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Re: Voices?
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2008, 08:10:02 AM »
Another vote for Freddy Mercury.

I stumbled across this the other day and was impressed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/dwhLtQciRKE

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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2008, 08:48:21 AM »
Since I havent seen him mentioned yet. Davey Havok from AFI. Of course they're one of the bands everyone loves to hate now a days but I still love them and the guy can sing.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch/v/b0-jUDsosmg

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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2008, 03:16:16 PM »
Another vote for Freddy Mercury.

I stumbled across this the other day and was impressed.

Wow. I had forgotten what a fantastic singer Sinéad O'Connor is.

Here are some videos of PJ Harvey:

Down by the Water - This is a more recent and more subdued live version of the song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/0q3x3PomocI

This is the original for anyone who is not familiar with it:


Shame (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/kKLPMZ-PSBQ

Grow, Grow, Grow (live)
http://www.youtube.com/watch/v/ZON2rv5XKzo
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2008, 01:41:59 PM »
Steve Marriott. Seriously, that dude could sing. He also had the most depressing career of all time. His two bands launched the careers of Rod Stewart (Small Faces) and Peter Frampton (Humble Pie). I didn't much care for Humble Pie, but Small Faces was freakin' amazing.

Examples:
http://www.youtube.com/v/AB-dyiopRVU&hl=en&fs=1

and

http://www.youtube.com/v/M9ZcKZnlLgg&hl=en&fs=1
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2008, 09:28:42 PM »


Very moving rendition of Wind that Shakes the Barley.

More Freddie..with Luciano Pavarotti...

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People are so used to criticizing religion in whispers, that a normal voice, sounds like a shout.

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« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2008, 11:24:15 PM »
Totally agree on Portishead. Totally agreed with Low. They're astonishing.
http://www.youtube.com/v/nVTZc-bnDiw&hl=en&fs=1

Then Bessie Smith.
http://www.youtube.com/v/L_odSSNFbdE&hl=en&fs=1

Skip James. This song got spread around by Ghost World, but it's really amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/v/BtZ6DoeimP4&hl=en&fs=1

Oh, and Thom Yorke has gotta be a fricken Alien or something to do what he does. I think the album version of "I Will" is one of the finest songs, vocal and otherwise put to tape ever.
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Re: Voices?
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2008, 11:34:03 PM »
Thom Yorke.  I hear him in my head all the time ^_^
Tracy Chapman
Sarah Brightman

There are others, but I'm too lazy to remember.

I second Sarah Brightman. That woman has pipes !
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« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2008, 11:44:30 PM »
Amy X Neuburg. Just watch.
http://www.youtube.com/v/VibMUvuqfnw&hl=en&fs=1

I'll probably take some heat for this one, but Kathleen Hanna from Le Tigre, for doing a lot with a little.

-Paul Simon for Paranoia Blues and Everything Put Together Falls Apart.

-Katharine Whalen from Squirrel Nut Zippers

-Todd Lewis from the Toadies.

-Much as I hate to admit it, but Michael Jackson had a hell of a voice. I listen to "I wanna be where you are" every so often.

-Little Richard could make better songs out of more simplistic rhymes than just about anyone.
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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2008, 12:23:48 AM »

I'll probably take some heat for this one, but Kathleen Hanna from Le Tigre, for doing a lot with a little.


ok, I kinda see where you're coming from with this, but I'd argue that someone like Kim Gordon does it so much better.  Kim Gordon, further to her credit, has also never had it in her head that she should ever try to rap.  I like me some Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, but christ if Kathleen's 3rd wave feminist rants make me want to smack a baby.  I don't think I've ever felt like more of an outsider at any show than as a straight white male at a Le Tigre show. 
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Re: Voices?
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2008, 01:45:58 AM »
Unconventional (unique?), bordering on screaming but in a controlled way, Jason Cruz-



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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2008, 02:25:36 AM »
Oooh! I got more! I know I'm overdoing it but hopefully someone will hear something they love.

Antony! Blew me away when I first heard it. Blew me away again when I found out it was a guy. (but the same thing happened with Rush, so whatever.) Excuse him the self-indulgent pause and tearing up at his own song. It's a good song and I can't find the album version.
http://www.youtube.com/v/loNU4fVpO8E&hl=en&fs=1
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Cocorosie - Jesus Loves Me. Great crack at religious hypocrisy here, but somehow still sincere.
http://www.youtube.com/v/Wu2LpRzog3s&hl=en&fs=1"
They're an acquired taste but I acquired them like a mf'er.

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The Books - A Little Longing Goes Away. A band known mostly for sound collages mostly without original vocals sets off their third LP with one of the most beautiful and delicate vocal pieces I've heard.
http://www.youtube.com/v/1-oNlYp6AeU&hl=en&fs=1

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Jolie Holland - Damn Shame. Moody, southern, perfect.
http://www.youtube.com/v/SY3XQwB5Vgk&hl=en&fs=1"

Jolie Holland - Spooky Little Pony (incomplete). Best innuendo song in decades.
http://www.youtube.com/v/GosjpPuIBt8&hl=en&fs=1
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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2008, 02:29:00 AM »

I'll probably take some heat for this one, but Kathleen Hanna from Le Tigre, for doing a lot with a little.


ok, I kinda see where you're coming from with this, but I'd argue that someone like Kim Gordon does it so much better.  Kim Gordon, further to her credit, has also never had it in her head that she should ever try to rap.  I like me some Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, but christ if Kathleen's 3rd wave feminist rants make me want to smack a baby.  I don't think I've ever felt like more of an outsider at any show than as a straight white male at a Le Tigre show. 

Yeah I know what you mean. Someone needs to do a recut of "Hot Topic" and take out the chanted list of prominent women. It gets a little heavy handed and dominates the music sometimes. But they got a great dancy energy like nobody else. Maybe "Eagles of Death Metal" can rival them for danciness.
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Re: Voices?
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2008, 03:14:18 PM »
Anthony Kiedis has a very good voice.



Awesome song too.
People are so used to criticizing religion in whispers, that a normal voice, sounds like a shout.

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« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2008, 12:15:39 AM »
I like a number of those here, but really like the voice of Regina Spektor.
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Re: Voices?
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2008, 06:01:25 PM »
Layne Staley - Alice in Chains
Brandon Boyd - Incubus
Mike Patton - Faith No More, Mr. Bungle etc.
Róisín Murphy - Moloko
Maynard James Keenan - Tool
Tori Amos
Tracy Chapman
Jason Kay - Jamiroquai
Mikael Åkerfeldt - Opeth
no Korn?

 

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