7 Days, 7 Questions: Day 2

Let’s explore some of this passion we have for music. All this week I’ll be asking some questions, sharing my thoughts and, hopefully, hearing from you!

What singer’s voice moves you? Whether to tears or to action, what is it about that voice that does it to you?

For me, Joe Strummer has always had such a unique sound. His time with The Clash brought some unique an evocative sounds and feelings. His solo work brought even more depth and emotion.

I’m going to give you a couple of examples. The first one is more politcal and the second one is a song that has such great meaning, has been covered a hundred times including his but his has always been my favourite and you can see why.

So how about you?

Larry Lootsteen

Music is life and I love to write about all things music. Independent music blogger. Writer in general. I am a big fan of alternative and indie music but there's no genre I haven't found something to like.

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3 thoughts on “7 Days, 7 Questions: Day 2

  • Impossible to narrow to just one, but for me it’s:

    – Jonn Penney of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, specifically the yearning, sentimentality and wistfulness conveyed by his voice and lyrics.

    – both Clint Mansell and Graham Crabb of Pop Will Eat Itself, it’s the urgency of their message and the tongue-in-cheek nature they convey

    – Trent Reznor is unparalleled angst. Never felt it myself to that extent, except through what he conveys.

  • There are quite a few:
    -Davey Havok of AFI. His voice only gets better with age. The newest album is just…I don’t have words
    -Amanda Palmer her lyrics and the amount of feeling she puts into them often bring me to tears
    -Max Collins (Eve 6, Fitness) for all those angst-filled teenage songs. If I need something to scream along with that’s more sarcastic than gothic this is where I go

  • Unfortunately, both have passed:
    Chris Cornell: I remember hearing the Soundgarden songs and not really liking the sound of the guitar, but it was the voice that shone through. I had never heard a voice with such power under control.
    David Bowie: Again, it’s a voice I have to focus on when I hear it.
    It’s because of these voices that I cannot have music in the background when I work at my desk. I can’t concentrate on what I’m doing.


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