Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:24 am
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:49 am
arcademannequin wrote:JohnSReid wrote:I think Montag's question is actually about credits.
As in, why are tracks credited to Fish on one album but DWD on another.
Is that it?
Ahh, now I understand I think. - Maybe the thread title was ill-used?
I don't actually believe that there is any great thinking or reasoning behind whether Fish credits his works with either name. - Perhaps we as fans read into these things too much?
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:57 am
Lady41 wrote:Montag wrote:Originally i was happy with fish, as a nickname covers all the angles of a complex artistic personality and dwd as a real name the more authentic personal experiences. But i am not really happy with that any more since all of fish's lyrics seem very personal right from script onwards...any suggestions along these lines?
No disrespect to the man or his name but Derek William Dick doesn't quite have the same ring to it - if he were an actor, perhaps, but as a musician? I don't think so. Fish the artist can grow and develop, using personal experiences, thus changing 'tack', if it's appropriate and I don't think he has to revert to his 'real' name to do that.
His Fish persona will still change and develop, in much the same way as Derek William Dick, the man, does.
Fish himself, as an artist/musician/poet, (in my view) has to be "Fish" irrespective of whether what he's performing is personal or impersonal (although I don't believe anything he does is impersonal, whether it's about his own experience or not).
As an actor, I think he could use Derek William Dick and be just as successful in his own right, but where music is concerned, I think he has to be Fish, simply because that's who he is as a musician/poet.
Having read what I've just written, I'm not convinced I'm making much sense either, but I (think) I know what I mean. Whether I'm answering the question is another matter
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:39 pm
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Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:05 pm
Teddynonose wrote:The question is quite interesting.
I do vaguely remember there being a time when Fish felt that he wanted people to know his real name.
It would be interesting to see how other famous musicians known by their pseudonyms show their credits on their songs eg Sting, Bono, The Edge, Slash, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan, Boy George....
Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:51 pm
Montag wrote:Did fish stop painting his face roughly around the time when the name dw dick appeared on the record sleeves? That would be more than a coincidence i suppose...
Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:07 pm