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Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:16 PM
I thought the drummer did a pretty damn good job. The rest was a kind of a mess - Scheff actually did a good job with the vocals, though these songs are impossible to sing properly unless you're Geddy Lee. Lifeson seemed a bit like he was finding the groove there - which must've been difficult.
Glad he's playing out though.
Posted 30 October 2018 - 10:51 PM
Even Geddy can't sing some of these songs like Geddy anymore.
Posted 31 October 2018 - 01:48 PM
Jason Scheff is very underrated as far as being a musician/singer goes. His work with Chicago over the years filling some unfillable shoes has been decent, but you could see he definitely was ripe to play something different. They just wanted a Peter Cetera clone and heard that in his voice. Freed of that mess, this is refreshing.
Posted 31 October 2018 - 05:40 PM
Chicago was my favorite band growing up. They hired Jason Scheff in part because he had a high vocal range and could plausibly sound a bit like Peter Cetera. However, IMO he has a terribly weak voice. In concert he sucks all the life out of the great old Chicago songs, and the original material in which his voice is featured is almost unlistenable.
Rather than compare him to Cetera or Lee vocally, he always reminded me a lot of Will Forte (the SNL comedian who would often do songs as part of a sketch). Except Forte has a superior singing voice.
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