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    I last saw him at one of the pep rallies during the '87 playoffs.

    He was truly one of the all-time greats..

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    Had an unexpected occasion to speak with him many years ago. Was scared to death, but it was very pleasant.

    Where would you put him on the list of greatest rock lyricists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reggie Cleveland View Post
    Had an unexpected occasion to speak with him many years ago. Was scared to death, but it was very pleasant.

    Where would you put him on the list of greatest rock lyricists?
    Little Richard and he are early icons that are neck and neck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reggie Cleveland View Post
    Had an unexpected occasion to speak with him many years ago. Was scared to death, but it was very pleasant.

    Where would you put him on the list of greatest rock lyricists?
    Rock lyricists? Dunno. Then again, I saw recently that people like Jon Bon Jovi, Ritchie Sambora, Don McLean, John Sebastian, Tom Jones, Lou Gramm/Mick Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith, Neil Sedaka and a few questionable others are also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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    Kurt Cobain was a great lyricist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kah View Post
    Kurt Cobain was a great lyricist.

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    Can't argue with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slow groove View Post
    Rock lyricists? Dunno. Then again, I saw recently that people like Jon Bon Jovi, Ritchie Sambora, Don McLean, John Sebastian, Tom Jones, Lou Gramm/Mick Jones, Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith, Neil Sedaka and a few questionable others are also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
    Bob Dylan described Chuck as "the Shakespeare of rock n' roll."

    Seems like high praise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kah View Post
    Kurt Cobain was a great lyricist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kah View Post
    Kurt Cobain was a great lyricist.

    Polly wants a cracker/
    Think I should get off her first
    Grandma take me home/
    grandma take me home

    I'm on my time with everyone/
    I have very bad posture

    He had flashes of greatness. Mostly he spit out word salad like Michael Stipe that sounded good over a simple melody.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Ice View Post
    Bob Dylan described Chuck as "the Shakespeare of rock n' roll."

    Seems like high praise.
    Yeah, and he was Lennon's favorite.

    Great musician, awful human being. Like so many others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moedrabowsky View Post
    Yeah, and he was Lennon's favorite.

    Great musician, awful human being. Like so many others.
    "Chuck Berry, my hero!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reggie Cleveland View Post
    "Chuck Berry, my hero!"
    I think Keef felt the same way before actually playing with and spending time with him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moedrabowsky View Post
    I think Keef felt the same way before actually playing with and spending time with him.
    I was at the Fox for all that, and read the articles. Yeah, it was evident that legends are one thing, and real people another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moedrabowsky View Post
    Grandma take me home/
    grandma take me home

    I'm on my time with everyone/
    I have very bad posture

    He had flashes of greatness. Mostly he spit out word salad like Michael Stipe that sounded good over a simple melody.
    Gonna have to disagree with you on this one. I'd say few were better at crafting lyrics.

    "She'll come back as fire, to burn all the liars, leave a blanket of ash on the ground."

    Good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kah View Post
    Gonna have to disagree with you on this one. I'd say few were better at crafting lyrics.

    "She'll come back as fire, to burn all the liars, leave a blanket of ash on the ground."

    Good stuff.
    Yeah, we're going to disagree, because I think a whole lot were better. He wasn't even the best lyricist in Seattle during his short reign. That would be Chris Cornell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reggie Cleveland View Post
    I was at the Fox for all that, and read the articles. Yeah, it was evident that legends are one thing, and real people another.
    Really? That's pretty cool. I need to watch Hail! Hail! again. It's been almost 30 years
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    Quote Originally Posted by moedrabowsky View Post
    Really? That's pretty cool. I need to watch Hail! Hail! again. It's been almost 30 years
    Oh, it was a blast. You got to see the show itself, as well as a movie being made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reggie Cleveland View Post
    Had an unexpected occasion to speak with him many years ago. Was scared to death, but it was very pleasant.

    Where would you put him on the list of greatest rock lyricists?
    Well...yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taint View Post
    Well...yeah.
    Well, not so much because he was an occasional derelict and nutbar, but this was...Chuck....fuckin'....Berry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moedrabowsky View Post
    Yeah, and he was Lennon's favorite.

    Great musician, awful human being. Like so many others.
    Saw McCartney at Busch in I guess about 1993, and he said Chuck Berry was up there in a box, enjoying the show. Said, "Believe it or not, we had never met."

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    I saw an article on Rolling Stone, I think, the other day talking to the director of Hail! Hail! He said that Chuck was "diabolical" and harder to work with than any actor he's ever dealt with. But really interesting at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big d note View Post
    I saw an article on Rolling Stone, I think, the other day talking to the director of Hail! Hail! He said that Chuck was "diabolical" and harder to work with than any actor he's ever dealt with. But really interesting at the same time.
    seemed dude got shafted by some co-writing credits on his first single and responded by taking it to the extreme to not be taken advantage of ever again.

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    Yeah, he used to want to be paid in cash, etc.

    His autobiography is a hoot.

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    I remember watching Hail! Hail! with my dad when I was like 10-12 and not understanding a word that Keith Richards said in the whole movie.
    You can't kill terror
    So let's declare war
    There's so many dead that we can't keep score

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