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Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« on: February 08, 2018, 04:56:45 PM »
Who is more awesome, Paul Simon or Billy Joel?   

A boccie teammate and I where disusing the who was better, what do you think? No middle ground or both equally good vote options allowed, there can be only one.

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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 06:56:55 PM »
Paul Simon, just.

For their solo careers I'd pick Billy. But 'Simon and Garfunkel' is enough for me to choose Paul Simon.

Both are awesome  8)

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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 10:29:23 PM »
Early Billy Joel is great, but Paul Simon is a master, and is still putting out gems. 
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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 08:03:02 AM »
I can only think of one Paul Simon song I like and I'm pretty sure its a Simon and Garfunkel song.  I can think of 3 or 4 Billy Joel songs I like.  So Joel.

Edit to add:
With out looking them up:
Joel
Pressure
Allentown
Piano man
Good Night Saigon
Down Easter Alexa

Simon,
Mrs Robinson

Its probably just a timing thing, Joel hit big when I first starting paying attention to music.  Simon's work in the period was stuff like "you can call me al"
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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2018, 10:11:40 AM »
I can only think of one Paul Simon song I like and I'm pretty sure its a Simon and Garfunkel song.  I can think of 3 or 4 Billy Joel songs I like.  So Joel.

Me too, the songs I like by Billy Joel I like a lot more than Paul Simon. PS is more of something I can tolerate for limited amounts of time as apposed to actually enjoy.

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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 10:38:20 AM »
Y'all need some more Paul Simon in your ear.
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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 01:38:03 PM »
Y'all need some more Paul Simon in your ear.

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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 02:46:24 PM »
I like them both.

Billy Joel writes and sings some really good lists.

Paul Simon writes and sings some great songs (especially with Garfunkel)
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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2018, 02:54:07 PM »
Y'all need some more Paul Simon in your ear.

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Hell yes.  Only in this case their lack of education has hurt them some.    >:D
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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 05:43:10 PM »
Billy Joel is more successful but Simon is a better song writer
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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 06:23:01 PM »
Both have songs I really like, 

Billy Joel:

Piano Man
Ballad of Billy the kid
Captain Jack
Summer, Highland Falls

Paul Simon
There are too many to list.

I like Billy Joel, but, Paul Simon by a long shot.

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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2018, 02:00:15 PM »
This is a no brainer for me.
Cannot stand Billy Joel.
I'll state that as a 10-year old from Long Island in the late 70s I could tolerate him- I think his earlier material was less forced maybe. My next door neighbor who went to Private school was a schoolmate with Joel's then step-son (went to his B day party where Joel was flipping burgers).
But little by little Joel started to grate on me.

I listen to a lot more Paul Simon--"Boy in the Bubble" is one of my favorite tunes ever. Saw him play Central Park in 1991. Awesome show.

I also saw Joel once--he was the surprise guest of the Dire Straits and jammed with them on the encore. We were hoping for Sting.

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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2018, 03:09:06 PM »
I can't stand Billy Joel either.

Paul Simon is capable of greatness when he's not stealing other musicians' work.

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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2018, 05:56:55 PM »
I can't stand Billy Joel either.

Paul Simon is capable of greatness when he's not stealing other musicians' work.

Hes great even when he does!
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Re: Who is more awesome, Billy Joel or Paul Simon?
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2018, 06:14:57 PM »


Billy Joel being a coked-up douchebag.

 

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