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Bands Who Do Not Share Lead Vocals
Give us some examples of musical groups based in rock and roll that never shared lead vocals in their songs.
For example, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin are two bands that instantly come to mind as two that allowed their respective lead singers be the primary vocalist on all songs. I do not mean that there were no vocal harmonies; my meaning is that Robert Plant and no other band members performed the lead vocals in all their songs with exception of instrumentals. Likewise with Black Sabbath. When Ozzy was the lead vocals, he sang all the songs. When Dio was lead vocals, he sang all the songs and so on. No other members are featured on lead vocals in their albums.
Give us some of your favorite examples of musical groups that had only one singer perform the vocals. Not solo artists. Naturally Elton John sang all the lead vocals. Bands or groups only.

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12-10-2007 07:54 AM
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The Band is a great example of this. They share the weight ( no pun intended) of singing between 3 or 4 people. Kiss switch off on lead vocals as well. and Pink Floyd of course.
12-10-2007 11:34 AM
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CamJones Wrote:The Band is a great example of this. They share the weight ( no pun intended) of singing between 3 or 4 people. Kiss switch off on lead vocals as well. and Pink Floyd of course.

*encourages him to re-read thread title*

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12-10-2007 11:40 AM
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Well, I was going to say Genesis, but then I listened to SEBTP again.

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12-10-2007 11:41 AM
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This is actually a tough one. Even the Doors had lead vocals sung by Robbie Krieger and Ray Manzarek prior to Other Voices. You Got the Silver, for chrissakes.... why'd they do that? Now he'll probably want a lead vocal every other album...

How about Be Bop Deluxe... nope... Rocket Cathedrals.... great guitar, btw... glare Boston... technically they had two lead vocalists on one of their tours, Fran Cosmo and Brad Delp. Did Geils ever have another vocalist on those sucky later commercial albums I never bought? I ...don't... know...

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12-10-2007 12:11 PM
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RE: Bands Who Do Not Share Lead Vocals
Van Halen.
Michael Anthony did some unusual backing vocals but I can't think of any songs where anyone other than Dave or Sammy had the lead especially.
Bad Company. Vocals were Paul's job on all his albums with the band.
Rush. Don't think Alex or Neil sang one note as the song's lead vocals.

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12-10-2007 12:18 PM
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And now the final solution can be applied.
http://www.childhoodsend.net
http://www.themohocollective.com
http://www.markdoyleandthemaniacs.com
http://www.thcbillies.com/fr_home.cfm
http://www.britfloyd.com
http://www.sbn-studios.com
12-10-2007 01:14 PM
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CamJones Wrote:wow. long day. sorry.

Queen, The Rolling Stones, U2,

Roger Taylor and Brian May sang some leads.
Keef sang some leads
The Edge sang "Numb" and "Van Dieman's Land"

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Some Other Jackass Wrote:Likewise with Black Sabbath. When Ozzy was the lead vocals, he sang all the songs. When Dio was lead vocals, he sang all the songs and so on. No other members are featured on lead vocals in their albums.
Not quite. Bill Ward sang "It`s Alright" (a very unSabbath-like track) from Technical Ecstacy...surprised chromey hasn`t already got in with that one!

rolanddoe Wrote:How about Be Bop Deluxe... nope... Rocket Cathedrals.... great guitar, btw... glare
Great guitar, great guitarist. Yes, Robert Bryan sang that (bassist from the short-lived first line-up). Possibly the only Be Bop Deluxe song not written by Bill Nelson. Be Bop Deluxe are buried treasure that only rolanddoe and I seem to know about.pirate

Some Other Jackass Wrote:Rush. Don't think Alex or Neil sang one note as the song's lead vocals.
Was going to say Rush. Call me Mr.Picky, but does the (largely) instrumental "Grand Finale" from 2112, count? Has the spoken words:-
"Attention all planets of the solar federation / We have assumed control / We have assumed control - I always assumed that was delivered by Neil Peart.....No, you`re right...I`m being picky. Biggrin

Talking of power-trios, The Jimi Hendrix Experience...can`t thing of any non-Jimi lead vocals.
Free? Back to Paul Rodgers again. With a voice that good, who else would dare try.

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12-10-2007 01:22 PM
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