RE: Voices: The good, the bad & the UGLY...
Posted by: Don ()
Date: October 01, 2000 01:18PM

I saw Bon Jovi open for Judas Priest in Vancouver during Priest's "Turbo" tour. I remember being TOTALLY blown away at how bad he sounded. His voice was thin, weak, waaaaaaaay too quiet, and he had no range. The backing vocals, on the other hand, were HUGE. I remember thinking that they should just let any other member of the band take over the lead vocals that night so that some justice could be done to the songs. I liked Bon Jovi a lot at that time, and I was extremely disappointed. A couple years later I saw Tesla and Def Leppard in Vancouver, and Jon Bon Jovi was in town. He got up and sang a song or two with Def Leppard. Same result: he was pathetic. I remember thinking, "Geez, Jon, get off the stage and let Joe Elliot do his thing!!" Joe was brilliant that night.

I don't think Jon was ever that good a vocalist. That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy his music. I enjoy a few bands with mediocre vocalists: Poison, Motley Crue, Ratt, etc. (ironically, many of the vocalists whose names have come up in this thread).

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A word on the Crue rip off...../Bon Jovi 152Jack09/29/2000 01:37PM
Bo Jo's voice 79Peter M. Bietenholz09/29/2000 04:49PM
Hhmm... 115 Benno 09/29/2000 05:02PM
Bloody hell 103 Chris 09/30/2000 02:45AM
RE: Bloody hell 97 Kevin 09/30/2000 05:37AM
RE: Bloody hell 119Gav09/30/2000 06:19AM
RE: Bloody hell 126 Kevin 09/30/2000 07:01AM
RE: Bloody hell 106 Chris 09/30/2000 08:48AM
RE: Bloody hell 127 Kevin 09/30/2000 09:00AM
RE: Kevin, it's true/About Chris' post... 104 Don 10/01/2000 02:06PM
RE: Kevin, it's true/About Chris' post... 96 Kevin 10/01/2000 03:10PM
RE: A word on the Crue rip off...../Bon Jovi 82 Rob 09/30/2000 12:25PM
RE: A word on the Crue rip off...../Bon Jovi 104 F.O.R.D. 10/01/2000 03:01AM
RE: A word on the Crue rip off...../Bon Jovi 94 Kevin 10/01/2000 05:27AM
RE: A word on the Crue rip off...../Bon Jovi 101 Jan 10/01/2000 06:49AM
RE: A word on the Crue rip off...../Bon Jovi 93 Kevin 10/01/2000 06:57AM
RE: A word on the Crue rip off...../Bon Jovi 113 F.O.R.D. 10/01/2000 05:02PM
LOL (np) 101 Kevin 10/02/2000 02:40AM
RE: Voices: The good, the bad & the UGLY...120 Don 10/01/2000 01:18PM


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