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What Do You Think Of Adrian Belew's Voice?

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Topic: What Do You Think Of Adrian Belew's Voice?
Posted By: Slartibartfast
Subject: What Do You Think Of Adrian Belew's Voice?
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 10:50
You may talk talk but only talk about it. Wink LOL

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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 11:17
I like his vocals on the KC material where he was in the band when it was written, clearly the lyrics and music suit his voice. His vocals do not work as well on the older material IMHO. 

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Posted By: Grumpyprogfan
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 11:58
Great vocalist. Been listening since his gig in Zappa's band. Lone Rhino and The Bears debut are in regular rotation.


Posted By: The Anders
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 12:33
Fine singer I guess, but not something I go wow about. I find him more interesting as a guitarist.


Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 12:36
I try not to think about it.

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Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 13:13
Good singer, sharp and clear, but not good for every kind of stuff.


Posted By: Blacksword
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 13:32
A very good singer, but as others have said his voice doesn't work so well with old KC material.

I loved his performance on Zappa's Baby Snakes live concert film.

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Posted By: joels344
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 13:47
I think he's a great singer even if I'm not too big on his Crimson output post-Discipline. On a side note, I've actually met Belew several times and he's one of the nicest musicians I've ever met. 


Posted By: HackettFan
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 14:09
Excellent voice. Lots of character. Maybe too much character for some, but just right for me.

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Posted By: Barbu
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 15:03
Very good singer indeed...the sound of his voice is not really pleasant and agreeable though.

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Posted By: twosteves
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 17:35
Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

Good singer, sharp and clear, but not good for every kind of stuff.

agree---he did a great job on the slower KC songs and was a good interpreter of the more descriptive songs but can't tell what else he could do.


Posted By: cstack3
Date Posted: April 28 2020 at 21:41
Originally posted by joels344 joels344 wrote:

I think he's a great singer even if I'm not too big on his Crimson output post-Discipline. On a side note, I've actually met Belew several times and he's one of the nicest musicians I've ever met. 

Absolutely, he's a fine chap!  

I was at Chicago's Park West Theater on Oct 31, 1993 to see Bob Fripp play with David Sylvian ("Wave"), and Adrian was in the audience.  He was kind of being pestered by guys in the audience, and this was about when "Wayne's World" was big at the theaters, so I exclaimed 'WE ARE NOT WORTHY!!" and did the bowing and worshipping act from the movie (when Wayne and Garth met Alice Cooper)....he cracked up!! 

That might have been the third or fourth time I bumped into him over time, he is truly a nice fellow and very accessible.  His vocal style is great for the New Wave spoken stuff ("Elephant Talk") but not nearly as good on the old, classic Crimson.  




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Posted By: TerLJack
Date Posted: April 29 2020 at 08:12
Love it! Songs like Matte Kudasai and Frame by Frame really show more of his vocal talent than others.


Posted By: Manuel
Date Posted: April 29 2020 at 08:16
Originally posted by Lewian Lewian wrote:

Good singer, sharp and clear, but not good for every kind of stuff.
I'm totally with you on this one.


Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: April 29 2020 at 08:17
I haven't listened to the KC Belew albums in quite some time. 


Posted By: Slartibartfast
Date Posted: April 29 2020 at 09:05
It's kinda funny but I had Baby Snakes before I even knew who he was until Discipline came along.  He does have an interesting style for me as it were. I guess with Discipline and Lone Rhinoceros I acquired the taste shall we say.

I would like to add that the Baby Snakes is a 5 star DVD and essential to any fan of prog IMHO. Wink


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Posted By: BrufordFreak
Date Posted: April 29 2020 at 10:28
Not a bad voice but usually over-dramatic and rarely "sung," more "force-talked." 

After so many comic and tongue-in-cheek lyrics, it's hard to take him seriously when he wants us to.


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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: April 29 2020 at 14:02
I do enjoy him with King Crimson. Not among my favourite singers, though, but I do like him.


Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: April 29 2020 at 14:03
I can't stand him at all . Discipline - just go and do something else but no he just had to go and ruin a perfectly good band.


Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: April 29 2020 at 14:13
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

I can't stand him at all . Discipline - just go and do something else but no he just had to go and ruin a perfectly good band.

Well, the rest of the perfectly good band was apparently fine with that. Wink



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