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Who is your favorite vocalist in these bands?

Postby pcqgod » 21 Aug 2018, 16:02

Answer for any that you have an opinion on.

The Beach Boys
The Clash
Pink Floyd
Sonic Youth
The Band
The Monkees
Pixies
Simon and Garfunkel
Faces
The Temptations
Black Flag
The Move
Buffalo Springfield
Fleetwood Mac
King Crimson
Bananarama
Jefferson Airplane
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Postby Rayge » 21 Aug 2018, 16:15

The Beach Boys - Carl was the best singer, Brian did great harmonies and falsetto, The Wanker had a decent rock & roll whine. Tie
Clash - Joe
Pink Floyd - Mr Barrett
Sonic Youth - Kim
The Band - dunno - not sure who sings what. Not Robbie, though
The Monkees - purely as a vocalist, Micky
Pixies - Kim. Can't stand Fathead
Simon and Garfunkel - Paul
The Temptations - Whoever did the lead on My Girl, It's Growing and Since I Lost My Baby
Black Flag - no idea
The Move - Roy
Buffalo Springfield - difficult, but, again purely as vocalist, probably Richie
Fleetwood Mac - Christine by a distance
King Crimson - none. Vile band
Bananarama - Can''t tell them apart
Jefferson Airplane - Marty

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Postby Bent Fabric » 21 Aug 2018, 16:34

If anything, I'd say he exceeds the criteria for "bluesman."

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Postby Phenomenal Cat » 21 Aug 2018, 17:42

The Beach Boys - Carl
The Clash - Joe
Pink Floyd - Roger
Sonic Youth - ?
The Band - Chester
The Monkees - Mickey
Simon and Garfunkel - Simon
Faces - Ronnie Lane
The Temptations - Melvin
Black Flag - Dez
The Move - Roy
Buffalo Springfield - Stephen
Fleetwood Mac - Christine
Bananarama - Becky
Jefferson Airplane - Grace
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Postby The Slider » 21 Aug 2018, 18:09

The Beach Boys - Carl
The Clash - Mick
Pink Floyd - Rick and Dave
The Band - Levon and Rick - don't like Richard
The Monkees - Micky
Pixies - Frank
Simon and Garfunkel - Paul
Faces - I love Ronnie L, but it is Rod.
The Temptations - David Ruffin is the greatest male soul singer of them all. But Dennis Edwards is fucking aces as well.
The Move - Carl has the better voice
Buffalo Springfield - Stills
Fleetwood Mac - I like the late 70s trio harmonising best.
King Crimson - Greg Lake is the only singer they ever had that I like.
Bananarama - :lol:
Jefferson Airplane - Grace is unlovely but effective.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 21 Aug 2018, 18:30

The Beach Boys - Ultimately, Brian. He's expressive as hell even when he's craggy. And Carl has given some truly amazing performances, but we forget that he had some very weak ones too - particularly early. I think Dennis might actually be second.
The Clash - The combo. Both are far less interesting on their own.
Pink Floyd - Syd, of course.
Sonic Youth - No opinion.
The Band - Probably Danko, but Manuel had the best individual performances.
The Monkees - Same as my favorite songwriter, musician, and personality - Nez in every case.
Simon and Garfunkel - I'm going to go out on a limb here and say Artie. Without him Paul would have stayed in England and would still be a folkie.
Faces - Ronnie Lane all day every day.
The Temptations - Gotta be Mr. Ruffin.
Black Flag - I'm afraid I find myself saying Rollins. However he may irk in any other context, that was the perfect gig for him.
The Move - Wood.
Buffalo Springfield - Gosh, Stills was a hell of a talent then. Neil was great, but more as a diversion, and Furay had the purest voice. But it's Stills I prefer to listen to, honestly.
Fleetwood Mac - Can't choose. Though I've come to appreciate Kirwan a lot more lately. And I find Stevie underrated - she's given some truly great vocal performances.
King Crimson - Greg Lake by miles. He even made ELP tolerable at times.
Bananarama - No idea.
Jefferson Airplane - Grace, but most of the truly great vocals were Grace and Marty together. I love that they were never lovers, but there's so much intensity in the combination. Maybe that's why.
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Postby Pansy Puff » 21 Aug 2018, 18:38

The Beach Boys - Dennis
The Clash - Joe
Pink Floyd - Syd
Sonic Youth -
The Band - not quite sure who sings what. Think it's Levon
The Monkees - Nesmith
Pixies - Black Francis
Simon and Garfunkel - Simon
Faces - Rod
The Temptations - I'll say Dennis Edwards ( although I know the correct answer is David Ruffin)
Black Flag
The Move
Buffalo Springfield - Neil
Fleetwood Mac
King Crimson
Bananarama
Jefferson Airplane - Grace
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 21 Aug 2018, 18:57

The Beach Boys - Mike
The Clash - Joe
Pink Floyd - Roger
Sonic Youth - Mike
The Band - Rick
The Monkees - Mickey
Pixies - Mike
Simon and Garfunkel - Garf
Faces - Ronnie, then Rod
The Temptations - Mike
Black Flag - Hank
The Move - Roy
Buffalo Springfield - Stephen
Fleetwood Mac - I dunno. It's a toss-up between Christine and Stevie
King Crimson - Greg, followed closely by Jon A.
Bananarama - Mike
Jefferson Airplane - Grace and Marty
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Postby Snarfyguy » 21 Aug 2018, 19:58

I think Rollins was probably a better frontman/spokesman for Black Flag, but Keith Morris is a better singer.

I gather there's no footage of him fronting the band, though.
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Postby Hightea » 21 Aug 2018, 20:59

The Beach Boys - Carl
The Clash - Joe
Pink Floyd - Syd over Roger
Sonic Youth - Kim
The Band - Levon
The Monkees - Davey
Pixies - Kim
Simon and Garfunkel -Simon
Faces - Rod
The Temptations - David Ruffin
Black Flag -Rollins although not a fan
The Move - Wood
Buffalo Springfield - Still over Young
Fleetwood Mac - Stevie
King Crimson - Lake but Wetton a close second
Bananarama - ???
Jefferson Airplane - Grace although I like all he others too.

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Postby pcqgod » 26 Aug 2018, 23:40

The Beach Boys - Brian
The Clash - Mick
Pink Floyd - Dave
Sonic Youth - Lee
The Band - don't know who sings what
The Monkees - Mickey
Pixies - Kim
Simon and Garfunkel - Simon
Faces - Ronnie
The Temptations - don't know who sings what
Black Flag - DEZ
The Move - Carl
Buffalo Springfield - Furay
Fleetwood Mac - Christine
King Crimson - John Wetton
Bananarama - the hot one
Jefferson Airplane - Grace
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Postby Eddie Shah environment » 27 Aug 2018, 00:24

toomanyhatz wrote:Pink Floyd - Syd, of course


Well yeah, you'd think so, but some people are going for Waters or Gilmour. :?
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Postby Muskrat » 27 Aug 2018, 06:47

The Beach Boys - Mike/Carl
The Band - Levon
The Monkees - Micky
Simon and Garfunkel- Simon
Faces - Rod
The Temptations - Ruffin
Buffalo Springfield - Richie
Fleetwood Mac - Buckingham or (in an earlier era) Spencer
Jefferson Airplane - Marty
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Postby fange » 27 Aug 2018, 06:56

God, i enjoy Ronnie Lane's music and singing as much as just about anybody whose name isn't Dave, but i find it a bit mystifying how many people are saying they prefer his singing to Rod's.
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Postby Osgood » 27 Aug 2018, 08:29

The Beach Boys - Carl
The Clash - Joe
Pink Floyd - I tend to see them as two different bands, Syd's and Syd-less. I prefer the first and never cared who sang in the second.
Sonic Youth - Kim
The Band - Definitely Rick Danko, love his singing
The Monkees - Micky
Pixies - Kim, but I like a lot when she and the fat guy sing together
Simon and Garfunkel - Undecided, Art's voice is better and his range is broader, but I love Paul singing too
Faces - Rod by some miles and more (and I love Ronnie's songs)
The Temptations - Not sure who sings what
Buffalo Springfield - Stills
Fleetwood Mac - Christine
King Crimson - Lake
Jefferson Airplane - Grace
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Postby The Slider » 27 Aug 2018, 09:11

fange wrote:God, i enjoy Ronnie Lane's music and singing as much as just about anybody whose name isn't Dave, but i find it a bit mystifying how many people are saying they prefer his singing to Rod's.


It is not mystifying at all.
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Some of these idiots think Syd is a better singer than Dave, too.
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Postby The Modernist » 05 Sep 2018, 08:07

The Slider wrote:
Some of these idiots think Syd is a better singer than Dave, too.


Oh John don't be such a classic rock bore. Of course he's better. Syd's vocals are distinctive and suit his songs wonderfully, Gilmour is perfectly capable but his vocals have no character at all.

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