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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Mid Life Crisis, Mar 28, 2015.
That guitar player is Denny Dias, with Donald Fagan behind him....
The Pixies have quite a few songs where Frank Black isn't on lead vocals, Kim Deal taking over instead.
Yeah, but I guess the poster is talking about the singer. David Palmer was the singer, but Don actually did most of the lead vocals ... Which is what this thread is about.
Zeppelin had a bunch of tunes that Bohnam sang lead on.
Yeah, but what I meant by the thread was bands where the regular singer doesn't play an instrument, so he or she becomes a bit of a spare part when someone else is doing the vocals.
Blue Oyster Cult, to a certain extent. Eric Bloom sang most of the stuff, and often didnt play guitar when he sang. Sometimes he did.
Buck Dharma sings a quite of a few of their songs, and when he sings, usually Bloom will put on a guitar and sort of go thru the motions.
Once in the old days I was at a BOC show and they gave Bloom a little keyboard for one song and he played, or didnt, one note at a time thru the whole thing.
I think of the break in the Stones set where Keith sings Happy and Before they make me run or Little T & A. On Happy Mick sings back up.
I too like the Who stuff other sing, especially the Entwistle stuff. I have seen Roger sing back ups to Trick of the Light sitting on the drum riser.
Fleetwood Mac. As much as I like Stevie Nix she was just spare baggage that came with Lindsay Buckingham. She doesn't play, does sing. But the other members do the bulk of that.
Dr Hook. Does "additional hand percussion" count as playing an instrument? Ray "Eye Patch" Sawyer manages to shake FOUR large maracas in this video, whilst lurching around the stage. Dennis Locorriere somehow manages to sing and play his guitar simultaneously despite this alarming distraction. Ray was the original lead singer but Dennis sang more of the hits as the years went by. I believe they are no longer such good friends.
Gene Clark with the Byrds comes to my mind.
A few of punk bands around the early 00s used to do this type of thing. Dropkick Murphys come to mind, Taking Back Sunday as well.
Young Rascals. Felix sang their best songs, but Eddie was always up there with a tambourine.
Ahh, that's a great example. And one of my favorite bands.
Donnie Van Zant was the lead singer, but Don Barnes seemed to sing all their big hits.
First one that comes to mind is 311.