What do you think is the greatest Rock VOCAL performance of all time?

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    There is no such thing. Some good ones by decade, leaving out soul singers and anything country, and focusing on whoever I randomly think of first:

    Little Richard - anything but maybe Long Tall Sally to pick one
    Janis - Bobby McGee
    70s has to be Freddy
    Sting Roxanne
    Chris Cornell Jesus Christ Pose
    After that I have not a clue
     
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    this guy. Even the sound guy at the time hadn't seen anyone who could modulate their own volume.
    Lots of good choices here but most of them are first, second or third generations of Percy.
     
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    Well by these definitions my contribution does not fit but I'm gonna throw it out there anyway.
    I always had a hard time with these different genres. I always considered anything played on rock and roll stations to be some form of "rock".

    It's also funny to see so many tag Journey and Led Zep. Those are two voices (Plant and Perry) that I really cannot stand to listen to. Total fingernails on a chalkboard and the main reason I have never liked either of those bands.

    Back to the question though. It's impossible to come up with one greatest of all time but I can't believe this one has not come up yet, even if it's not rock.

     
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    I am saddened by not seeing Arthur Brown mentioned. The man has/had a powerful voice! The power, passion, and range he had was awesome. I couldn't find a good live recording, but here is a studio recording circa 1971
     
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    See, as much as I love this song--and someone else dropped Otis Redding earlier, who's my favorite male vocalist ever--I gotta DQ both. Soul, not rock.
     
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    Do you not like Plant at all or just after he lost....uh....his voice changed?

    Plant from 67 to 71 (at least util mid 71) does not sound like the same guy as after that.

    I played some of Led Zeppelin from 68 -71 and then played some from 73 to 80 for my nephews and he thought I was joking that it was the same guy. That's how much his voice changed. His fullness fell away. And his head voice and high voice just got shot by 72. His original voice was bluesy, full, raw if need be, deep but also insane high (but full) when he wanted. Crazy how much it changed.
     
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    Nah, in spite of their rise to prominence coincided with my formative mid teens I never could stand Led Zep. I was into the Dead and all the San Francisco bands, Cream, Pink Floyd, Doors, Dylan etc.
    His voice always drove me up the wall. I never knew his voice changed.
     
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    Yeah it was quite tragic really. She gave everything to that song.
     
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    It seems a lot of folks don't understand the difference between "your personal favorite", and "greatest".

    It's hard to pick a single "greatest" example in any genre, but the vocal in this song expresses the true spirit of rock 'n' roll more than almost any other:

     
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    love Harry. but... was he a 'rock' guy? he was kind of singer songwriter guy to me, but that is what makes threads fun, we each have a take....
     
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    It did big time. Here is just a quick example. Complete voice change.





    I like the sound of the first voice a lot. It's among what I consider one of the best rock voices of all time. The second one is hard to listen to.
     
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    ^ Also hearing some of the stories and the abuse he put his voice through there is no wonder it only lasted 3 to 4 years.

    I seen an interview with him with Dan Rather and he said one time in Australia in 72 (voice had already changed but could still at least sing somewhat well) and he had NO voice. Couldn't even speak. Led Zeppelin had a show to play. So he went to a doctor and he gave him a shot of andrenline and it brought his voice back. He did the show. When the shot wore off his voice was gone again. Yeah, stuff like that will kill a voice. Also he just simply over used it with no breaks, singing sick, or on a sore throat. All that combined together I would have been surprised if he hadn't lost it.
     
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    aaaahm, no. We're talking about Rock not schmaltz..
    so the winner is:

    BRYAN ADAMS[​IMG]

    AND at the same time: one of the best ROCK ALBUMS EVER
     
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    oh-my-god....that's schmaltz
     
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