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Poll: At what time do you think Geddy had his best voice? (43 member(s) have cast votes)

When was Geddy's voice at the higest peak for you?

  1. Early 70s (0 votes [0.00%])

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  2. Late 70s (8 votes [19.05%] - View)

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  3. Early 80s (9 votes [21.43%] - View)

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  4. Late 80s (16 votes [38.10%] - View)

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  5. Early 90s (4 votes [9.52%] - View)

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  6. Late 90s (3 votes [7.14%] - View)

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  7. Early 2000s (0 votes [0.00%])

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  8. Late 00s (1 votes [2.38%] - View)

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  9. Early 2010s (0 votes [0.00%])

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 04:56 PM

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bathory always straightens things out... :)
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People will come from far and near to consult him on all things musical.

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If he gets married and has kids the chances of this diminish greatly... ;) I was just like him at his age. Knew all the bands and all the music and look what happened :lol: :codger:
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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:11 PM

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 03:35 PM

View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:07 PM

View PostLorraine, on 16 December 2014 - 03:35 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:25 PM

View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 04:07 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 16 December 2014 - 03:35 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.

He stopped smoking

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:30 PM

His voice might have been high, but he could do things with that voice back then he can no longer do today.   Geddy was a real triller.

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:37 PM

View PostLorraine, on 16 December 2014 - 04:30 PM, said:

His voice might have been high, but he could do things with that voice back then he can no longer do today.   Geddy was a real triller.

I think his voice suited the times. It was popular to sing that way back then.

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:39 PM

View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 04:07 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 16 December 2014 - 03:35 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.
Screechy? I don't get that one. Doesn't sound like a compliment for sure.... :huh:

hesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj. 1. screechy - having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, screaky
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
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:lol: :lol: A rusty hinge...

Edited by Narpski, 16 December 2014 - 04:43 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:49 PM

View PostNarpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:39 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 04:07 PM, said:

View PostLorraine, on 16 December 2014 - 03:35 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.
Screechy? I don't get that one. Doesn't sound like a compliment for sure.... :huh:

hesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
                                                            Adj.                                    1.                                    screechy - having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge                    
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, screaky                    
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency                                            
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.    
:lol: :lol: A rusty hinge...


:lol:  

I hear people using terms like that on here about his voice now and then and I don't get it either. People don't call Janis Joplin's voice screechy and yet Geddy sang in a very similar style.

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:50 PM

Geddy sounded like a banshee back in the day.

ban·shee
ˈbanSHē/

noun
noun: banshee; plural noun: banshees
  • (in Irish legend) a female spirit whose wailing warns of an impending death in a house.

    "the little girl dropped her ice cream and began to howl like a banshee"


Edited by savagegrace26, 16 December 2014 - 04:54 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:52 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:

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View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.
Screechy? I don't get that one. Doesn't sound like a compliment for sure.... :huh:

hesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj. 1. screechy - having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, screaky
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
:lol: :lol: A rusty hinge...


:lol:  

I hear people using terms like that on here about his voice now and then and I don't get it either. People don't call Janis Joplin's voice screechy and yet Geddy sang in a very similar style.
Typical of what RS would have written back in the day. It used to bother me then...

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:54 PM

View PostNarpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:52 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:39 PM, said:

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View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.
Screechy? I don't get that one. Doesn't sound like a compliment for sure.... :huh:

hesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
                                                            Adj.                                    1.                                    screechy - having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge                    
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, screaky                    
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency                                            
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.    
:lol: :lol: A rusty hinge...


:lol:  

I hear people using terms like that on here about his voice now and then and I don't get it either. People don't call Janis Joplin's voice screechy and yet Geddy sang in a very similar style.
Typical of what RS would have written back in the day. It used to bother me then...

They weren't the only ones but they were some of the worst.

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:58 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 04:54 PM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:52 PM, said:

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View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.
Screechy? I don't get that one. Doesn't sound like a compliment for sure.... :huh:

hesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj. 1. screechy - having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, screaky
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
:lol: :lol: A rusty hinge...


:lol:  

I hear people using terms like that on here about his voice now and then and I don't get it either. People don't call Janis Joplin's voice screechy and yet Geddy sang in a very similar style.
Typical of what RS would have written back in the day. It used to bother me then...

They weren't the only ones but they were some of the worst.
Yep. Circus and Creem too if I recall correctly....

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:01 PM

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View PostNarpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:52 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:

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View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.
Screechy? I don't get that one. Doesn't sound like a compliment for sure.... :huh:

hesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
                                                            Adj.                                    1.                                    screechy - having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge                    
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, screaky                    
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency                                            
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.    
:lol: :lol: A rusty hinge...


:lol:  

I hear people using terms like that on here about his voice now and then and I don't get it either. People don't call Janis Joplin's voice screechy and yet Geddy sang in a very similar style.
Typical of what RS would have written back in the day. It used to bother me then...

They weren't the only ones but they were some of the worst.
Yep. Circus and Creem too if I recall correctly....

His voice is part of what attracted me to the band. I thought it was really cool and unique. It takes talent to sing in a higher register like that. A lot of people can sing in their normal range or lower, but it's hard to sing high with power behind it.

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:05 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 05:01 PM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:58 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 04:54 PM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:52 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:39 PM, said:

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View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.
Screechy? I don't get that one. Doesn't sound like a compliment for sure.... :huh:

hesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj. 1. screechy - having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, screaky
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
:lol: :lol: A rusty hinge...


:lol:  

I hear people using terms like that on here about his voice now and then and I don't get it either. People don't call Janis Joplin's voice screechy and yet Geddy sang in a very similar style.
Typical of what RS would have written back in the day. It used to bother me then...

They weren't the only ones but they were some of the worst.
Yep. Circus and Creem too if I recall correctly....

His voice is part of what attracted me to the band. I thought it was really cool and unique. It takes talent to sing in a higher register like that. A lot of people can sing in their normal range or lower, but it's hard to sing high with power behind it.
Me too of course. Its the first obvious thing about the band (Caress Of Steel being the first Rush I ever heard). If you were younger and started with the later stuff it wouldn't be I would think....

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:07 PM

View PostEagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 05:01 PM, said:

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View PostEagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 04:54 PM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:52 PM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:

View PostNarpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:39 PM, said:

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View PostLorraine, on 16 December 2014 - 03:35 PM, said:

View Postfraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 03:07 PM, said:

In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.
Screechy? I don't get that one. Doesn't sound like a compliment for sure.... :huh:

hesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj. 1. screechy - having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, screaky
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
:lol: :lol: A rusty hinge...


:lol:  

I hear people using terms like that on here about his voice now and then and I don't get it either. People don't call Janis Joplin's voice screechy and yet Geddy sang in a very similar style.
Typical of what RS would have written back in the day. It used to bother me then...

They weren't the only ones but they were some of the worst.
Yep. Circus and Creem too if I recall correctly....

His voice is part of what attracted me to the band. I thought it was really cool and unique. It takes talent to sing in a higher register like that. A lot of people can sing in their normal range or lower, but it's hard to sing high with power behind it.
You mentioned Janis Joplin - she couldn't do at that range what Geddy could do.  She just screeched her way through a song when she sang high.    

I'm sure that singing that high came natural to him back then.  He doesn't sound to me like he is ever straining to sing.  I don't know, but can you strain and trill at the same time?  :huh:  It would seem to me that the throat would be too tight to trill if he was straining.  But what do I know?  :huh:

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:09 PM

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View PostEagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 04:54 PM, said:

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In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.
Screechy? I don't get that one. Doesn't sound like a compliment for sure.... :huh:

hesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
                                                            Adj.                                    1.                                    screechy - having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge                    
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, screaky                    
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency                                            
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.    
:lol: :lol: A rusty hinge...


:lol:  

I hear people using terms like that on here about his voice now and then and I don't get it either. People don't call Janis Joplin's voice screechy and yet Geddy sang in a very similar style.
Typical of what RS would have written back in the day. It used to bother me then...

They weren't the only ones but they were some of the worst.
Yep. Circus and Creem too if I recall correctly....

His voice is part of what attracted me to the band. I thought it was really cool and unique. It takes talent to sing in a higher register like that. A lot of people can sing in their normal range or lower, but it's hard to sing high with power behind it.
You mentioned Janis Joplin - she couldn't do at that range what Geddy could do.  She just screeched her way through a song when she sang high.    

I'm sure that singing that high came natural to him back then.  He doesn't sound to me like he is ever straining to sing.  I don't know, but can you strain and trill at the same time?  :huh:  It would seem to me that the throat would be too tight to trill if he was straining.  But what do I know?  :huh:

Trill? Like a bird? :)

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:11 PM

When he warbles  his voice.

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:14 PM

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In the 1970s, his voice was WAY to high and screechy. I could never think about singing like he did back from Rush to Hemispheres. And people have told me that I sound just like Geddy when I sing Rush songs (albeit they've only heard me sing The Spirit Of Radio and Subdivisions) His voice really changed both around Permanent Waves and Signals. He did lose a lot of range, but I felt his voice really stabilized around 1982-1984 and became amazing...
What do you mean when you say he lost "a lot of range"?

He lost that screechy high voice.
Screechy? I don't get that one. Doesn't sound like a compliment for sure.... :huh:

hesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
                                                            Adj.                                    1.                                    screechy - having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge                    
squeaking, squeaky, squealing, screaky                    
high-pitched, high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency                                            
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:lol: :lol: A rusty hinge...


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I hear people using terms like that on here about his voice now and then and I don't get it either. People don't call Janis Joplin's voice screechy and yet Geddy sang in a very similar style.
Typical of what RS would have written back in the day. It used to bother me then...

They weren't the only ones but they were some of the worst.
Yep. Circus and Creem too if I recall correctly....

His voice is part of what attracted me to the band. I thought it was really cool and unique. It takes talent to sing in a higher register like that. A lot of people can sing in their normal range or lower, but it's hard to sing high with power behind it.
You mentioned Janis Joplin - she couldn't do at that range what Geddy could do.  She just screeched her way through a song when she sang high.    

I'm sure that singing that high came natural to him back then.  He doesn't sound to me like he is ever straining to sing.  I don't know, but can you strain and trill at the same time?  :huh:  It would seem to me that the throat would be too tight to trill if he was straining.  But what do I know?  :huh:

I don't think he was straining very much or very often. I think the higher register was in his normal range, just at the higher end of it. Some people don't call screaming/shrieking/screeching like that singing. (I do if it's controlled) Even Alex has said that in the old days Geddy used to just scream the lyrics.




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