September 16, 2006 at 4:42 am #743BingParticipant
One Singer, One Choice, No Alternatives
(Bing will take Freddie Mercury)
What say you Sir Jerry?.September 16, 2006 at 8:46 am #10150FrankParticipant
That’s SO not fair picking Freddy Mercury first. Although I wasn’t invited to take this quiz, I’ll go ahead and do it anyway: Diamond David Lee Roth. I’ll let you all bicker amongst yourselves about which was better, Van Halen I, Van Halen II, Women and Children First, Diver Down or 1984. Of course, you can throw Fair Warning and 1984 in there as well. For me, it’s a toss up between Van Halen II, WACF and 1984.
So there.September 16, 2006 at 1:24 pm #10148BingParticipant
This is all trueSeptember 16, 2006 at 2:18 pm #10146
Robert PlantSeptember 16, 2006 at 4:04 pm #10139robParticipant
If you’re talking pure talent, I’d pick Sting, ’cause that dude can freakin’ sing. Robert Plant would definitely be up there for me, though…
And I may get stoned with boulders for saying this, but I really never thought that David Lee Roth stood out as a good singer. A good personality for a lead singer, sure, but then you could go with Mick Jagger for the same reason. I think they just fit the amazing music being played so well.September 16, 2006 at 10:15 pm #10151ArmezParticipant
Rick James bitchSeptember 16, 2006 at 11:55 pm #10141Pa-ulParticipant
If it doesn’t work, jam a screwdriver in there and jiggle it about.September 17, 2006 at 12:38 am #10138BuchoParticipant
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.September 17, 2006 at 4:13 am #10136Version3Keymaster
I’m with Pa-ul on this one. Phil Collins.
Rob’s pick is good, I knew it would be Sting, but it’s still good.
DLR is a great showman, and he can get up there at times, but I would not give him props for being one of the great singers in the biz. There are far better singers out there… Hell Lionel Richie can fucking sing.September 17, 2006 at 6:41 am #10149FrankParticipant
See, I misunderstood the question. After reading Bing’s choice of Freddy Mercury, I thought the point was to pick a singer who’d be the frontman for your band. If it was that, then yeah, Diamond Dave is still my pick. But he’s not the best singer in the world by any stretch of the means.
Singer, for me, wow, that’s a little more tough. I’m going to come out of left field for this one and go with Ian Moore. Sure, he’s not the best singer in the world, but you can hear how passionate he is about what he’s singing, etc.
For a female, because I like nothing more than a woman who can sing (and I mean sing, dammit, not some Brit-Jess-Christina hybrid) I’d go with Billie Holliday. I also like Dido’s voice, too.
Okay, that’s enough out of me for one day.September 17, 2006 at 4:34 pm #10145Pa-ul wrote:Phil Collins.
Damn! Yes.September 18, 2006 at 5:45 am #10147Jor-ElParticipant
This is a tough question indeed. And sorry I didn’t answer immediately. There are so may great and talented singers. And some are popular and some are not. Donny Osmand has/had? the perfection in terms of pitch, intonation etc… for many parts. Michael Anthony and Sting are great in layers and harmonies. The Beatles as a four piece. Freddy Mecury had an absolutely amazing Tenor I/Alto voice as well as Jon Anderson of YES. Collins and Gabriel have nice dirty gravel voices that I like. And of course you know who my all time favorite singer is. No other, Howard Jones. I was attracted to his beautiful voice before I knew who he was. But there are many close behind Howard but sound very similar. Tears for fear’s Roland Orzabal, Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon, Thompsin Twins’ Tom Bailey, The Cure’s Robert Smith (somehow I like his whining), Information Society’s Kurt Larson, OMD’s Andy McCluskey, When In Rome’s Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann (whichever sings ‘The Promise’). I could go on with these 80’s icons but they are only second.
Howard Jones is my all time favorite male vocalist.
I like titties.September 18, 2006 at 11:29 pm #10140djohnsonParticipant
Doug Pinnick – King’s X. No question. No arguing.September 19, 2006 at 7:36 am #10137BuchoParticipant
I like Tom Waits the best. Also Sam Cooke, Nina Simone and Roy Orbison.
- Women sense my power and they seek the life essence.October 2, 2006 at 12:37 am #10144Jor-El wrote:…Collins and Gabriel have nice dirty gravel voices that I like.
I agree. Didn’t realize how much Collins’ voice sounded good until I heard the bad re-make of In the Air Tonight – Miami Vice movie soundtrack.
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