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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. Bluesmaster-Ben

    Bluesmaster-Ben TDPRI Member

    Oct 5, 2017
    Centennial, Colorado
    I personally like Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia's singing, but whoever "that lady" is can really ruin a solid jam. She sounds like Janis Joplin with no soul.
  2. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

    I thought I knew what "preposterous" meant. I'm not so sure now...
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  3. bluemud928

    bluemud928 Tele-Meister

    Feb 7, 2009
    Brittany preposterous I can't tell what the band sounds like
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  4. Stratohacker

    Stratohacker Tele-Holic

    Apr 18, 2013
    Preposterous may be a little harsh but their voices aren't their strong points.

    Robben Ford (Fords better than Carlton)

    Larry Carlton
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  5. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Tele-Meister

    Mar 5, 2017
    West Virginia
    I agree if you're limiting the discussion to singing, but if you bring Mick's full body dry heaves aka dancing into the discussion that's a whole 'nother thing.
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  6. drf64

    drf64 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 24, 2009
    Ada, MI

  7. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Port Moody, BC
    The whole costume thing rendered KISS quite preposterous, but I did like their music when I was a kid.
  8. kafka

    kafka Tele-Holic

    Oct 18, 2013
    David Lee Roth
  9. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    May 9, 2005
    For the purpose of this thread, I have no idea what the OP means by “preposterous singers.” Seems like most people are responding by mentioning people who may not be that great, or who they simply don’t like. I interpret “preposterous” to mean some sort of extreme vocal affectation like Jimmy Dale Gilmore or the guy in System of a Down.
  10. Endless Mike

    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

    Nov 2, 2016
    Arlington, Texas
    I like them too. Although you can hear some definite 'off' nights. I also enjoy David Lee Roth, Geddy Lee, Robert Plant and Lou Reed. I don't find them preposterous. There's a difference between someone who tries to sing, by conventional standards, and just can't pull it off (without auto-tune and other digital assistance). And then there are those, who just fly outside those bounds, which are most of those under discussion here. Lou Reed and DLR, for no reason other than as an example, are like this condiment found in some Indian restaurants. It's really weird at first. Then you taste again, because it is so unusual, and discover there's really something there, it's just that it doesn't adhere to the usual conventions of what is recognized as good. After a few times, you acquire a taste for it and really enjoy it.

    By the way, I have no idea what that unusual condiment is called. I've never asked, but it is great even though it's completely weird.
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  11. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    I was too quick to assume what preposterous meant. I meant singers whose singing goes a long way toward ruining a group I would otherwise really like.
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  12. BobRob

    BobRob Tele-Meister

    Apr 10, 2003
    Plant's caterwauling was terrible. It did fit the band though. "No melody Mick" Jagger always sounded like he was spitting the words out of his mouth.
    Fortunately, their target audience was the teeny-bopping baby boomers. Not the most discerning group ever, so they sold a lot of records.
  13. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    There were no teenyboppers then, that culture had not arrived yet.
  14. MDent77

    MDent77 Tele-Holic

    Jun 13, 2016
    New England

    The OP is an example of agenda based posting. The agenda of a non-musician, at the very least.

  15. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2010
    Certain uncertainty
    "...contrary to nature, reason, or sense; absurd; ridiculous"

    Sounds like most singers haha

    Somebody's gotta do it

    There's also an absolutely free ego-check delivered by Time, hurts soooooo good!
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  16. edvard

    edvard Tele-Holic

    May 15, 2016
    Bremerton, WA
    Jeez you guys, I thought I felt bad for tolerating the countless droves of "cookie monster" vocals just so I could enjoy some downright gnarly metal grooves laid down by the rest of the band. I mean, I'm not expecting operatics, but a little melody with that glass shard gargle would be welcome. But Plant? Jagger? Geddy?

    I get it, everybody has a different taste in vocals, but damn if those guys didn't fit just right with the music they made at the time they made it. For example, I'd vote Bon Scott over Brian Johnson any day, but it is my sincere opinion that Back In Black would not have had the same impact if Scott had been at the mic.

    But that's just, like, my opinion, man...
  17. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    Red Dragon Cartel comes to mind, to be honest. Their first singer, like listening to someone take fingernails to a chalkboard. He *barely* hit the notes.

    As for this, "disparaging musicians" thing. I seem to recall that when I mentioned in another post about singers being musicians, I was scoffed at. Now, all of a sudden, they're a member of "the club."

    You almost need a scorecard to keep track of the definitions around here.

    And the "cookie monster" stuff? OH MY GOD. Awful. Just frickin' awful. It's like D'jent for vocals, except D'jent can use up to 3 notes for a song.
  18. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'

    But you gotta admit, he does a heckuva yodel.
  19. Ex-riverman

    Ex-riverman Tele-Holic

    Jun 17, 2016
    Tulsa, OK
    Robert Plant isn't/wasn't a bad singer. But he was pretty preposterous, in my opinion. Same with Jagger. I love David Lee Roth and I think he's totally preposterous.
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  20. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Tele-Meister

    Mar 5, 2017
    West Virginia
    Another way to look at it is that Back In Black would've been something completely different with Bon there to contribute lyrics.
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