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Post  Guest on Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:38 pm



Voice type: Tenor
Sung range: A2-E5
Total range: A2-E5-A5

Significant high notes:

A5 ("California Isn't Big Enough")
E♭5 ("Keep Driving")
D5 ("For Crying Out Loud", "Black Betty", "Keep Driving")
C♯5 ("Did I Say That", "I Would Do Anything for Love" live Brit Awards 1994)
C5 ("Bat Out of Hell", "Like a Rose", "Life is a Lemon (And I Want My Money Back)", "Rock N' Roll Mercenaries", "Rock 'n' Roll Hero")
B4 ("Life is a Lemon (And I Want My Money Back)", "If I Can't Have You")
B♭4 ("Blind As a Bat", "Kickapoo", "Rock 'n' Roll Hero", "Blind Before I Stop", "Read 'Em and Weep")
A4 ("Black Betty", "Rock N' Roll Mercenaries")

Significant low notes:

A2 ("If I Can't Have You", "Rock N' Roll Mercenaries")
B♭2 ("Not a Dry Eye in the House", "Did You Ever Love Somebody")

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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  Guest on Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:57 pm

I'm still looking for some decent lows for this guy.
His voice sounds as if a G2 or maybe even a F#2 could be rather possible, but the question is if he ever sung that low.
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Post  AJD125 on Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:15 am

don't know about lows but I reckon he reaches a full Eb5 in 'Keep Driving'.

there's loads of C5's but he goes up to a D5 at 3:04 and then I think there's an Eb5 at 3:06.
most of his 1980s stuff is not well known but thats when his voice was best imo.
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Post  Celice on Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:11 pm

Yep, sounds like a quick Eb5. E5 from Rock'N'Roll Mercenaries is also worth a mention in the OP I think.
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Post  AJD125 on Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:25 pm

I think I've found a couple of C#5s for him.
There's a short one at 4:28 in 'Did I Say That' I think:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Fe7iicdY9o&feature=related
One of my favourite songs of his.
and also he goes up to a C#5 in the live performance of 'I'd do anything for love' at the brit awards in 1994:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omr8bhK9niU
its at 3:35. dunno whether it would be classed as sung though.
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Post  AJD125 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:39 am

Somma1984 wrote:I'm still looking for some decent lows for this guy.
His voice sounds as if a G2 or maybe even a F#2 could be rather possible, but the question is if he ever sung that low.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd-4XkEZQgw&feature=related
Very short G2 at 0:35?
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Post  Guest on Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:41 am

A Bb2.
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Post  DonutsGalacticos on Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:42 am

AJD125 wrote:
Somma1984 wrote:I'm still looking for some decent lows for this guy.
His voice sounds as if a G2 or maybe even a F#2 could be rather possible, but the question is if he ever sung that low.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wd-4XkEZQgw&feature=related
Very short G2 at 0:35?

Bb2 i think man
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Post  AJD125 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:18 pm

yep I must get better at pitching lows Durrr

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Post  AJD125 on Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:52 am

hmmm I'm pretty sure the Bb2 in 'Not a Dry Eye in the House' is actually a B2. the Bb2 is from a live performance of it in 1995 where he sang it half a step lower than the studio version. He also has B2's in 'A Man and a Woman' and a D5 in 'Modern Girl': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT4EJQNjUXc its at 2:18.
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Re: Meat Loaf

Post  MaxD on Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:03 am

He killed it... not in a good way.

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Post  Monocus on Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:19 am

His voice suits the event rather nicely.
Earlier this year Obama had - in celebration of the Blues - Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Trombone Shorty, Buddy Guy, Shemekia Copeland, Gary Clark Jr ... and Romney, well, he has this.
Speaks more than words, doesn't it?
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Post  B6 on Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:30 am

Haha, totally agree. Romney is basically a dumbass IMO
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Post  MaxD on Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:35 am

B6 wrote:Haha, totally agree. Romney is basically a dumbass IMO

Its not an opinion, its just fact Very Happy
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Post  Spydr on Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:56 am

Facepalm
First those vocal fail performances, and then this? so it's not even a one off bad show. he's gotta be conscious of how not only bad, but plain stupid he sounds now.

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Post  MaxD on Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:09 am

Spydr wrote:Facepalm
First those vocal fail performances, and then this? so it's not even a one off bad show. he's gotta be conscious of how not only bad, but plain stupid he sounds now.

I don't know if its true or not but is it simply just because he refuses to lower the key due to his inability to hit the notes anymore? He doesn't sound anything like he did in the 70s and 80s... hes 35 years older now... if he sang the songs maybe like a couple steps down then he might sound fine.
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Post  Guest on Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:28 am

I think that tells about him being either ignorant, stupid or stubborn as fuck.
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Post  Monocus on Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:30 am

I don't think not lowering the keys is the sole root of all evil.
It wouldn't hurt to try it, though.
I remember a 90s performance from Rush, where Geddy gave his, rather convincing, impression of a pig being tortured.
That was when he tried to sing a song from the Hemispheres-era (I don't know which one it was) in the original key.
Generally his singing was and today still is pretty good, if he doesn't leave his comfort zone for too long.
Meatloaf is quite blatantly unable to even pronounce the words correctly.
His diction and phrasing nowadays are ridiculous!
That would indeed suggest he's singing far above his range (or rather trying to).
But there's more to it.
Every singer in his later years, except Glenn Hughes, has to adapt his or her singing to the changes their voices go through.
Listening to that train wreck that is Meatloaf, I can't imagine how even the most substantial change is capable of making him listenable again.
And lowering keys isn't that substantial to begin with.
It couldn't possibly make things worse, though.
So again, it might be worth a try.
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Post  AJD125 on Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:19 am

yeah to be honest I think he kind of lost it in 2006/2007 when he had nodules (I think) and lost his voice completely. I don't think he's recovered since. I saw him live in 2010 on the hang cool tour and although he was better than he is now, he still basically had to force out every single note. As Monocus has said, his diction and pronounciation of lyrics is awful. I can't bare to listen to most of his recent versions of 'I Would Do Anything for Love'.
its such a shame as he was a really great performer.
I really don't think lowering the key would help. To me it seems like his whole range is gone and his low notes seem equally as poor and as strained as his high notes.
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Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:48 pm

I've totally lost all respect for this man.
Why?
Because of his vocal fails?
Because he's fucking voting for Romney. Angry
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Post  Guest on Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:22 pm

You shouldn't combine musical respect and personal respect.
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Post  KeithMoonIsGod on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:20 am

...
Whenever I try to joke, people take me seriously.
But whenever I try to be serious, people think I'm joking.
I just can't win...
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Post  B6 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:23 am

And you don't even get very obvious jokes like the O'Connor one Yeah!
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Post  B6 on Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:24 am

Plus TBH that would be a rather compelling reason to lose personal respect for someone Laughing
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Post  AJD125 on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:50 pm

are you sure he doesn't have an F#2 at the end of 'If I Can't Have You'?
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