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Are male singers obsolete?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Cadillac_Mike, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. claes

    claes Tele-Afflicted

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    Woman sings better than men. That's just the case. Young boys sound better than men. That's why they used to....

    Justin Bibiers latest hit "anyone" has 8 names as writers and the line "come kiss me silver and gold" was the best those 8 people could come up with????
     
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    It definitely does seem like ladies are on top right now, lots of pop artists or the whole "bedroom pop" thing. I agree with many others, it's much rarer nowadays to find a man singing, not rapping or making their voice higher. But, if the pop industry gets you down, I recommend King Krule. A lot of his stuff is more indie, but his voice is something else, deep and a little gravelly too.
     
  3. koen

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    I suspect some of them are on TDPRI :D
     
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    Could easily fall under the larger question, are males becoming obsolete?
     
  5. mfguitar

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    I don't think the original post is necessarily correct, maybe for Pop music, whatever that is. Male singers still dominate the country charts. Its all about the song and the video. There is little money in music anymore it all about marketing and advertising dollars. The vast majority of young artists are really talented but if you are waiting for the next Michael Jackson or Prince you might be waiting a while.
     
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    Old Deaf Roadie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    According to my kids, I am obsolete whether or not I take a turn at the mic.
     
  7. tomnardozza

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    Men are obsolete. Everybody is a "they"
     
  8. blowtorch

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    Yep, males are obsolete (period).

    you know, until there's a bug in the shower :)
     
  9. Richie Cunningham

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    I’d usually rather listen to women sing. Or talk, for that matter.
     
  10. Guitarteach

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    They should be. Only really need a few around frozen to give some genetic variety.

    World would be a lot better. Women would quickly design jar lids that came off easier and kitchen cupboards that were not too high.
     
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    “If you smoke, I got the haze
    and I you hungry, I got filets.”

    That is the most ridiculously brilliant song lyric I’ve heard in a long time.
     
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    Soul, my friend, Soul.
    A never-ending supply of awesome leading lady songs.
     
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    the question is always who's buyin'

    used to be men sang men songs, sometimes

    they're fewer and farther between

    men are too busy either working or getting into trouble
     
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    Is this related to your notion that music is actually a lost medium? Or that 90's Grunge really spoke to an entire demographic? Or that TV has replaced reality?
     
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    Didn't Burl Ives sing that on Rudolph?

    Now there was a voice! Pure velvet. Sounded like my grandpa sounds in my memories.
     
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    Definitely. The 'indie' pop crap has no relation to indie rock of yore. Not that a lot of indie rock wasn't crap too, but it was genuine, experimental, expressive, and there were enough gems in the trash heap to make it all worthwhile.
     
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    And classic disco/funk... we do a lot of disco
     
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    100% don't mean it like a snob but, i genuinely have no idea what aesthetic the term "indie" is supposed to be getting at anymore, even in a general sense. even when it was "pop indie" stuff like arcade fire or something, sure, i had some sense what they were trying to market. but now the umbrella is so huge as to be rendered meaningless - i mean, even something that is both aesthetically and commercially just standard top 40 like halsey is called indie. it's sort of at the same point as caling any guy with long hair a hippie or anyone 25-45 with glasses a hipster.
     
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    Absolutely, we cover Aretha, Dusty, Amy Winehouse, Randy Crawford, Candi Staton, Chic, Tina Turner, Chic and a bunch of Motown / Stax Standards. I just take on Hard To Handle, Jackie Wilson Said, The Snake and Do I Love You (Indeed I do)

    Good grooving stuff to play- and always goes down well live.
     
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    Silly question of course, but the observation is valid.

    I think more women are finally getting their due. The industry was male-dominated for decades.
     
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