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Preposterous singers you tolerate because you dig the band

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by rze99, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

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    Not at all. I think he's a great songwriter and lyricist and a pretty decent guitarist. I just have trouble understanding him sometimes.
     

  2. Sconnie

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    Honestly if there is a bad singer, or guitar player, or drummer, or any other instrumentalist in a band then I'm not gonna listen. It's like watching a high school play when a kid forgets their lines, takes me right out no matter what, then you remember you're watching a high school play to begin with.

    Having said that, I just remembered I kinda like the White Stripes...

    IMHO Robert Plant is awesome, with Zeppelin. His album with Allison Krauss is also cool but everything else he did was not good, but he pulled his weight in the greatest band ever.
     
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  3. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

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    For my money, both Robert & Mick are templates for frontmen, in rock's Pantheon!
     
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  4. regularslinky

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    Can't believe after 23 posts no one said David Lee Roth - although I personally like him, he's the gold standard for preposterous singers.
     
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  5. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2013
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    Yes, you missed the hate discussion point.

    Yer right, Kelnet didn't put anyone down, shouldn't that be the standard?
     

  6. Teleposer

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    The singer in my ex-band. He was utter ****e. But a great bass player who could sing (sort of) as well as play (pretty good). He was no Geddy Lee though, let's just put it like that.

    I tolerated his crap for years, record deal and all, until one final gig, my mates pulled me aside and had a word with me after being sonicaly assaulted by his vocal chords.

    Really great songwriter though.

    I couldn't personally tolerate any band where I didn't like the vocalist. I'll tolerate bad drummers, bad guitarists etc. but vocals have to be right. Most musicians are pretty good anyway if they are in a band, so it's not a problem either I suppose.
     
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  7. mitchfinck

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    Disliking someone's voice is not hate speech.
     
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  8. rburd2

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    I don't recall anyone saying they hated these singers. In fact, this thread is about bands we actually like. These are successful musicians for a reason: they're quite talented.

    If this thread were titled, "Bands you like with quirky vocalists," would this also be an issue?
     

  9. johnny k

    johnny k Tele-Afflicted

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    i ve never heard him stutter. He might be missing a few front teeth though.
     

  10. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Afflicted

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    Tim Armstrong doesn't stutter. Mel Tillis did. I think Tim would still be difficult to understand even with all his teeth.

    A few of my friends went to a Rancid show years ago and it took all 4 of them at the Waffle House afterward to figure out something he said to the crowd between songs.
     

  11. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
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    Jagger ? NO! ....Plants so full of sh*t its a wonder he has Blond hair... A$$hole Rose has kept me from getting any Guns and Roses...The guy on Green Day. Whats w the phony British accent as bad as the phony country drawl...and of course the famous Irish band Me Also's Bonor...Edit, forgot Geddy. I have no Rush. He shoulda sung thru a pitchshifter set an octive lower.
     
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  12. crossroader

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    I saw that you made that point - I just don't see any of this as anything "hateful."
    Just an internet board discussion about singers that some people find annoying.

    And just to get back on topic....sort of...
    I kinda put this discussion along side of the "questionable guitar tones that fit into a particular song."
    For example, Robert Plant's vocal style worked perfectly in Zep. If he tried to sing with Steely Dan, it would sound ridiculous.
    Then again, being the talented singer that he is, he may well be able to adapt and do a fine job with "My Old School," who knows?
     
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  13. ZackyDog

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    Thijs van Leer
     
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  14. Doghouse_Riley

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    Rod Stewart on Jeff Beck's "Truth" album.
     

  15. DaphneBlue

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    I know they are not mentioned as main influence those days but jim morrison from the doors. I can't. I just can't. This lousy mannerism...
     
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  16. brookdalebill

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    David Byrne.
    Lou Reed.
    Stevie Nicks.
     
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  17. Dismalhead

    Dismalhead Poster Extraordinaire

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    Dave was the king of preposterous, but I was into it 'cause I was like 15 when the first album came out. Took me until Van Hagar to realize how stupid the whole thing was.
     

  18. Steve Holt

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    I can understand not liking Ben Folds voice. That was actually the first thing my friend warned me about when I was introduced to his Music. He was like "you just have to get past the voice" but I love his voice and love his music. I actually got to go see him this year and it was an incredible show. One guy with one piano rocking the whole place by himself. Anyway I digress. I feel like if I didn't like his voice I'd have a tough time even listening to his music. But I do have another friend who is a tremendous piano player who likes Folds but still has a hard time with his voice.
     
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  19. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

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    For example, Robert Plant's vocal style worked perfectly in Zep. If he tried to sing with Steely Dan, it would sound ridiculous.
    Then again, being the talented singer that he is, he may well be able to adapt and do a fine job with "My Old School," who knows?[/QUOTE]
    ..."and I-e-i-ei-ei-ei'm never going back to my old schoooooooooooooooooool".
     

  20. BigDaddyLH

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    This should have been explained in the original post: how does "preposterous" apply in this thread?

    1. To the antics of the singer
    2. To the quality of their singing voice
     
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