How good was Ronnie James Dio....?

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How good was Ronnie James Dio....?

Postby C » 14 Mar 2020, 21:17

I reckon he was probably one of the greatest rock vocalists but some say I might be in a small minority that thinks so

So how good was he...?

What you reckon?




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Re: How good was Ronnie James Dio....?

Postby robertff » 15 Mar 2020, 08:23

Wondered if you might make a thread out of this C.

As I mentioned elsewhere, for me he wasn't anything particularly special I'm afraid, much like the vast majority of heavy metal/rock singers.


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Postby George P. Smackers » 15 Mar 2020, 15:15

To be honest, often when I stumble on this opinion, I find something on Youtube to try to understand it.

I'm afraid I'm useless here, because every time I do that, I realize that the style—of his voice, the music, etc.—is just so far distant from what I like and listen to that he just falls on deaf ears.

I'm up against the limits of taste here and can't discern why anybody would prefer him to nearly anybody else in that genre. Except for Ozzy Osbourne, who is simply a lousy singer. Even his admirers admit that, right?

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Postby Walk In My Shadow » 15 Mar 2020, 17:37

The best.


In that genre.
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Postby Matt Wilson » 15 Mar 2020, 20:08

One of the top three or four metal vocalists ever.
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Postby The Slider » 16 Mar 2020, 07:52

It's a big voice and I like the sound of it.
There's not a lot of subtlety there though and he often over-eggs the pudding.
But for those three Rainbow, three Sabbath and the first couple of Dio records, he's up there among the greats
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Postby C » 16 Mar 2020, 10:06

Okay, let's look at the competition

Ozzie - great for Sabbath but no range nor tone but he can belt it out

Gillan - a contender - a big voice with a big range

Coverdale - a bit screechy for my taste

Bonnet - no thank you

AC/DC's Bon or theother bloke - great voices for Malcolm'd Band but that's about it...?

Lenny - good at what he did

Then the others - the Judas Priest bloke et alia

The of course there is the great Lee Jackson....





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Postby robertff » 16 Mar 2020, 13:54

C wrote:Okay, let's look at the competition

Ozzie - great for Sabbath but no range nor tone but he can belt it out

Gillan - a contender - a big voice with a big range

Coverdale - a bit screechy for my taste

Bonnet - no thank you

AC/DC's Bon or theother bloke - great voices for Malcolm'd Band but that's about it...?

Lenny - good at what he did

Then the others - the Judas Priest bloke et alia

The of course there is the great Lee Jackson....





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Ozzie with the Sabs
Gillan with Purple
Bon with AC/DC, not the other guy
Bonnet with Rainbow

The rest and those above solo I couldn't care less about. I confess it's not a genre I have much time for, mainly because of the vocalists I would suggest.

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Postby C » 14 Dec 2021, 16:41

Any more thoughts....?



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Postby robertff » 14 Dec 2021, 16:45

C wrote:Any more thoughts....?



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Are you trying to wring the cloth dry with this thread C?

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Postby Matt Wilson » 14 Dec 2021, 16:46

Not much to say. A great metal vocalist. You didn't mention Plant I noticed. Slider listed the five albums you need, even if The Last in Line isn't as good as Holy Diver, it's still worth your time.

Put a gun to my head and I'd pick Ozzy though.
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Postby robertff » 14 Dec 2021, 17:01

Matt Wilson wrote:Not much to say. A great metal vocalist. You didn't mention Plant I noticed. Slider listed the five albums you need, even if The Last in Line isn't as good as Holy Diver, it's still worth your time.

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Postby Jumper K » 15 Dec 2021, 17:14

Definitely not a one-trick pony but instantly recognisable if you have heard him before, and definitely one on the Mount Rushmore of rock vocalists.

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Postby C » 01 Jan 2022, 19:43

Jumper K wrote:Definitely not a one-trick pony but instantly recognisable if you have heard him before, and definitely one on the Mount Rushmore of rock vocalists.


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Postby mudshark » 01 Jan 2022, 21:46

Don't care much for screamers, but certainly miles ahead of the banshee that used to 'sing' with Led Zeppelin.
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Postby fange » 02 Jan 2022, 07:53

As someone who knows very little Dio, i'd be interested to hear a few songs posted that showcase him as a great vocalist.
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Postby fange » 03 Jan 2022, 10:57

From the evidence of that track, C, he can clearly hold a tune and has a powerful voice.

There is something about it that doesn't quite sit right with me though; it's somehow too... clean, if that makes sense? There's lots of big strong vibrato, which is fine for some styles, but not really what i want in a metal singer. Like punk, metal for me is more about the attitude and feel, rather than hitting all the notes spot on and soaring like the greater hairy-chested warbler.
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Re: How good was Ronnie James Dio....?

Postby The Slider » 03 Jan 2022, 13:22

40 years ago tonight I was in seat A7 - stalls at Hammersmith Odeon for this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEy3amH ... q0nJUGpRMm

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