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Vocal Ability: Paul McCartney vs. Freddie Mercury

Discussion in 'Song and Band Battles' started by The Beatles, Apr 13, 2011.

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  1. McCartney

    34.2%
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    65.8%
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  1. Prime

    Prime Daydreaming

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    Freddie Mercury for me as well. Never really could get used to McCartneys voice.
     
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    McCartney is god.
     
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    I gotta go with Freddie on this one.
     
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    I'll take Paul. He was in the greatest band ever and then continued that success with Wings. He sings ballads and rockers with equal sensibilities to serve the song. I would choose Freddie in an apple bobbing contest all day. Just kidding, I like Queen and think Freddie was an awesome talent.
     
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    Robert Plant in a live setting is vastly overrated. He didn't take care of his throat and his performances suffered for it. I've heard many performances from him where he didn't have any business taking the stage, let alone taking the fans money. Plant doesn't compare to Freddie when it counted, live in concert. Not bashing, just the facts.:D
     
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    I knew one of you wouldn't be able to resist. :heheh:

    I never said ole Percy was as gifted as singer as Freddie. I even said Freddie was the better singer and leagues ahead of anyone else in rock. But I HAVE seen, on various occasions, the comparison between Robert and Freddie in terms of basic vocal power. But I don't look at LZ through rose-colored glasses just because I'm a big fan. I realize they sucked live starting around '74 when it was rumored that Plant had vocal surgery after Houses of the Holy and Jimmy was putting God knows what into his body. But you look on just about any top rock vocalists list and Robert AND Freddie are always near the top, with Freddie soaring high above pretty much anyone. He's a polarizing character but you can't deny the man has talent. :grinthumb Oh, and LZ still was a killer live act if not just for their music and much less Robert's voice beginning to falter. :)

    Also, I think some people may sell Freddie short in this poll just because Paul was in the Beatles (aka the "best band ever")
     
  9. Nololob

    Nololob Long Live Wock 'n' Woll

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    Neither of them had that vocal range as David Byron or Ian Gillan, which I prefer.
     
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    I can listen to both singers but, personally, I think Paul's voice is average. I know nothing about vocal techniques so have no idea who is technically the better singer - I just know that I'd rather listen to Freddie.

    For the record, I'm a fan of the Beatles and Queen.
     
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