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Old 03-12-2023, 01:38 PM   #141 (permalink)
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Yes, a lot of people dismiss his lyrics as pretentious nonsense, and they are a little difficult to defend, especially after JA admitted that he chose words for their sound, not their meaning. But yeah, he comes up with some great unusual combinations of words
I honestly really like that approach, plenty of other lyricists do something similar. Damo Sazuki, Mark E. Smith, Kurt Cobain, Beck and Thom Yorke all come to mind.
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Old 03-12-2023, 06:28 PM   #142 (permalink)
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I didn't know that all those guys did something similar; the only singer there that I'm properly familiar with is Damo Sazuki, whose style I really like. I've listened to a fair amount of Can and almost never have a clue what he's singing: what language, or if he is using words at all.
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