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Greatest Male Solo Artist - FINAL - David Bowie vs Bob Dylan

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This whole competition was a travesty of racism and bad taste, but two good things came of it: firstly, that wailing, chin-stroking cunt didn’t win and second of all, Bowie was rightly lauded. 

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4 minutes ago, Paul said:

This whole competition was a travesty of racism and bad taste, but two good things came of it: firstly, that wailing, chin-stroking cunt didn’t win and second of all, Bowie was rightly lauded. 

Blimey. 

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2 hours ago, Captain Howdy said:

Worthy winner. Bowie was a magnificent artist, he had it all.

 

Indeed.

 

Mind you, Dylan also would have been a worthy winner. Everybody else is several levels below.

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3 minutes ago, aws said:

Good all-Welsh battle between Dylan and Jones. 

 

A Millennium Stadium sellout.

 

Major Tom Jones wins it (AET - after encore three).

 

 

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I don’t know how people who can’t play a single instrument can be taken seriously as an artist.  The Jackson’s were manufactured pop music and some record company then followed it up by promoting Michael Jackson using his fame and his singing voice into this legend.  He will have been given the best songwriters and musicians around the world every single time he was putting a song or album together.  If the writers were strong enough or famous enough they would get writing credits.

 

I think people are right when they say he has had a massive influence on music though.  It’s just that it’s been a horrific one.  He’s one of the main reasons we’ve got xfactor and all these knobheads who can hold a note thinking that’s all you should need.  If you get lucky and a record company gives you a good song by accident then you might get on a roll.  The world is saturated by these dickheads.

 

Bowie and Dylan are on a different stratosphere to that mollycoddled talentless paedophile.

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4 minutes ago, The Guest said:

I don’t know how people who can’t play a single instrument can be taken seriously as an artist.  The Jackson’s were manufactured pop music and some record company then followed it up by promoting Michael Jackson using his fame and his singing voice into this legend.  He will have been given the best songwriters and musicians around the world every single time he was putting a song or album together.  If the writers were strong enough or famous enough they would get writing credits.

 

I think people are right when they say he has had a massive influence on music though.  It’s just that it’s been a horrific one.  He’s one of the main reasons we’ve got xfactor and all these knobheads who can hold a note thinking that’s all you should need.  If you get lucky and a record company gives you a good song by accident then you might get on a roll.  The world is saturated by these dickheads.

 

Bowie and Dylan are on a different stratosphere to that mollycoddled talentless paedophile.

Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you... talentless...

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Barrington Womble said:

I assume you're talking aboit little boy cocks rather than the piano! 

I was, the weirdo fucker.

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2 hours ago, The Guest said:

I don’t know how people who can’t play a single instrument can be taken seriously as an artist.  The Jackson’s were manufactured pop music and some record company then followed it up by promoting Michael Jackson using his fame and his singing voice into this legend.  He will have been given the best songwriters and musicians around the world every single time he was putting a song or album together.  If the writers were strong enough or famous enough they would get writing credits.

 

I think people are right when they say he has had a massive influence on music though.  It’s just that it’s been a horrific one.  He’s one of the main reasons we’ve got xfactor and all these knobheads who can hold a note thinking that’s all you should need.  If you get lucky and a record company gives you a good song by accident then you might get on a roll.  The world is saturated by these dickheads.

 

Bowie and Dylan are on a different stratosphere to that mollycoddled talentless paedophile.

I get your general point but I think you've picked the wrong example with Jackson. To criticise a man of his songwriting ability is harsh to say the least. He wrote wrote over 20 number 1s and from an early age was a writer for Berry Gordy and Motown. His work with Quincy Jones was exceptional, If Jacksons not a good enough songwriter to be acknowledged then you're setting a sky high bar.

 

 

https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/the-incredible-way-michael-jackson-wrote-music-16799

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30 minutes ago, Gnasher said:

I get your general point but I think you've picked the wrong example with Jackson. To criticise a man of his songwriting ability is harsh to say the least. He wrote wrote over 20 number 1s and from an early age was a writer for Berry Gordy and Motown. His work with Quincy Jones was exceptional, If Jacksons not a good enough songwriter to be acknowledged then you're setting a sky high bar.

 

 

https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/the-incredible-way-michael-jackson-wrote-music-16799

Funny that they don’t include the bit where he sings the lead guitar to Van Halen which is the only reason the song is any good.  Quincy Jones is the talent which was my original point.  Without the best actual musicians in the business around him he’s just another xfactor singer with better PR.  All of his famous good songs were written by other people.  If he actually played instruments himself he wouldn’t be singing beat it for other people to write for him.  There would be some evidence of him actually playing instruments as well.

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3 minutes ago, The Guest said:

Funny that they don’t include the bit where he sings the lead guitar to Van Halen which is the only reason the song is any good.  Quincy Jones is the talent which was my original point.  Without the best actual musicians in the business around him he’s just another xfactor singer with better PR.  All of his famous good songs were written by other people.  If he actually played instruments himself he wouldn’t be singing beat it for other people to write for him.  There would be some evidence of him actually playing instruments as well.

I don't understand why people are queuing up to talk utter shite about Michael Jackson. There are a million ways to talk him down without having to resort to this stuff. Mainly that he was an oddball nonce & everything from Bad onwards was patchy at best or plain crap at worst.

 

Why does everyone have to play a load of instruments anyway? The guy was one of the great singers of soul, disco & popular music, we don't need him to be able to play the piano like Art Tatum or guitar solos like Steve Vai.

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