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Bedbug
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Posted - 01/25/2018 :  10:25:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Going back to the early 90s when I first heard SR, then COP, there were times I thought the lead singer of the Pixies was female.

I kind of miss when Black's voice could do that.

Any body else?

pot
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 01/25/2018 :  12:54:17  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I used to think some of his vocals were Kim
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Bedbug
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Posted - 01/26/2018 :  05:03:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, maybe that's what I mean.

That's another reason why 2.0 is so different. I love his voice both ways, but the 1.0 was unique.

The day the orange album came out in 93 I bought it, and when I heard his grizzly "I met a man," I thought to myself, "Okay, he's telling us that Pixies are over and he's different now. It was cool.
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pot
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 01/26/2018 :  08:17:32  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
He doesn't do the high pitched singing as good as the old days, that's for sure.
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McDutchie
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Netherlands
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Posted - 01/27/2018 :  04:34:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, his voice changed more than most singers I know, except Bob Dylan.

But he's still got a fantastic falsetto. https://youtu.be/X24YbUt4CL8?t=1m2s
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
1451 Posts

Posted - 01/28/2018 :  03:19:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bedbug
I kind of miss when Black's voice could do that.


Ever listened to What Goes Boom (bridge, especially), Jaime Bravo...?



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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
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Posted - 01/29/2018 :  00:44:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Bedbug
I kind of miss when Black's voice could do that.


Ever listened to What Goes Boom (bridge, especially), Jaime Bravo...?



Ok, I guess you did. ;-)

But if you're talking about the kind of singing voice he uses on songs like Trompe Le Monde (the song) for example, well, I think he does a pretty decent job on a few number on Indie Cindy (also Magdalena) with this kind of voice. It's pretty close.

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Bedbug
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Posted - 01/30/2018 :  04:43:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by picpic

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Originally posted by Bedbug
I kind of miss when Black's voice could do that.


Ever listened to What Goes Boom (bridge, especially), Jaime Bravo...?



Ok, I guess you did. ;-)

But if you're talking about the kind of singing voice he uses on songs like Trompe Le Monde (the song) for example, well, I think he does a pretty decent job on a few number on Indie Cindy (also Magdalena) with this kind of voice. It's pretty close.

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I'm not saying he doesn't still do great falsetto. I'm saying there are times in 1.0 when I can't tell who is singing, Black Francis or Mrs. John Murphy.
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picpic
* Dog in the Sand *

Belgium
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Posted - 01/31/2018 :  00:10:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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I kind of miss when Black's voice could do that.



Thought you meant he couldn't do it anymore.

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Bedbug
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Posted - 01/31/2018 :  07:24:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I meant I miss when he could fool me into thinking his part was Kim singing or some other random girl that wandered into the studio.

I don't think he can achieve that level anymore (observation not criticism).
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Neptune
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USA
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Posted - 02/11/2018 :  12:23:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I too used to think some of his parts were Kim singing

My wife couldn't believe it when she first saw him live...she didn't know what he looked like and assumed he was a little skinny dude "like Morrissey"!
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Bedbug
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Posted - 02/12/2018 :  14:12:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thatís another awesome thing about him. He doesnít look like a rock star.
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pot
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 02/18/2018 :  22:01:04  Show Profile  Visit pot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Non Frank Black related but on topic. Just listened to the new Brian Power album, bit of soul house. Not usually my bag but if it's quality then I can be partial. This is funkeh.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vIuW2_jstI

Anyway, as I was listening to it I thought I'd look up who the soul diva was who was singing the chorus/backing vocals. Googled Brian Power, Ronnie Herel and Ali Tennant. All dudes.
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The Maharal
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Posted - 03/03/2018 :  13:18:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A demon girl.
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Bedbug
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Posted - 03/05/2018 :  04:52:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A girl you would pray for?
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