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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2017, 4:32pm

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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.
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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.
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Inder » 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.

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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by eumaas » 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?
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Heston » 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
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 Silent Majority » 26 Oct 2017, 4:57pm

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.
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Oct 2017, 4:58pm

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
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Post by Heston » 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.
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 Silent Majority » 26 Oct 2017, 5:01pm

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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.
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by Rat Patrol » 26 Oct 2017, 5:05pm

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).
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by eumaas » 26 Oct 2017, 5:07pm

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.
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Re: Awful Voices Thread

Post by eumaas » 26 Oct 2017, 5:07pm

also I said more than.
"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 Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 5:11pm

eumaas wrote:
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also I said more than.
Yeah, I know of Callas. That makes 6.
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, 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
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Post by Heston » 26 Oct 2017, 5:19pm

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.
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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