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Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 1:00pm
by matedog
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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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 1:20pm
by Dr. Medulla
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).

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 1:21pm
by Inder
Mick was a great singer. Matey is a monster.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 1:55pm
by Heston
Mick was technically better than Joe.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 1:57pm
by Wolter
I don't understand Hoy at all here. Is this a troll?

Re: Awful Voices Thread

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

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 2:03pm
by Wolter
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.
Welcome back to Wolston Manors.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 2:25pm
by Dr. Medulla
Well, this thread has certainly hit the head on the awful part, anyway.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 2:34pm
by 101Walterton
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.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 2:36pm
by Heston
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.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 2:38pm
by Heston
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.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 2:42pm
by 101Walterton
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).

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 2:44pm
by 101Walterton
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.
101Dreston on Axl Rose.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 2:44pm
by Heston
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.

Re: Awful Voices Thread

Posted: 26 Oct 2017, 2:46pm
by 101Walterton
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