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Omni
01-09-2006, 09:57 PM
It was a tough call, but for me, Layne Staley from Alice in Chains. He's neck-at-neck with David from Disturbed.

SkunkIt
01-09-2006, 09:58 PM
In my opinion, It's dexter.

Omni
01-09-2006, 10:04 PM
Well, hey. That's your respectable opinion. I was hoping everyone would side with me, though :D

Drummerguy123
01-09-2006, 10:12 PM
Actually, when I saw the title of this thread, I was going to say David from Disturbed. Also, Amy Lee from Evanescence (sp?) has a phenomenal voice, even though I don't really like the music much.

XYlophonetreeZ
01-09-2006, 10:23 PM
Freddie Mercury (Queen)
Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave)
Layne Staley (Alice in Chains)
Hugo Ferreira (Merge, Tantric)
Vinnie Dombroski (Sponge)

Dexter? Come on, you can't be serious. I can't think of too many punk singers who deserve to be mentioned here at all.

nieh
01-09-2006, 10:33 PM
Mike Patton. He's been in bands such as Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas, Tomahawk, Dillinger Escape Plan, etc. He's got the most amazingly flexible voice. He can go from R&B crooning to death metal screaming to rapping to about 30 other styles at the drop of a hat.

T-6005
01-09-2006, 10:36 PM
I'm partial to Matt Bellamy. He's got great control over his voice, although it's not from everybody.

The best singer I've EVER heard would probably have to be the woman who does the flute impersonation in the Fifth Element. The actual woman, that is. What's her name?

All About Eve
01-09-2006, 10:54 PM
I have to say James LaBrie. I just love his voice long time.

Eddie
01-09-2006, 10:55 PM
Ian Gillian is amazing an the guy from Scorpions too( I forgot his name sorry :(). I think they are my favorites.

BREAK
01-10-2006, 12:00 AM
Laetitia Sadier. *melts*

Today I just realized that I like a lot of horribly untalented vocalists, though.

killer_queen
01-10-2006, 02:43 AM
Ella Fitzgerald easily.

Camilamazed
01-10-2006, 07:54 AM
Alanis Morissette :D

mrconeman
01-10-2006, 07:56 AM
Robert Plant.

igniton/pyro
01-10-2006, 10:09 AM
billie joe and dexter holland

nieh
01-10-2006, 10:13 AM
Laetitia Sadier. *melts*

Today I just realized that I like a lot of horribly untalented vocalists, though.

She does have a purdy voice, but I prefer the girl from the Cardigans whose name I can't remember.

China Boy
01-10-2006, 11:03 AM
I think Freddie Mercury is (was, rest in peace) the best singer ever. He had an amazing voice.

jacknife737
01-10-2006, 11:50 AM
Dicky Barrett, Dexter.

opivy21
01-10-2006, 02:17 PM
Most of my favorite singers can't sing very well or just don't do it very much.

As far as being the best, Freddy Mercury probably had the most talent. Greg Graffin is an awesome singer as far as punk goes.

Apathy
01-10-2006, 02:22 PM
billie joe and dexter holland

Don't get out much, huh?

>:->
01-10-2006, 02:22 PM
I'll jump on the Freddie Mercury train and add Danny Filth.

joethejudge
01-10-2006, 02:44 PM
The guy from powderfinger and the guy from beautiful south.
Awesome

That_Guy91
01-10-2006, 02:58 PM
My favorites have to be Greg Graffin, Chris Cornell, and David Draiman. I know there are others, but I can't think of them right now.

SaiKYoU
01-10-2006, 03:52 PM
Freddy Mercury and Axl rose

paulrose
01-10-2006, 04:21 PM
I think it is M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold because his voice is so versatile, he can go from melodic screaming to blissfull harmonies. He is really talented. Most singers can only sing in one style but he can sing in two, im sure theres more people who can sing like him but he is the one that caught me eye.

Igniton
01-10-2006, 04:42 PM
It was a tough call, but for me, Layne Staley from Alice in Chains. He's neck-at-neck with David from Disturbed.

David is really good. I would say him too. I like Dave Grohl's because it is just original too. Hoobastank's lead singer, I don't know his name though, I enjoy his singing.

platinumpt
01-10-2006, 04:51 PM
Axl Rose (well, a few years ago...)

and

Francesco Lorenzi.

Igniton
01-10-2006, 04:58 PM
Don't get out much, huh?

haha really... i like dexter's vocals and billie joe's but if you said that, then your playlist must only consist of offspring, green day, and akon.

All About Eve
01-10-2006, 05:04 PM
David is really good. I would say him too. I like Dave Grohl's because it is just original too. Hoobastank's lead singer, I don't know his name though, I enjoy his singing.

How is he original?

Igniton
01-10-2006, 05:04 PM
he just sounds original to me... i am not sure

Drummerguy123
01-10-2006, 05:32 PM
Ella Fitzgerald easily.

YES!!!!!!!! *high five*

Although some may disagree with me, I love Billy Corgan's voice. His voice is so unique and he sings with power and emotion.

coke_a_holic
01-10-2006, 06:56 PM
I'm going to second Mike Patton. His work with Mr. Bungle is... Wow.

Omni
01-10-2006, 08:14 PM
You know, I *am* a fan of Mike Patton, but as far as Faith No More goes, I think I perferred Chuck Mosley(sp). He had this kind of girlish screech to him that suited the songs he sang.

Camilamazed
01-10-2006, 08:16 PM
Mike Patton is great tho I got a little bit disappointed after seeing Fantomas live last October :(

Igniton
01-13-2006, 05:37 AM
i have never heard of mike patton? should i of?

vanessa
01-13-2006, 07:13 AM
i like chris cornell, specially his solo album. but many singers fail when they are live, iīve never notice dexter different live than in the albums and i think thatīs great.i really like his voice.

nieh
01-13-2006, 08:37 AM
You know, I *am* a fan of Mike Patton, but as far as Faith No More goes, I think I perferred Chuck Mosley(sp). He had this kind of girlish screech to him that suited the songs he sang.

I'm not a fan of Chuck Mosley era Faith No More. Not just because of his voice, but that didn't do much to help them out. I also didn't like the first album they did with Patton, The Real Thing. WAY too 80s sounding and it didn't age well at all in my mind (though it was probably great for its time). King for a Day and Angel Dust are still great albums though.


Mike Patton is great tho I got a little bit disappointed after seeing Fantomas live last October :(

Fantomas is a weird, weird band. Had you ever listened to them before or was seeing them live your first time? I HATED them when I saw them open for Tool back in the day and only really started listening to them recently after getting their Suspended Animation album. I either love it or am frustrated beyond belief at it depending on my mood.


i have never heard of mike patton? should i of?

You've probably heard Faith no More's song "Epic" on the radio. It was a big hit in 89 or something that still gets a lot of airplay on rock stations. It's nowhere near the most impressive thing he's ever done though.

Igniton
01-13-2006, 09:23 AM
ok i havent heard it before... i dont like his voice so much but it aint bad

nieh
01-13-2006, 10:13 AM
Check out Faith No More - Naked in Front of the Computer or Mr. Bungle - Ars Moriendi if you want to hear some of his better stuff.

Igniton
01-13-2006, 10:14 AM
alright ill check em out

BenjiStone
01-13-2006, 10:16 AM
ZP Theart - Dragonforce

Punky Dudess
01-13-2006, 11:01 AM
The Styles and Breeze male solo-ist whos name escapes me at the present time...
and also, Lisa Abbot

notoriousdoc
01-13-2006, 11:33 AM
Glenn Danzig
http://www.the7thhouse.com/imagegallery/Samhain/gallery%20I/s16.jpg
Chris Cornell
http://www.artist-pictures.com/media/Norwegian%20Wood%202003/Audioslave/Audioslave1-400.jpg
Robert Plant
http://homepage.mac.com/caroledanforth/robertplant/photos/onstage/mediafiles/l8.jpg

All really hot, see a pattern?

Megs
01-13-2006, 11:59 AM
freddy mercury

offspring fan
01-13-2006, 01:02 PM
dexter holland and chris cornell

0r4ng3
01-13-2006, 01:54 PM
Matt Sanders, more commonly known as M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold. There are others that I think are good, but they've all been mentioned already.

GBH2
01-13-2006, 07:42 PM
billie joe and dexter holland
shut up. ...

Jakebert
01-13-2006, 07:52 PM
Michael Stipe
Frank Black
Jim Morrison
Roxy Epoxy
Glenn Danzig
Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer doesn't have the prettiest voice ever, but the emotion and energy he had made up for that.

Rancid_Guyxxx
01-13-2006, 08:26 PM
Brad Nowell
Bob Marley
Jack Johnson

Zack
01-13-2006, 08:33 PM
Chris Cornell of (soundgarden-Audioslave)
has to be the best singer!

Brines
01-13-2006, 08:35 PM
The dude from fall out boy.

notoriousdoc
01-14-2006, 05:38 AM
The dude from fall out boy.
"A lonely codplexx, cock in and pull"

GBH2
01-14-2006, 08:03 AM
The dude from fall out boy.
shut the fuck up before i hunt you down and stab you repeatedly with a butcher knife.

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01-14-2006, 10:50 AM
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01-14-2006, 10:55 AM
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Dex90
01-14-2006, 06:29 PM
i think dexter is no1, infact his voice was one of the first things i liked about the offspring, its so fuckin powerful and live he hits incredibly high notes and he never sounds squeeky like those heavy metal or old hard rock singers-
then chris cornell, amazing
then dave grohl

mrconeman
01-14-2006, 06:50 PM
i think dexter is no1, infact his voice was one of the first things i liked about the offspring, its so fuckin powerful and live he hits incredibly high notes and he never sounds squeeky like those heavy metal or old hard rock singers-
then chris cornell, amazing
then dave grohl
Its great how he writes off 2 entire genres of music, some of which have spawned the best singers in music (Robert plant anyone?, Ronnie James Dio anyone?, Sabbath and 80s era Ozzy anyone?, Bruce Dickinson anyone?)
All whom by the way are still singing and all of whom sound amazing still, with the exception of Ozzy unfortunatly.
Then goes on to name two rock singer as one of his favourites.

dexrocks07
08-25-2006, 12:47 AM
In my opinion, It's dexter.
I don't just think it is your opinion, I agree

All About Eve
08-25-2006, 01:49 AM
So he's the best out of the, what, seven vocalists you've heard ?

Corrosion
08-25-2006, 02:13 AM
The best vocalist I have heard in my time listening to music are:

Freddie Mercury - Easily the greatest of all time. Brilliant all-round.

Eddie Vedder

Layne Staley.

Mr. Noodles
08-25-2006, 04:13 AM
The best vocalist I have heard in my time listening to music are:

Freddie Mercury - Easily the greatest of all time. Brilliant all-round.

Eddie Vedder

Layne Staley.
I agree with these.
I'd also like to mention:
Chris Martin - Coldplay
Scooter Ward - Cold
Kevin Martin - Candlebox
Jack Bruce - Cream.

And yes, I know, all of these bands start with "C".

Jakebert
08-25-2006, 08:39 AM
I seriously don't get you guys that keep saying Dexter. I get that the Offspring is your favorite band, but Dexter isn't even in the top 100 singers of all time. His voice is not unique, and live it sounds like he's trying too hard to reach those high notes he hits on the album. It fits the Offspring's music, but it's not special.

Tigger Army
08-25-2006, 09:27 AM
Ronnie James Dio anyone?

Someone!

As for the offspring... I can even understand people like Dexter's vocals a lot but just no. He's about as good as mister Kurt Nirvana Cobain was; not very good. To be the best singer you need to have a reach of more than about 6 notes like Dexter. Take a Freddie Murcury or Elvis or even Frank Sinatra, THOSE people could sing and to put Dexter on the same level is rather insulting to those three really...

Dude From Dudetown
08-25-2006, 10:09 AM
Ben Gibbard
Robert Patrick Maurcey

Dexter Holland is not even in the top 5,000 vocalist.

Yatesy
08-25-2006, 10:48 AM
Danny Filth.

I think you're looking for the worst singer you've heard thread. Anyway, I'm going to jump on the Ronnie James Dio bandwagon, he is a great vocalist.

XYlophonetreeZ
08-25-2006, 01:12 PM
Ben Gibbard
I hope you die.

JohnnyNemesis
08-25-2006, 01:14 PM
Martin Gore and Dave Gahan, thank you very much.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 01:20 PM
hmm... some of my favorite voices are natalie imbruglia and alanis morissette for female (LOVE natalie's voice), and for male, I love shawn mullins and the lead singer of Dispatch. I'm not really digging too hard to think, though, those are off the top of my head.

BREAK
08-25-2006, 01:56 PM
Laetitia Sadier. *melts*


Whoops, I meant Joni Mitchell. Yeah.

All About Eve
08-25-2006, 02:02 PM
I'd like to add Michael Stipe, Tony Kakko, the guy from Better than Ezra, and (believe it or not) Steve Vai.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 02:28 PM
I'd like to add Michael Stipe, Tony Kakko, the guy from Better than Ezra, and (believe it or not) Steve Vai.

I LOOOOVE kevin's voice when he does the falsetto in "Juicy". omg I love him. His voice on the entire album of "How Does Your Garden Grow?" is just amazing, though. His voice on Deluxe and Friction, Baby is too whiney... but HDYGG and BTR he's just terrific (I don't have Closer).

All About Eve
08-25-2006, 02:30 PM
All I have is BTR, GH, and F,B, F. I agree, his falsetto voice is awesome. At the Stars, Porceilan, and Burned are my favorites for his voice.

Escherichia
08-25-2006, 02:30 PM
Freddy Mercury.

Thanks.

All About Eve
08-25-2006, 02:35 PM
Big case of meh.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 02:40 PM
All I have is BTR, GH, and F,B, F. I agree, his falsetto voice is awesome. At the Stars, Porceilan, and Burned are my favorites for his voice.

omg GET HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW!!!! Best one. My order is:

How does your garden grow?
Before the robots
friction, baby
deluxe

And I don't have greatest his, closer, or the rarities one. seriously, I so recommend HDYGG. at the stars is on that... and yeah his voice is so great in that one. burned is terrific as well. I can't remember how porcelain goes, I don't listen to deluxe a whole lot, except to hear "Good".

ofsmurfsandpixies
08-25-2006, 03:07 PM
ive always loved james hetfields voice....its so deep and powerful

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:09 PM
ugh, his voice is horrible. what do you mean Deep? it's anything but deep.

Amazed
08-25-2006, 03:13 PM
ugh, his voice is horrible. what do you mean Deep? it's anything but deep.

terrible?! I love it. I wouldn't say he's the best singer I've heard though.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:15 PM
my friends and I always make fun of him

EHHHHHG ZIIIIIT LIIIIIIII TAHHH!

ofsmurfsandpixies
08-25-2006, 03:21 PM
i think it sounds amazing its not all whiney like tom de longe's

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:21 PM
why on earth would you compare him to tom delonge? tom delonge is awful.

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 03:23 PM
Why are we not talking about Michael Jackson?

0r4ng3
08-25-2006, 03:24 PM
I know, right? That's ignorant.

ofsmurfsandpixies
08-25-2006, 03:24 PM
yeah i know especially with angels and airwaves

i went to see him live and pretty much all he did was say 'im gonna take over the world with my band' for half an hour

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:25 PM
Why are we not talking about Michael Jackson?

his voice kind of annoyed me

I think that taylor hanson pulls of that style better than MJ did, but that's just my opinion.

mrconeman
08-25-2006, 03:26 PM
Now MJ could sing.

RickyCrack
08-25-2006, 03:29 PM
There's two kinds of singers in this world. Michael Jackson -- and everybody who wishes they were Michael Jackson.

Llamas
08-25-2006, 03:32 PM
I just can't respect the guy, honestly. I do like the songs from the Jackson 5. And Billie Jean and Thriller are a'ight. Smooth criminal is good, too.

DeAtHsTaR
08-25-2006, 03:33 PM
yeah i know especially with angels and airwaves

i went to see him live and pretty much all he did was say 'im gonna take over the world with my band' for half an hour
Tom Delonge is such a egotistical idiot.

mrconeman
08-25-2006, 03:34 PM
Listen to Beat It, 4srs.

PsychoticAndInsomniac
08-26-2006, 02:03 PM
Male: Freddie Mercury. No doubt.
Female: Can't decide, there are many, but this time I'll go for Joss Stone.

Ninty Man
08-26-2006, 09:27 PM
UFFF

Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth from Van Halen
Frank Sinatra
Elvis Presley
Luis Miguel :P
Michael Jackson
Freddie Mercury
Robbie Williams
Chris Martin
Bob Marley

Mr. Noodles
08-26-2006, 09:51 PM
UFFF

Sammy Hagar and David Lee Roth from Van Halen
Frank Sinatra
Elvis Presley
Luis Miguel :P
Michael Jackson
Freddie Mercury
Robbie Williams
Chris Martin
Bob Marley
Yay! Another person who realizes the greatness of Chris's voice.
I agree and love the other vocalists too... especially Freddie Mercury.

RickyCrack
08-26-2006, 10:07 PM
Bobcat Goldthwait.

Retard
08-26-2006, 10:59 PM
i'm not saying theyre the best but theyre my favorites


Stza from Leftover Crack, he's got a range, one minute he's doin some fun ska song next minute he's screaming his lungs out. then he's growling like theres no tomorow.

Ezra from LoC, INDK, and Morning Glory, he sounds more honest than Stza, and its alot more inviting than Stza's.

Greg Graffins is awsome, his solo album shows it off for what it is.

Joe Strummer(if you dont know who he is, you're a mess.) he's got so much passion in his voice, that and London Calling alone should be a good example.

Tim and Lars from Rancid two of the most distinctive voices in Punk.

and Jesse Michaels(i dont know the spelling) from OpIV.

again i know theyre not the best, but theyre my favorites.

the only two i can really say i dont agree with are Robert Plant(see the NOFX thread haha), and Eddie Vedder, he sounds like a goat.

coke_a_holic
08-26-2006, 11:09 PM
Not enough people are severely in love with Mike Patton's ability to rape the term "singer." It saddens me greatly.

All About Eve
08-26-2006, 11:15 PM
Why are we not talking about Michael Jackson?
Approved.

*starts talking about MJ*

He was good, I forgot to mention him.

thomda11
08-27-2006, 12:00 AM
Robert Plant by far, he has a very unique and good voice. Of course gregg gaffin when it comes to punk. Also, I like Zoli's voice from Ignite, unique in terms of punk.another favorite is Paul Macartney

Marco
08-27-2006, 02:35 AM
Freddie Mercury.
He not only had great voice, great talent and was a great musician, but he (and Queen) was really ahead of everybody else. I mean, the style of singing is the same as it is today...which was completley strange 20 and more years ago.He was extroardinary.

Never Gonna Find Me
09-01-2006, 03:39 AM
Ronnie Dio.

Living in Chaos
09-01-2006, 04:24 AM
Greg Graffin from Bad Religion is good.
I like Jon Bon Jovi's voice a lot too, and a guy named Johnny Gioeli I think has a great voice, he sings for the band Hardline, and is also the singer for German guitarist Axel Rudi Pell.

Corpse
09-01-2006, 09:48 AM
I agree with alot being said. Especially Freddie and Layne Staley.

I am going to disagree with most for the best female voice though. I think that Cristina Scabbia has an amzaing voice.

Marco
09-01-2006, 01:16 PM
I agree with alot being said. Especially Freddie and Layne Staley.

I am going to disagree with most for the best female voice though. I think that Cristina Scabbia has an amzaing voice.
yep! Lacuna Coil's vocalist really has an amazing voice!

Amiralanal
09-01-2006, 04:35 PM
Greg graffin is pretty good. but im not an expert.

Ninty Man
09-01-2006, 04:42 PM
Sammy Hagar!!! :D

Tigger Army
09-01-2006, 05:10 PM
yep! Lacuna Coil's vocalist really has an amazing voice!


really? Not that she's bad or anything, definitely not, but she's rather standard for a gothic metal female singer...

Corpse
09-01-2006, 06:02 PM
really? Not that she's bad or anything, definitely not, but she's rather standard for a gothic metal female singer...

What the fuck are you on dude? She's way better than Amy Lee for starters.

Manic Subsidal Boy
09-01-2006, 07:43 PM
Bruce Dickinson on the new Maiden album

Tigger Army
09-02-2006, 06:52 AM
What the fuck are you on dude? She's way better than Amy Lee for starters.

I said gothic metal, not linkin park with female chester. Her band has absolutely nothing to do with gothic metal.

SplinterByMyOwnDesign
09-02-2006, 06:55 AM
Greg K :D (10)

Mr. Noodles
09-02-2006, 06:57 AM
Greg K :D
I've only seen a few performances that had him singing, but I liked his voice.
And instead of (10), do this: (10)

pretty fly 88
09-03-2006, 08:49 AM
The best singers of all time are:

Robert Plant(Led Zeppelin)
Paul Stanley(KISS)
Steven Tyler(Aerosmith)
Freddie Mercury(Queen)
Chris Cornell(Soundgarden, Audioslave)

That_Guy91
09-03-2006, 08:50 AM
Pleasepleaseplease tell me you didn't just say Paul Stanley can sing.

pretty fly 88
09-03-2006, 08:53 AM
Pleasepleaseplease tell me you didn't just say Paul Stanley can sing.

Yes, he sure can. You obviously haven't heard anything from later in his career. Just listen to his last solo album or anything KISS came out with in the 90s and then tell me he can't sing.

That_Guy91
09-03-2006, 08:54 AM
Yes, he sure can. You obviously haven't heard anything from later in his career. Just listen to his last solo album or anything KISS came out with in the 90s and then tell me he can't sing.

Even if that is true, I seriously doubt he's up there with the rest of those guys.

pretty fly 88
09-03-2006, 08:58 AM
Even if that is true, I seriously doubt he's up there with the rest of those guys.

Yes, yes he is. Trust me, I'm not alone when I say this.He got better and better throughout his career. If you ever hear the Unplugged live version of "I Still Love You," you will totally agree.

I tried to think of all greatest bands of all time, but many of them don't have great singers. Ozzie Osbourne has a wierd voice. Jimi Hendrix is a great songwriter, but he doesn't have a great voice. The guy from AC/DC can't sing that well. The lead singers of the Beatles and Pink Floyd can't sing at all. So when it comes right down to it, Paul Stanley now can outsing everybody except Robert Plant.

Tigger Army
09-04-2006, 02:17 AM
The lead singers of the Beatles and Pink Floyd can't sing at all.

you're kidding right? Especially on the Pink Floyd remark. As for the beatles... Well I can understand people think John Lennon can't sing but Paul....?

Jakebert
09-04-2006, 07:51 AM
Roger Waters may have sucked on the Wall and the Final Cut, but he and Gilmour were amazing vocalists on their stuff before that and you couldn't have found better voices to fit that band. Syd Barret wasn't amazing, but he wasn't bad by any means.

As for the Beatles...what the hell? Those vocal harmonies are what set them apart from other bands in the beginning. And Paul's voice evolved to become incredibly powerful by the end of their career.

Paul Stanely is nothing special as a vocalist at all. It fits KISS's stupid arena rock style, but that doesn't make it good.

pretty fly 88
09-04-2006, 08:18 AM
Roger Waters may have sucked on the Wall and the Final Cut, but he and Gilmour were amazing vocalists on their stuff before that and you couldn't have found better voices to fit that band. Syd Barret wasn't amazing, but he wasn't bad by any means.
.
You can't even hear their voices that well. Pink Floyd's music is so overproduced that their voices are hard to hear. It doesn't take much of a voice to fit that band's style. I could probably step in and sing for them, and it wouldn't make a difference.


As for the Beatles...what the hell? Those vocal harmonies are what set them apart from other bands in the beginning. And Paul's voice evolved to become incredibly powerful by the end of their career.

I don't hear anything special in John Lennon's voice. I forgot about Paul McCartney, I guess he has a good voice, but John Lennon's voice just annoys me.


Paul Stanely is nothing special as a vocalist at all. It fits KISS's stupid arena rock style, but that doesn't make it good

His voice evolved and got better with age. It was amazingly powerful in the 90s, when he was truly in his prime. Just listen to those pipes on the live Unplugged version of "I Still Love You." I'd like to hear John Lennon or the guy from Pink Floyd sing like that.


And you say KISS's arena rock style is stupid? Well, okay, the Beatles are not an arena rock band, but there are a lot of similarites between KISS and the Beatles. The Beatles were actually considered "evil " by the critics when they started out. In fact, rock and roll was considered evil by many adults. My granparents hate rock and roll. It was considered the young people's music. KISS just took their evilness a step up.

Also, I've learned that the Beatles had a look that was unusual for their time period. They had black hair, and a bunch of costumes, and a bunch of other unusual things I can't remember, but I do remember learning that their look was very unusual and widely considered evil at the time. KISS just added an even more unusual look with the makeup.

Not to mention both of the bands had 2 lead singers, and they both had a singer named Paul who kept improving throughout his career. I know most of this information is kinda beside the point, but what I'm trying to say is, it always puzzles me how people say that KISS is stupid, and then go on listening to a weaker, older, less evolved version of KISS also known as the Beatles. In fact, KISS have described themselves as "Heavy Metal Beatles."

Piedude
09-04-2006, 08:25 AM
Devin Townsend...may not seem obvious if you've only heard him scream with Strapping Young Lad, but his solo stuff shows he has a great singing voice, as well as the ability to slip in a scream effortlessly...

Jakebert
09-04-2006, 12:14 PM
You can't even hear their voices that well. Pink Floyd's music is so overproduced that their voices are hard to hear. It doesn't take much of a voice to fit that band's style. I could probably step in and sing for them, and it wouldn't make a difference

Bullshit. Those spacey, relaxed vocals add to the songs in terms of the overall feeling of the song. And Pink Floyd's music isn't overproduced, it's layered. There's a difference. Overproduced is using the studio to make music sound good, not your instruments. Pink Floyd used instruments.


His voice evolved and got better with age. It was amazingly powerful in the 90s, when he was truly in his prime. Just listen to those pipes on the live Unplugged version of "I Still Love You." I'd like to hear John Lennon or the guy from Pink Floyd sing like that.

I've heard a lot of their stuff from the 90's, and it sounds basically the same, just clearer, which is owed to better recording, not vocals.


And you say KISS's arena rock style is stupid? Well, okay, the Beatles are not an arena rock band, but there are a lot of similarites between KISS and the Beatles. The Beatles were actually considered "evil " by the critics when they started out. In fact, rock and roll was considered evil by many adults. My granparents hate rock and roll. It was considered the young people's music. KISS just took their evilness a step up.

The Beatles weren't considrered evil by critics. Critics loved them from the get-go. The people that thought they were evil were people outside of the music industry that knew nothing about rock 'n roll. The people that knew what rock 'n roll was about loved the Beatles. And evilness doesn't make a band.


Also, I've learned that the Beatles had a look that was unusual for their time period. They had black hair, and a bunch of costumes, and a bunch of other unusual things I can't remember, but I do remember learning that their look was very unusual and widely considered evil at the time. KISS just added an even more unusual look with the makeup.

But the focus of the Beatles was on the music, the way they looked was only a side thing that mainly no one outside of teenage girls really gave a shit about. KISS rely on an image to sell their albums. The Beatles did not.


Not to mention both of the bands had 2 lead singers, and they both had a singer named Paul who kept improving throughout his career. I know most of this information is kinda beside the point, but what I'm trying to say is, it always puzzles me how people say that KISS is stupid, and then go on listening to a weaker, older, less evolved version of KISS also known as the Beatles. In fact, KISS have described themselves as "Heavy Metal Beatles."

It doesn't matter what KISS describe themselves as. They call themselves the best band in the world, and that's not true either. KISS is stupid. It's corny, dumb arena rock. And if you like that style of music, that's fine. But the Beatles are not even close to stupid, especially as stupid as KISS. The Beatles experimented, evolved, and frankly revolutionized the way rock music was written, recorded, and percieved. Rock music wasn't considered valid or intelligent before the Beatles. KISS didn't do anything important for rock. They got famous because of an image, and that's it. Big fucking woop.

Thomas
09-04-2006, 12:42 PM
Jakebert is 100% right and you are a fucking moron. You are completely incapable of making a valid argument. paul McCartney is a fucking phenomenal vocalist, even in his old years. Did you see his Superbowl performance a few years back?

And one thing I have always loved about Pink Floyd is their vocals. I don't understand how you can say Kiss is better than either The Beatles or Pink Floyd.

Fuck it, I've had enough of you. You are completely incapable of making a rational thought, and even worse at putting that irrational thought into words. I suggest you leave these boards because nobody likes you anyway.

EDIT: And Steven Tyler is a terrible vocalist. I love Aerosmith, but he can't really sing that well.

nieh
09-04-2006, 12:47 PM
Gold

Holy shit. Thank you for that. I needed a good laugh.

Seriously, I don't give a shit about who you prefer in regards to vocals but your logic and the comparisons you made are mindnumbingly fucked.

Thomas
09-04-2006, 12:51 PM
Holy shit. Thank you for that. I needed a good laugh.

Seriously, I don't give a shit about who you prefer in regards to vocals but your logic and the comparisons you made are mindnumbingly fucked.

THANK YOU!!!!

I knew I wasn't crazy for thinking that he is a complete idiot!

Jakebert
09-04-2006, 12:57 PM
Holy shit. Thank you for that. I needed a good laugh.

Seriously, I don't give a shit about who you prefer in regards to vocals but your logic and the comparisons you made are mindnumbingly fucked.

Exactly. It's not that your taste in vocalists is bad per se, but your reasoning that gets you there is just mind-blowingly stupid and there seems to be almost no logic or thought process behind it.