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Posted: 18 Dec 10, 05:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who's the better singer? Personally, I'd go for Roger - he can do so much with his voice: screams like those in ITLOTG, his raspy voice from his rockers, and his sort of normalish voice like in many The Cross songs. He has a great vocal range.
Brian, I think, is one of those fifty/fifty singers. He does some songs, like Sail Away, fantastically, but he fails when it comes to rockers like the Hitman or Headlong.
What do you think?

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Posted: 18 Dec 10, 06:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

very tough question :?
i think they both sing beautifuly in their own ways, as you said with Roger, but i think the way Brian sings like in a winters tale, that was beautiful, i thought i actualy was dreaming

but i guess i have to go with Roger as the best singer, since he can do so much more with his voice!

sorry brian, still love you madly! still dress like you

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Posted: 18 Dec 10, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They're both great but IMO Roger is better.


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Posted: 18 Dec 10, 08:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger for sure is a much better singer than Brian

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Posted: 18 Dec 10, 23:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like Roger's voice at all, but he's a better singer than Brian.

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Posted: 22 Dec 10, 00:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am SO failing  at posting at QZ today; sorry.  Edited out, duplicate post.  Jeez.


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Posted: 22 Dec 10, 00:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Depends on how you define "singer."

Roger is *definitely* the better singer, *technically* speaking.  (Also better than Freddie.  Again, I'm speaking in terms of vocal technique).

But his voice and his singing don't move me like Brian's does.


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Posted: 22 Dec 10, 03:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brian is a better singer when it comes to ballads as for Roger does better with powerful songs.

Dunno whenever Roger is doing a ballad for me it's missing some sort of emotion which Brian can bring well.

When Brian is doing a powerful song you wait for the part in the song where he might go off-key.


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Posted: 31 Dec 10, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer Roger

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Posted: 01 Jan 11, 03:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Roger will die first.


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Posted: 01 Jan 11, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote: I think Roger will die first.

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Posted: 01 Jan 11, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka...what the Hell?

Why do you think Roger will die before Brian?

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Posted: 01 Jan 11, 18:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know I'm not Zeb (I'm Seb, close enough?), but here are my reasons to agree with such prediction:

* Roger's aged waaaaaaaay more.
* Roger smoked for many years. Now he doesn't, but still, damage is done.
* Weight --> Cholesterol --> Heart Disease.
* Brian's a veggie (yay!).
* Roger used to be much more promiscuous, AFAIK.

So, unless there's some sort of accident or something unpredictable such as cancer, Huntington's or sclerosis, chances are Brian's lasting longer.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 01 Jan 11, 21:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote: I know I'm not Zeb (I'm Seb, close enough?), but here are my reasons to agree with such prediction:

* Roger's aged waaaaaaaay more.
* Roger smoked for many years. Now he doesn't, but still, damage is done.
* Weight --> Cholesterol --> Heart Disease.
* Brian's a veggie (yay!).
* Roger used to be much more promiscuous, AFAIK.

So, unless there's some sort of accident or something unpredictable such as cancer, Huntington's or sclerosis, chances are Brian's lasting longer.

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the thought of roger dieing of heart disease or cancer just makes me cry at the thought! but the thought of brian dieing at all!!!!! NO! HE MUSTNT DIE!!!! GOD MUST NOT DIE!!! GOD MUST STAY AND GIVE US ANIMAL RIGHTS AND AWESOME GUITAR SOLOS!!!

but if God must go, dont be before May 1st! i need to see the almight brian in concert! i have waited sooo long!

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Posted: 02 Jan 11, 11:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian or Roger?  Hmm.  I guess I will have to go with Brian.  No.  Roger.  No.  Brian.