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Magnus Eisengrim
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There is no shortage of songs with off-pitch singing. Most of the time it's because the singer is of minimal talent. Sometimes great songs work in spite of weak singing--Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan come to mind.

Sometimes, however, the off-pitch singing just MAKES the song. This came to mind in the car yesterday, singing along (?) to Led Zeppelin's Battle of Evermore. Don't know if it was deliberate, but if they actually hit the notes, I'm sure the song wouldn't be half as good.



What are your favourite "off pitch makes it greater" songs?
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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So many artists from that same era... Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Arlo Guthrie...
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On Oct 13, 2014, Michael Baker wrote:
So many artists from that same era... Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Arlo Guthrie...


Those all strike me as examples of "great in spite of" rather than "great because of"
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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Well if you insist. Some of us remember this singer:

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On Oct 14, 2014, landmark wrote:
Well if you insist. Some of us remember this singer:



Oh my. Somehow I missed Mrs. Miller. And now I've been ruined.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
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No one could possibly beat The Shaggs for out-of-tune singing, tuning and playing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR9d4ESlpHY
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Magnus Eisengrim
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On Oct 14, 2014, arthur stead wrote:
No one could possibly beat The Shaggs for out-of-tune singing, tuning and playing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR9d4ESlpHY


Oh brave new world! I am learning so much today.
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.--Yeats
Michael Baker
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On Oct 14, 2014, arthur stead wrote:
No one could possibly beat The Shaggs for out-of-tune singing, tuning and playing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR9d4ESlpHY


Boy, I can't un-hear that.
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