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#1 Wandering Hermit

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 06:12 AM

I have two examples. They each come from bands with multiple singers. Because they can sound so different I initially misattributed who was doing the singing because of this.

 

To go through this exercise, please turn on your mental audio system and play these passages in your head.

 

Vocalist 1:

 

A.

 

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day

Fritter and waste the hours in an off-hand way

Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town

Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

 

Now play B:

 

There is no pain you are receding

A distant ship smoke on the horizon

You are only coming through in waves

Your lips move but I can't hear what your saying

 

Those are both Mr. Gilmour, of course, but he has such a harsh tone in Time that I long ago used to think it was Waters that sang that part.

 

Vocalist 2:

 

A.

 

Why don't we do it in the road?

Why don't we do it in the road?

Why don't we do it in the road?

Why don't we do it in the road?

Why don't we do it in the road?

No one will be watching us

Why don't we do it in the road?

 

B.

 

Yesterday

All my troubles seemed so far away

Now it looks as though they're here to stay

Oh I believe in yesterday

 

Again, when I was young and just getting into them, I always thought Paul's voice was so smooth and silky that it had to be John wanting to fuck Yoko in the middle of the street. Seems like something John and Yoko might even have done at some point. Paul and Linda? Naaaa

 

 

And what examples might YOU have?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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#2 Moving Target

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 06:48 AM

Bowie. Apart from the huge vocal range, he could sound very different in terms of tone.

#3 Three Eyes

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:24 AM

Which one's Pink?


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#4 Three Eyes

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 07:30 AM

 


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#5 Wandering Hermit

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:56 AM

Bowie. Apart from the huge vocal range, he could sound very different in terms of tone.

 

Give examples please.


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#6 Slim

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:00 AM

Why don't we do it in the road?

Why don't we do it in the road?

Why don't we do it in the road?

Why don't we do it in the road?

Why don't we do it in the road?

No one will be watching us

Why don't we do it in the road?

 

B.

 

Yesterday

All my troubles seemed so far away

Now it looks as though they're here to stay

Oh I believe in yesterday

 

 

Good topic.

 

Must admit I'd never thought that Gilmour's voice in Time was much different than it appears in Comfortably Numb, and I still can't really see it. Different delivery, certainly.

 

Macca's voice certainly deepened in the later days of the Beatles, or at least he affected a deeper style. But his Little Richard style as featured (eg) in the following video

 

 

is more markedly different from either Yesterday or Why Don't We Do It In The Road IMO than they are from each other.

 

 

Here's one comes to mind: Marvin Gaye doing falsetto in Got to Give It Up

 

 

and more or less anything else he did, eg

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlS61_o5B-U



#7 Wandering Hermit

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:04 AM

I want you

I want you so bad

I want you

I want you so bad its driving me mad its driving me mad

 

Hold your head up you silly girl
Look what you've done!
When you find yourself in the thick of it
Help yourself to a bit of what is all around you
Silly girl


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#8 Three Eyes

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 11:20 AM

Devin Townsend, a modern day metal genius, give us 4 voices in one song!

 

Voice #1 - quasi-operatic

Voice #2 - serious metal growl

Voice #3 - angelic falsetto

Voice #4 - in song stage banter

 

 


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#9 BinFrog

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 01:35 PM

Page Hamilton:

Growling: https://m.youtube.co...h?v=rgwHGrWhyF8

Singing: https://m.youtube.co...h?v=3y4jaa6u5pc

#10 BinFrog

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 01:38 PM

Eddie Vedder:

Pissed The F*** Off: https://youtu.be/F1WbLsuUcbg

Singing: https://youtu.be/lEV9XgrdkPg

#11 BinFrog

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 02:03 PM

Then there's this guy: https://m.youtube.co...h?v=oFwZA4fcetI

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:14 PM

Clarence Frogman Henry

Just Google "Ain't got no home"

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Old Rush Good, New Rush Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


#13 fenderjazz

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:42 PM

Axl Rose when he sings an octave below screech sounds like somebody else.

Dylan when he actually sings “Lay Lady Lay” and “Knocking on Heaven’s Door” vs just about everything else he does.

#14 grep

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:48 AM

Randy Jackson of Zebra.

Granted, his second voice is a falsetto. But it sounds different enough from his regular singing voice.


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#15 Three Eyes

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:57 AM

^^^ Nice one! Unrecognizable from each other.


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#16 Three Eyes

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 01:59 AM

Steve Perry just had one voice, didn't he?


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#17 grep

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:09 AM

Steve Perry just had one voice, didn't he?

 

The new song sounds just like him... well, an older version of him.  But yeah, just one Steve.


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#18 Three Eyes

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:14 AM

 


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#19 grep

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:21 AM

OK, someone mentioned RTB. I'm leaving. Time for a piss break.


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#20 Three Eyes

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 02:42 AM

OK, someone mentioned RTB. I'm leaving. Time for a piss break.

 

It's a Pavlovian response at this point. I'm sure everyone here took a piss break too.


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