The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #60438 Message #967207
Posted By: GUEST,Tunesmith
16-Jun-03 - 05:03 PM
Thread Name: Is that really you?
Subject: RE: Is that really you?
That's the trouble, as soon as people know where an singer comes from, they start hearing that accent, right. Stevie Winwood sings with a Birmingham accent, right. Annie Lennox sings with a Scottish accent, right. And Mark Knofpler! Surely, most of the time he's doing a bad Dylan impersonation! And Elton John is a disgrace! I want to burst out laughing everytime he sings another " phoney" note!! It's nearly 40 years since rock music hit Britain, surely it's time we found our own voice!!
p.s. Sting is the biggest phoney of all - and if you can't that, then there's no hope for you!
p.p.s PREDICTION - in a few years there will be a movement among young British singers to reject any American vocal mannerisms and, in the light of that new dawn, all that went before will be reappraised - and reputations will crumble!!!!!