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Old 06-02-2006, 06:22 AM   #1
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Maynards best vocal performance?

I consider this song to be one of Maynards best vocal performances on any album.

Technically speaking it's fantastic. Very hard to sing *and* I've heard some of the bootlegs from their recent concerts and he can perform it more or less pitch perfect the whole way through.

Very impressive.
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

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I consider this song to be one of Maynards best vocal performances on any album.

Technically speaking it's fantastic. Very hard to sing *and* I've heard some of the bootlegs from their recent concerts and he can perform it more or less pitch perfect the whole way through.

Very impressive.
Those are my thoughts as well.
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Old 06-03-2006, 01:01 PM   #3
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

AWESOME in the first chorus the vocal run down on e-e-ey-e e-e-ey-e so perfect and inspired
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Old 06-04-2006, 03:15 PM   #4
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

I don't know much about the technical aspects of singing, but what I do know is that Maynard's voice comes through more clearly here than on any other song. I wish he would do that more...I love this album but my one complaint so far is that his words are often drowned out by the rest of the band on the other tracks. He has a great voice, and this is the one song on 10,000 days where he is truly a "frontman".
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

Check out APC then.
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

Oh yea. Oh yea. You gotta love it when Maynard gets pissed. Its truly one of his more Technical songs to sing.
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Old 06-13-2006, 12:25 PM   #7
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

Going against the flow here too. While I certainly appreciate MJK's incredible vocal talents (undeniably the best in the industry, hands down), the opening lyrics in "The Pot" are, ummm, shall we say, questionable in style. As Ive said, its very UN-Tool, which is rather disheartening. It might be lyrically technical, but its tarnished by a complete lack of Maynardness---- and a singers quality is as much style as it is ability, to the listener. To say this is his "best vocal performance" is a stretch the likes I have rarely heard..........kinda like saying Danny's greatest performance is the opening 1st minute of Wings for Marie.

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Exactly.
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

I don't understand how one can be so close-minded to say something against that intro. Are you too "proud" to like it?
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Old 06-14-2006, 08:35 AM   #9
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

Ok, the intro's high and yet Maynard hits the notes well and isn't out of tune (as far as my shitty sense of pitch goes). Excellent vibrato, too! But christ, the tone's ugly for that unaccompanied first verse - really whiny, kinda nasal. Why choose to sing something so difficult and exposed if you haven't got the chops for it? It's interesting in its wrong-ness, a bit like Perry Farrel or Brian Molko's voices are - not strictly musically good, but still saying something with their tone. But I do think that Maynard can sing in a straightforward good-sounding way (when at a lower pitch), so why then *choose* to sound bad/off? Weird.

[Would we expect anything other than weird, now, really?!]
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Old 06-14-2006, 03:07 PM   #10
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

Ok, after hearing it live tonight? Scratch what I said above! He sang it absolutely fucking gorgeously, so evidently it can be done.
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

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I don't understand how one can be so close-minded to say something against that intro. Are you too "proud" to like it?
This kills me. So I dont agree with your opinion, therefore Im "close-minded". The irony is, only someone close-minded could say such a thing......or simple-minded, perhaps. And could you please explain your accusation of "too proud to like it"? This is rather curious.

I didnt say Maynard doesnt sing it well, I said it isnt his "style". It does not sound Tool, and forgive me if Im "close-minded", but I dont care for it. Guess what? I dont like green beans either.
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Old 06-14-2006, 06:40 PM   #12
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

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This kills me. So I dont agree with your opinion, therefore Im "close-minded". The irony is, only someone close-minded could say such a thing......or simple-minded, perhaps. And could you please explain your accusation of "too proud to like it"? This is rather curious.

I didnt say Maynard doesnt sing it well, I said it isnt his "style". It does not sound Tool, and forgive me if Im "close-minded", but I dont care for it. Guess what? I dont like green beans either.
You're close minded because Terry21
is right and green beans are right as well.
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Old 06-16-2006, 02:43 AM   #13
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

It's wonderful.I was telling to a friend-imagine what could be having a singer like Maynard in your band!- Hats off to Adam,Justin and Danny too
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:11 AM   #14
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Fucking horrible song, to be technically impressive has nothing to do with beauty at all. Have you heard "Parabola" or "Pushit"? Now, those are inspiring vocals
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

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Fucking horrible song, to be technically impressive has nothing to do with beauty at all. Have you heard "Parabola" or "Pushit"? Now, those are inspiring vocals
I don't see how this song is showing off technically; that's what WE are saying. In fact, Tool are always technically impressive, aren't they? And I think The Pot is an awesome song, in a way that doesn't need that much thinking. You can just turn it on and dance to it.
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

I said that because of the first poster. Ha ha, dancing, I never saw that one coming :)
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I said that because of the first poster. Ha ha, dancing, I never saw that one coming :)
I always catch myself up. :P
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

he sings really well
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

It's hard to sing and scream in equally powerful measures in one song. Especially so close to one another.
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Old 06-22-2006, 05:56 AM   #20
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

The Pot's i just another example of 'nards strength. everything he's touching becomes to gold. for me its difficult to pick some of the songs which it better than the other. have to many favorites to describe
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Old 07-03-2006, 10:54 AM   #21
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

First time I heard it I thought what the fuck? BUt then I listened to it several more times and heard it live and it has become one of my favorites. It is amazing what they are doing with music and what MJK is doing with his voice. The intor is different, yet sung very well and same live. The whole album is different and just proves that they are advancing in what they are doing (if that is possible, but nobody is perfect, right?)
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

definitely the best track on that album and definitely maynard's best vocal performance ever
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

anyone else notice the likeness to Freddy Mercury?
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Old 07-11-2006, 05:27 PM   #24
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

It's interesting to hear him doing something else. This is at a higher pitch than most of his other vocals, but Maynard's range isn't really very spectacular. He adopts a lot of different tones which is cool, and the main attraction for me is the strength in his voice when he yells, eg. "there's no love in fear." The screams are pretty good too, for those who like screaming, especially on Opiate and Jerk-Off.
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Re: Maynards best vocal performance?

It might be one of his more difficult performances, but I can't even listen to The Pot anymore because Maynard's vocals seem so forced and obnoxious.
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