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Sir Sly Ry
12-25-2012, 06:23 PM
So I know some of the good ones, like you know, Layne Staley, John Fogerty, Bill Withers. But I would like to find some strong male singers where the lyrics would be fun to learn and I can attempt to sing along. I wanna belt it out while I'm in the car. And maybe in the apartment.

Suggestions?

Zarathustra
12-25-2012, 08:54 PM
Throbbing Gristle

Dizzy
12-25-2012, 10:02 PM
Anything by Flo Rida.

Sir Sly Ry
12-25-2012, 10:14 PM
I know Throbbing Gristle is some sort of original industrial band, so I'm sure that was trolling, but what is Flo Rida?

Sir Sly Ry
12-26-2012, 08:24 AM
Dizzy that's not helping.

Shagohod
12-26-2012, 08:29 AM
Like I said on FB: Soundgarden-either Superunknown or Down on the Upside. Pink Floyd has several albums and songs. Dark Side, and Wish You Were Here being the main ones to croon to.

Sir Sly Ry
12-26-2012, 09:05 AM
Floyd I like much more for the music than the vocals, although the only album I've heard so far that I like is Dark Side.

Superunknown I don't care for the music, most of it is uninteresting to me, but perhaps I should revisit it just for the vocals.

Zarathustra
12-26-2012, 10:47 AM
Nah, man, check it out. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8klW9trVTQ)

Violentvixen
12-26-2012, 11:39 AM
Find a musical you really like and pick songs from that. Those songs are usually designed to just be belted, and always have strong lyrics.

Serephine
12-26-2012, 04:24 PM
I'm a big fan of singing along to the Decemberists myself.

ozacrot
12-26-2012, 04:33 PM
Neutral Milk Hotel (In the Aeroplane) and the Dismemberment Plan (Emergency & I and Change) and Quasi (Featuring "Birds") are THIS hipster's favorites.

Sir Sly Ry
12-26-2012, 05:54 PM
Nah, man, check it out. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8klW9trVTQ)
I hate you.
Neutral Milk Hotel (In the Aeroplane) and the Dismemberment Plan (Emergency & I and Change) and Quasi (Featuring "Birds") are THIS hipster's favorites.
Goddamnit why do hipster bands have to sound so castrated?

Sorry, I don't mean to disparage things you are into, that's fine, but I'm looking for guys with strong, masculine vocals. The soft singing I'm not into so much. I'm just gonna belt it out to some George Strait tunes. Yeah he's somewhat of a crooner, but he has a really good, masculine voice.

Pheeel
12-26-2012, 06:44 PM
Sounds like you want some real crooners, try these guys:

Nat King Cole - Nature Boy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5IzRYyv5q0)

Frank Sinatra - One For My Baby(And One For The Road) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpkkAsSd_Ns)

Scott Walker - The Amorous Humprey Plugg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QCBD_Lj2S4)

Glen Campbell - Witchita Lineman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTfwcLdP5Xk)

Olli T
12-27-2012, 12:00 AM
Pretty much everything by Queen? A lot of the lyrics are nonsense (poetic genius) and sometimes the vocal ranges are a bit much for an average singer (like me), but Queen songs are really versatile and the best for singing out really loud.

Posaune
12-27-2012, 12:14 AM
Otis Redding? But his voice is too raw, so..

As an actual suggestion, I like to sing Lee Dorsey's "Working In A Coalmine" quite a bit.

Nodal
12-27-2012, 12:35 AM
The black mages.

BEAT
12-27-2012, 02:24 AM
I'ma gonna give you some real actual suggestions, partially because I can't sleep.

These are some guys I love to sing along with.

Jeff Rosenstock
Some people in tyrant radio don't like this guy. Fuck them. Most songs that carry any sort of emotion are about a few very obvious things: Girl doesn't like me, the government sucks, ect ect. Jeff Rosenstock writes songs about having anxiety attacks at 2 in the morning, or getting drunk and then being terrified that you're wasting your life drinking.

You can get everything he ever made on Quote Unquote Records (http://quoteunquoterecords.com/albums.htm), Where you can find his Solo Album, as well as albums for his past band The Arrogant Sons of Bitches, his current band Bomb the Music Industry and a weird one-off side project Kudrow. That's a ton of stuff though, so if you want just a few album suggestions, I would go with Goodbye Cool World, Three Cheers for Disappointment and I Look Like Shit would be a good cross section. If you like those though, just grab everything. It's all free and I love it all so much.

Chamillionaire
This guy you probably already know from Riding Dirty (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFXPxpMRGEU), or much more likely, the Weird Al Parody (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN9k_W4W1Os). Being overshadowed by a weird Al parody isn't really the greatest thing that can happen in your career, but the dude really is a talented rapper with some really great songs.

One would think with a name like that he would be loath to give away anything for free, but a search for his name on datpiff proves otherwise (http://www.datpiff.com/mixtapes-search.php?criteria=Chamillionaire&x=0&y=0). You'll need an account to download anything from there but it's pretty painless. I'd reccomend King Koopa (http://www.datpiff.com/Chamillionaire-King-Koopa-Southern-Royalty-mixtape.32382.html) as a first download, both because it contains a decent cross section of his career, and because holy shit that album art.

Meat Loaf
He's motherfucking meat loaf

I mean seriously.

Seriously! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9hLcRU5wE4)

Tim Armstrong (Of Rancid)
At this point I'm just telling you bands i Really like.

Posaune
12-27-2012, 03:29 AM
Uhh, as far as rap guys go, Nate Dogg actually has an excellent voice since I think he sang gospel as a youth?

BEAT
12-27-2012, 08:51 AM
I second what Mr. Posaune said.

RIP Nate Dogg : (

falz
12-27-2012, 09:08 AM
Favorite bands to sing loudly to

Dirty projectors
Neutral milk hotel
Good Weezer
Fleet foxes
Nirvana
Phoenix
The strokes
The white stripes

Sir Sly Ry
12-27-2012, 09:40 AM
Pheel: thanks for the recommendations, some nice voices in there, just not the style I'm looking for.

Here's a little Montgomery Gentry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlD15WWH4lc)
And a George Strait song from the one album I have. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNKGoh1faTw)

...maybe I'm just looking for good country singers...

The Otis Redding is probably a step in the right direction but wow I couldn't imagine trying to duplicate that. Great voice though.

BEAT I tried the Jeff guy out, but it was not a fit.

BŁge
12-27-2012, 10:05 AM
Pretty much everything by Queen? A lot of the lyrics are nonsense (poetic genius) and sometimes the vocal ranges are a bit much for an average singer (like me), but Queen songs are really versatile and the best for singing out really loud.

I endorse this suggestion. I had a friend who would practice for karaoke by singing Queen songs as loud as he could in the car. He claimed it strengthened his vocal cords. I had to agree after listening to him belt out "Somebody to Love."

Olli T
12-27-2012, 10:31 AM
David Allan Coe?

Pheeel
12-27-2012, 03:01 PM
Pheel: thanks for the recommendations, some nice voices in there, just not the style I'm looking for.

Here's a little Montgomery Gentry (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlD15WWH4lc)
And a George Strait song from the one album I have. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNKGoh1faTw)

...maybe I'm just looking for good country singers...



How come you can go for those guys but not Glen Campbell! Huh.

I don't need to mention Johnny Cash (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWsuVuw5JO4), do I?

Oh alright, have some Lee Hazlewood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUadatnF3hI) as well.

And now something sung by someone who isn't dead:
Steve Earle - Galway Girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lcnvd8BNFE)

Sanagi
12-27-2012, 08:57 PM
I would like to find some strong male singers where the lyrics would be fun to learn and I can attempt to sing along. I wanna belt it out while I'm in the car.
This is a job for Jonathan "Too Many Monkeys" (http://www.jonathancoulton.com/wiki/Skullcrusher_Mountain) Coulton.

BEAT
12-28-2012, 12:03 PM
If you're gonna sugguest Johnathan Coulton, I'm gonna suggest Rappy McRapperson.

Not even fucking kidding (http://www.rappymcrapperson.com/).

The man is a legend (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUm6tLWq6kU).

A god (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hns2b-38tC0).

Karzac
12-28-2012, 03:37 PM
Frank Turner is my favourite musician to sing loudly to. He doesn't have an incredible voice, but he's good enough and extremely passionate, which counts for more in my book.

Healy
12-28-2012, 05:23 PM
Harry Chapin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s5r2spPJ8g) is a sing real softly kind of singer but he's a good belter as well. Check out The Sniper (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWKpblxejWE) sometime.

Also there is a band called The Who (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgUHXFVNCjU) I think you'd like.