Alice's best vocal performance?

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Alice's best vocal performance?

Post by JoeyBananagoose » Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:46 am

Just a general thread. What's your thoughts?

I think both in terms of range and character, Hello Hooray is hard to beat. He sounds heroic, untouchable, possessed and like an absolutely deranged egomaniac set out to destroy everything that isn't him because it's not up to his standards. Fantastic stuff.

Any specific moments perhaps? "I have other uses for you, darling" is about the sickest he ever sounded.

Anyway, over to youse guys.

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Re: Alice's best vocal performance?

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:05 am

"Might as well be on Mars" comes to mind.
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Post by Dannorama » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:20 am

RemarkablyInsincere wrote:"Might as well be on Mars" comes to mind.
What he said. My second choice is "Billion Dollar Babies." Pure Alice, and that scream in the middle is shattering.
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Re: Alice's best vocal performance?

Post by JoeyBananagoose » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:32 am

RemarkablyInsincere wrote:"Might as well be on Mars" comes to mind.
Agreed completely. I hope one day Alice's camp recognises how well loved this song is by the die hards and throws us a bone. The 'we'd need an orchestra' or whatever nonsense just doesn't wash. You could give Ryan Roxie an acoustic Gibson and I'd bet my bottom dollar he could come up with an amazing arrangement in under an hour.

P.S. I always thought the absolute key - the moment of genius in MAWBOM is when he seems to come in early on one of the last choruses (though it's clearly part of the arrangement). Around the 4 and a half minute mark. It gives it such a loose, unhinged almost improvisational feel. Some obsessive lover who just needs to get this off his chest or he's going to lose it big time.

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Re: Alice's best vocal performance?

Post by pitkin88 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:49 am

JoeyBananagoose wrote:
RemarkablyInsincere wrote:"Might as well be on Mars" comes to mind.
Agreed completely. I hope one day Alice's camp recognises how well loved this song is by the die hards and throws us a bone. The 'we'd need an orchestra' or whatever nonsense just doesn't wash. You could give Ryan Roxie an acoustic Gibson and I'd bet my bottom dollar he could come up with an amazing arrangement in under an hour.

P.S. I always thought the absolute key - the moment of genius in MAWBOM is when he seems to come in early on one of the last choruses (though it's clearly part of the arrangement). Around the 4 and a half minute mark. It gives it such a loose, unhinged almost improvisational feel. Some obsessive lover who just needs to get this off his chest or he's going to lose it big time.

That song sounds very dated now.

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Re: Alice's best vocal performance?

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Post by Saint&Sinner » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:20 am

"Might as well be on Mars" comes to mind.
That's a good shout definitely - His voice is hard to say what makes a great vocal performance (not the worlds best singer) - his sneer? his sexuality? his power and aggression? his heartfelt pleas? I love shades of all of it

A selection would be :
pass the gun around
Wind up toy
Cleansed by fire
How you gonna see me now
billion dollar babies (although the Donovan counterpoint is what really makes this tune blaze for me)
Roses on white lace
pick up the bones
Schools out
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Re: Alice's best vocal performance?

Post by Babysquid » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:24 am

I always thought I love the Dead was a pretty good vocal outing for him.

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Post by Babysquid » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:25 am

Saint&Sinner wrote:
"Might as well be on Mars" comes to mind.
That's a good shout definitely - His voice is hard to say what makes a great vocal performance (not the worlds best singer) - his sneer? his sexuality? his power and aggression? his heartfelt pleas? I love shades of all of it

A selection would be :
pass the gun around
Wind up toy
Cleansed by fire
How you gonna see me now
billion dollar babies (although the Donovan counterpoint is what really makes this tune blaze for me)
Roses on white lace
pick up the bones
Schools out
Poison
His voice was too ugly for poison

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Re: Alice's best vocal performance?

Post by Ted Sallis » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:44 pm

The first song that comes to my mind is Hard Hearted Alice. Alice's vocal delivery in the first part of the song demonstrates one of his greatest assets he brought to the Group: his vocal prowess.

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Post by pitkin88 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:59 pm

Babysquid wrote:I always thought I love the Dead was a pretty good vocal outing for him.



That would have been my second choice.

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Re: Alice's best vocal performance?

Post by pitkin88 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:01 pm

Babysquid wrote:
Saint&Sinner wrote:
"Might as well be on Mars" comes to mind.
That's a good shout definitely - His voice is hard to say what makes a great vocal performance (not the worlds best singer) - his sneer? his sexuality? his power and aggression? his heartfelt pleas? I love shades of all of it

A selection would be :
pass the gun around
Wind up toy
Cleansed by fire
How you gonna see me now
billion dollar babies (although the Donovan counterpoint is what really makes this tune blaze for me)
Roses on white lace
pick up the bones
Schools out
Poison
His voice was too ugly for poison


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Re: Alice's best vocal performance?

Post by wind_up_toy » Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:13 pm

I'll throw a curveball and go for Die For You.

I also highly rate his vocals on Stolen Prayer and Is Anyone Home.
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Something to Remember Me By...the high
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Re: Alice's best vocal performance?

Post by Daggers & Contracts » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:16 pm

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Re: Alice's best vocal performance?

Post by firstmanonmars » Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:16 pm

Disgraceland... ;)
Nah, but I like it. And believe it or not, at 63 I think Alice's vocals is top-notch on W2MN.
Best vocal performances over the years:

Hello Hooray
I Love The Dead
Hard Hearted Alice
Crazy Little Child
Steven
Give The Kid A Break
Wake Me Gently
King Of The Silver Screen
Pass The Gun Around
Stolen Prayer
I Gotta Get Out Of Here

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