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Poll: Which Badmotorfinger Muthaflukka Superunknown Top "Ten" Vocalist From Seattle Rule? Oh well "NEVERMIND!" (28 member(s) have cast votes)

Who Is The Greatest Grunge Singer From Seattle Of All Time?

  1. Chris Cornell (13 votes [46.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 46.43%

  2. Eddie Vedder (3 votes [10.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.71%

  3. Andrew Wood (1 votes [3.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.57%

  4. Layne Staley (9 votes [32.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.14%

  5. Kurt Cobain (2 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

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#61 Segue Myles

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:30 AM

View PostReRushed, on 22 May 2017 - 07:50 AM, said:

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Cobain is someone I don't take too serious as a vocalist. Very limited skills.

He worked in the context of his band and music just fine. But I doubt his voice could ever have sustained a versatile career like that of Cornell.
Yes, Cornell is a more versatile vocalist. No argument here. But Cobain was a very good vocalist. He and Nirvana are simply not appreciated by some on this forum.

We can both appreciate him! Some seem to think music has to be technical and the like to be great. What I love about Nirvana is their simplicity and their directness and they created some of the most exciting rock music this world has ever seen!


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#62 Rick N. Backer

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 04:29 PM

View PostTick, on 22 May 2017 - 08:59 AM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 22 May 2017 - 07:50 AM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM, said:

View PostTick, on 22 May 2017 - 07:10 AM, said:

Cobain is someone I don't take too serious as a vocalist. Very limited skills.

He worked in the context of his band and music just fine. But I doubt his voice could ever have sustained a versatile career like that of Cornell.
Yes, Cornell is a more versatile vocalist. No argument here. But Cobain was a very good vocalist. He and Nirvana are simply not appreciated by some on this forum.
For the record, I don't dislike Nirvana. I'm the same age as all the grunge scene guys and was playing there music in the 90's as it was happening. My band Prime Element was the only band on our scene playing this stuff initially. All the other bands who played covers were stuck in the 60's, 70's, and early 80's. We got so popular every band started playing the stuff we were. I covered several Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains songs. Plus Stone Temple Pilots Chili Peppers and many more.
I sang at least 5 Nirvana songs at one point or another.
Soundgarden was a tough band to cover both musically and certainly vocally. For those reasons, we just never thought we would effectively pull off the sound and vibe so we avoided covering them. To me Chis is amazingly versatile and perhaps underrated over all to run of the mill music fans.
When I hear a song like, "You Know My Name" which was his James Bond soundtrack song I think of how versatile he was. Chis always did a chilling cover of the Christmas standard, Ava Maria. Just amazing!
Plus the contribution to Audio Slave gets overlooked. Very underrated band!

Audioslave at times rivals Soundgarden as my favorite Cornell vehicle.  Those first two albums are nearly flawless.

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 03:14 AM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 22 May 2017 - 04:29 PM, said:

View PostTick, on 22 May 2017 - 08:59 AM, said:

View PostReRushed, on 22 May 2017 - 07:50 AM, said:

View PostSegue Myles, on 22 May 2017 - 07:13 AM, said:

View PostTick, on 22 May 2017 - 07:10 AM, said:

Cobain is someone I don't take too serious as a vocalist. Very limited skills.

He worked in the context of his band and music just fine. But I doubt his voice could ever have sustained a versatile career like that of Cornell.
Yes, Cornell is a more versatile vocalist. No argument here. But Cobain was a very good vocalist. He and Nirvana are simply not appreciated by some on this forum.
For the record, I don't dislike Nirvana. I'm the same age as all the grunge scene guys and was playing there music in the 90's as it was happening. My band Prime Element was the only band on our scene playing this stuff initially. All the other bands who played covers were stuck in the 60's, 70's, and early 80's. We got so popular every band started playing the stuff we were. I covered several Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains songs. Plus Stone Temple Pilots Chili Peppers and many more.
I sang at least 5 Nirvana songs at one point or another.
Soundgarden was a tough band to cover both musically and certainly vocally. For those reasons, we just never thought we would effectively pull off the sound and vibe so we avoided covering them. To me Chis is amazingly versatile and perhaps underrated over all to run of the mill music fans.
When I hear a song like, "You Know My Name" which was his James Bond soundtrack song I think of how versatile he was. Chis always did a chilling cover of the Christmas standard, Ava Maria. Just amazing!
Plus the contribution to Audio Slave gets overlooked. Very underrated band!

Audioslave at times rivals Soundgarden as my favorite Cornell vehicle.  Those first two albums are nearly flawless.

I loved the first Audioslave record.  Not so much the sophomore slump release.

I love the play on words.

Soundgarden to an Audioslave.


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 03:27 PM

Layne, but Cornell is close.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 10:10 AM

Cornell is the best of what is pretty weak competition.  Staley was pretty good, but that's about it.

Cobain was a decent singer at best, and Vedder is terrible.

By and large, grunge was mostly a wasteland when it came to great singers.

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 04:11 PM

Vedder has a stunning voice. He is in my top tier list easy.

Geddy isn't.




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