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Old 02-20-2014, 04:00 AM   #1
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Rock bass singers?

Short and sweet: I have a bass-baritone singing voice. I love it, but I cannot think of how to use it in rock, because I have never heard a bass singer in rock. Baritones sure, but my singing range errs more on the bass side, so that's not as helpful as I'd like.

So, yeah, does anyone know of bass singers in rock music? Preferably from the 70's onward; I love music from then, but those kinds of voices were popular back then, and I don't write music that fits that era, so it wouldn't really be a working comparison to say Johnny Cash or Elvis.
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:06 AM   #2
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Peter Steele from Type O Negative and Till Lindemann from Rammstein comes to mind, but it's more on the metal side,so maybe not your thing. Also, uncommon answer, but Axl Rose has (or had) a pretty extensive range and could get quite low, check out Mr Brownstone, It's so easy and Bad obsession.
I kinda have the same problem as you I think, as most baritones singers in rock these days sing notes that are out of my range as a baritone...

Edit: Maybe not what you're looking for, but Brad Roberts (Crash Test Dummies), Nick Cave, Jim Morrison (The Doors), I think David Bowie could be from what I've heard from him, Peter Murphy/Bauhaus, Ville Valo (H.I.M), Joey Ramone (The Ramones), Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), Ian Curtis (Joy Division), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Neil Fallon (Clutch), Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth, check out Damnation album, all songs have clean singing)

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