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David Crosby: “Joni Mitchell is a better songwriter than Bob Dylan”

David Crosby: “Joni Mitchell is a better songwriter than Bob Dylan”

David Crosby has revealed that he believes Joni Mitchell is a better songwriter than Bob Dylan, speaking in the new issue of Uncut, out on Friday (January 3).

“I think in a hundred years they’ll look back and say, ‘Who was the best writer?’, and I think it will be Joni,” explains Crosby. “She’s as good a poet as Bob [Dylan], and she’s a waaay better musician.

“I produced her first album, and I was breaking up with her at the time. That was not comfortable. Falling in love with Joni Mitchell is a bit like falling into a cement mixer!”

In the interview, Crosby also talks about his new solo album, Croz, his admiration for Neil Young’s songwriting talents, The Byrds, the Eagles, Jerry Garcia, Bill Clinton and the dangers of being “a wake-and-bake”.

The new issue of Uncut, dated February 2014, is out on Friday (January 3).

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