Pete

Paolo Conte Cohen

I have read your kind suggestion for a truce on the endless Leonard Cohen debate, but I am afraid the answer is No.

I might have agreed to your offer, if you had not brought Paolo Conte to the Diablog table.
I quite like this aging Italian stud.
He reminds me of you before your incident, but then my musical tastes are not blocked.
You have introduced Paolo to me before and the first thing I noticed was a similarity between the two voices.

How right I was!  This quote comes from The Sunday Times.

‘Over the years,its gravelly timbre has prompted no end of comparisons with those North American singer-poets Tom Waits and  Leonard Cohen.’

‘The Guardian’ sees him as:
‘Italy’s answer to everyone from Jacques Brelto Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits’
This quote was taken from ‘CD review’
Take a dash of Jacques Brel’s romantic disillusionment, a pinch of Serge Gainsbourg’sdecadent artfulness, and a healthy dose of Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen’s classy, gravel-voiced songpoems, cook it up in Italy, and you just might get something approximating Paolo Conte.’

I could find and offer you many other quotes.There is even a video with a Cohen song, sung in a Conte style, but my point is already proven. One thing they do have in common is shown with the Photos.
Personally I love them all, and Jaques Brel is another of my all time favourites
Glynsky get out of the closet and see the light! Hallelujah!!

One thought on “Paolo Conte Cohen

  1. Brel and Conte in the same sentance as 12/3 – this Waits geezer (and you) are insane. I might have swallowed it if you had said Tom Watts as he is an ardent Gooner!

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