Turn Off Ads?

View Poll Results: You can resurrect only one of these singers..who do you choose?

Voters
56. You may not vote on this poll
  • Kurt Cobain

    9 16.07%
  • Jimmy Hendrix

    10 17.86%
  • Jim Morrison

    6 10.71%
  • Freddy Mercury

    4 7.14%
  • John Lennon

    18 32.14%
  • None of these

    16 28.57%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst 123456789 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 149

Thread: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

  1. #61
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    1,111

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Ian Curtis and D Boon must be mentioned. Both Joy Division and the Minutemen were on the ascendancy when they died.
    Gram Parsons and Chris Bell are immortals.

    Those of you that prefere Grohl to Cobain hear music a different way - I feel very sorry for you. Cobain was the best rock artist in the last 20 years.

  2. Likes:

    redsfandan (06-14-2013)

  3. Turn Off Ads?
  4. #62
    All Fired Up Revering4Blue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    NE Indiana
    Posts
    1,504

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Betterread View Post
    Ian Curtis and D Boon must be mentioned. Both Joy Division and the Minutemen were on the ascendancy when they died.
    Gram Parsons and Chris Bell are immortals.

    Those of you that prefere Grohl to Cobain hear music a different way - I feel very sorry for you. Cobain was the best rock artist in the last 20 years.
    Was that necessary?

    I don't dislike Nirvana at all. I simply prefer the Foo Fighters. I also prefer STP to Pearl Jam. Am I going to be flamed for that, too?
    "I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14

  5. #63
    Start the Reactor! *BaseClogger*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Midland, MI
    Posts
    6,410

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Revering4Blue View Post
    Was that necessary?

    I don't dislike Nirvana at all. I simply prefer the Foo Fighters. I also prefer STP to Pearl Jam. Am I going to be flamed for that, too?
    Meh, if I came in here and started claiming The Wings were better than The Beatles then I'm pretty sure I'd hear it from the older folks.

    Nirvana = The Beatles for Generation Y...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

  6. #64
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,659

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    Easily Cobain
    I'm not gonna waste my wish on anyone that purposely took their own life. But someone who had their life tragically taken from them, cut short?.... that, IMO, is a different story.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  7. #65
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,659

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    Sappy and mediocre, he lost his edge and was doomed to put out Paul McCartney type solo albums, good but nothing great.
    IMO, music is generational. Each generation wants their own "identity". Hard to stay on top, continue relevancy. If Morrison and Hendrix had lived I think they would have faded, like the majority of 60's rock stars, as we progressed into the 70s.

    Doomed to put out McCartney type albums? Not Lennon's style, just as McCartney couldn't put out a Lennon style album. McCartney's solo career was far more successful as far as commercial success goes. "Silly Love Songs" was his forte for the most part. But I enjoyed everyone of Lennon's solo efforts (separating the Yoko dribble), regardless of the fact it didn't bring him chart success. Other then the occasional love song to Yoko (very tiring), I wouldn't call any of his music sappy or "muzak".

    I loved his songs on Double Fantasy. What was mediocre or sappy about them? I think sometimes people expected too much, musically-wise from Lennon. It's very hard to equal the Beatles - even for an ex-Beatle. But some of Lennon's most powerful songs, even as a Beatle, were very simplistic, basic, in nature. IMO, Lennon's songs were very personal, in nature, to him. He wasn't a very complex person.

    I think that if Lennon had lived, at some point he and McCartney would have collaborated together again. Not forming a band or anything, but just that desire to work together again. Regardless of all the crap that went down with the break-up of the Beatles, time had healed those wounds, and I've read several books where acquaintances/friends of Lennon revealed he wanted to work with Paul again at some point.
    Last edited by GAC; 12-22-2012 at 05:09 AM.
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  8. #66
    CELEBRATION TIME RBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    San Marcos, CA
    Posts
    13,983
    Quote Originally Posted by RedTruck View Post
    I'd rather have Biggie Smalls back than Tupac.
    Are they not still releasing new songs?

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2

  9. #67
    CELEBRATION TIME RBA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    San Marcos, CA
    Posts
    13,983
    How about a baseball player?

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2

  10. #68
    The Lineups stink. KronoRed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    West N. Carolina
    Posts
    55,572

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Revering4Blue View Post
    Was that necessary?

    I don't dislike Nirvana at all. I simply prefer the Foo Fighters. I also prefer STP to Pearl Jam. Am I going to be flamed for that, too?
    Well you shouldn't be, Pearl Jam sucks.
    Go Gators!

  11. #69
    Member 919191's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    the corner bar
    Posts
    3,786

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Can't find a video. Scroll down to the Clown Juice EP by Peter Cooper for "Nirvana Was Better Than Pearl Jam".

    http://www.petercoopermusic.com/fr_music.cfm
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
    -Todd Snider

  12. #70
    Resident optimist OldRightHander's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    east of WOY
    Posts
    5,043

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    How about a baseball player?

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    Stenson? Probably for a different topic though. Boy could hit.
    The contents of this post may be disseminated without the express written consent of the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball.

    Cincinnati's premiere expedited trucking company

  13. #71
    Be the ball Roy Tucker's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Mason, OH
    Posts
    11,992

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    This is purely my opinion, but I think Lennon deserved another chance unlike the rest of the people in this poll. He'd been through the whole Beatles things, had hit rock-bottom, and then had rebuilt his life. He had a lot to live for and I think would have been a great artist going forward. Not as edgy as he had been, but I think his talent and intelligence and emotions would have created some pretty interesting music.

    From a personal standpoint, I would have loved to see where Jimi Hendrix's music would have gone. The man's guitar style and playing was one-of-a-kind and pure genius. Rock, blues, jazz, or some purely personal meld of the 3, it might have been pretty cool. If he could have gotten away from drugs, that is. Otherwise, he would have just been a junkie.

    Pay attention to the open sky

  14. #72
    Senor Votto Degenerate39's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    7,914

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    I'm not gonna waste my wish on anyone that purposely took their own life. But someone who had their life tragically taken from them, cut short?.... that, IMO, is a different story.
    Courtney Love
    Most Vottomatic Player

  15. #73
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    3,598

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    IMO, music is generational. Each generation wants their own "identity". Hard to stay on top, continue relevancy. If Morrison and Hendrix had lived I think they would have faded, like the majority of 60's rock stars, as we progressed into the 70s.

    Doomed to put out McCartney type albums? Not Lennon's style, just as McCartney couldn't put out a Lennon style album. McCartney's solo career was far more successful as far as commercial success goes. "Silly Love Songs" was his forte for the most part. But I enjoyed everyone of Lennon's solo efforts (separating the Yoko dribble), regardless of the fact it didn't bring him chart success. Other then the occasional love song to Yoko (very tiring), I wouldn't call any of his music sappy or "muzak".

    I loved his songs on Double Fantasy. What was mediocre or sappy about them? I think sometimes people expected too much, musically-wise from Lennon. It's very hard to equal the Beatles - even for an ex-Beatle. But some of Lennon's most powerful songs, even as a Beatle, were very simplistic, basic, in nature. IMO, Lennon's songs were very personal, in nature, to him. He wasn't a very complex person.

    I think that if Lennon had lived, at some point he and McCartney would have collaborated together again. Not forming a band or anything, but just that desire to work together again. Regardless of all the crap that went down with the break-up of the Beatles, time had healed those wounds, and I've read several books where acquaintances/friends of Lennon revealed he wanted to work with Paul again at some point.
    I am a huge Beatles fan and I love all of the solo work, I was just saying I found Double Fantasy sappy and mediocre particularly Beautiful Boys and Dear Yoko.

    I like McCartney's solo work too, just saying most of it is forgetable, enjoyable but forgetable.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

  16. #74
    Maple SERP savafan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    17,564

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenlord View Post
    i voted Lennon, but given the chance it's actually a guitarist i'd resurrect: Criss Oliva of Savatage.
    Both of these and Harry Chapin also.
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

  17. #75
    All Fired Up Revering4Blue's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    NE Indiana
    Posts
    1,504

    Re: A genie gives you the chance to resurrect a singer that died to soon

    Harry Chapin is a great choice.

    IMO, Warren Zevon still had more quality music left in him. Too bad that many only remember Zevon for "Werewolves Of London".
    "I have just been more than a little suspect of all the trades since the Willy (Scott Williamson) cash grab. That one left such a bad taste in my mouth that even a 1985 Dom Pérignon couldn't cleanse it." -- Creek14


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25