That isn't what I said. I said if someone wrote part of the song then yes I would credit them (by this I mean a song credit, as they have written part of the song). If they play on the song, then I would credit them as a player on the song, but not a song credit as they didn't write part of the song. This is standard practice, and perfectly fair IMO.quote:I guess you're happy to have people add to your song & not be credited
Maybe. Having listened to both TWT live club discs it sounds very flat and uncomfortable, and doesn't sound like a band playing, but Neil Finn with some session musicians. This is of course subjective, and entirely my opinionquote:but it's my opinion that as long as Neil Finn is present, beautiful music will be made
Well, I hope Neil doesn't put his dong all over the songs... ok seriously Surely this is a contradiction? If Tim added lyrics and maybe part of the verse or chorus or bridge (ok, bridge is unlikely, Neil is the king of bridges) then he should get a song writing credit as he has actually written part of the song. I don't understand why you feel Nick should receive song writing credits for playing bass and paul for playing drums, but Tim doesn't get a writing credit for actually writing some of the song. Don't you like Tim? ( )quote:BTW, I'm all for Neil Finn (for example) getting sole credit on HIS dongs on either of the Finn Brothers albums - IF he wrote them... & I find it hard to believe both brothers had equal imput into every song...
I have the demo of DDIO, and the chords for the solo are there, but no solo. So Neil wrote the foundations of the solo, and Mitchell Froom improvised a solo using Neil's melody as a basis, therefore, he shouldn't get a writing credit, as this is the same as me playing a guitar solo on Fingers of Love.quote:What I did find hard to believe is that Neil Finn apparently didn't write the famous solo in don't dream it's over... & with that part being a major part of the song & making him millions of dollars...
You've obvioulsy never played in a band. Without unity it is a horrible soul destroying experience, and I speak from having been in a band for three years without any unity. In the end I did a Phil Judd (verbally though, i didn't punch anyone) and also did what he did, which was to play out the tour and leave.quote:the whole "band unity" doesn't really do much for me.
Bit hard to tell, sorry.....quote:When I said that, I didn't mean it to be taken so seriously
I'd started to figure that If you want to look into someone who IS a complete control freak who doesn't credit anyone for writing part of the songs, check out Robert Fripp and King Crimson, they're still around.quote:I guess I just look up to Neil Finn as God & don't believe anyone else has any talent!
Well, from the same tour I'd agree, but if you listen to the first album tour then the Temple of Lowmen Tour, then the Woodface tour then the Together Alone tour, the same songs do sound quite different between tours. A great example is Love You Till The Day I Die, I have heard about ten live versions, not one sounds the same.quote:Well the songs regularly DO sound similar live...
Yes, because I know Kare Kare was written as a band jam, therefore it is quite right that everyone has a writing credit. This is different to Neil bringing in a completed song and the band working out an arrangement.quote:Do you seriously think "Finn/Seymour/Hester/Hart" had enough input into kare kare to warrant them all a c-songwriting credit?
It seems you've missed my point, which was that everytime I have heard Neil Finn play a bassline, they are nothing like Nick Seymours, and if Neil waas writing all the basslines in CH, then logically when he plays bass lines they should sound like Nick Seymour, if Neil dictated the bass parts to Nick.quote:The basslines on that (played by Neil) are nothing like Nick Seymour's CH basslines.
Possibly. I like the whole raw feel to it, so I wouldn't mind if the bass wasn't up to scratch.
You could look them up in the dictionaryquote:Well there's 2 new words for me! I still don't know what you're known for, but it sounds interesting.