Posted by: Southall <Send E-Mail> Date: Thursday, July 10, 2003, at 5:11 a.m. IP Address: webcacheh06a.cache.pol.co.uk
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> Am I the only one on the planet who thinks Randy Newman is a terrible
> His voice is so incredibly grating and warbly, he sounds off-key
> to me. Yet, he keeps on pounding out these songs where he does the scores
> and he just makes me want to punch out my ear drums with an ice pick.
He's not off-key, he just has an unconventional voice. Mostly I think his songs are so beautiful that I don't care how they are sung - mainly the non-film songs, but he's written some fine songs for films as well, like That'll Do, When She Loved Me, One More Hour, Good News and others.
> He should stick to simply composing scores.
He IS very good at them! But I'm never less-than-impressed by his songs.