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In no particular order:

Ian Gillan
Rob Halford
Bruce Dickinson
Ann Wilson
Ray Alder
Robert Plant
Roger Daltry
Ronnie James Dio
Paul Rogers
Amy Lee
Glenn Hughes
Joe Lynn Turner
Candice Night
Doug Pinnock
Maynard James Keenan
David Coverdale
post #62 of 126
an anecdote for the tom waits afficionados:

two days ago i heard one of his recent songs on a friend's car radio. (i've always admired waits' razor voice but until recently didn't much care for his brand of laidback roots music. exposure to a lot of alt.country and americana has changed that.) right after the waits track a similar song emerged from the radio, yet after waits that voice seemed so mellow, pleasing, well-modulated, gentle.
it went down like honey.

the singer? bob dylan
post #63 of 126
Heheheh. I like that analogy.
post #64 of 126
Thread Starter 

Excuse me, can I mention the King?

Is it politically correct to mention Elvis Presley - the King on this site?
Would the King make to the Top 1000 on your list?



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Is it politically correct to mention Elvis Presley - the King on this site?
Would the King make to the Top 1000 on your list?



Definetly yes, especially if singing voice is concerned.
post #66 of 126
Maynard James Keenan of Tool

Listen to "Pu****", and you too will understand.

No one has a more pure, haunting, and just plain awesome voice.
post #67 of 126
Ah, I totally forgot:

Peter Steele of Type O Negative. A goth-rock/doom metal band, he has very unique throaty voice. Though he uses some effects to enhance it, its still very unique. Not fan of their music generally, except song Haunted and Love You To Death which are one of my fav songs ever.
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Oh wow, another vote for Tom Waits here, too. Greg Lake I'm on the fence with, but your caveat works. I also like it when he's a little playful/dirty, for example on the track "Living Sin" off of Trilogy.
For playful I think Benny the Bouncer takes the cake!
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Is it politically correct to mention Elvis Presley - the King on this site?
Would the King make to the Top 1000 on your list?
PC can FOAD as far as I am concerned. Respect and appreciation of differences is where it's at. Get me off the lathe of heaven, I don't want to be gray.
In any case, my experience here at head-fi has been the absolute best online forum experience I've ever had. Discussion, disagreements, sure. I've never seen any abuse or personal attacks.
As I like to say, "Ad hominem attacks are for *!@-ing a**h*les."

That said, Elvis sucks and his fans are idiots!
(Oh please don't ban me for my stupid, ironic sense of humor )
Actually, my wife got me that remix EP that came out a while back, and it's been a frequent occupant of my car's CD player. It's brought something I've neglected to my attention.
If you would pick a starting point for exploring his other mvsik, where would you begin?
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In no particular order:


Amy Lee
oh god you have got to be kidding me...
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oh god you have got to be kidding me...
Why not? I think Amy Lee carries her voice really well, she can be operatic and can be strong and gruffy (for a girl) without sounding forced. She may not be the greatest per se but she sure has a dynamic voice.

Or rather why don't we all vote for Freddie Mercury and go with the "good-taste" crowd and /thread?
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Don Van Vliet
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Why not? I think Amy Lee carries her voice really well, she can be operatic and can be strong and gruffy (for a girl) without sounding forced. She may not be the greatest per se but she sure has a dynamic voice.

Or rather why don't we all vote for Freddie Mercury and go with the "good-taste" crowd and /thread?
because in terms of female rock (metal) singers there are so many better ones out there, and bands have been doing what evanesance have for a looong time. (harsh rock contrasted by a sweet sounding female voice) The fact that evanesance is the only one to receive MTV status and top 40 play really pisses me off. Evanesance's music is one dimensional and gets old after a few songs, and I catagorize her to the likes of linkin park. Her band sucks and heavily relies on her vocals to carry their music. Compared to say..the distillers which is a female lead rock band done right. Personally I think her voice is above average at best, and to compare her work to the likes of Queen? well I don't think I need to share my opinion on that..
post #74 of 126
Freddie!

But don't forget this guy:

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True,Cornell is very,very good.
Soundgarden's Superunknown is really an amazing album (just rediscovered it), and Cornell really makes it.

Also, no Hansi Kursch, of Blind Guardian? GREAT vocals.
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