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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:21 pm 
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Who has been the greatest frontman ever?

Freddie Mercury? Bono? Mick Jagger? Robert Plant?

If you fancy a vote http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/poll


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:08 pm 
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Pretty sad list...Liam Gallagher?!?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B_GfsSAfVc I think Id choose Hendrix over him if I was compiling that list, why can't you be a front man and play an instrument as well? Zappa was a great frontman, captivating to say the least. Another opinion poll that is great for discussion but thats about it. Mercury belongs there and so does Morrison. I know people that saw the Doors and still talk about how crazy Morrison was that day. Ask his band and their opinions vary and at times despised the way he acted on stage. I once watched MiKe Patton take a converse shoe someone had thrown at him and fill it with his own piss, pour it over his head, then continue to rock for the remaining 45 minutes (not my idea of a great frontman but Ill never forget it). Jagger is without a doubt a great frontman and Keith'll tell ya. He proved it to me on the few occasions I saw them.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:58 pm 
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No sorry, it's gotta be Quay Lewd/Fee Waybill.


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Of the acts I've seen, it's a tie between David Thomas of Pere Ubu and Thomas öberg of bob hund. David Thomas is certainly the largest front man I've ever seen, and the largest person overall that I've had the pleasure of shaking hands with (after a concert with Jackie Leven). What a head, what hands! Diplodocus.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:53 am 
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Dark Clothes,

You can now have the geatest frontman ever perform in your living room (You have to provide the tarp!) See folllowing from Ubu website::

Living Room Concerts

David Thomas in concert in your living room!

$999.49

David Thomas will appear in solo concert in your living room.

These are the terms:

Cannot be on commercial premises. Must be in a private residence. Admission is by invitation only. A group may pool finances ahead of time to pay for the appearance, and may sell "invitations" to strangers, but no tickets are to be sold "on the door." (Keep in mind all issues of admitting strangers into your home.)

For the purposes of maintaining a private party ambience, and to avoid legal issues, there is to be no SELLING of alcohol or refreshments. BYOB is at sole discreton of the host.

Announcements of the performance may only be made on social networking sites. No commercial advertizing.

Maximum of approximately 35 people permitted in the audience. Minimum of approximately 10.

Payment of fee to Mr. Thomas to be via Paypal, a minimum of 30 days before the performance.

Mr. Thomas will bring a small sound system suitable to a medium sized living room.

The performance will be no louder than a stereo played medium-loud to loud. Mr. Thomas will do all in his power to avoid civil noise complaints but it is the responsibility of the Host to satisfy local authorities and neighbors and any legal ramifications are the sole responsibility of the Host.
A contract with full terms and conditions will be completed. Click here to download a copy of the contract. This offer is intended for the territories of the USA and England but may be extended based on supplemental costs where applicable. Available dates are conditional. Acceptance of offer is conditional.

Email directors@ubuprojex.net with desired date(s) and any other enquiries.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:05 am 
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Diamond David Lee Roth. Hands down.

In distant second, Jaz Coleman.


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Diamond David Lee Roth. Hands down.



Before Dave, there was this frontman whom he based his stage persona & look upon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n3NH8gSrMs

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There are (3) critieria you must use before you can call one the Greatest:

1.) Considered top of their field at some point.

2.) Had or have staying power (minimum 6 years).

3.) Have been emulated and copied for their style.


I would have to say top contenders would be:

Mick Jagger
Freddy Mecury
Jim Morrison
Jimi Hendrix
Elvis
James Brown

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I don't know, I reckon it's a toss up between Genghis Khan and Kermit The Frog.

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Spiritinthesky wrote:
Who has been the greatest frontman ever?
Freddie Mercury? Bono? Mick Jagger? Robert Plant?
If you fancy a vote http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/poll
on that list; mick jagger, without a doubt.

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Mick and we shouldn't forget the women, Janis, Tina Turner.

And I would vote for Jimi to be in any frontman/front woman category.

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KillUgly wrote:
No sorry, it's gotta be Quay Lewd/Fee Waybill.


http://youtu.be/Yvez2V6XPDg



I agree with that!

Here is one of my favorite Tubes performances!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQOdQ8MAgrA

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Listening too those USA bands no wonder the brit bands had the run of the show :smoke:

Mick Jagger better front man than Freddie mercury :roll: :mrgreen:
Mick jagger go and listen too a live concert then say the same the stones suck live,even lynyrd skynyrd said they could blow the Stones of stage.he was also know front man for the Stones since the 70s thats when they started SUCKING.

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Huck_Phlem wrote:
KillUgly wrote:
No sorry, it's gotta be Quay Lewd/Fee Waybill.


http://youtu.be/Yvez2V6XPDg



I agree with that!

Here is one of my favorite Tubes performances!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQOdQ8MAgrA

:lol: Good one, Huck. Hadn't seen that one before. Fee's looking very Michael Jackson-esque in dress and dance there and this is, what, 7 or 8 years before Thriller. Of course, Fee's probably modeling his performance on James Brown somewhat. I've been drooling over the Tubes documentary that Michael Cotten has been working on for the last 5 years or so. I want to see that released more than I want the Zappa Roxy dvd.


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KillUgly wrote:
Huck_Phlem wrote:
KillUgly wrote:
No sorry, it's gotta be Quay Lewd/Fee Waybill.


http://youtu.be/Yvez2V6XPDg



I agree with that!

Here is one of my favorite Tubes performances!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQOdQ8MAgrA

:lol: Good one, Huck. Hadn't seen that one before. Fee's looking very Michael Jackson-esque in dress and dance there and this is, what, 7 or 8 years before Thriller. Of course, Fee's probably modeling his performance on James Brown somewhat. I've been drooling over the Tubes documentary that Michael Cotten has been working on for the last 5 years or so. I want to see that released more than I want the Zappa Roxy dvd.


I remember when the Tubes dabut album came out they were reviewed in the LA times as copying Frank Zappa with there lyrics and that they were a bad imitiation of what Zappa had already done well...I of course bought the album at 16 and loved it, they played the Goldenwest Ballroom near my house and were introduced by Alice Cooper. Many bands did play there, this was a large facility that was a way station for bands on their way up, Van Halen played there as well as UFO and other bands that I can not think of at this time. Ironically it was bought by a church in the late 80's or early 90's and still is that to this day.


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I saw them on Halloween 76 and that was the funnest show I have ever been to! The sound was incredible too. I would rank that as one of the top 3 rock shows I have ever seen. (Zappa in Berkeley 1980, ELP in Oakland 77 and Tubes Concord Pavilion 76)

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David Thomas eats all those cocksuckers for lunch. I can only think of Tom Waits as a contender, along with Thomas öberg of bob hund :smoke:

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