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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:04 pm 
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Excluding females...

1. Perry
2. Farnham
3. J. Wilson
4. Dio
5. Daltrey
6. Presley
7. Gillan
8. Mercury
9. J. Buckley
10. Wonder
11. T. Buckley
12. Lambert
13. Halford
14. Plant
15. Dickinson


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:52 pm 
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nothing related to the list or anything, but just want you guys to try and listen to this guy. He's Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's nephew, and just check this out. hes been told spontaneously out of the blue to sing on a show where hes the judge. I know you guys wont understand the words, but i guess we are beyond that i think. I especially want Timi and Wanted to listen to this if they can, and especially from around 1:50 .... and their feedback .....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tPtAD7q ... ure=fvwrel


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:32 pm 
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That was pretty good! Weird phrasing, though...


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
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hehe, nothing weird about the phrasing man, thats how its supposed to be ....


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:45 pm 
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Yousha wrote:
nothing related to the list or anything, but just want you guys to try and listen to this guy. He's Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's nephew, and just check this out. hes been told spontaneously out of the blue to sing on a show where hes the judge. I know you guys wont understand the words, but i guess we are beyond that i think. I especially want Timi and Wanted to listen to this if they can, and especially from around 1:50 .... and their feedback .....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tPtAD7q ... ure=fvwrel


Man, that was awesome! When he started I didn't thing I was gonna enjoy it because I'm a big fan of eastern melodies, but when he started singing high with those runs, his tone there is priceless. And you could just feel that electricity in the air. The end was totally :cool: with those crazy runs.

So to continue, in the same vein, a great live performance of Serbia's greatest singer ever:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC3I2H6_FWw


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:55 am 
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Freddie Mercury for #1 live vocalist! :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
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Actually, on the old forum, I remember a few people saying he should be. And they were serious.
But he's underrated as a live singer, imo. There were some nights he was absolutely on fire, like Milton Keynes or Montreal.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:10 am 
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He was generally a great live singer, just not top material.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
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We currently have him at #9.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
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Way too high, like seriously.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
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Well I remember Mint making some really good arguments for him...


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
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When he was on, he definitely made some very impressive singing, but when he wasn't, he didn't. I think he was a great live vocalist personally, I just don't think he belongs in the list. I know tons of better live vocalists than him, who don't get recognized.

Anyway, here is my favourite live moment by Mercury:



1:20-1:33 God, I love it.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
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Now here's a question: Is Freddie top 20 on this list? I agree that #9 is too high. Here's my take on it (going off the criteria):

Pitch: His live pitch was overall great (he improved it from the 70s when nodules were causing vocal and pitch instability at times).

The difficulty of the material that is attempted: Freddie generally didn't attempt the highest and/or key notes on songs, but every once in a while, he'd get pretty close to the studio version.

How long their careers have/had produced impressive Live material: Freddie's live peak was late 1979 through mid 1982. In that timeframe, his live vocals often had impressive moments (not really WOW impressive, but pretty impressive).

Ability to improvise: I'm not really sure about this criteria to be honest. Freddie's VOCAL improvs were good and got the crowd singing along (though that scores more with the frontman criteria).

According to all of the Vocal criteria, how big the disparity is between Studio Recordings and Live performances: There was generally a pretty big difference between Freddie's live and studio vocals (mostly not attempting key notes).

Reputation / acclaim as a Live vocalist: He's generally underrated or overrated for his live vocals (hardly a happy medium gets mentioned), though overall, his reputation was good.

If Freddie does break the top 20, I think it'll be in the lower ends (like 16-20 for the ranking). #9 is WAY too high!


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
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Freddie is top 20 material, but not top 10.
On the other hand, I think Rob Halford could indeed crack the top 10.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Live Rock Vocalists
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How about a shout-out for Elton John? He does very well by the current criteria!


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