Popular artist-great tunes-bad vocals

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Keith todaro, May 15, 2019.

  1. Keith todaro

    Keith todaro Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Shreveport
    I’ve always been attracted to artists [ groups] with great vocals, especially great group harmonies.
    Equally fascinated by those groups whose vocals were hopelessly sub-par.
    ( my taste will be remarkably different than most of you)
    So I’m interested in knowing which artists/ groups you love regardless of the “bad” vocals?.
    Or maybe which groups you might enjoy if the vocals were better?

    1. I’ll spin Van Morrison regardless of the fact that I can’t understand a darn word he mumbles just because the grooves are usually so good.
    2. Same for Joe Walsh - the songs transcend the whine.

    - Dylan was a superb tunesmith but I cannot listen; same for Petty, Jagger, Cocker, Leon Russell and the current tenors singing for Chicago.

    Have your say...
     
  2. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    Things I don’t like.....redux
     
    Aurora, Grant and lightbulb like this.
  3. egebamyasi

    egebamyasi Forum Resident

    Location:
    Worcester, MA
    You lost me at Van Morrison.
     
  4. johnny 99

    johnny 99 Down On Main Street

    Location:
    Toronto
    So you can't listen to Van Morrison, Dylan, Tom Petty, Mick Jagger or Joe Cocker?

    [​IMG]
     
  5. The Wanderer

    The Wanderer Seeker of Truth

    Location:
    NYC
    Like A Rolling Stone
     
  6. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Location:
    Alexandria VA
    You're gonna get pummeled here, but that's a cute dog in your avatar, so you've got that going for you.

    Which is nice!
     
  7. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

    Location:
    tempe az
    Robert Plant keeps me from listening to more Zeppelin.
     
    carlwm likes this.
  8. CBackley

    CBackley Chairman of the Bored

    The Beatles
     
    carlwm likes this.
  9. MrEWhite

    MrEWhite Well-Known Member

    Location:
    United States
    Megadeth, while Dave Mustaine's vocals "fit the music," they're pretty bad. Especially compared to James Hetfield's and Tom Araya's.
     
    Grow Fins likes this.
  10. SITKOL'76

    SITKOL'76 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Colombia, SC
    Bob Dylan, he has the most grating voice in the history of popular music, like you couldn't pay me to sit through an album. He's a great writer so I don't know why nobody ever told him to just stick to writing and stay behind the scenes.
     
  11. Grow Fins

    Grow Fins ...and leave you laaaaand-lubbing women alone

    Location:
    Antwerp, Belgium
    First thing to come to mind is Dinosaur Jr. My wife adores them but I continue to have a difficult time with J Macsis' groany vocals. He's a fantastic guitar player and his tunes can be catchy as hell, but when he starts singing, I just wonder: why?

     
    mr. steak and bloodlemons like this.
  12. MikeManaic61

    MikeManaic61 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Virginia
    I like Dylan a lot but that's true. As much as I like his lyrics and poetry, his voice can definitely turn some off.
     
  13. Moshe V

    Moshe V Forum Resident

    Location:
    U.S.
    George Harrison - Dark Horse

    I still like it.
    I don’t think he sounds as bad as most people say he does.

    Not up to par, but not horrible.
    It’s a great song.
     
  14. johnny 99

    johnny 99 Down On Main Street

    Location:
    Toronto
    [​IMG]
     
  15. TimeWarper

    TimeWarper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Melbourne
    Ray Davies, at least in his opinion.
     
    steppednwhat likes this.
  16. zebop

    zebop Well Known Stranger

    That's a bad vocal, I think it's during the era when George was doing a lot of cocaine.
     
  17. fortherecord

    fortherecord Forum Resident

    Location:
    Upstate, NY
    John Mayall is a good example.
     
  18. Zeppelin fan

    Zeppelin fan Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Sheboygan
    his singing is poor on hard rockers
     
  19. cdash99

    cdash99 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    Harry Nilsson’s P***y Cats album.

    Addendum: The first name of this album really gets censored???
     
  20. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

    Doesn't like Petty, Morrison, Cocker, Dylan or Jagger...I'd bet that dog is ready to pummel him also!
     
  21. TimeWarper

    TimeWarper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Melbourne
    So was Dave’s!
     
  22. INSW

    INSW Forum Resident

    This thread deserves some sort of award.
     

Share This Page