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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. studio

    studio Poster Extraordinaire

    May 27, 2013

    "Hateful", maybe not. Then again maybe not yet.

    Have we run the gamut of accolades for the musicians we love to hear?

    Maybe it's just me, wanting to accentuate the positive side of things lately.
    God knows I've done enough damage bashing down what I thought I hated!


  2. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    Apr 21, 2016
    Joey Ramone. Most horrific singer ever; just terrible.

  3. jimmytheshoe

    jimmytheshoe Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Aug 1, 2017

    DonM and songtalk like this.

  4. Oldgitplayer

    Oldgitplayer Tele-Holic

    Nov 24, 2009
    Brit in Australia
    This is slightly off / on topic, but my first concert ever was Cliff and the Shadows in 1961. The Shadows were brilliant and they did a solo set, and it was then that my liking of electric guitars shifted to LOVE. Throughout the concert I wanted Cliff to get out of the way. I didn't think in terms of 'preposterous' but in my mind, he was the sideman.
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  5. trev333

    trev333 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jimmy ( Ignatius Jones) was a hard act to follow around Sydney late 70's...

    they did however make this Kinks song their own for a while there..... I'm sure a lot of kids thought he was singing about himself.....


  6. DougM

    DougM Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    How about preposterous bands you tolerate 'cause you like the singer!
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  7. esseff

    esseff Tele-Meister

    Mar 25, 2014
    East Midlands, UK
    Another vote for Brian Johnson. Volume over subtlety. No wonder he went deaf.
    Axl Rose... like a dreadful Saturday night karaoke singer.
    Geddy Lee's grating falsetto.
    Liam Gallagher (Oasis) largely lacklustre and flat.
    Neil Young... (his singing strangely works, despite being feeble).
    The Undertones warbling Feargal Sharkey.

    Off piste - James Dewar & Paul Rodgers are at the other end of the scale imho.
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  8. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan
    Yeah, Axl, man. I actually can't tolerate him, and therefore never got into GnR. I always thought he sounded like an a-hole, even before I knew anything about him.

    My wife loves GnR, by the way, but that's another thread.
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  9. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    " I'm Not Like Everybody Else." One of their best. Tons of covers. Heard a Boston Punk band do it '79. I figured they were covering a cover, so I asked them. Nope, Kinks. They had the single and flipped it to B side.

  10. beyer160

    beyer160 Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 11, 2010
    On Location
    My first thought on seeing the thread title- "oh, a thread about Morrissey"

    It took me quite a while to get hip to how great The Smiths are because I just couldn't get past their practical joke of a singer.
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  11. SolidSteak

    SolidSteak Friend of Leo's

    Apr 27, 2016
    Mick JAGGER?!!! WHA?!!! Without Jagger, "Satisfaction" ain't nearly as satisfying:

    "Paint it Black" just fades to grey:

    And "Angie," one of my least favorite Stones songs, becomes elevator music without Jagger:

    (Although I do like how the piano stands out more without vocals...)

    Axl Rose though, well I have to admit I only ever liked GnR for the sweet guitar licks.
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  12. LeicaBoss

    LeicaBoss Tele-Meister

    Oct 16, 2015
    New Jersey
    Hi. I came for the thread about Sammy Hagar.
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  13. johnny k

    johnny k Friend of Leo's

    Jan 15, 2011
    don t know about their other tunes but this one cracks me up.
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  14. Minimalist518

    Minimalist518 Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 5, 2017
    I liked the Smiths when I was in my 20s in spite of Morrissey. Johnny Marr is genius; I think that’s indisputable, and the rhythm section was idiosyncratic but tight. But as I grew older I found Morrissey less and less tolerable.

    Now I can’t even listen to the Smiths. I sold their records, and I’ll change the radio station or thumb-down their songs on Pandora. I simply can no longer bear Morrissey tunelessly yodeling and warbling his juvenile self-loathing diary entries without rhyme or rhythm or his inexplicable punctuation of falsetto yelps, much less his narcissistic self-deprecation.

    I know this opinion is somewhat trenchant, so I expect some blow-back; but I do offer it with the full understanding that this is a highly subjective exercise.

  15. John E

    John E Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    Didn't read through the whole thread... but off the top o' me head:

    1) Van Hagar
    2) Gary Cherone / Extreme (and oddly enough, Van Halen)
    3) Brian Johnson / ACDC
    4) I would list Guns and Roses as well... but even removing Axl Rose I still can't stand them... LOL
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  16. 6BQ5

    6BQ5 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 31, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I like it when Jerry sings on a lot of the studio cuts, but Bob Weir. . . woof. He couldn't carry a tune in a bucket with both hands and help. I've long wondered why they kept him around.
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  17. 6BQ5

    6BQ5 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    May 31, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Recently, I'm starting to agree. Sadly, his personality and antics have managed to undermine my ability to enjoy them as well.

    Also. . . when he plays harmonica. . . especially on "Hand in Glove." It's as if no one told him that the key of the harmonica matters. You can't just grab the first one you find and just start blowing in it.
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  18. Evil Funk

    Evil Funk TDPRI Member

    Sep 23, 2017

    I guess some people are just offended by everything, and call it "hate".

  19. popthree

    popthree Poster Extraordinaire

    its not a karaoke contest people, its rock and roll.

    most of the singers i can't stand are in bands i can't stand, because they are lame and vanilla.

    give me the weird, the dissonant, the warbly and strange. i love them.
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  20. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'

    He supposedly has a 4-octave range. A 4-octave range of annoying vocals.

    I'm with you on the Axl thing. He is the prime reason I never listened much to GnR. His vocals were grating.
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