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Awful Voices Thread

Post by matedog » 26 Oct 2017, 1:00pm

Having an awful voice doesn't mean I hate the music or even the singing. You know whose voice is pretty bad:
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2017, 1:20pm

That's just mean. Mick's voice has never wrecked a song, which I think should be the basic criteria for inclusion.

My early entries are Rod Stewart and Axl Rose. I could like a decent chunk of GnR songs if his squawk were erased in the mix.

I don't like Jagger's voice, but I wouldn't call it awful either (he doesn't kill Stones songs for me, but he doesn't help things along).
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Post by Inder » 26 Oct 2017, 1:21pm

Mick was a great singer. Matey is a monster.

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Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 1:55pm

Mick was technically better than Joe.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Wolter » 26 Oct 2017, 1:57pm

I don't understand Hoy at all here. Is this a troll?
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Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 2:02pm

Lost In the Supermarket and Train In Vain are superb vocals. And Rudie, and loads of others. No Hoyston here.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Wolter » 26 Oct 2017, 2:03pm

Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:02pm
Lost In the Supermarket and Train In Vain are superb vocals. And Rudie, and loads of others. No Hoyston here.
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Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2017, 2:25pm

Well, this thread has certainly hit the head on the awful part, anyway.
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Post by 101Walterton » 26 Oct 2017, 2:34pm

It is Mick’s vocals (with Joe) that made the Clash stand out from the rest.
I don’t understand how you can like the Clash if you don’t like Mick’s voice.

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Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 2:36pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 1:20pm
My early entries are Rod Stewart and Axl Rose. I could like a decent chunk of GnR songs if his squawk were erased in the mix.

I don't like Jagger's voice, but I wouldn't call it awful either (he doesn't kill Stones songs for me, but he doesn't help things along).
Agree with you on those, Axl sounds like a parrot with its balls caught in a vice. Rod is pretty awful too.

Jagger's voice is kind of okay but it's his whole persona that puts me off. I really like the Stones otherwise.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 2:38pm

101Walterton wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:34pm
It is Mick’s vocals (with Joe) that made the Clash stand out from the rest.
I don’t understand how you can like the Clash if you don’t like Mick’s voice.
Yep, Mick's smooth tenor and Joe's rough baritone were a mix made in heaven.

I refer you to Spanish Bombs for a great example.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by 101Walterton » 26 Oct 2017, 2:42pm

Vocals are a great thread subject though.
I’ve always been interested in why some voices are more appealing than others on a subjective basis. I am not talking about good v bad singers just personal preference.
I can listen to Bowie, Joe, Pete Doherty singing in the shower (regardless of how good the song is) yet I have to turn off the radio if Tina Turner is singing one of her 80/90’s hits (Private Dancer for one).

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Oct 2017, 2:44pm

Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:36pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 1:20pm
My early entries are Rod Stewart and Axl Rose. I could like a decent chunk of GnR songs if his squawk were erased in the mix.

I don't like Jagger's voice, but I wouldn't call it awful either (he doesn't kill Stones songs for me, but he doesn't help things along).
Agree with you on those, Axl sounds like a parrot with its balls caught in a vice. Rod is pretty awful too.

Jagger's voice is kind of okay but it's his whole persona that puts me off. I really like the Stones otherwise.
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Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 2:44pm

To be honest, most of my favourite singers aren't technically great but that's not really the point. Terry Hall, Andy Partridge, Ray Davies, Shane MacGowan, Strummer, Weller, even Lennon, none of them are exactly Enrico Caruso. They sing in pitch and have great attitude and/or passion. Of my favourite bands I'd say only Roger Daltrey and Steve Marriott have technically great voices.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Post by 101Walterton » 26 Oct 2017, 2:46pm

Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:44pm
To be honest, most of my favourite singers aren't technically great but that's not really the point. Terry Hall, Andy Partridge, Ray Davies, Shane MacGowan, Strummer, Weller, even Lennon, none of them are exactly Enrico Caruso. They sing in pitch and have great attitude and/or passion. Of my favourite bands I'd say only Roger Daltrey and Steve Marriott have technically great voices.
Agree with all of those.
Shame to admit I’m not a fan of Daltrey when he lets rip

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