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Post  Guest on Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:08 pm



Voice type: Tenor
Sung range: F2-C6

Significant high notes:

C6 (""Metal Health")
B5 ("Scream and Shout")
B♭5 ("Metal Health" live in Dortmund 1983)
A5 ("Cum on Feel the Noize", "Metal Health" live)
G♯5 ("Party All Night", "Slick Black Cadillac")
F♯5 ("Metal Health", "Party All Night")
F5 ("Trouble")
E5 ("Live 'Til It Hurts", "Run for Cover", "Vicious Circle")
E♭5 ("Metal Health", "Scream and Shout")
D5 ("Love's a Bitch", "The Wild and the Young")
C5 ("Stars", "Terrified", "Trouble", "Vicious Circles")

Significant low notes:

F2 ("Vicious Circles")
G2 ("Vicious Circles")

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*Orange marks notes with questionable registers: absolutely no use figuring out these.
*Blue marks probable non-modal notes.
*Red marks extremely bad, unimpressive or unintentional notes.
*Italics mark non-sung notes.


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Post  OldSchoolHeavyMetal on Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:58 am

His voice may be an acquired taste and he took a bit to grow on me, but once he did, I've really liked his singing with Quiet Riot for years now. Always liked "Love's a Bitch."



The F♯5 is at 2:47, right? So what's that note at 2:42? E♭5? And is the classic scream at 0:09 an E5?

I also find it funny that he apparently didn't like Slade and didn't want to record their covers since the resemblance between his voice and Noddy Holder's voice really is striking.


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Post  Guest on Fri Dec 13, 2013 7:51 am

0:09 and 2:42 are E♭5's. Smile 2:47 is a C6! Surprised
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Post  R.I.P. Rapport Rapturer on Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:06 am

OldSchoolHeavyMetal wrote:I also find it funny that he apparently didn't like Slade and didn't want to record their covers since the resemblance between his voice and Noddy Holder's voice really is striking.
REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLY? They sound like brothers, I figured there must've been a drastic influence! Laughing Guess it's one of the many wonders of the world, then...
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Post  OldSchoolHeavyMetal on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:03 pm

Meager Smotherer wrote:REAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLY? They sound like brothers, I figured there must've been a drastic influence! Laughing Guess it's one of the many wonders of the world, then...

Yeah, I had heard Quiet Riot first because Slade was never big here in the US, so when I heard Slade's originals of the songs Quiet Riot covered I was shocked at how similar they sound. I remember Kevin saying in an interview that the band never even wanted to record the cover. I think their manager insisted on it, or it was an obligation of their contract, so they went in there and in Kevin's words, did a real half-assed attempt just to get it over with it. Of course, Kevin made a number of claims people didn't believe, but according to him, he never liked Slade. I know he's cited Steve Marriott as his major influence, and I believe Rod Stewart as well.

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Post  Gregsynthbootlegs on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:06 pm

I still can't believe how much alike Kevin sounds when compared with Noddy!

I should listen to some Quiet Riot. I've only really been familiar with "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "Metal Health."
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Post  OldSchoolHeavyMetal on Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:25 pm

"Metal Health" is probably their best album from the 80's. I often don't think the most popular album is necessarily the best, but in this case, I'd say so. Though I've only heard their 80's albums and the stuff with Randy Rhoads in it's entirety(and the Rhoads stuff wasn't all that good....more notable for the personnel than the music they made at that time). But I'd start with the "Metal Health" album which of course has both of those tracks as well as the aforementioned "Love's a Bitch", which has always been a favorite of mine.

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Post  OldSchoolHeavyMetal on Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:19 pm

So what does everyone think about the C6? Good enough to add?



Impressive how effortless the D5 sounds in the melody at 2:22. Not sure if B4s should be added for him, but I'd guess that Noddy Holder is a good reference, and he has B4s listed, so I'll point out the nice B4 at 3:18.



Where does that crazy scream from 3:43 to 3:54 top out at?! And the strange sounding highs from 1:33 to 1:37? Note at 0:19 sounds like it reaches E♭5 to me, and 2:04 sounds like a chesty, sustained E5 to me, though maybe just another E♭5.

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Post  R.I.P. Rapport Rapturer on Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:24 pm

Holy shit, that's a crazy B5!
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Post  OldSchoolHeavyMetal on Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:42 pm

Thanks, I was hearing it around B♭5 or B5 at first, but was thinking "no way" but damn, I didn't know he could hit notes that crazy.  Shocked

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Post  }{eywood on Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:55 pm

There's an amazing phrase in Condition Critical just before the solo where he sings lines at A5, but one of them he jumps momentarily to C6. This is followed by a sustained A5

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Post  Setzer on Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:52 am

I've only heard mid-80s recordings of Kevin, but my god his voice had an awesome texture and power to it God bless USA
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