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Old 09.13.2008, 09:56 AM   #1
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Never been into it, considering that I like (most of) his music. It seems a little too baritone for my liking. Worst still is that I find his rock persona, I dunno, a little stupid. It's most certainly just my own impression, and The Birthday Party are still a great band, but I just can't stomach to listen to his voice for one song at a time, every 4 months or so.

I was spinning Sleater Kinney earlier, and there's another case of good songs ruined by an awful voice. Maybe sometimes people should not sing in their own provincial accents, it's kind of too vaudeville.
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Old 09.13.2008, 09:57 AM   #2
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sorry, I can't help it!
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Old 09.13.2008, 10:00 AM   #3
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Maybe sometimes people should not sing in their own provincial accents.

Better than singing in a provincial accent you don't have, which many of today's buzz-bands seem to be doing.
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Old 09.13.2008, 10:02 AM   #4
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Never been into it, considering that I like (most of) his music. It seems a little too baritone for my liking. Worst still is that I find his rock persona him, I dunno, a little stupid. It's most certainly just my own impression, and The Birthday Party are still a great band, but I just can't stomach to listen to his voice for one song at a time, every 4 months or so.

I was spinning Sleater Kinney earlier, and there's another case of good songs ruined by an awful voice. Maybe sometimes people should not sing in their own provincial accents, it's kind of too vaudeville.

Yeah, you mean Nick Cave's voice, don't you?
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Old 09.13.2008, 10:04 AM   #5
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Well, as a Bob Dylan fan I'm pretty good at putting up with bad/annoying voices. And it obviously doesn't phase me that much, as my friends recently described Sonic Youth as "excruciatingly American" (particularly Thurston's voice, and particularly on 100%) and I honestly hadn't cared that much before.
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Old 09.13.2008, 10:04 AM   #6
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Yeah, you mean Nick Cave's voice, don't you?

Easily assumed...
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Old 09.13.2008, 10:12 AM   #7
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I have the same problem with Ian Curtis. Like Nick Cave's, his voice sounds to affected. If anything, in the case of Curtis, it's almost too emotional. I've always thought Nico would've been a far better JD front-person, for that very reason.
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Old 09.13.2008, 10:13 AM   #8
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I need too lear how to edit my thoughts better for sure.
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Old 09.13.2008, 10:15 AM   #9
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Tim Buckley.
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Old 09.13.2008, 10:16 AM   #10
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Tim Buckley.
And his son, even though Jeff Buckley writes shit songs too.
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Old 09.13.2008, 10:23 AM   #11
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yeah, I never got into Jeff Buckley, but for as much as Tim Buckley is championed, I simply can't get past his voice.
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Old 09.13.2008, 05:48 PM   #12
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Never been into it, considering that I like (most of) his music. It seems a little too baritone for my liking. Worst still is that I find his rock persona, I dunno, a little stupid. It's most certainly just my own impression, and The Birthday Party are still a great band, but I just can't stomach to listen to his voice for one song at a time, every 4 months or so.
A sentence is missing isn't it ?
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Old 09.13.2008, 08:53 PM   #13
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i love cave's growl. and i love yow's growl, which is basically an america cave.
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Old 09.13.2008, 08:59 PM   #14
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I've always thought Nico would've been a far better JD front-person, for that very reason.

that would be interesting to hear
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