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Posted: 29 May 05, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think brian is better-what about you?


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Posted: 29 May 05, 21:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger... without a shadow of a doubt.

Neither are in Freddie's league.
Neither are in Paul Rodgers league.

But at least Roger has a real distinct rasp.

Brian's voice really does nothing for me.


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Posted: 29 May 05, 22:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah,roger is good as well, both brilliant,i wouldlove to hear john singing though



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Posted: 29 May 05, 22:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger has a stronger voice, but I find Brian sings with more emotion... since that's the #1 thing I look for in a singer, I prefer Brian.



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Posted: 29 May 05, 23:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with Sir GH.

Roger is technicaly more sound but Brian is more emotive.

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Posted: 29 May 05, 23:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like both their voices - Roger's has a raspier quality that's perfect for rock, but there's something about Brian's I like more. The emotion he puts in is great.


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Posted: 30 May 05, 00:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like both. They both have good quality in them for different reasons.


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Posted: 30 May 05, 03:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger


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Posted: 30 May 05, 04:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger.
Only because I can not get through Brian's 1st solo record 'Back to Light" without pulling clumps of hair. Just listen to 'Love Token'.

At least with Roger, on 'Strange Frontier" or "Happiness", one can get through these in one sitting.


Roger just needs a throat lozenge. Brian, unfortunately, needs stronger vocal chords.


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Posted: 30 May 05, 04:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Roger has a stronger voice, but I find Brian sings with more emotion... since that's the #1 thing I look for in a singer, I prefer Brian.
I agree 100%! Though I DO like Rogers voice... Though, I didn't until a few months ago. ;p


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Posted: 30 May 05, 04:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

roger! i'm definately (sp?) in the roger camp as i think its a really sexy raspy, gravelly voice. mmm...


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Posted: 30 May 05, 05:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm... like others have said it really does depend on the song.. but I have to say Brian.. :)

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Posted: 30 May 05, 05:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 30 May 05, 06:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer Roger as a backing singer to the Queen songs (especially live)because it's more distinct, adds more to the "complete" sound. On the non-Freddie Queen studio songs I also prefer Roger.
On solo songs, Brian is the better singer I think. He picks songs that fit better to his voice then Roger does.

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Posted: 30 May 05, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger

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Posted: 30 May 05, 08:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger all the way. His backing singing complemented Freddie perfectly live. Brian's voice is very weak - he usually does a reasonble job but Roger buries him.

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Posted: 30 May 05, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brian is not a very good singer...on the studio version of who wants to live he sounds dreadfully out of tune in a few parts.

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Posted: 30 May 05, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger is better. He's got such a strong voice with characteristic hoarseness. I like Brian's songs but I don't like his singing. I just can't get used to it.


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Posted: 30 May 05, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger has a much stronger voice and I like his voice more.

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Posted: 30 May 05, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mix them together with a 1 Freddie Mercury bliss


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