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    Posted: November 23 2009 at 09:54
Geddy Lee underwent a noticeable vocal change around 1980.  On the 1970s recordings, he had a shrill screech, while after 1980, he had a clearer and generally "deeper" voice.

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Which vocal styling do you prefer and why?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 09:56
Absolutely early Geddy Lee ( rock voice). You can like it or not ,it is quite specific, but on after 1982 albums, he just became pop-rock singer ( as well as all Rush became synth-pop-rock band)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 09:59
Later Geddy he became a finer vocalist imo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:00
I prefer the later Geddy Lee as a singer. He sounds more mature.
 
Note: the shrill shrieking way of singing did not have a bad infulence on the early Rush albums. It actually fits in quite well with the music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:08
I really like both of his sides, the wilder and the deeper. My favourite Ged moments come perhaps from the later period, like Losing It, but overall I think I prefer the earlier period a tiny wee bit. There's such youthful energy all bands lose at some point.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:27
Early Geddy does it for me, raw, powerful, and sort of an immature sound.  I think he carried that into moving pictures though because he noticably changes from signals on.  I would lump in permanent waves and moving pictures with early Geddy though...imo.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:32
To be honest with you, while I prefer Rush's earlier music, the vocals sound more unique and identifiable AFTER the classic Rush era was over.

Before, Geddy sounded no different than Robert Plant, Axl Rose, Jon Anderson, etc. when he sang. There was nothing about his voice to me that I could identify simply by hearing tthe vocals alone. Where as these days, Geddy has a voice that is unmistakably his own. I get tired or all the Plant imitators, anyway. Geddy's newer vocal style hives him more character.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:36
Originally posted by p0mt3 p0mt3 wrote:

To be honest with you, while I prefer Rush's earlier music, the vocals sound more unique and identifiable AFTER the classic Rush era was over.

Before, Geddy sounded no different than Robert Plant, Axl Rose, Jon Anderson, etc. when he sang. There was nothing about his voice to me that I could identify simply by hearing tthe vocals alone. Where as these days, Geddy has a voice that is unmistakably his own. I get tired or all the Plant imitators, anyway. Geddy's newer vocal style hives him more character.

I don't know what you are talking about. Geddy sounded no different to Robert Plant? Are you crazy?
Axl Rose...wtf????   Jon Anderson????
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:42
Originally posted by p0mt3 p0mt3 wrote:

Before, Geddy sounded no different than Robert Plant, Axl Rose, Jon Anderson, etc. when he sang. 
All four of them very unique vocalists if you ask me. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:45
Geddy Lee has been regarded early on as an imitator of Robert Plant, but I don't see any comparison with the other singers.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:49
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by p0mt3 p0mt3 wrote:

To be honest with you, while I prefer Rush's earlier music, the vocals sound more unique and identifiable AFTER the classic Rush era was over.

Before, Geddy sounded no different than Robert Plant, Axl Rose, Jon Anderson, etc. when he sang. There was nothing about his voice to me that I could identify simply by hearing tthe vocals alone. Where as these days, Geddy has a voice that is unmistakably his own. I get tired or all the Plant imitators, anyway. Geddy's newer vocal style hives him more character.

I don't know what you are talking about. Geddy sounded no different to Robert Plant? Are you crazy?
Axl Rose...wtf????   Jon Anderson????

Priests of the Temple of Syrinx - he sound's exacftly like Plant to my ears.

Discovery - His soft vocals sound almost perfectly in pitch with Anderson's vocal style.


Just two examples of the many instances Lee has reminded me of both singers.


As for the Axl Rose comment, I meant that Just like Lee, Rose was also a Plant imitator. Forgive me, my choice of wording was haphazrd. Obviously Lee came before Rose.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:50
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Geddy Lee has been regarded early on as an imitator of Robert Plant, but I don't see any comparison with the other singers.

Maybe he was, I don't agree though. Sounds nowt like him.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:51
Originally posted by p0mt3 p0mt3 wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by p0mt3 p0mt3 wrote:

To be honest with you, while I prefer Rush's earlier music, the vocals sound more unique and identifiable AFTER the classic Rush era was over.

Before, Geddy sounded no different than Robert Plant, Axl Rose, Jon Anderson, etc. when he sang. There was nothing about his voice to me that I could identify simply by hearing tthe vocals alone. Where as these days, Geddy has a voice that is unmistakably his own. I get tired or all the Plant imitators, anyway. Geddy's newer vocal style hives him more character.

I don't know what you are talking about. Geddy sounded no different to Robert Plant? Are you crazy?
Axl Rose...wtf????   Jon Anderson????

Priests of the Temple of Syrinx - he sound's exacftly like Plant to my ears.

Discovery - His soft vocals sound almost perfectly in pitch with Anderson's vocal style.


Just two examples of the many instances Lee has reminded me of both singers.




Two example I entrirely disagree with I'm afraid.Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:51
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Geddy Lee has been regarded early on as an imitator of Robert Plant, but I don't see any comparison with the other singers.

Maybe he was, I don't agree though. Sounds nowt like him.

Well, of course that's just my opinion, but honestly, I have never found Geddy's early vocals to be anything special or unique. Please don't hate me. Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:53
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by p0mt3 p0mt3 wrote:

Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by p0mt3 p0mt3 wrote:

To be honest with you, while I prefer Rush's earlier music, the vocals sound more unique and identifiable AFTER the classic Rush era was over.

Before, Geddy sounded no different than Robert Plant, Axl Rose, Jon Anderson, etc. when he sang. There was nothing about his voice to me that I could identify simply by hearing tthe vocals alone. Where as these days, Geddy has a voice that is unmistakably his own. I get tired or all the Plant imitators, anyway. Geddy's newer vocal style hives him more character.

I don't know what you are talking about. Geddy sounded no different to Robert Plant? Are you crazy?
Axl Rose...wtf????   Jon Anderson????

Priests of the Temple of Syrinx - he sound's exacftly like Plant to my ears.

Discovery - His soft vocals sound almost perfectly in pitch with Anderson's vocal style.


Just two examples of the many instances Lee has reminded me of both singers.




Two example I entrirely disagree with I'm afraid.Smile
I could really care less. Your opinion means nothing to me. The reason I posted those examples was not for you to agree with them; I just wanted to prove that I wasn't talking out of my ass, and that I truly do have specific examples of when I have heard similarities.

So this has become the ''agree with Snow Dog or be chastised'' thread?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 10:55
I like all of his vocals.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 11:13
I prefer his vocal style from Permenant Waves onward. His voice has matured very well imo. Moving Pictures, for me, is when the Rush formula really clicked, and Lee's voice was a big part of it, on that album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 11:30
The later Geddy, definitely.  His earlier vox have always been something for me to put up with rather than truly enjoy.  He sounds his best on Hold Your Fire.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 11:32
I like his later vocals better- but the earlier are uniqueTongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2009 at 11:40
I like early Rush very much, but as he has aged, Geddy's vocals have improved considerably.
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