brian wilson singing

general questions, comments and ideas about recording, audio, music, etc.
these_go211
pushin' record
Posts: 235
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:53 pm
Location: san jose, ca

brian wilson singing

Post by these_go211 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:21 am

ok, so i am wearing my flame retardant suit for this.

is it just me or should brian wilson stop singing? don't get me wrong, i love the guy and think he is a brilliant musical genius. but did you hear him at the grammys? and last nite he was on entertainment tonite. he sang a few songs. it was very painful to hear and see.

excuse me, i must now go apply for the witness protection program.

-chuck
"well, it's one louder, isn't it...."

http://web.mac.com/chuckelizondo

Picker
audio school
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:44 pm
Location: Maryland

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by Picker » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:31 am

Blasphemy!!!!! Have that man flogged.

I didn't hear either profomance though. :?

User avatar
trash180
takin' a dinner break
Posts: 169
Joined: Thu May 08, 2003 8:21 am
Location: Lansing, MI
Contact:

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by trash180 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:33 am

Oh...everybody sounded shitty on that. Why you gotta hate on Brian? I was kinda excited to see him and Stevie Wonder on the same stage.
Dream match? That'd be a record. wow.

bobbydj
on a wing and a prayer
Posts: 5351
Joined: Wed May 07, 2003 2:58 am
Location: astride the vortex console
Contact:

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by bobbydj » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:39 am

trash180 wrote: I was kinda excited to see him and Stevie Wonder on the same stage.
Dream match? That'd be a record. wow.
Yeah like Macca and Wonder. "Meh" factor of 4 squillion.

And yeah Bri should stfu. Definitely.
Image

Bobby D. Jones
Producer/Engineer
(The Crudballs, Tyrone P. Spink, The Fuxx, Shitters, The Geighs...)

User avatar
Girl Toes
carpal tunnel
Posts: 1598
Joined: Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:06 pm
Location: In A Turkey Sandwich
Contact:

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by Girl Toes » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:41 am

these_go211 wrote:ok, so i am wearing my flame retardant suit for this.

is it just me or should brian wilson stop singing? don't get me wrong, i love the guy and think he is a brilliant musical genius. but did you hear him at the grammys? and last nite he was on entertainment tonite. he sang a few songs. it was very painful to hear and see.

excuse me, i must now go apply for the witness protection program.

-chuck
I have seen him a couple times, and he generally sounds pretty good by the end of the show. He doesn't warm up, so if he plays just one or two songs, yes, its rather disturbing. He's not what he was. Or is he was he is?

User avatar
mjau
genitals didn't survive the freeze
Posts: 3933
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2003 7:33 pm
Location: Good Luck, Virginia
Contact:

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by mjau » Tue Feb 15, 2005 10:58 am

I like how he sounds far from perfect. I guess it makes the songs seem more personal to me.
And yeah, even Stevie Wonder and Norah Jones sounded bad the other night. That's not an easy thing to do, so the Grammy's must have worked extra hard at it.

these_go211
pushin' record
Posts: 235
Joined: Thu Jul 29, 2004 12:53 pm
Location: san jose, ca

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by these_go211 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:01 am

yea, there were a few on the grammys that didn't sound great. but the piece on entertainment tonite was especially painful to hear.

i'm not trying to tear the guy down, really. it was mainly an observation and thinking, well, maybe it's just me.
"well, it's one louder, isn't it...."

http://web.mac.com/chuckelizondo

dumbangel
pushin' record
Posts: 255
Joined: Wed May 07, 2003 5:41 pm
Location: Paris

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by dumbangel » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:05 am

I'm pretty sure B Wilson uses autotune these days. Live there wasn't a single flat note. I can't imagine someone as damaged as him being able to do that without something.

User avatar
Rodgre
carpal tunnel
Posts: 1627
Joined: Fri May 30, 2003 3:19 am
Location: Central MA
Contact:

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by Rodgre » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:10 am

As a Beach Boys obsessive, I will admit that Brian's voice has long since left him, and his band really carries him vocally. I don't mind that. The music is still wonderful.

The thing about the Across The Universe cover on the Grammys, EVERYONE sounded horrible on that because it was somehow in everyone's WORST key.

Roger

aishabag23
gettin' sounds
Posts: 103
Joined: Sat May 31, 2003 4:05 pm
Location: from Brooklyn to LA
Contact:

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by aishabag23 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:12 am

poor guy.... he is, was and always will be a genius but it is sad to see him slummin' on entertainment tonight. i almost couldn't believe my eyes/ears.

Fieryjack
steve albini likes it
Posts: 385
Joined: Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:25 am
Location: New York, USA

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by Fieryjack » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:31 am

Didn't see Grammys (Thank God) or ET. I'm a huge BB/B Wilson fan....saw him at Carnegie Hall in Oct and it was the best concert I ever saw (SMiLE) by far.

On all his old stuff, sure, his falsetto was amazing. But the really special thing was his TONE....totally unique. He'll never be what he was, but if you listen closely, he still has an amazing, unique tone (even if its out of key!).

User avatar
greatmagnet
buyin' a studio
Posts: 913
Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2003 2:10 pm
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Contact:

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by greatmagnet » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:47 am

Actually the thing I found the most disturbing/revealing/vindicating about Across the Universe is the one and only person (IMHO) that seemed to be singing with excellent pitch and apropriate style and phrasing was Billy Joe from Green Day. Just shows ta go ya I guess. More respect and less egomaniac showboating.
"All energy flows in accordance with the whims of the great Magnet"
?Raoul Duke
www.greatmagnetrecording.com

KennyLusk
dead but not forgotten
Posts: 2037
Joined: Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:22 am
Location: Ramah, New Mexico

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by KennyLusk » Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:27 pm

True story, Caldo.

Billy Joe has never been pitchy. He may not exhibit an astonishing or trained voice, but he's always on pitch.

It doesn't get much better than that.

Echos Myron
takin' a dinner break
Posts: 169
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:34 pm
Location: Columbus

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by Echos Myron » Tue Feb 15, 2005 3:57 pm

Caldo71 wrote:Actually the thing I found the most disturbing/revealing/vindicating about Across the Universe is the one and only person (IMHO) that seemed to be singing with excellent pitch and apropriate style and phrasing was Billy Joe from Green Day.
Totally agree you.

dynomike
carpal tunnel
Posts: 1651
Joined: Wed Jun 18, 2003 8:26 am

Re: brian wilson singing

Post by dynomike » Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:02 pm

Rodgre wrote:The thing about the Across The Universe cover on the Grammys, EVERYONE sounded horrible on that because it was somehow in everyone's WORST key.

Roger
You're so right! And I don't even know how they did this, with that range of vocalists. Norah Jones sounded alright, but not great.
Making Efforts and Forging Ahead Courageously! Keeping Honest and Making Innovations Perpetually!

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests