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Poll Question: Who do you prefer?
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    Posted: August 22 2008 at 16:27
Now, that'sa poll! Who shrieks better? Wink Myself I prefer David Surkamp with his trembling voice a la Edith Piaf.
How 'bout you?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2008 at 16:32
Good poll! I vote Edith Piaf! Just kidding.  Despite the similarities, I love Surkamp's voice, but don't much like Lee's.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2008 at 16:34
This is probably the easiest poll I've voted in for a long time. Look at my screenname. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2008 at 17:04
Edith Piaf in first,  then a mature G.Lee, third comes Surkamp and last a very young  LeeWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2008 at 20:05
I like both a lot, but geddy lee has quite a few great moments

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2008 at 20:25
Myself I prefer David Surkamp with his trembling voice a la Edith Piaf.
that's how about me !   Approve Surkamp is amazing but Geddy is a great as well. 

BTW Geddy will probably win this poll easily because of how well known he is and his amazing bass playing which will play a part in things. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2008 at 20:28
GEDDY >>>>>>>>>>>>>>EVERYONE ELSE
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2008 at 20:43
I love both singers, but I have to go with Geddy.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2008 at 01:33
Vote for Geddy and also is missing Burke Shelley!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2008 at 02:59
Geddy forever Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2008 at 07:47
Originally posted by Yorkie X Yorkie X wrote:

Myself I prefer David Surkamp with his trembling voice a la Edith Piaf.
that's how about me !   Approve Surkamp is amazing but Geddy is a great as well. 

BTW Geddy will probably win this poll easily because of how well known he is and his amazing bass playing which will play a part in things. 


This poll is about vocals. Geddy's bass skills don't matter here.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2008 at 09:42

This is a strange case, I mentioned repeatedly that I canít stand Jon Andersonís voice, for the same reason I shouldnít like Geddy and David Surkamp, but I believe we are talking about different issues.

 

Jon for example throws his voice as it comes, he IMO doesnít have any work, he uses his natural range and I find it annoying.

 

Geddy does a excellent work modulating and making variations, he gets the heavy edge very well and manages to vary his range in order to increase or decrease the intensity, despite this fact and that I recognize heís good, still have slight problems with some of his material (Not considering his bass abilities in the comparison, because thatís not what we should be talking about).

 

David Surkamp is a special case, his range is TERRIBLE, but the guy focuses in creating a UNIQUE style in Prog, took the Edith Piaff vibrato and a bit of other French Chansonniers and creates an incredibly dramatic sound.

 

You may not like it (I like it a lot) or love it, but without David Surkamp, Pavlovís Dog would had remain unknown, being that the first thing you notice is his voice. If you ad to the equation that Pavlovís Dog music is essentially dramatic and melancholic, the almost crying voice of Surkamp is just perfect.

 

A good vocalist is not necessarily the one with a better natural range, sometimes a limited vocalist with well worked voice makes a better singer than a soulless almost tenor.

 

So my vote goes for David Surkamp.

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2008 at 10:17
Originally posted by Tuzvihar Tuzvihar wrote:

Originally posted by Yorkie X Yorkie X wrote:

Myself I prefer David Surkamp with his trembling voice a la Edith Piaf.
that's how about me !   Approve Surkamp is amazing but Geddy is a great as well. 

BTW Geddy will probably win this poll easily because of how well known he is and his amazing bass playing which will play a part in things. 


This poll is about vocals. Geddy's bass skills don't matter here.
True but I have a theory about these things .  Smile
 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2008 at 10:25
woaaaah!  helium falsetto - what a voice - come on Surkamp Smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 23 2008 at 14:17
Originally posted by Logan Logan wrote:

Good poll! I vote Edith Piaf! Just kidding.  Despite the similarities, I love Surkamp's voice, but don't much like Lee's.


That's one thing about Rush......I can't play an entire CD without tiring of the vocals.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2008 at 10:18
Voted for Surkamp, great emotion and passion when he sings
I actually liked Geddy Leeīs voice more in the seventies
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