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#1
This is something I heard discussed on the Radcliff and Maconie show, one of my fave radio programmes.

Which bands who are considered really influential and good have bad singers/musicians BUT would sound awful without them?

My vote goes to New Order...this video is a prime example of a tone-deaf singer who is brilliant.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9OCB69KwpU
#3
Sex Pistols. They wouldn't be the same and/or be as influentual to people as they were.
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Sex Pistols. They wouldn't be the same and/or be as influentual to people as they were.



Most punk musicians play crappy anyway....*flameshield*
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Most punk musicians play crappy anyway....*flameshield*

Meh. The majority do.
It's what it sounds like that matters to me.
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#7
Blink 182 (im a blink fan btw but its there crappiness that makes them good)
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#8
tim kinsella couldnt sing for **** but cap'n jazz were absolutely awesome.
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#9
Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy just for their simpleness, even though that's why I like them.
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Most punk musicians play crappy anyway....*flameshield*


They do actually, I personally don't see how they were so influential to people. But if my favourite bands were inpsired by them then I guess, well I won't complain about them...
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They do actually, I personally don't see how they were so influential to people.

Playing well does not necessarily mean playing skilfully and being extremely technical.
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There was a thread on this like last week, but I'll cast the same vote, the guy who sings for Interpol, just freakin terrible.

And yeah Bernard Sumner (New Order) canny sing.
#14
Billy Talent...the singer obviously thinks hes in a SOAD cover band
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#15
Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan's scratchy vocals and the most simplistic basslines ever.

But without that, it would suck.
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#16
Robert Smith, he aint a fastastic singer, but its for that reason why he is a fantastic singer...

wait...
#18
Everything about System of a Down's sound is terrible but it seemed to work for them.
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Also, Morrissey of the Smiths. Bad singer, but in a good band.

BLASPHEMY!!!!

although he is a pretentious prat
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BLASPHEMY!!!!

although he is a pretentious prat



Nah, I like the Smiths, even if I think that Andy Rourke is the best member.
#21
I can think of a few.
RHCP's Anthony Keidis has a pretty limited range, but what he does with it suits their sound.

J Mascis's voice annoys alot of people I know, but it complements the guitar playing.

Liam Gallagher's voice makes me angry.


And of course, no-one could forget Sid Vicious.
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Billy Talent...the singer obviously thinks hes in a SOAD cover band

No way. GTFO.
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Billy Talent...the singer obviously thinks hes in a SOAD cover band

Have you heard him talk? He sounds EXACTLY the same. It's creepy.

My vote goes for Mustaine.
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David Thomas of Pere Ubu is a messed up guy, but the band would never be the same without him. He's ****ing awesome.
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Also, Morrissey of the Smiths. Bad singer, but in a good band.


His voice used to annoy me, but now I think he's a great singer. His singing on all of The Queen is Dead is amazing. Especially on I Know It's Over.
#26
I like the lead singer from the Searchbars.
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#27
Green Day. BJ (lol) Armstrong isn't a good singer but without him it wouldn't work.
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early avenged sevenfold

motorhead

bob dylan

ac/dc


etc.
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#29
Dreamtheater. James Labrie seriously is not in the musical league of the rest of the band.
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Dreamtheater. James Labrie seriously is not in the musical league of the rest of the band.



I don't know about that, as far as technical proficiency goes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLXwPVqZKjY&feature=related

Stuff like that requires a pretty big amount of talent.


Although I will agree that his voice is the thing I like the least of an otherwise untouchable band.
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Also, Morrissey of the Smiths. Bad singer, but in a good band.


I'd say his voice is just limited; once you've heard Morrissey you've pretty much heard all he can do.


I think the singer from The Pains of Being Pure At Heart is just plain awful, both in the studio and live. But a lot of their tracks would be good otherwise.


Brett Anderson's voice used to annoy me as well, but Suede has grown on me.
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Nevermore.

But IMO, his voice really fits the music, I just think in any other band he'd fail.



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#35
Paul Masvidal on Focus. The vocorder is to heavy and it doesn't really fit in with the music. Except Veil of Maya and maybe How Could I?
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Nevermore.

But IMO, his voice really fits the music, I just think in any other band he'd fail.

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Dreamtheater. James Labrie seriously is not in the musical league of the rest of the band.

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