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post #31 of 126
I like James Labrie best, I don't know if he is the best though. And that singer from Cellador, when I heard him I was like, check out his range...
post #32 of 126
In terms of just pure vocals in rock music in general, I think its hard to argue against Freddie Mercury. If you're talking about the "screamers", I always liked Robert Plant and early Chris Cornell.
post #33 of 126
True,Cornell is very,very good.
post #34 of 126
Klaus Meine of Scorpions did well in their earlier works, before the power ballad thing. He's on my top ten list for sure.
post #35 of 126
Robert Plant, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and Jim Morrison are all on my list. I love Bowie (hence my avatar) ever since I dug up my dad's old LPs three years ago. Amazing range and variety of styles.
post #36 of 126
Of the list you have there, they are all great, but the vocals that move me the most and have the most emotional impact would be from Freddie Mercury. I can't explain why, it's just the way it is for me.


For the 'mainstream' vocalists:

Joe Lynn Turner
Pat Benetar
Jeff Scott Soto
Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden
Corey Glover - Living Colour
Roger Daltry - The Who
Brad Delp - Boston
Paul Rodgers - Bad Company
Klaus Meine - Scorpions
David Bowie
Steve Walsh - Kansas
Leslie West - Mountain
Greg Allman
Glen Hughes

Some of my other favorites who aren't as 'mainstream':
Darren Smith - The Darren Smith Band
Olaf Senkbeil - Dreamtide
John West - Feinstein, Royal Hunt, Artension
Julie Westlake - Hydrogyn
Greg Styzempka - Raging Slab
Skin - Skunk Anansie
Russell Allen - Symphony X
Jorn Lande - Ark, Beyond Twilight, Masterplan, Brazen Abbot
Danny Bowes - Thunder
Ray Gillen - Badlands
D.C. Cooper
Tobias Sammet - Edguy
Jioti Parcharidis
Lord Tim - Dungeon
Tom S. Englund - Evergrey
Bob Rock
Graham Bonnet
Curtis Skelton
Klaus Dirks - Mob Rules
David Readman - Pink Cream 69
Andy Kuntz - Abydos, Vanden Plas

And I could go on and on...
post #37 of 126
early Chris Cornell true!

don't forget me in my listening room. if the sound is up enough and I can't hear myself I sound like whoever I am listening to!

I rule....

how about that fellow from early Metallica?
post #38 of 126
Thread Starter 

Oh those terrible typos ...

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Originally Posted by Sovkiller View Post
I think I made a typo ...... but anyway, I do consider him a good performer and an exceptional front line man...but I meant Jon Anderson from Yes
Thanks.
I also made a terrible typo: Bob Halford instead Rob Halford.
But I am better than you because my typo is only a one-letter typo. Ha, ha, ....

BTW, I am correcting my typo in my original post.
But I cannot correct it in the title of the thread. It's too late - the sytem will not allow to do it.

post #39 of 126
Thread Starter 

Not so fast ....

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Originally Posted by evanft View Post
ROFFLE. Ozzy Osbourne is a crappy singer and the most unimportant member of Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath is, and always will be, a Tony Iommi solo project in all but name. He wrote nearly all the music, after all.
Of course 'technically speaking' Ozzy is at the bottom of my auxiliary list perhaps with Lemmy.

But I, and I hope many others, consider Ozzy as a 'terrific fit' - frontman/lead singer for Black Sabbath.
And that's what I meant: enjoyment, emotion, passion, fabulous fit and also 'just right' voice for Black Sabbath's music (doom metal).
Let me mention this. Bill Ward (the drummer) said that he did NOT feel right when Dio
was singing with Black Sabbath.
Also he strongly suggested that they would not perform songs like Black Sabbath, Paranoid, ... without Ozzy.
It was not Black Sabbath. Period. Perhaps it should have been called Tony Iommi's project.
If I remember correctly, on some occasions Bill even turned down Tony Iommi's invitation
to perform with the band.
Sometimes Bill was sick (heart attack, etc.) so he could not play anyway.

Of course I am mostly talking about Ozzy at his peak in the early 1970s.
But Ozzy had also a terrific career with fabulous Randy Rhoads at the beginning
and later in the 1980s.
Nowdays Ozzy cannot practically sing. Last time I saw him with Black Sabbath at
the Ozzfest -10th Anniversary, 2005. (DVD-Video)
Of course his voice was just decent there, but I still enjoyed the original Black Sabbath with Ozzy.

Last year the sensational news broke: In 2007 Black Sabbath would tour with Dio.
People were shocked, because Black Sabbath had the reunion in 1997-1998.
But I guess Tony Iommi wanted to have a healthy singer whose voice was not failing
and he could count on Dio in this respect.

Go to the internet. 'Black Sabbath' (note the quotes) without Ozzy and Bill has already
started their tour on March 11. Of course Dio is the lead singer.

post #40 of 126
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Originally Posted by spacemanspliff View Post
don't forget me in my listening room. if the sound is up enough and I can't hear myself I sound like whoever I am listening to!

I rule....
LOL

You *are* a smart one!
post #41 of 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdamCalifornia View Post
BTW, I am correcting my typo in my original post.
But I cannot correct it in the title of the thread. It's too late - the sytem will not allow to do it.

You should be able to change the title of the thread if you click to edit your first post, and then click on the "Advanced" button.
post #42 of 126
Thread Starter 

Thanks but ...

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Originally Posted by Zoide View Post
You should be able to change the title of the thread if you click to edit your first post, and then click on the "Advanced" button.
I've known this thing but in the past I tried to correct titles of other threads
and it did not always worked.
That's why I thought that after, say 24 hours, it was impossible to do this.
Apparently someting went wrong before.

This time it worked fine. Thanks.
post #43 of 126
For me it is definitely Freddie.
Vocals are more than a voice. More than range.
Freddie had style and threw himself into everything whole heartedly.
And his ability to sing anything is amazing.
From punk (Sheer Heart Attack (the song)), to hard rock (Stone Cold
Crazy), to Caruso (Lazying on a Sunday Afternoon. And the juxtaposition
to Death on Two Legs is brilliant.) to Rockabilly (Crazy Little thing Called
Love (did that come out before the Stray Cats became popular?) to
operatic (you know this one ;-) to rock-n-roll gospel (Somebody to Love)
to "Andrews Sisters" (Bring Back that Leroy Brown)... it goes on and on. It
always sounds like Queen, but never sounds the same. His range of styles
includes most of the other "candidates."
And stage presence? Unbeatable. Call and response with the audience,
sing offs with the audience, conducting the audience for whole sections of
their songs.

But for sheer beauty, I have to go with Jon Anderson. And of all the "old
farts" (as am I) in the list he's actually sounding better today than ever.
I can get goose bumps listing to Awaken thru 5-inch Labtec speakers that
came included with my old 386 pc.

But there are so many good ones that it's really an embarassment of
riches. And it should get better with "garage bands" being able to
distribute their mvsik over the internet without fitting a corporate formula.

I just hope singing on key comes back into style.


-=A=-
post #44 of 126
Thread Starter 

Here is Jon Anderson of Yes

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amarok View Post
For me it is definitely Freddie.
Vocals are more than a voice. More than range.
Freddie had style and threw himself into everything whole heartedly.
And his ability to sing anything is amazing.
From punk (Sheer Heart Attack (the song)), to hard rock (Stone Cold
Crazy), to Caruso (Lazying on a Sunday Afternoon. And the juxtaposition
to Death on Two Legs is brilliant.) to Rockabilly (Crazy Little thing Called
Love (did that come out before the Stray Cats became popular?) to
operatic (you know this one ;-) to rock-n-roll gospel (Somebody to Love)
to "Andrews Sisters" (Bring Back that Leroy Brown)... it goes on and on. It
always sounds like Queen, but never sounds the same. His range of styles
includes most of the other "candidates."
And stage presence? Unbeatable. Call and response with the audience,
sing offs with the audience, conducting the audience for whole sections of
their songs.

But for sheer beauty, I have to go with Jon Anderson. And of all the "old
farts" (as am I) in the list he's actually sounding better today than ever.
I can get goose bumps listing to Awaken thru 5-inch Labtec speakers that
came included with my old 386 pc.

But there are so many good ones that it's really an embarassment of
riches. And it should get better with "garage bands" being able to
distribute their mvsik over the internet without fitting a corporate formula.

I just hope singing on key comes back into style.


-=A=-
Yes, Jon Anderson from Yes

post #45 of 126
no mention of bono from u2?
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