Favourite Frontman?

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Well it's my thread so, i will try and define frontman. Benn thinking bout it for a while now and i cant define it but i will use some examples. Axl Rose, Mick Jagger, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Kurt Cobain and that annoying git from Kiss.

Dunno if that helps at all.
 
Andy said:
Well it's my thread so, i will try and define frontman. Benn thinking bout it for a while now and i cant define it but i will use some examples. Axl Rose, Mick Jagger, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Kurt Cobain and that annoying git from Kiss.

Dunno if that helps at all.
Andy, that was about as useful as the War on Drugs :biggrin:

Much better, here is what the OED says:"(a) A person, organization, etc., that serves as a cover for subversive or illegal activities. So front man, organization. orig. U.S.; (b) the leader of a band; (c) one who represents an organization, etc., publicly; spec. a television presenter". See? Problem solved. The best front man is is either Richard Branson, Daman Albarn, or Michael Fish.

What? Not good enough? How about: "...a frontman is a person who is generally the focal point of a group live, on recordings, and in various types of media (such as pictures, videos, etc.) What are some obvious examples? Sting, Bono, Billy Corgan, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morrisette, etc.(keep in mind I'm using rock for these examples, but the same things apply to all styles - rap, jazz, country, metal, even classical)".
http://www.indie-music.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1372
 
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My surname literally means Big Ol' Banana. :biggrin:
Oh really? What a nice name, although I must say I have always thought it would be something along the line of Big Mean Baboon . Hmmmmm, I guess it's only fair I tell you my real name now, you see it's quite close to Yo Yo Ma - *clears throat* listen up now Babona, my first name means Yum, and my second name also means Yum, so you see it's Yum Yum Plum *blows kisses* :rofl: .
 

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Astronuc said:
I need to remediate an omission - in Robin Trower, Trower played lead guitar, but the bassist James Dewar was lead vocalist, at least at the time Bridge of Sighs was released.
I saw Robin Trower play in a small venue in L.A. a few years back. So awesome - just two feet in front of me playing "Bridge of Sighs" and "Day of the Eagle". Oh, man - after all these years he still SHREDS!

As far as my fave frontman, I think I might have to go with Prince. He's really amazing! :approve:
 

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Tool - Maynard James Keenan.

Without a doubt my favorite band and frontman.
 
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Oh really? What a nice name, although I must say I have always thought it would be something along the line of Big Mean Baboon . Hmmmmm, I guess it's only fair I tell you my real name now, you see it's quite close to Yo Yo Ma - *clears throat* listen up now Babona, my first name means Yum, and my second name also means Yum, so you see it's Yum Yum Plum *blows kisses* :rofl: .
Oh no - it seems that I have been redirected to the 'Carry-On PF' discussion board, and my next post has to include a link to I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts.com. Its only a dream... Its only a dream...
 

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hypnagogue said:
Bono really should have put some more thought into his moniker. He comes off looking even worse playing in the same band as a guy who calls himself The Edge. That's like trying to look nice by throwing on a turtleneck sweater while the guy next to you is wearing an Armani suit.
To their credit, they took those stage names when they were 16, 17 years old! THe drummer I think was 15. I think that the continuity of the band also speaks volumes. I have an old bootleg recorind of U2 where Bono asks his guitarist "What song do you want to do next The Edge?" NOt just "Edge," but "The Edge." Still sounds odd. I heard it was named after the shape of his skull.
 

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Chi Meson said:
I have an old bootleg recorind of U2 where Bono asks his guitarist "What song do you want to do next The Edge?" NOt just "Edge," but "The Edge." Still sounds odd. I heard it was named after the shape of his skull.
I still can't get used to calling The Bob, 'The Bob', but I do it.
 

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I also really like B. B. King - what a master!

And for that matter, I really liked Louis Armstrong, but he is probably before time of most PFers.
 

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Pray, tell me is Bach "before time" of most PFers ?

I liked the early satchmo recordings better, when he was in the Hot 5 and Hot 7. I think his Allstars recordings are probably more appreciated, but somehow didn't do it for me. Among his later works, I liked his vocal rendition of 'What a Wonderful World' - ooh !...that's just such a powerful picker-upper !
 

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Gokul43201 said:
Pray, tell me is Bach "before time" of most PFers ?
Which one? :biggrin:
 

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No doubt in my mind Zappa is/was the "best". I don't think he will be really understood until the aliens land. Ever read the philosophy book written about him? "The negative dialectics of poodle play" i put it down after 100 pages for fear my head was going to explode.

My favorite? tied: vedder, marley, brad smith from the band abandon jalopy
 

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Boy, this is tough. Here goes:

1. Jimi Hendrix: Great rock voice, genius guitar playing, and never took a bad picture
2. Robert Plant: Takes a mighty, mighty man to stand in front of the 3 best rockers in history
3. Bono: Writes brilliant songs and fronts the best band in the last 2 decades.
4. Mick Jagger: Also a great songwriter, and dispels the myth that white men can't dance. :biggrin:
 

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