyrics, he still sang lyrics written by Banks (and by Anthony Philips early on)
I'm not sure if Rutherford ever wrote lyrics before Peter Gabriel left.
Annie Haslam of Renaissance often sang lyrics written by other band members or non-performing lyricist Betty Thatcher.
Midnight Oil - guitarist Jim Moginie and drummer Rob Hirst wrote most of the lyrics that Peter Garrett sang.
How do you all feel about those who write for the singer, but not being in the band?
Keith Reid in Procol Harum
I kinda see it as they are in the band, but their role doesn't require them to perform. For example, it always seemed normal and natural to me to see Bernie Taupin depicted on Elton's album artwork along with the players.
Uhm not quite - Deacon didn't sing but he did write songs.
Across the first seven King Crimson albums, precisely one song features lyrics written by the singer.
Ringo (and a couple times George)
Steve Harwell is the lead singer for Smash Mouth, but guitarist Greg Camp was the main songwriter.
Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode (although he has several songs on each of their last 3 records)
Robin Zander/Rick Nielsen is one of the more famous ones.
In his book The Living Years he states he wrote "Harlequin".
Nikki Sixx wrote the lyrics for every Motley Crue sung by Vince Neil.
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