EagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 05:01 PM, said:
Narpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:58 PM, said:
EagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 04:54 PM, said:
Narpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:52 PM, said:
EagleMoon, on 16 December 2014 - 04:49 PM, said:
Narpski, on 16 December 2014 - 04:39 PM, said:
fraroc, on 16 December 2014 - 04:07 PM, said:
Lorraine, on 16 December 2014 - 03:35 PM, said:
fraroc, 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....
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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A rusty hinge...
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?
It would seem to me that the throat would be too tight to trill if he was straining. But what do I know?