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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #20 on: February 24, 2012, 11:32:23 PM »

His voice on 'Back To The Egg' is the best i've ever heard him in my opinion.

is that the one he recorded in an egg ?  ;D
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2012, 11:52:00 PM »

I don't know which one I prefer, but Paul has the better voice - in my opinion.
He can transition from singing so smoothly to so rough effortlessly. His range is incredible. He may seem more of a "textbook" singer than John, but I think his voice is very distinguishable and unique.

But on John's side...his voice in his "Be My Baby" cover is probably my one of my favorite John vocals.


Like at 0:35 here...

The Beatles:Golden Slumbers



I was happy when The Beatles stopped playing around with Varispeed.
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2012, 10:49:22 PM »

People have no idea what constitutes a good voice nowadays if you ask me. They've been conditioned by rock music to prefer a raw, shredded style of singing and they think that's "emotional" but there are many, many ways to emote.

Just ask Maria Callas, Harry Belafonte, Judy Garland, Harry Nilsson, or k.d. lang.
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2012, 07:35:18 AM »

Like at 0:35 here...

The Beatles:Golden Slumbers


I was happy when The Beatles stopped playing around with Varispeed.
i was happy when Ringo stopped eating spaghetti.

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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2012, 10:34:42 AM »

I dont think its bullsh*t, I think (Pauls better than John) fans would read that with Paul tinted glasses and say its bullsh*t, but I can see where the guys coming from, Johns voice was more expressive than pauls, listen to Jealous Guy or Oh My Love from Imagine, his voice is full of emotion, thats not knocking Paul, its just fact.

but they were both great singers who complimented each other......

It's not fact, it's opinion.  And it IS knocking Paul, knocking Paul very much.  In fact I have often found John's voice extremely annoying, for example the above mentioned "Imagine", it totally grates on my nerves.  Or god, that song "Woman" from Double Fantasy.  Makes me cringe.  So no it isn't fact.
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2012, 11:04:35 AM »

In fact I have often found John's voice extremely annoying, for example the above mentioned "Imagine", it totally grates on my nerves.  Or god, that song "Woman" from Double Fantasy.  Makes me cringe.

Its all opinion of course but Im amazed there are Beatle fans that find one of their voices extremely annoying...

I love them all, theyre all great singers IMO.
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2012, 07:39:28 PM »

People have no idea what constitutes a good voice nowadays if you ask me. They've been conditioned by rock music to prefer a raw, shredded style of singing and they think that's "emotional" but there are many, many ways to emote.

Just ask Maria Callas, Harry Belafonte, Judy Garland, Harry Nilsson, or k.d. lang.

a lot of people like Adelle but her voice (and songs) grate on me somehow, listening to her for me is kinda like torture

anyway I was gonna say that I reread the article and I agree its a bit unfair on Paul who is a great singer, Todds probably right with his blunt 'bullsh*t' statement, HaHa
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2012, 08:47:56 PM »

People have no idea what constitutes a good voice nowadays if you ask me. They've been conditioned by rock music to prefer a raw, shredded style of singing and they think that's "emotional" but there are many, many ways to emote.

Not to mention all the Auto-Tuning that is out there....seems like everything that's on the pop stations out here (North Dakota) has some instance of AutoTune. Used sparingly it's OK, I guess, but it seems (to me) to be taking the place of actual singing.
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2012, 11:09:14 PM »

a lot of people like Adelle but her voice (and songs) grate on me somehow, listening to her for me is kinda like torture


She can't be as grating as this, Kev...

loving you minnie riperton
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2012, 11:10:35 PM »

true Barry  ;D

I like this lady's voice (great song too)

The Pretenders - Human (Remastered)
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2012, 11:16:05 PM »

Yes.  She knows how to sing.
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2012, 11:18:11 PM »

I'm listening to this...


Pretenders. Back On The Chain Gang. 1985.



...to get that Loving You noise out of my head.
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2012, 05:58:57 AM »

Not to mention all the Auto-Tuning that is out there....seems like everything that's on the pop stations out here (North Dakota) has some instance of AutoTune. Used sparingly it's OK, I guess, but it seems (to me) to be taking the place of actual singing.

That bugs me too, along with all the runs that so many singers seem to have in their songs. It's not really neccesary for them to demonstrate their full vocal range every 10 seconds! Oh, and whiney voices are irritating too. Nobody cares. Now I will stop whining.  ;)
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2012, 06:54:26 AM »

It's not really neccesary for them to demonstrate their full vocal range every 10 seconds!

Love it Kelley :)
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Re: What's in a voice? Lennon vs McCartney
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2012, 09:27:17 PM »

Not to mention all the Auto-Tuning that is out there....seems like everything that's on the pop stations out here (North Dakota) has some instance of AutoTune. Used sparingly it's OK, I guess, but it seems (to me) to be taking the place of actual singing.
grrrrr..is that like where the voice is horribly off key, the beats are wrong, the bass guitar is too loud of doing nothing, the drum parts sound faked and the lyrics belong in the garbage-pile-baby. via some electronic voodoo hoodoo? where the lyrics go nowhere, the guitar skillz are nothing but sound effects. yeah i know. there are some rock bands that at try keep it real, possibly.
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Its all opinion of course but Im amazed there are Beatle fans that find one of their voices extremely annoying...

I love them all, theyre all great singers IMO.
was gonna' say...

thank you nimrod. pointless distribution, relentless mockery, confused reality.

truth is i just don't see the point of all that, the golden rule and things.
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