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y'know, like where did you sleep last night (cobain).
And Jeff Tweedy in lots of things.
Other examples please?
enough to make it sound emotional, rather than just bad singing technique*
*I like the Afghan Whigs, obv, before the dullites get mad.
I dunno, maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean.
Merry Claytons backing vocal cracks beautifully on that....(in fact her own version is a stunner too)
joe tex, these taming blues
and most of their other songs as it goes
Lord's Prayer, the One of Us Cannot be Wrong cover, probably a few others
you indie ponces.
nice little song, that
but when Smog says "bury me in water, and I will GEYSERRRR!" is class.
Happens with Thom Yorke a lot. There's a recording of him playing 'After the Gold Rush' at a Bridge School concert that has a couple of moments where his voice breaks in just the most sublime way.
Can't think of any others right now but I endorse this thread.
-Most of the other songs on the American Recordings series.
on the last 'this is my sacrifice'
on Glassjaw's 1st album. Think the lad is having a borderline breakdown at the end of that tune.
The bit where Liam sings: "One fine day..."
But it's become a bit of a cliche - Coldplay are the worst offenders and seem to pitch everyone of their songs just out of Chris Martin's range so his voice keeps seeming to break. It's become a kind of phony emotional trick for prickslike James Blunt and is completely devalued
Right near the end. By god it's sexy.
does this loads, i think its why i like them so much too
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
...since his voice has been made of cracks, wheezes, barks and cackles for 30 odd years; but I can never hear 'Ruby's Arms' without seeing a tear or two streaming down Tom's face at the piano in my mind when he belts out:
"Jesus Christ, this goddamn rain
Won't someone put me on a train?
I'll never kiss your lips again
...or break your heart"
like it'll be the last thing he ever gets to say, and as he slips into the final, defeated chorus, he sounds like he's barely holding it together. Utter magic.
from Lambchop's sublime 'All Smiles and Mariachi'. Which doesn't have the same heartbreaking love-me persona of a lot of voice breaks above, but it's definitely there.
... by Fish.
towards the end of 'I Can't Even Tell' by Soul Asylum (the song from Clerks)
'These Dreams' by Heart...
My favourite moment on any Eels record..."Sometimes it feels like I'm made of eggshells"
Especially the last 30 seconds odd where the music stops and it's just his voice.
There's probably a lot of others where it happens on 'Hometowns', but I reckon this is the most noticeable. Fantstic record, by the way!
You might know this but when I saw them live the singer said it's about a town in Alberta (Frank) that was buried under a rock slide and they just built another town on top - 'Under the rumble of the mountain that tumbled'
Makes the 'And they'll build up another on the bodies of our brothers, and I'll love you forever' bit really touching.
That brings the song to a whole new level, and it was already brilliant. Those last two lines are quite haunting I find.
Where did you see them live out of interest? When I saw them I remember them saying one of their songs was about four kids who ran away from Alberta one night. It might have been 'Edmonton' or 'Luciana', I've completely forgotten, and can't seem to relate too many of the lyrics to it. Such a great band.
ashcrof/verve - so it goes
..the last verse - a barely audile crack, croak even in "But I love you so".
WARNING: Don't listen if you're sad, because this song could bring you to tears.
Although I'd exctend your parting comment to more or less their entire bakc catalogue
Certainly "Lake of Fire", reaching up to the note at the end of "Where do bad folks go when they diiie..."
Surprised no one said them, they came to mind instantly thanks to an Awesome cover of Life on Mars they did, i think for a Peel session, but even moreso due to She Don't Like Jelly which is notable in the absence of any sentimentality which usually accompanies voice cracking. Not that such a thing is grating, its just an uproariously fun change. Actually the joyous fun/sentimentality pretty much sums up the flips really, Race For the Prize never ceases to lift my sprits.
He's got the only voice I've ever heard that sounds dry.
Similar to Wayne Coyne, Doug Martsch just has one of those endearingly frail voices. The line "it takes a lot to make me crazy, and a lot is always going on" from Made Up Dreams always grabs me.
antonio carlos jobim
don't say you mean it when you *know, you don't
every song tim kinsella has ever sung (joan of arc, make believe, etc)
You'd need a heart of stone not to cry with him during that final verse.
"Stay all day"
Every Oxbow song.
But it's pretty over-blubber-croaky on 'She's a find'
"Promise me the sun will rise again"
Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down.
2:58 "Stella, StellA-Ha"