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A great Guardian article about singers losing their voices
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Author:  LibraChild1980 [ Wed September 13th, 2017, 01:18 GMT ]
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And as we know, his gospel shows displayed amazing
vocals that he would never better again.
I'd say after 1981 his range and pitch were becoming
less elastic. But the husk in his voice, that didn't become
apparent until 1988/9. Silvio & Tweeter are two good tracks
to compare, pretty much compare anything from DITG to
Oh Mercy or Travelling Wilburys Vol1 and you'll hear the
new gruffer, huskier sound.

Author:  LibraChild1980 [ Wed September 13th, 2017, 01:22 GMT ]
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Btw yopietro i have found it interesting chatting to you.
There's little more boring than talking to someone who agrees
with everything you think, your observations and conclusions
clearly differ to mine, and that's made for an interesting take
on a few topics tonight.

Author:  Jim B. [ Thu September 14th, 2017, 10:46 GMT ]
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Mickvet wrote:
monklover wrote:

It's not easily done. Another reason to not attempt it. The result is grating without any of Wolf's charm.


Firstly, how do you know that Dylan was mimicking Howling Wolf?

Secondly, I, for one, like Dylan's voice on L&T.


I do too, he sounds great on Love and Theft,
and when he sings in a rough voice it's nothing like Howlin' Wolf's voice,
if he was trying to sound like anyone at all I'd say Louis Armstrong.
I love Howlin' Wolf and was shocked anyone would think Bob was trying to sound like him.

Author:  meuse2208 [ Thu September 14th, 2017, 11:42 GMT ]
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yopietro wrote:
LibraChild1980 wrote:
But i think his voice being damaged is interesting but
its happened in such a strange way. Firstly he got a kind
of deeper husk to his voice on 'Oh Mercy' and the first
Wilburys album, but by 1992/3 his voice had become high
in pitch, and he seemed to have trouble finding his range,
then comes 1994 and he delivered some of his most expressive
vocals ever. I think many of his voices are 'mannered' but also
smoking, drinking, long term, those will make a difference too.


His damage started way before that. He blew a gasket sometime before recording Street-Legal. The dropoff from Desire to SL is significant. (His voice would never again sound as good as it did on Desire). And then his voice gets thinner in the 80's, culminating in a dreadful thin helium voice that has no body to it.


Street-Legal, Shot of Love, Infidels; all 3 have much smoother and more enjoyable vocals than Desire imho. At least for my ears.

Author:  Winter Lude [ Thu September 14th, 2017, 14:40 GMT ]
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meuse2208 wrote:
Street-Legal, Shot of Love, Infidels; all 3 have much smoother and more enjoyable vocals than Desire imho. At least for my ears.


About as smooth as a burnt pretzel.

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