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 Post subject: Ozzy vs. Dio
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:26 pm 
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This might open up a big can of worms, but who is the definitive Black Sabbath singer? I'm not including Hughes because he's in a seperate category...


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 Post subject: Re: Ozzy vs. Dio
PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:40 pm 
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as much as i like dio there would be no sabbath if not for ozzy. my answer is ozzy.


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 Post subject: Re: Ozzy vs. Dio
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:20 am 
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Ozzy is the definitive Black Sabbath singer, but Dio is pretty awesome too.

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 Post subject: Re: Ozzy vs. Dio
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:32 am 
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Ozzy all the way.

To me sabbath ended with the exodus of Ozzy. Every time I think of DIO, all I can picture is holy diver lmao. I am not bashing Dio though... that dude made a lot of metal for such a tiny, tiny man.

Not too many bands have been lucky to continue with a new singer, and still have what made them good in the first place. I mean van halen is not the same with out DLR, Misfits were never as good as they were when Danzig was running that band. I could go on and on.

On the flip side, there are a few bands that pulled off a new singer. Black Flag was a lot better when Henry Rollins joined. Pantera got out of the hair metal stuff when Phil Anselmo took the mic. And Alice in Chains' new stuff is really strong with their new singer (although I think the fact that Jerry Cantrell doing most of the vocal work on the latter Layne era stuff helped in the vocal sound staying similar)

Ugh, this topic got my inner music geek all excited lmao

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 Post subject: Re: Ozzy vs. Dio
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:19 am 
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Yeah...which bands got away with a new singer....there aren't many...
LIke forget the 70's... how about
Duran Duran without Simon LeBon..
The Cure without Robert Smith..

I'm trying to think of a band that was better...ACDC is out..,
The only one I can think of is Iron Maiden....and even that is debatable...


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 Post subject: Re: Ozzy vs. Dio
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:22 pm 
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Dio is a demented little maniac (that's a compliment, trust me!). But Ozzy IS Black Sabbath.

Now, if David Coverdale had accepted the band's invitation to join... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Ozzy vs. Dio
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:28 pm 
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RustyShackleford wrote:
Yeah...which bands got away with a new singer....there aren't many...
LIke forget the 70's... how about
Duran Duran without Simon LeBon..
The Cure without Robert Smith..

I'm trying to think of a band that was better...ACDC is out..,
The only one I can think of is Iron Maiden....and even that is debatable...


Check this out: "10 Rock Bands That Replaced Their Lead Singer"
http://geeksofdoom.com/2008/09/12/10-rock-bands-that-replaced-their-lead-singer/

I think that article pretty much proves your point. Even the close ones (Genesis with Peter Gabriel vs. Phil Collins) aren't all that close. And does anyone really care WHO sings for Styx or Journey?

Some of the reader comments after the article mention a few more bands: Thin Lizzy, Blind Melon, The Doors. All of them just drive the point home. Oh, and Queen -- Brian May must really need the money, because there is no other rational explanation for taking a big dump on Freddie Mercury's legacy the way he is.

My wife suggested Fleetwood Mac, but I think that's the exception that proves the rule. The band never had a "front man" per se; it always used multiple lead vocalists, and the vocalists always played instruments as well. The same is true of Pink Floyd; the band evolved to a multi-vocalist lineup so early in its history that it doesn't make any sense to say that anyone "replaced" Syd Barrett as lead vocalist.


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