Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by MORE BARN, Apr 9, 2015.
Only because this is a forum to discuss things and it's fun...
Mercury. Power and range.
I dunno who Brad Delp is but imo Freddy Mercury is one of the most talented humans in history
there it is.
brad D had an astonishing voice singing the boston stuff, but i couldn't pick him out of a lineup.
freddie mercury was a rock icon who could hold 50,000 person soccer stadium audiences in the palm of his hand.
Brad was the original lead singer in Boston. "More Than a Feeling," "Don't Look Back", etc. He was a great singer, but nobody compares to Freddie Mercury.
Yeah thats a loaded question. Theres only one Freddie, but Brad Delp was no slouch. Boston did some work at Westlake audio in the early days. They had a 24track of "More Than a Feeling" at the studio. I got to play with the faders and isolate tracks. The vocals were stunning. Absolutely amazing. That song could have been vocals and acoustic only. When he passed i thought about sending a DAT of that somewhere because it is really beautiful to hear. Delp was truly amazing.
Some unknown v Freddy?
Are YOU serious? "Some unknown"? Really? Here, let me Google him for you.
I don't know, a lot of what's attributed to mercury's vocal range was actually the incredibly powerful vocals of the drummer blending in. It was the drummer who hit the high notes, both on record and live. Boston's singer had a stellar voice. Love them both, and am more of QUEEN fan, but I'd give the nod to Boston.
Sorry mate, I'm 27, and Australian.
The only song of theirs anyone will know here is More Than A Feeling.
..and you'd be hard pressed to find someone who actually knows the name of the band that does that song, yet alone the name of the singer LOL.
Freddy blitzes the guy anyway. Don't even care if the drummer did a few high notes.
Freddy has the most amazing voice of all time. Period.
He beats everyone at these, no sweat.
A more fair competition for Brad might be Steve Walsh from Kansas.
Apples and Oranges.. I like them both but they are both different styles.. This is like comparing Elvis to Bon Scott.. Both were great but totally different..
Loved Freddie....despised Boston so this is an easy choice for me.
I actually like Boston more then Queen but vocally Freddy M was much more talented then Brad D.
Hard to pick. I think Brad Delp is an absolute monster and completely underrated. But then, Freddie Mercury is Freddie Mercury, so...
/thread. This nails it.
It seems like Delp had a wider range than Mercury if that's a criteria for anything. Obviously Queen is way more recognizable
I'm fairly certain Freddie was more than capable of hitting those notes. I doubt he turned to the drummer and said "Will you sing that part? I just can't reach it." Just listen to "Under Pressure". It's in the last third of the song that he ,and it's clearly him, gradually reaches a note in the stratosphere.
Both great singers. Mercury for the win for being a superior showman and front man.