Awful Voices Thread

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Kory » 26 Oct 2017, 3:57pm

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 4:00pm

Thom Yorke.

Inhabits some excruciating hinterland in between normal musical notes.
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 eumaas » 26 Oct 2017, 4:03pm

Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:00pm
Thom Yorke.

Inhabits some excruciating hinterland in between normal musical notes.
I will sign on for this criticism of Yorke's unintentional microtonality.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by eumaas » 26 Oct 2017, 4:03pm

Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:00pm
Thom Yorke.

Inhabits some excruciating hinterland in between normal musical notes.
I will sign on for this criticism of Yorke's unintentional microtonality.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by matedog » 26 Oct 2017, 4:03pm

Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:53pm
matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:41pm
Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:34pm
matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:27pm
Whitney was never that bad
The "me" in "I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me" has about 8 notes in one second.
I'm only hearing one note in "me." :huh:
1 min 59

That's way more subtle than your typical Aguilera riffing. Also, that song is amazing and her voice is amazing.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 4:06pm

matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:03pm
Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:53pm
matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:41pm
Heston wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:34pm
matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:27pm
Whitney was never that bad
The "me" in "I Wanna Dance With Somebody Who Loves Me" has about 8 notes in one second.
I'm only hearing one note in "me." :huh:
1 min 59

That's way more subtle than your typical Aguilera riffing. Also, that song is amazing and her voice is amazing.
It is a good pop song.
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 matedog » 26 Oct 2017, 4:08pm

Just listen to the god awful riffing at 3:08
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2017, 4:11pm

That stuff seems like the vocal equivalent of metal soloing (guitar or drum). It's a demonstration of talent and technique, but how often is it good for the song?
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by eumaas » 26 Oct 2017, 4:13pm

Here among old fogeys I can admit that I do not understand why people go nuts for Queen Bey.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Oct 2017, 4:18pm

eumaas wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:13pm
Here among old fogeys I can admit that I do not understand why people go nuts for Queen Bey.
Most of the music is dire but she’s got balls!!!

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by JennyB » 26 Oct 2017, 4:21pm

eumaas wrote:
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Here among old fogeys I can admit that I do not understand why people go nuts for Queen Bey.
Agreed. She's fine.
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Post by Wolter » 26 Oct 2017, 4:23pm

JennyB wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:21pm
eumaas wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:13pm
Here among old fogeys I can admit that I do not understand why people go nuts for Queen Bey.
Agreed. She's fine.
I’m just old enough to have no need to put up a poptimist front.
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by matedog » 26 Oct 2017, 4:24pm

eumaas wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 4:13pm
Here among old fogeys I can admit that I do not understand why people go nuts for Queen Bey.
I don't think her voice is particularly great and I don't think her music is as interesting as Rihanna's, generally. Her persona is great and she knows how to package her product. I enjoyed a lot of the Lemonade album too.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by matedog » 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.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by 101Walterton » 26 Oct 2017, 4:29pm

matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:53pm
101Walterton wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:51pm
matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:45pm
101Walterton wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:40pm
matedog wrote:
26 Oct 2017, 3:29pm

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.
Interested to know what you think of Guiding Light - Television?
Never heard it before. Vocals are okay, not particularly good.
But the song is still perfect!
So? Rudie Can't Fail is still probably in my top 5 favorite songs of all time.
The fact that a less than perfect vocal makes a song great in itself makes the vocal perfect.
Ian Curtis is another example of this.

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