Awful Voices Thread

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by eumaas » 26 Oct 2017, 2:48pm

this is what happens when you don't no-platform Hoyism
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 2:51pm

Better not mention Gates of the West. :meh:
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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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Flex » 26 Oct 2017, 2:52pm

eumaas wrote:
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this is what happens when you don't no-platform Hoyism
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by WestwayKid » 26 Oct 2017, 2:53pm

101Walterton wrote:
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).
YES! Private Dancer is awful!

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Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2017, 2:55pm

Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:36pm
Axl sounds like a parrot with its balls caught in a vice.
Ha! I used to describe Sebastian Bach's voice as having his nuts in a vice. Really, tho, he had a generic metal singer's screech.
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by WestwayKid » 26 Oct 2017, 2:56pm

101Walterton wrote:
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
Daltrey just tended to massively over sing everything. Wrecked his voice, in my opinion. Love Reign O'er Me is great...but the same vocal style applied to Sister Disco...not so much. It is like he lost his sense of dynamic range at a certain point and just decided to over sing everything and now he can't sing at all. Very sad.

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by JennyB » 26 Oct 2017, 2:58pm

Jesus Christ, Hoy. This is the Hoyest of all of your Hoyische opinions.

My vote goes to Billy Corgan and Eddie Vedder.
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 2:59pm

WestwayKid wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:56pm
101Walterton wrote:
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
Daltrey just tended to massively over sing everything. Wrecked his voice, in my opinion. Love Reign O'er Me is great...but the same vocal style applied to Sister Disco...not so much. It is like he lost his sense of dynamic range at a certain point and just decided to over sing everything and now he can't sing at all. Very sad.
I'm not a fan of the Who after Quadrophenia so it's all good for me.
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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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by WestwayKid » 26 Oct 2017, 3:00pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:55pm
Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:36pm
Axl sounds like a parrot with its balls caught in a vice.
Ha! I used to describe Sebastian Bach's voice as having his nuts in a vice. Really, tho, he had a generic metal singer's screech.
Yuck. I think there have been some great metal singers - Rob Halford comes to mind...but hair metal produced some truly awful singers. More about image and how you looked in tight trousers than how well you could sing.

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Oct 2017, 3:01pm

I don’t like female opera singers. That warbling sound is like fingernails down a blackboard.
I can appreciate the skill but doesn’t mean I have to like it.

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by WestwayKid » 26 Oct 2017, 3:02pm

Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:59pm
WestwayKid wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:56pm
101Walterton wrote:
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
Daltrey just tended to massively over sing everything. Wrecked his voice, in my opinion. Love Reign O'er Me is great...but the same vocal style applied to Sister Disco...not so much. It is like he lost his sense of dynamic range at a certain point and just decided to over sing everything and now he can't sing at all. Very sad.
I'm not a fan of the Who after Quadrophenia so it's all good for me.
We agree on this. They had a few decent songs after that...but it was so hit and miss. "Eminence Front" is probably my fave post Quad song...and that one was sung by Pete.

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 3:03pm

WestwayKid wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:00pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:55pm
Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 2:36pm
Axl sounds like a parrot with its balls caught in a vice.
Ha! I used to describe Sebastian Bach's voice as having his nuts in a vice. Really, tho, he had a generic metal singer's screech.
Yuck. I think there have been some great metal singers - Rob Halford comes to mind...but hair metal produced some truly awful singers. More about image and how you looked in tight trousers than how well you could sing.
I thought Ronnie James Dio was a good rock singer but never had much decent material to work with bar one Rainbow album. I loved Bon Scott's voice but he was another who wasn't technically great, just a very odd, lustful sounding voice.
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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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Oct 2017, 3:07pm

I love this thread!!
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 3:08pm

101Walterton wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:07pm
I love this thread!!
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I think Matey has ran to the hills!
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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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Oct 2017, 3:12pm

I’m on a rant now.
I tell you what else I hate the current trend for singing where instead of just singing the note they sing the note then go up and down the scale round the houses and back again.
For an example watch any episode of The Voice, Whoever’s Got Talent etc..
Just sing the the bloody note!!!!

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