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Poll Question: Who's your favourite singer from these?
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    Posted: December 19 2012 at 09:18
So, there are three singers with a characteristic expression, sometimes turning into (unpleasant for someone ) shriek. Which one of these is your favorite and why?
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Robert Plant's shrieks have an uncontested sound which gives them added value. Gillan has the advantage of his name, but only for Dutch-speaking readers (gillen = to shriek).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HolyMoly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2012 at 09:54
I voted for Geddy, although I did like him better after he stopped shrieking.
Robert Plant would have been an obvious choice, since I love Zeppelin so much, but in the end I had to admit that the few Zeppelin moments I dislike are primarily due to him.
Ian Gillan has the best pipes of the three, but I'm just not as enthusiastic about Purple.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alitare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2012 at 09:57
I'd pick Ian if only for his work in the original 1970 studio recording of Jesus Christ Superstar. Oh yeah, that and his stuff with friggin' Black Sabbath. Dead
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Plant grows more and more to the beauty!
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
Na-chaered palan-díriel
o galadhremmin ennorath,
Fanuilos, le linnathon
nef aear, sí nef aearon!

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Great day for stumbling upon the polls! 

Geddy Lee is my favorite singer of the three, so I will go with him.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2012 at 11:28
Very hard to choose. I'm not a fan of Gillan, but early Geddy sonds very interesting (and I prefer his screams over his normal voice Shocked). Plant is classic of course.
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Child In Time gives me the answer
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None of these "squeak"
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2012 at 14:13
Originally posted by mawgojzeta mawgojzeta wrote:


Geddy Lee is my favorite singer of the three, so I will go with him.
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Plant, but I don't consider him a squeaker. Geddy on the other hand...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The-time-is-now Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 19 2012 at 14:44
Robert Plant is the only singer who attracts me out of this list.


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Originally posted by The Bearded Bard The Bearded Bard wrote:

Plant, but I don't consider him a squeaker. Geddy on the other hand...


indeed, Plant is more of a wailer for me. But while Plant is the wailer and Geddy is the squealer, GIllan is simply Zeus calling out from atop Olympus.
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A singer, not a lyricist, ...

Never liked Geddy's voice. That leprechaun voice ... it just doesn't work for me. Now, if I remember correctly, it wasn't quite so on Clockwork Angels.

Ian ... never liked his wailing. When he sings he does not stand out as a singer. When he wails, the wailing sounds rather weak to my ears.

Robert ... not one of the best singers I've heard thus far, but out of these three he gets my vote. Boy, could he sing high, loud, and clear. His vocal tone sounds very much acceptable. He sure knew how to sing with an edge, with a character, with an amazing drive, with power.
Originally posted by Sumdeus Sumdeus wrote:

... GIllan is simply Zeus calling out from atop Olympus. 
Eh? Confused He is no banshee, but if you asked me which one he is more like, Zeus or a banshee, I'd say "a banshee, ... which he is not".


Edited by Dayvenkirq - December 19 2012 at 16:01
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Originally posted by The-time-is-now The-time-is-now wrote:

Robert Plant is the only singer who attracts me out of this list.
I too think that Robert is the most handsome of them all.
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Although I'm not a huge Deep Purple fan, I must say that Ian Gillan has the most pleasant voice out of these. Plant and Lee can get pretty irritating in the really high registers.
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Back in the seventies, Ian Gillan.

Today, Geddy Lee.
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Gillan. By  miles!
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Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

None of these "squeak"


Exactly.  More like, a falsetto wail.  
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Plant for consistency. 
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