the guy from sum 41 is a better singer then dexter?
when i saw the offspring in 2004 and 2008 his voice was not good but when i saw them in 2000 and 2010 his voice was awesome just like on the albums
There are some videos where you actually say... "Oh gosh that's terrible!!!" but I prefer judging from my live experiences and I have to tell that he was always good. I think we've said everything about this matter from a pretty dumb article... there are worst singer for sure, and better for sure, but no one is gonna sound like him, we all agree on this.
http://www.offspring.com/community/s...t=37781&page=3 also they only played fix you once
But Dexter's raspy high vocals make a third of the song. They have like the same appeal that a distorted guitar has. They're great for their type of music.
If I were to make a list, it would be so much better.
For sure Tom DeLonge has got to be on of the worst live vocalists in the history of.. well, existence (though seeing Blink 182 live is still a dream to be fullfilled someday). And Johnny Rotten is quite awful live (and recorded too) too. BUT, it fits exactly that raw punkrocky feeling that people are looking for.
Imagine Shane MacGowan singing beautifully. If he DID sing beautifully, The Pogues would've sucked.
Replace Dexter with an opera singer, and I'm not interested anymore. Surely you can say he's not among the best singers. I know he isn't, everybody with a mind knows that. But, he is perfect for The Offspring. He doesn't need to be a great singer, not in a punkrock band (though I would like to restrain myself from classifying The Offspring as a punkrock band, to avoid a whole different discussion, but you get what I mean).
I often think that if singers from punkrock bands would appear on shows like American Idol or America's Got Talent (or your country's equivalent) hardly any of them would make it to the next round. Think about singers like Dexter, Johnny Rotten, the singers from Dropkick Murphys, Alkaline Trio, Blink 182, Green Day, Bad Religion, Die Toten Hosen, Weezer... and the list goes on and on. They don't sound that great vocally, but have the exact right voice for their target audience.
What I'm saying is, you shouldn't judge them on something they're not trying to be.
Personally, I think an ostrich is an awful bird because it can't fly. So there you go, the Offspring are the ostriches of music. Yeah I'm just gonna keep on using these kind of comparisons.
o rly? Though I think after this show they didn't play Total Immortal anymore, at least not much. They didn't play them at their headliner show the last time I saw them.
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It only burns me up that all of the media darlings and circus acts like Justin Bieber and Ke$ha were excluded. The vocals are unlikable, cookie cutter nonsense, and people just devour it like it's weed-filled brownies. Meanwhile Dexter Holland who has a unique, recognizable voice is getting shit on.
He's not going for this angelic voice shit, he's a punk/rock singer. The punk genre isn't about vocal expertise, it's about the message.
The list seems to be primarily crap, with weak backing for all of the placeholders' legitimacy.
Your back's to the wall, that's protocol;
It's sequestering your spirit, misleading us all.
Originally Posted by Noodles
Absolutely never argued that. Go back and read my first post in here. There are big differences among "vocalist", "song writer", and "front man". Dexter is a great song writer, a decent front man, but no, I wouldn't call him a good vocalist. Yes, he fits the job great... yes, there's a different scale to judge on... but on that scale, he's about average. In the grand scheme, he's pretty bad. But yes, his voice fits the style very well. And no, I'm not asking for Luciano Pavarotti to come in and sing with the Offspring instead. His voice fits the music, but he's not a very good vocalist.For sure Tom DeLonge has got to be on of the worst live vocalists in the history of.. well, existence (though seeing Blink 182 live is still a dream to be fullfilled someday). And Johnny Rotten is quite awful live (and recorded too) too. BUT, it fits exactly that raw punkrocky feeling that people are looking for. (and the next 3 paragraphs or so)
Nobody in the Offspring is really very talented at their instrument. Doesn't mean they don't work well together and make great music.