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The lead singer wasn't the best singer in the band

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jake362, Apr 1, 2021.

  1. Jake362

    Jake362 Mystic Knight of the Oingo Boingo Thread Starter

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    I'm really trying to think of a good example but having a hard time...are there any bands you can think of whose lead singer isn't even the best singer in the band?

    One possible example....

    Wilco- John Stirratt has a beautiful voice, sweeter than Tweedy's, but Tweedy's lyrics only really sound right coming from the man himself. I would argue that John is a much better singer the Jeff.
     
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  2. JamieC

    JamieC Forum Resident

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    Tom Fogerty was a much better singer than his brother John. But he admitted that John had a "sound". That was the basis of the Creedence sound.
     
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  3. lordcat

    lordcat Forum Resident

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    Ian Brown from the Stone Roses, Reni the drummer can probably sing in tune better but hasn't got the correct sound.
    I prefer Micky Dolenz on vocals to Davy Jones.
    Whoever sang 'Song for Whoever' by the Beautiful South is a better singer than usual lead singer Paul Heaton in my book.I think it might of been the keyboard player?
     
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  4. maui jim

    maui jim Forum Resident

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    Gene Clark was a better singer than Roger but all the media was about granny glasses Roger
     
  5. youknow

    youknow Forum Resident

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    I've always prefered Noel Gallagher singing his own songs.
     
  6. Jake362

    Jake362 Mystic Knight of the Oingo Boingo Thread Starter

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    Nice pick and wonderful burn as well.
     
  7. fretter

    fretter Forum Resident

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  8. Black Cat Surfboards

    Black Cat Surfboards Well-Known Member

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    The other two guys in Motorhead
     
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  9. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

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    Early Daze Crazy Horse? Danny Whitten? I dunno, he had a great voice but Neil had the songs. They were great together though!!
     
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  10. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    Never liked Hughes voice. For me it just about ruins a great song
     
  11. Waspinators

    Waspinators Forum Resident

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    Roth-era Van Halen comes to mind.
     
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  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    The Cars...
     
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  13. southamorican

    southamorican Forum Resident

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    Streetwalkers. Bobby Tench was (is) a way, way better singer than Roger Chapman.
     
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  14. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    by far! totally agree...
     
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  15. Black Cat Surfboards

    Black Cat Surfboards Well-Known Member

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    WOW...that is pretty hard to take. "Burn" was a really cool song with Ian Gillan's vocal. thats unlistenable.
     
  16. Black Cat Surfboards

    Black Cat Surfboards Well-Known Member

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    I loved his singing on the Jeff Beck Group records. He indeed has a beautiful soulful voice.
     
  17. linklinc

    linklinc Forum Resident

    ~The Who

    Pete Townshend is my fave, but Roger Daltrey is great.

    I love Pete's early solo stuff as much as The Who... and... after "The Who By Numbers", I live Pete's solo stuff more than The Who.
     
  18. Station17

    Station17 Time to play B-sides...

    I prefer Townshend to Daltrey in The Who...

    Mick Jones over Joe Strummer in the Clash (neither are great, but both are right for the music)...
     
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  19. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    Ringo and the Allstars..take your pick far as band configuration.
     
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  20. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

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    Yes
     
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  21. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I loved Orr's voice...
     
  22. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    Levon Helm sang more lead vocals in The Band than the other two singers, but I remember him saying that he considered Richard Manuel their lead singer.
     
  23. ralph7109

    ralph7109 Forum Resident

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    You might like Pete better but according to the OP, you think he’s better than Roger?
     
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  24. drad dog

    drad dog Forum Resident

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    Coverdale was the vocalist on Burn.
     
  25. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    I guess it's all subjective but I think John is a better singer than Tom any way you look at it. It's both a stronger voice and has more character..but like I said, very subjective with no right answer.
     
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