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Old 06-05-2011, 05:27 PM   #1
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http://www.rocktownhall.com/blogs/in...-has-the-most/

I found this pretty funny stuff.. Just the subject matter made me laugh..

some of the singers are unknown to me but it's funny for what it is.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:52 PM   #2
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That was funny. I have no idea where including GL on this list came from, but then he didn't get a lot of "support" in the comments.

As for my vote for most pompous, I would have to go back a few (well, many) years to Richard Harris on MacArthur Park.
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Old 06-06-2011, 07:58 AM   #3
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I'd have to go with Phil Collins solo CDs. My younger sister bought every record that man put out, and played them over and over and over. Unfortunately, we shared a bedroom. Between him, and Michael Jackson's "Ben", I felt like throwing the record player over the bank, into the gully.

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Old 06-06-2011, 10:38 PM   #4
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The late Lorne Greene singing/talking through "Ringo" (I think - it's been years.)
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Old 06-07-2011, 10:52 AM   #5
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William Shatner singing(?) Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds comes to mind.

Don't think I'll ever hear a Billy Joel song again without remembering these very funny comments, lol!
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:11 AM   #6
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William Shatner singing(?) Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds comes to mind.

Don't think I'll ever hear a Billy Joel song again without remembering these very funny comments, lol!
billy joel has more of what we call down here a "mario" voice, especially when he does his more rocking songs. i still love it!
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:34 AM   #7
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billy joel has more of what we call down here a "mario" voice, especially when he does his more rocking songs. i still love it!
I've never heard that term before...what does it mean?
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:29 PM   #8
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I'll go with Bono, never liked U2!
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Old 06-08-2011, 02:35 AM   #9
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I've never heard that term before...what does it mean?
in the film Grease, picture the boys in their hotted up cars.

or Robert DeNiro has a similar accent
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:16 PM   #10
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in the film Grease, picture the boys in their hotted up cars.

or Robert DeNiro has a similar accent
OK; a voice that sounds "tough" or "streetwise".
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:28 PM   #11
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Gordon Lightfoot has a pompous sounding voice?! Lazy sounding perhaps,(depends on your definition of 'lazy sounding')laid back sounding-definately.But 'pompous
sounding'-No way!Thanks for the post.
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Old 06-09-2011, 03:03 AM   #12
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Paul McCartney??
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:43 AM   #13
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That was funny!

Frankly I think the idea of trying to judge 'the most pompous voice" is itself rather pompous, but I was really struck by " this guy (Lightfoot) *sounds* like he knows more about whatever he’s singing about than anyone in the room, and in a way i don’t like."

So these guys aren't pompous because none of them seems to know what he's talking about! (and in a way I find sadly amusing)
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:57 AM   #14
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Err Umm
Some women chanteuses can be pompous too!!
My own particular unfavourites being
Ethel Merman (Call Me Overbearing and LOUD!!)
Liza Minelli (That's Lisa with a stoopid "Z" "Zed")
and her unbearable Mother (Judy)
who should have been banished to a sodden rainbow
And as for male "singers" my vote goes to the, oh dear, Canadian Shatner
He should have been banished to outer space long ago!!
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I am surprised that Cathy has yet to chime in wih her pet peeve the Canadian Belter Celine!!!!

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Old 06-09-2011, 09:17 AM   #15
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Err Umm
And as for male "singers" my vote goes to the, oh dear, Canadian Shatner
He should have been banished to outer space long ago!!
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Me again with second thoughts
The most pompous male singer has to be the late great Peter Sellers here taking the urine out of that Liverpudlian group who were mildly famous a few years back

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Old 06-09-2011, 12:22 PM   #16
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No doubt in my mind... Celine gets my vote.

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Old 06-09-2011, 01:06 PM   #17
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Having just learned that,oh dear oh dear, she does a duet of the Everly's classic "Let It Be Me" with Rod Stewart on his latest CD, I must add that I find Jennifer Hudson to be insufferably pompous.
She did not even actually win the Simon Cowell Idle show after all!!
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Old 06-11-2011, 03:05 PM   #18
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Peter Sarstedt: Where Do You Go To, My Lovely?
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