Originally Posted by: iihollydon't forget the metal scream...
(David Lee Roth and Axle Rose have it down pat)
Speaking of metal, I think Steve Harris of Iron Maiden gives pretty sound advice on the subject of melody and lyrics. "Melody" he says, "should be strictly adhered to, and lyrics should come second and be made to fit that melody."
I cannot think of more sound advice. This statement is absolutely true, those who disagree may write great lyrics and be great lyricists, but they will never be great musicians. Of course you can write lyrics beforehand and THEN write a melody, but those lyrics must then be edited to fit the melody exactly. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand time for a haircut.
I want the bomb
I want the P-funk!My band is better than yours...