Songs Where Someone In The Band Who Is Not The Singer Is Doing The Singing

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#1

and whether you think it’s better / worse / different.

I’ll start with this utter piece of shit Aerosmith song that sounds like an American Trigger from Only Fools And Horsse is singing it.


#2

Mike Mills doing lead vocals for Near Wild Heaven. Great voice which fits well into a great song.


#3

not sure if I’d prefer a more fully realised version of the Molina version

both pretty good


#4

Doesnt quite fit but Grim Heart/Black Rose is song by Converge has a different singing and is quite haunting


#5

Now you are pregnant by the wave pictures


#6

Did like that bit in homecoming off of American idiot where the other two did some singing


#7

Billabong Valley is one of the best King Gizz songs


#8

Belle and Sebastian are sods for this. Sometimes it’s alright:

Sometimes it’s utter dogshit


#9

Also any of Tobin Sprout’s GBV songs are great


#10

One of the blokes from Chvrches gets to sing from time to time. This isn’t too bad but is still the weakest song on the album:

(Thanks Wishpig for introducing them to the boards, btw)


#11

Possibly even prefer Jonny’s version to the original. That whole ‘Jonny helm sings …’ ep is brilliant.


#12

Johnny always sings it live too


#13

Spiral Stairs’ Pavement tracks. I like Kennel District quite a bit.


#14

loads of early Jimmy Eat World was more shared in terms of vocals. It’s less distinct as Tom has a way more ‘generic’ voice, but at least a lot of the tracks are bangers.


#15

Alkaline Trio have a lot of songs done by the guy out of blink 182


#16

I like the latter track!

I’m Not Living in the real World is a better example of poor B&S song sung by someone else in my opinion.


#17

I really want to know who this guy is. He also puts in a solid shift at he end of ‘Bitter Boogie’ on Paper Mache Dream Balloon. My money is on one of the drummers but I’ve never been able to find out.


#18

Think it might be the harmonica guy. He sang on some stuff when I saw them live.


#19

Apparently Mingus used to sing a lot when he played piano, but wasn’t mic’ed up very often. Anyway, he was here and while it’s not really jazz singing, it’s really characterful and great


#20

Yeah, always a highlight when they play it.

I’ve never played the drums so no idea if it’s really
as difficult as I think it is. But the songs where he sings and plays at the same time, like Eskimo kiss, are very impressive.