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(Message started by: tkc1989 on Oct 25th, 2004, 3:56am)

Title: Vocals
Post by tkc1989 on Oct 25th, 2004, 3:56am
I have favourite vocals from rzeznik in live and recorded songs so i'm guessing i'm not the only one. In slide (live especially) i love the high bit he sings in the middle of the song (the woo-oo-hoo, oo-oo, sorta thing lol). I also loved the end of Iris on storytellers, where he sang 'i just want you to know who i am' four times, each time it got longer and more powerful, loved it! just want to hear other people's favourite vocals.

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by Emily on Oct 25th, 2004, 4:24am
no way out- for some reason i really like it where robby goes "all the places i go its CHING CHING CHING!" i just find it funny somehow? its cool...


american girl- when john sings the "take it easy baby" bit.... it just doesn't seem the sort of thing he'd say (not that i'd know).... the way he says it, is entertaining.  :D heh.

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by jovi_goo on Oct 25th, 2004, 2:00pm
I love "Black Balloon" live when at the end John says, "come to me" a few times!!  I just love it :)

-Kelly

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by pOGo on Oct 25th, 2004, 2:43pm
I like it when they do Big Machine live...it's just so full of energy...
and any of the old punk stuff...god I wish they would go back to doing kick ass guitar solos... :'(

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by Becky on Oct 25th, 2004, 6:50pm
I LOVE in Black Balloon when instead of saying one 'yeah' after 'and swallowed the light from the sun in your room' like on the album he says 'yeah' three times so passionately... i LOVE that.... that alone makes black ballon one of my favorite songs to hear live!

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by starchild on Oct 26th, 2004, 5:49am
I like the slow bit in Only One - Little pictures in my head.. that's kinda trippy, then speeds up to "I used to be a folk singer".

Slide - the last "I won't say anything" -  just because.

Think About Me - (this'll sound dumb) but it always makes me smile when after the bit "All you want is something I can't be" you hear the agh where John supposedly gets an electric shock, I like the fact they're not contrived and left it in  :D

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by howGOOdamI on Oct 26th, 2004, 4:45pm
YOU SING!  That's my favorite line ever, and I can not hear that song (even the album version) without saying it.

I like in Dizzy when he says "drownin' in your dizzy noise i wanna hear you" but he never says scream he just rawrs...very hot.  

I also love Robby's vocals on Slave Girl...he sounds so cute.  Cuz he is, of course  :)

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by Silvergirl on Oct 26th, 2004, 10:20pm
okay~

this may seem odd-ish what haunts me is when he is screaming or when his vocals are straining there is a sort of raw emotion like um in the end of just the way you are the whole hold me up oh and dont change, same thing
and dizzy because it sounds like he id growling anyhoo
i am going to stop now for the risk of going on and on and listing everything..okay did i make any sense there???


and for the record!!

Robby has got the greatest voice singing or even just
speaking lol


Teri

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by SuzieGoo on Oct 26th, 2004, 10:41pm
Mine isn't really singing....it's breathing.  *blush*

That slow part in Naked when he does those quick, hesitating breaths.   :drama:

;D

~ Suz

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by YoursGOOLY on Oct 26th, 2004, 11:12pm
This is a similar response to the question about "There You Are" or "Just The Way You Are"...
but I LOVE when he sings at the end: "There You AH-hh-ah Are" and how he seems to exaggerate the line "Love and SEX and Loneliness..."  :drool:

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by starchild on Oct 27th, 2004, 3:58am

on 10/26/04 at 22:20:26, Silvergirl wrote:


i am going to stop now for the risk of going on and on and listing everything..okay did i make any sense there???

and for the record!!

Robby has got the greatest voice singing or even just
speaking lol
Teri


You made sense, and yep Robby has the best voice real cool, wish we heard more from him. :D

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by RogueUK on Jan 8th, 2005, 6:00pm
I'm thread necromancing again...lol I can't help it, there are lots of interesting topics that I want to reply to that happened ages before I found this board...I'm sorry if it's annoying  :-/

Anyway...on topic now...

There's this bit on 'Out of the Red' that I just keep playing over and over...I got the album, like, less than a week ago...and I have a weird obssession with the bit where Robby sings "Heavy Metal thrash band, it's all a bunch of shit" he just kinda SCREAMS the word 'shit' and it makes me laugh  :D

I always liked John's vocals at the beginning of 'It's Over'. He doesn't sound like himself somehow, his voice is all husky and sort of...ethereal, almost. Am I making any sense?  

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by buffalowing43 on Jan 8th, 2005, 8:05pm
i really like the beginnig of the song "what do you need" for some reason i can just really feel his emotions out of the way he sang the first few lines

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by niki_u_goo on Jan 9th, 2005, 12:38pm
This may sound wierd, but I love when John swears in some songs... like in Cuz you're gone" but your stuck in a f*cked up world". He just makes it sound so hot. I also love the "come to me" part at the end of Black Balloon live. I could go on and on with this forever.

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by Saz_Goo on Jan 9th, 2005, 1:31pm
Yeah, I love how Johnny sings the end of "Black Balloon" live.  ;D

I think one of my favourite bits is "don't get me wrong I'm not IMPRESSEd with YOUUUU no more..." on the end of Two Days in February.

And "Ho-o-o-ld me-e-e-e U-u-u-p" at the end of "There you are", I love that bit!! And all the verses in what A Scene, John sounds really menacing!!

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by boynamedgoo on Jan 9th, 2005, 7:19pm

on 01/09/05 at 13:31:20, Saz_Goo wrote:
And "Ho-o-o-ld me-e-e-e U-u-u-p" at the end of "There you are", I love that bit!!

You're thinking about "Just the Way You Are", not "There You Are".


On the topic, when John sings the second verse of "So Far Away" you can hear the emotion in his voice.

And how can you not mention "Domino". The chorus kicks so much ass. I wish they'd do it in concert.

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by UpYours on Jan 10th, 2005, 2:27am
Damn. I was thinking about it today as I was going through my normal rotation of songs.

You Know What I Mean (Live) - I love the vocals all the way through on this one, because John sounds like he's just experienced the subject of the song. He gets right in there.
There You Are - I like it when John sings "Theeeeeeerrrree you are... The-eh-ere you ar-har. You arrrr-harrrr".
American Girl (Live) - ..."she was an American girl... RAISED ON PROMISES!" I like the feeling put into the highlighted line.
Just The Way You Are (Live) - From the same single as You Know What I Mean (Live), the "hoooooold meeee up" part is pretty emotional. In fact, in the days when these were recorded, John's vocals weren't as overly polished as they are on the records now. I wish he'd sing with some of the old flair that he used to.
Iris (Live At VH1 Storytellers) - In complete contradiction of what I just said about Just The Way You Are (Live), the was he sort of sighs his way through the verse and then slams full force into the chorus fits perfectly. He delivers the lines like he should have on the studio recording.
Up Yours - John should sing out of key more often, because it works perfectly, especially when delivered with rasp and agression.
James Dean - This cracks me up. The way John chokes on laughter and also the way he almost manages to deliver the lines with some seriousness crack me up.
Million Miles Away - The rushed effect, and the emotional delivery make this song top-notch, vocally.
One The Lie - "He burnt down the house one night, he had a loaded six-pack gun". Nice delivery.
Eyes Wide Open - "I'm a fortunate son of a fortunate son, livin' large on the wrong side of town..." The whole first verse is awesome. Also, "I get what I want if I make up my mind".
Nothing Can Change You - "Now, nothing can change you, when you feel foreign to love"
Lazy Eye - "Caught in the breakdown!"
I'll Be There For You - Suits John's voice perfectly at this point. "It's like you're always stuck in second gearrr!" and "Your mother told you, there'd be days like theeeese!" Robby adds some cool backup.
Tell Me Something (Demo) - I would have liked to hear the full version.  If this got cut, it makes me wonder what else they cut from the other albums.
Slaughterhouse - And of course, we have to mention Robby, because he's done some outstanding stuff as well. Slaughterhouse is a moody shifting song, which fits his vocal character perfectly. They need to try it live again.
Lucky Star (Live or Studio) - The line, "...and I believed in you-ou" and of course the chorus. Why did they cut it from Storytellers?
Slave Girl - One of his best, in my opinion.
January Friend (Live) - I love how he rushes these songs live. Especially right before the solo when he loses his breath. It seems sloppy to some, but I love the rough style of his vocals.
Tucked Away (Live) - Same as above.

Always Know Where You Are (John Rzeznik Vocal Version) - He saved this song from being bad.  The chorus is awesome.  I'm glad he's sticking with the Goos though.

That about does it for now, I think.


Title: Re: Vocals
Post by prgodess900 on Jan 10th, 2005, 2:37pm
I love the live version of Slide at the end John picks up what on the studio version is the back-up line..."slide between those sheets of all those beds you never knew".  Also, I love the power with which he sings at the end of 1000 words bridge in Cuz you're gone (live).  Just can't get enough of that!  

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by buffalowing43 on Jan 10th, 2005, 3:36pm
oh man, the end of 1000 words cant even be decribed in words

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by Iris74 on Jan 10th, 2005, 4:27pm
Live ~

What A Scene done live is AMAZING!  Especially the "supermarket punk rock television comedy" part.

1000 Words in its entirety

Iris - when John sings the high parts in the chorus (he doesn't always do that, it has a much more powerful punch when he does)

Recorded ~

"Caught in the Breakdown!" ~ Lazy Eye

"I'm not the one who broke you
I'm not the one you should fear
What do you got to move you darling" ~ Here is Gone

"I think I love you
But I ain't saying nothing you don't know" ~ Hate This Place

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by RogueUK on Jan 11th, 2005, 8:10am

on 01/10/05 at 02:27:30, UpYours wrote:
James Dean - This cracks me up. The way John chokes on laughter and also the way he almost manages to deliver the lines with some seriousness crack me up.

Eyes Wide Open - "I'm a fortunate son of a fortunate son, livin' large on the wrong side of town..." The whole first verse is awesome. Also, "I get what I want if I make up my mind".


I totally know what you mean about James Dean, it's the best. It's hilarious but at the same time it's kinda sad if you think about the lyrics! Reminds me of that Robby quote *paraphrases* "We've been singing these songs that sound really happy for years, but if you listen, the words are all like 'my brains are falling out, somebody please pull me together!'"

But I love when John gets to the bit where he sings "...the actors and the movie stars..." and then he nearly cracks up. I just imagine all the guys sitting in a studio trying not to laugh, and failing...and then I start laughing  :D It always cheers me up :)

And I love, LOVE Eyes Wide Open. I know people like that, I really do. I always liked the way he sings "Kick it all down" with such feeling :)


on 01/10/05 at 02:27:30, UpYours wrote:
January Friend (Live) - I love how he rushes these songs live. Especially right before the solo when he loses his breath. It seems sloppy to some, but I love the rough style of his vocals.


Hmm, I recently heard there was a weird story behind January Friend which confused me...meh.

The 'rough style of his vocals' rocks! I don't get the way people are always ragging on Robby's way of doing things  :-/ My ex (who was, of couse, exposed to copious amounts of GGD throughout the course of our relationship) used to always say "they'd be much better if they got rid of THAT guy" whenever one of Robby's songs came on...grrr  >:(

I always thought that the fact that there was such a contrast between Johnny's vocals and Robby's vocals was a really positive thing, it's one of the best things about the band in my opinion. I mean, who wants Robby to sound like Johnny? Or vice versa? I LIKE the fact that there is variety!    

Title: Re: Vocals
Post by UpYours on Jan 11th, 2005, 9:43am
Also:

Already There - Love the way it flows.
Drowning - "Blind my enemies!  Drown my enemies! What's inside of me?"

I'll find more.



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