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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 4:32pm
by Dr. Medulla
matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:25pm
I think Madonna is similar as someone who was a huge cultural icon and when you look back at her songs there are just a handful that are good relative to a lot of other artists.
Madonna's status as a pathbreaking artist of great significance is a remarkable success story in the history of marketing. That she convinced so many, including scholars whose training is supposed to make them critical thinkers, that what she was doing was radical and threatening is mind-boggling.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 4:33pm
by JennyB
matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:25pm
I think Madonna is similar as someone who was a huge cultural icon and when you look back at her songs there are just a handful that are good relative to a lot of other artists.
Absolutely. Plus, a terrible voice. But she has a handful of gems.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 4:48pm
by Inder
What really astonishes me is how Hes is getting away with dropping a casual "Enrico Caruso" on the first page of this thread.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 4:51pm
by eumaas
Inder wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:48pm
What really astonishes me is how Hes is getting away with dropping a casual "Enrico Caruso" on the first page of this thread.
can Heston name more than five opera singers off the top of his head?

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 4:56pm
by Heston
eumaas wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:51pm
Inder wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:48pm
What really astonishes me is how Hes is getting away with dropping a casual "Enrico Caruso" on the first page of this thread.
can Heston name more than five opera singers off the top of his head?
Pavarotti
Caruso
Carreras
Placido Domingo
Freddie Mercury

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 4:57pm
by Silent Majority
matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:29pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 1:20pm
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).
There's a weird appeal to Jagger's voice for me. However, Keith's lead vocals have always been god damn atrocious to me. How is "Happy" considered a good song by anyone? Yet it's apparently worthy of all of their best of comps. Any lead of his is an automatic skip for me. "You Got the Silver", ugh.
Much prefer Keith's voice to Jagger's.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 4:58pm
by Dr. Medulla
Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:56pm
eumaas wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:51pm
Inder wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:48pm
What really astonishes me is how Hes is getting away with dropping a casual "Enrico Caruso" on the first page of this thread.
can Heston name more than five opera singers off the top of his head?
Pavarotti
Caruso
Carreras
Placido Domingo
Freddie Mercury
Elmer Fudd

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 4:59pm
by Heston
I think Madonna's voice is fine and got much better as she went along. A lot of very good songs, but yeah, maybe the image thing helped the superstardom.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 5:01pm
by Silent Majority
Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:59pm
I think Madonna's voice is fine and got much better as she went along. A lot of very good songs, but yeah, maybe the image thing helped the superstardom.
Love the song Like A Prayer, love her singing on it.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 5:05pm
by Rat Patrol
matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:25pm
Should have posted that in the "Hot Takes" thread.

I love Mick's singing and I love his songs. Doesn't mean his voice isn't thin, reedy, and even a bit nasally. He covers it up well with great tunes, spirited delivery, double tracking, stacked harmonies (Bottom Line, for example), and co-leads with Joe. If you put Mick in a lesser band, it would be a lot more obvious.

What I find telling is listening to the Mick songs that have Joe parts vs. the Joe songs with Mick parts. Whenever Joe shows up in the middle of a Mick song, it's this warm, passionate presence (Something About England is very glaring, but also live Somebody Got Murdered) and it elicits excitement in me. When Mick shows up on a Joe song, it never elicits much out of me (Clampdown for example).
You must suffer for this wrongest take.


Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 5:07pm
by eumaas
Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:56pm
eumaas wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:51pm
Inder wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:48pm
What really astonishes me is how Hes is getting away with dropping a casual "Enrico Caruso" on the first page of this thread.
can Heston name more than five opera singers off the top of his head?
Pavarotti
Caruso
Carreras
Placido Domingo
Freddie Mercury
if you know those names there's no way you don't know Maria Callas.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 5:07pm
by eumaas
also I said more than.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 5:11pm
by Heston
eumaas wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 5:07pm
also I said more than.
Yeah, I know of Callas. That makes 6.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 5:15pm
by eumaas
Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 5:11pm
eumaas wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 5:07pm
also I said more than.
Yeah, I know of Callas. That makes 6.
:rolleyes: all right, how many conductors can you name

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 5:19pm
by Heston
eumaas wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 5:15pm
Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 5:11pm
eumaas wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 5:07pm
also I said more than.
Yeah, I know of Callas. That makes 6.
:rolleyes: all right, how many conductors can you name
Blakey and then I'm struggling mate.