Just pure class wasn’t he? Probably the best voice of all time.
An incredibly wide vocal range, up there with the biggest on record iirc even beating most opera singers. Also 10000x cooler than any of them. Every tune a masterpiece. 5/5 give him the 10k dollaridos
Just the absolute FEELING this guy put into every song, the lovely little warble in his vocals. Breath taking
Inspired some incredible fanfic too
The goth Elvis!
I know it’s the basic answer but In Dreams is so brilliant - one of the most perfectly structured and arranged pop songs and a great showcase of his vocal.
Look at young little Elvis Costello back there.
Wild how he brought the 60’s to the late 1980’s with zero fuss, just the same. 17 days after this he died. I never really knew about him until You Got It, but, man, he has a huge catalogue mostly miles better than this, but this is perfect all the same. Cash with a real heart. Shy, bold, a DiSer’s artist if ever there was. Good call @NeilYoung
Fantastic rendition. Still had it, never lost it. Same year as the Traveling Wilbury’s record.
Depth and raw emotion via music. He did that like seldom few did.
I’m amazed he doesn’t crop up more around here.
If The Beatles had made it into the 80’s, it wouldn’t have bettered this. AND Orbison fucking steals this.
I know it’s a supergroup but it simply cannot be understated how GOOD that record is.
Orbison in the middle of this oooofft
Agree. It’s not really my bag, but I cannot deny the levels they reach. It shouldn’t work, but it fucking does. It goes further, it’s a love of music. It feels genre-less. Timeless, and I’m all for that.
There’s a great interview out there somewhere where Petty and Jeff Lynne said it was the easiest and greatest recording performance of their careers. With the Heartbreakers and ELO that’s saying something but when you’re playing with your contemporaries and idols it just flowed I guess, and we are all here for it.
Makes good sense. Huge wide ranging influence also (Orbison), I’m sure (Glenn) Danzig picked up on him, Henry Rollins also to a lesser extent. Either way influence for generations. It’s there. Shy but bold, letting the art out in any means necessary, Orbison wore shades to overcome his shyness, damn, it worked.
Some transition. Danzig, Misfits and all is schooled well. Roots of Hardcore (Orbison), I really see that despite how naff Danzig got, but he never got truly bad, because he is schooled on perfection. It’s a batton, pass it on…
Chuck Biscuits on drums here is outstanding.
Just great hearing Danzig’s influences wear Cash and Orbison but formulated that into his own style of metal. Got to be honest only really know Mother from Danzig, but this track is tight. Blues backbeat.