Who is/was the best rock singer of all time?
Who is/was the best rock singer of all time?
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lou reed doing a gay voice
listening to rock for singing
just listen to soul or pop
you already posted the answer op
Is that eddie murphy?
These, plus Staley, Patton and Plant
Everyone else is imitation.
Your mum was singing when I had anal sex with her. It felt good too, cheers for that, cunt.
Nobody does it like him.
is there even anything to discuss here?
I agree on the others but I'd put Halford or Dickinson over Dio. RJD's voice is amazing but he doesn't have the range and versatility of the other metal gods.
He's not very *rock*, but he's undeniably extremely talented and skilled.
Well, you can do it technically, but you're wrong.
His song writing was so good, and his image so attention grabbing, that people don't end up talking about his singing specifically but he was one of the absolute best IMO. His skills and range are good, but his versatility and ability for expression are incredible.
yea hes almost as good as kanye west
Word on a Wing is his best vocal performance.
He'll be fine
He's already dead m8
I think hell be fine
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hell be fine
best in the thread so far
Scientifically, the answer is Freddie Mercury.
"What, exactly, made him so great? A research team in Europe wanted to answer that question, so it looked into the science behind his voice. Professor Christian Herbst was part of that team, which just released its study on Mercury; as a singing teacher and a biophysicist, Herbst says he was intrigued by Mercury's technique. According to his research, the key lies in Mercury's vibrato, which differs slightly from those of other classically trained singers.
"Usually, you can sing a straight tone, but opera singers try to modulate the fundamental frequencies," he says. "So they make the tone, if you like, a bit more vibrant. Typically, an opera singer's vibrato has this frequency of about 5.5-6 Hz. Freddie Mercury's is higher, and it's also more irregular, and that kind of creates a very typical vocal fingerprint."
Basically, the way his voice worked combined opera and pop in a way that made it indistinguishable. He truly sang in a very innovative way, so that's why Freddie Mercury is /technically/ the greatest rock singer of all time.
can sing 'technically' the best
yeah, too bad music isn't about technical prowess
Define the criterion that you would use to determine the greatest rock n roll singer.
Youre so lost
"What, exactly, made him so great? A research team on reddit wanted to answer that question
nice try, reddit
when you really get down to it someone who fits the song being made
so really I'd agree with OP and say Ronnie James Dio since nothing anywhere fits anything more than his voice did for metal
tl;dr "his vibrato is faster than average so he's somehow better"
Freddie is one of my favorite singers ever but that's completely retarded and doesn't even make sense. Who ever said "I wish my vibrato was faster"? It's not even desirable.
It's Van Morrison you stupid fucks. He's got a distinctive voice as well as amazing technical skill and range.
Reddit is very sad its not funny
this is the same singer whose range is so limited that he had to break into a falsetto to sing "fighting" in We Are The Champions. cringe.
isn't it said somewhere he was a baritone singing way out of his normal range?
digits will confirm
gillan has always had a hard time with pitch onstage - he tended to sing a bit sharp. he had greatest range in his youth but that was falsetto. plant could hit high G without breaking into falsetto
not sure. fag had a good voice but to put him on a pedestal as GOAT is just gay.
If we're going by range then Axl and Halford are the toppest of top. there's more to it than how many octaves you can span
Friendly reminder that Axl's range nearly spans six octaves.
Nah, you just don't understand that you need an actual standard if you want to argue what is "the best" in any category. I chose mine. it may be incorrect. Whateva
true but there are aesthetics that come into play too. Axl has range but his voice annoys me. my train of thought is that gnr suceeded in spite of axl - not because of him. halford could scream a powerful high G. that's about it. Riding On The Wind sounds like a hackneyed falsetto failed attempt to be brian johnson though less so than that hack from Jackyl. halfords real voice sucked. youtube.com
combining aesthetics with range and you get a 1971 robert plant wearing the crown
You do not understand singing if you condensed this into "his vibrato is faster, therefore he's better". Like, I cannot stress enough, you completely misunderstood the relevance of the original information.
Do you sing?
Yes I've been singing for years. If that paragraph said anything other than "his vibrato is faster", paste it and explain how that's not what it said. I just read it again and that's the only claim made in the entire post.
I just read it a third time since you were so incredulous. All that is said in that post is that Freddy had a faster and more irregular vibrato than average.
are you really trying to say halford wasn't that great?
gawd that's terrible. thank god grunge came about and destroyed the heavy metal explosion with men who sang like men
consistent and powerful E5s aren't grunge-tier. Halford has hit a sharp C6 during live performances, even.
Yeah, i'm saying that you don't understand the relevance of that information. It's not "his vibrato is faster", it's "his vibrato bridges the gap between rock and opera, maintaining the appeal in each case". This is why FUCKING EVERYBODY loves his voice. It appeals to two completely different standards of auditory appreciation. Opera and RnR,
I'm saying that my standard for the "greatest rock singer" is whichever singer bridges the gap between classical and modern singing styles without it being obtrusive in any way. I think that Freddie is the best, going off of this standard. If you disagree, you have to be clear. Do you disagree with my standard (as in: propose a different standard), or, you agree with my standard, but disagree with my conclusion (in which case, what's your conclusion?).
post link audio mm/ss. i've heard hi G ON VOC and Sinner; G# at the end of Dreamer Deceiver may have been variac'd
falsetto. gillan could hit that note too and gillans "normal" voice in the studio was "better" than halfords studio voice
I'm not saying the only fact stated in that supposed proof of why Freddi'es voice is "scientifically superior", I'm saying "subjective stupid bullshit written by a scientist who is so musically ignorant that he believes vibrato is a unique feature of opera singing and most popular singers just try to 'hit straight tones'"
Good point there bud. Really substantive.
you posted him what else you want
I disagree with your standard because it's absolutely retarded. I also don't think that your evidence (i.e. Freddy has a faster than average vibrato) shows that Freddy "bridges classical and modern singing styles". Plenty of singers have a weird vibrato quirk of some kind. Are they all "bridging the gap..."? A more pronounced vibrato isn't even the most substantial difference between operatic and popular singing styles. The low larynx tone is by far the most distinguishing feature of opera. Vibrato appears in almost all popular music.
impressive scream. too bad the rest of the vocals sound like halford and not cornell
believe it or not is actually the dude from stryper ... yeah, stryper
Wow. That was amazing. wtf
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I like the singer in Seam
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Chuck puts them all 6 feet under