U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.
Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.
Fishbone has always enjoyed much more acclaim than popularity - Angelo might know why.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
Fagen talks about how the Steely Dan songwriting strategy has changed over the years, and explains why you don't hear many covers of their songs.