Bands you want to like but can't get past the lead singer's voice

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dark_Matter, Dec 16, 2021.

  1. PhoffiFozz

    PhoffiFozz Forum Resident

    Mike Mattison?
     
  2. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    Didn’t Dylan already adopt that infamous vocalisation style on Blonde on Blonde ?
     
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  3. Lightworker

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    Uh......no.
     
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  4. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    Well - then the thing I’m talking about is different to the thing you are talking about.
     
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  5. The Panda

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    Sandy is hard for me, but Richard is a no go.
    I do have Heyday (which is half Sandy) and love it.
     
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  6. patient_ot

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  7. BroJB

    BroJB Large Marge sent me.

    The Three O'Clock
     
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  8. hutchguv

    hutchguv Rock/Metal/Prog/Power Pop fan

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    You don't like Mr Meine?

    You know he's a Bad Boy Running Wild Right? So I really hope you get out of his Wee


    I actually really love the Scorps up to about 1984, but his voice is definitely a unique one, somewhat like Geddy Lee in that I can see how it may be off putting to some. I have no problem with it myself however
     
  9. hutchguv

    hutchguv Rock/Metal/Prog/Power Pop fan

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    This is a good one, his vocals are somewhat off putting when I've tried to listen to Family.

    Yet on some tracks like Burlesque I think he sounds great
     
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  10. carlwm

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    Not much of a fan but the fellow can certainly hold tune.
     
  11. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    I'm with CRJ so there are at least two of us. :)
     
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  12. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Looking at the principle lead singers for Faiport:

    Ian Matthews
    Judy Dyble
    Sandy Denny
    Richard Thompson
    Dave Swarbrick
    Trevor Lucas
    Simon Nicol
    Chris Leslie

    I think they are all outstanding singers. Out of curiosity, what do you find lacking? (Genuine question - respect your opinion!).
     
  13. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Follower of Hi-Fi

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    What? You don’t find a listicle torrent of gormless disapprobation slagging battalions of mostly brilliant vocalists to be riveting critical commentary?
     
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  14. Timjosephuk

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    Led Zeppelin first 2 albums

    But most of all, (Steve Harley &) Cockney Rebel.
     
  15. edrebber

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    He started sounding like he gargled with draino and it got progressively worse. Great songs though, but can't tolerate his voice.
     
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  16. evillouie

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    Fastway with Dave King. Shrill as all get out. As a big Motorhead fan I still like the band, but not the vocals. And this from someone who likes Lenny’s voice. Go figure!
     
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  17. The Panda

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    Richard is like nails on a blackboard
     
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  18. carlwm

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    He's an acquired taste for sure but I fall on the side of those who really like his voice.
     
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  19. carlwm

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    Agreed.

    Strangely enough. he's great on Fastway's more commercial third album, Waiting For The Roar, though, and he's been fab with Flogging Molly.
     
  20. Plano

    Plano If you like moderation you’ll love excess

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    I agree about Richard. He doesn’t have great range, but has a nice tone. And best if all, he’s always on pitch, never flat.
     
  21. PhoenixWoman

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    Talking Heads. I'd probably only like selected parts of their catalog even with a different singer but David Byrne's constipated yawp ruins the rest for me.
     
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  22. pig bodine

    pig bodine God’s Consolation Prize

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    I think it took a turn for the worse around Street Legal, when he started sounding like Irene Ryan.
     
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  23. PhoenixWoman

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    He's improved considerably over time. His voice up through Pour Down Like Silver was serviceable at best and needed support from Linda, but it got stronger when he came back a few years later. I think he's simply gotten used to staying within his admittedly limited range. The voice does fit the songs well IMO.
     
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  24. PhoenixWoman

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    Sounds about right. I love his vocals on Street Legal but they were a bit more, ah, stylized than what was on Blood on the Tracks. By Infidels, the vocalizations that everyone uses for Dylan impressions were firmly in place.
     
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  25. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    Thanks, I understand now. But, personally, I don't like the way he started singing on Blonde on Blonde.
     

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