Your top 5 distinctive voices - not necessarily the best - in rock?

Those you know instantly when you hear them.

Update:

Whoa . . . sorry for all the thumbs down guys! Not from me.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    bob Dylan

    elvis

    sher

    james brown-not necessarily rock..but still...

    Michal Jackson...

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  • buttz
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    BOYS: a million. James Lachlan 2. Charlie Atticus 3. Darcy Fletcher 4. Henry Oliver 5. William Avery 6. Hamish Callum 7. Angus Rafferty 8. Hugh Calloway 9. Eamon Lucas 10. Stellan Rafferty (A GP call) females: a million. Charlotte Isobel 2. Annabel Clara 3. Lucy Matilda 4. Eliza Grace 5. Laura Imogen 6. Freya Rosie 7. Madeleine Isla 8. Bronte Sienna - Ella :)

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    No particular order, just as they occur to me:

    Male:

    1. Elvis Costello.

    2. Tom Waits.

    3. Bob Dylan.

    4. Brad Roberts [Crash Test Dummies]

    5. Roland Gift [Fine Young Cannibals]

    Female:

    1. Janis Joplin.

    2. Patti Smith.

    3. Cyndi Lauper.

    4. Natalie Merchant.

    5. Joni Mitchell.

    All of these I could instantly pick up within a few words, whether or not I recognized the song. I'd also like to mention Billy Bragg, John Fogerty, Michael Stipe [REM], Adam Duritz [Counting Crows], Robert Plant, Freddie Mercury, John Lennon, Joan Armatrading, Annie Lennox, and Emmylou Harris.

    And, for the record, the only ones to hit my top 20 vocally, as far as pure singing ability, would be Mitchell, Plant, Mercury, and Armatrading.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Roger Waters

    David Gilmour

    Robert Plant

    Syd Barrett

    Geddy Lee

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Bob Dylan

    Janis Joplin

    Leonard Cohen

    Alice Cooper

    Bruce Dickinson

    Honorable Mentions:

    Neil Young, Fred Schneider, Deborah Harry, Jello Biafra, Dave Mustaine, Jack White, Mick Jagger

    I would put Rob Halford, but he's no longer at all distinctive, since so freaking many people have spent so much time attempting to copy his style over the past 3+ decades (not least of which Axl Rose, who several other people mentioned.)

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  • 9 years ago

    Tom Waits, Tom Waits

    Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails,

    Steven Tyler, Aerosmith,

    Mike, Doughty, Formerly of Soul Coughing,

    Rod Stewart!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Chino Moreno of Deftones

    Tom Waits

    Bob Dylan

    Corey Taylor of Slipknot/Stone Sour

    Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver

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  • lj1
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    In no particular order:

    1. Axl Rose

    2. Kurt Cobain

    3. Freddie Mercury

    4. Geddy Lee

    5. Serj Tankian

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  • Stevie Nicks

    Tom Petty

    Bruce Springsteen

    Bob Dylan

    Roger Daltrey

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    1) Robert Plant

    2) Freddie Mercury

    3) Bob Dylan (folk not rock though)

    4) John Lennon

    5) Bon Scott

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  • M O
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    1. Axl Rose- Guns N Roses

    2. Geddy Lee- Rush

    3. Ozzy Osbourne- Black Sabbath

    4. Barry Gibb- BeeGees (I guess they are rock?)

    5. James Hetfield- Metallica

    You dont even need to be familiar with the song, you hear one of these, youre immediatley saying "Is that Metallica" or "That sounds like Rush".

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