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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. Generic Schmoe

    Generic Schmoe Tele-Meister

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    I dunno. Axl Rose gives him some pretty stiff competition.
     
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  2. kelnet

    kelnet Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Finally, we get a response that fits the description of "preposterous." I mean, Bruce Springsteen is definitely not preposterous, whether you like him or intensely hate him.

    Thor is preposterous. Gene Simmons is preposterous. Gwar was preposterous. Elton John in the duck costume was preposterous.
     
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  3. Bluesmaster-Ben

    Bluesmaster-Ben TDPRI Member

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    It's not his vocals (I don't mind his voice) but on many recordings Bob Dylan's harmonica playing is so loud, high pitched, and awful that it ruins the song!
     

  4. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    I like the fact Bob has never learned to play Harmonica. Does not ruin it for me, but certainly adds nothing.
     

  5. regularslinky

    regularslinky Tele-Holic

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    Maybe, but Roth was famous for forgetting the lyrics (which rarely made sense in the first place) in live performances and shouting "I forgot the %&^#& words!" instead.

    Of course, Axl was famous for not even showing up, so . . .
     
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  6. Teleterr

    Teleterr Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2011
    Lewes De.
    Bonor and Mr Sting aren t preposterous , just generally disliked as people. U2 has a good singer, the Police an excellent one, but I don t like either of them other than as artists.
     

  7. Telesphere

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    it's inevitable, as with everything, to see singers not universally liked. But when you read the names of singers who've formed a large part of your musical education and development being labelled 'preposterous, well... This aggression will not stand, man!



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  8. David Barnett

    David Barnett Poster Extraordinaire

    Tom Verlaine's voice sounds like a bleating sheep, but I put up with it for Television's music.
     
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  9. Generic Schmoe

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    Well. Apparently I'm incapable of posting a picture. Peter Gabriel dressed up as a flower, or wearing a red dress and a fox head. Pretty preposterous. But he had one heckuva set of pipes.

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  10. blille

    blille Tele-Holic

    Best lyrics:

    "They call me Mr. Knowitall
    I am so eloquent.
    Perfection is my middle name
    And whatever rhymes with eloquent."
     
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  11. Il Duce

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    My vote goes to Jim "Dandy" M. of Black Oak Arkansas! He was nuts on stage and had a voice to go with it!
     
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  12. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2010
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    Ever make the terrible mistake of joking about somebody's little cuckoo-crazy thing when you just didn't know? Ruh-Roh! I really didn't KNOW you have a real Batcave and signed Keaton napkin where is the restroom? Such is the case with all of our darling idols. If I posted a pic of my high school bedroom posters I would boing the cringe-scale wolfy-blood-nostrils
     

  13. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    Robert Plant sounded like a girl on "Houses of the Holy". Very difficult to take that album seriously.
     

  14. Modman68

    Modman68 Tele-Holic

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    So..... David Lee Roth
     
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  15. elmoscafeo

    elmoscafeo Tele-Afflicted

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    I love CS&N.

    Can't stand Neil Young.
     
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  16. songtalk

    songtalk Friend of Leo's


    You sounding like a misogynist makes you very difficult to take seriously.

    But it's fine that you don't like women or high pitched voices, I guess.

    To each their own.
     
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  17. bluesky1963

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    I hate to say it because they're one of my all time favorites:

    Donald Fagen

    Luckily the musicianship and songs make his singing bearable.
     

  18. jman72

    jman72 Tele-Holic

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    Wow, are there ANY rock and roll singers that you guys DO like? I mean, for crying out loud...Paul McCartney, Geddy, Bruce, Axl, Plant, Mick??? These are pretty much THE pantheon of great R&R singers and you all can't stand them. It's rock and roll...it's about attitude and swagger, not pitch-perfect vocals. I used to judge singers.. then I started singing in my band and realized how hard it really is. You start to look at the greats in a different way. You might not like Axl, but my god, what power and presence! The same with Plant- can you really listen to "Since I've Been Lovin' You" and NOT think that this man is from another planet? Try singing a Rush song one time and see how tough it is. The vocals of all of these great bands are just as integral to their greatness as Page's guitar solos or Eddie's tapping.

    For the record, I love the Smiths...and Morrissey, too. Sure his vocals are pompous and pretentious. That's the point.;) And the harmonica in "Hand in Glove" was played by Marr, not Morrissey (and it is in the right key, as Johnny Marr would surely know the difference).
     
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  19. 3-Chord-Genius

    3-Chord-Genius Friend of Leo's

    Apr 3, 2015
    Winchester, VA
    Yours is the weirdest reply I've ever seen here. Robert Plant sounded like a Girl on Houses of the Holy. Especially the opening track. Listen to it. So his decision to sing with a ridiculous girly voice makes me a "misogynist"? What is that, exactly? Sounds like a fancy title for an expert in massage.
     
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  20. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2010
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    The most frightening thing about this thread for me is that more often than not I like what is truly awful and yet I don't know why and cannot stop.
     
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