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Re: Who is your favorite vocalist in these bands?

Postby The Slider » 05 Sep 2018, 12:31

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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.

You have your blinkers on, you silly billy
It's pretty much exactly the other way around. Syd's vocals are weak, adenoidal and very often sound like Ray Davies, as I remarked to myself just yesterday while listening to the Early Years set. Rick Wright is by far the best singer on the first album. Syd's better than Waters but that's the best you can say for him.
I agree wholly that his voice suits his songs well, because he rarely - at this point at any rate - wrote stuff that didn't sit comfortably within his range. And he was very sensible to give Matilda Mother to Rick to sing as he'd never have managed it and we'd have ended up with something like If It's In You.
I like Syd, but he's the third best singer in the band. ~
The fact that people can't tell his voice from from Nick fucking Mason's (cf Scream Thy Last Scream, which often gets credited to Syd) says all you need to know. :lol:

Not, of course that any of this negates anyone's preference of him being their *favourite* singer.
He's just not objectively the *best*
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Re: Who is your favorite vocalist in these bands?

Postby C » 05 Sep 2018, 19:55

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Re: Who is your favorite vocalist in these bands?

Postby joels344 » 07 Sep 2018, 16:45

The Beach Boys - Carl
The Clash - Don't really care
Pink Floyd - Syd
Sonic Youth - Kim
The Band - No opinion yet
The Monkees - Eh
Pixies - Frank
Simon and Garfunkel - Art
Faces - Rod
The Temptations - No opinion yet
Black Flag - Henry, I guess
The Move - Roy
Buffalo Springfield - Stephen
Fleetwood Mac - Christine
King Crimson - John
Bananarama - No idea
Jefferson Airplane - Grace

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Re: Who is your favorite vocalist in these bands?

Postby bobzilla77 » 07 Sep 2018, 20:12

Snarfyguy wrote: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.

I've never seen footage of Keith in the old days , no. If not for Decline I don't think there would be footage of Ron either.
I'll go with the consensus that Keith was best, largely because of the repertoire he recorded. But Rollins was cool and takes a lot of shit for things unrelated to his vocals.
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Re: Who is your favorite vocalist in these bands?

Postby pig bodine » 09 Sep 2018, 15:33

The Beach Boys Carl
The Clash Joe
Pink Floyd. Dave
Sonic Youth. Some of the worst vocals on record—none of them
The Band. Not as bad as above, but none as well
The Monkees. Nez
Pixies. Not a fan of either’s vocals
Simon and Garfunkel Art
Faces. Rod
The Temptations I like the Whitfield era by far the most, but Eddie Kendricks was the shit.
Black Flag Keith Morris.
The Move. I like Shazam the most, so Carl Wayne
Buffalo Springfield. Neil
Fleetwood Mac. Peter
King Crimson Lake was their only “good” singer, though I love them through the mid 80’s.
Bananarama don’t know—the one in the middle, I guess
Jefferson Airplane - Marty

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Re: Who is your favorite vocalist in these bands?

Postby Butch Manly » 09 Sep 2018, 17:28

The best vocal performance on a King Crimson record was Jon Anderson on Lizard.
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Re: Who is your favorite vocalist in these bands?

Postby Hugh » 09 Sep 2018, 17:36

The best vocal performance on A King Crimson record was Bob counting the orchestra in on Islands.