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Jan 11, 2019 - 11:46:59 PM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2064 posts since 5/15/2011

Mike Patton is singing the national anthem at tomorrow's game between the LA Rams and Dallas Cowboys.

It should be an interesting rendition. Mike Patton reputedly has one of the widest vocal ranges in rock (six octaves).

At the time (1989) I felt FNM's song Epic was probably going to be the song of the century, and my opinion hasn't changed.

Here it is if you've never heard it:

 

Edited by - Chris Meakin on 01/11/2019 23:47:35

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:44:34 AM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)

USA

22146 posts since 8/3/2003

Sorry, it won't work, says video unavailable, has been blocked.... blah, blah, blah....

Jan 12, 2019 - 7:25:42 AM
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923 posts since 2/10/2013

I turn the sound off for football games. If action stops, I start playing a tune. I spend more time playing than watching.

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:02:04 PM
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Tommy5

USA

3175 posts since 2/22/2009

Yeah the national anthem should be sung by a male ,preferably rich bass baritone, listening to the anthem before a Chicago Blackhawk game at the old stadium was always a big treat. A few females aren’t too bad, but most are tepid, you gotta go with a baritone on this tune.

Jan 13, 2019 - 7:52:20 AM
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Paul R

Canada

10951 posts since 1/28/2010

It was blocked, but the Beatles' Let It Be movie came up over it, so I watched that instead.

I get tired of singers who turn the anthem into a vocal pyrotechnics performance, where it's more about ego than the anthem. No matter which country's anthem, I prefer they sing it straight.

Jan 13, 2019 - 11:02:08 AM
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172 posts since 4/22/2018

Epic was a cracking song takes me back to my youth.

I must admit, I was very glad this wasn’t my national anthem being sung

Fergie



 

Jan 13, 2019 - 11:20:11 AM
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Chris Meakin

Australia

2064 posts since 5/15/2011

Turns out Mike Patton called in sick (literally); a solo violinist stepped up to the plate.

I don't think he would have channeled Jimi Hendrix' guitar in his vocals, but we may never know.

Jan 13, 2019 - 12:55:15 PM
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mander

USA

2633 posts since 10/7/2007

quote:
Originally posted by Chris Meakin

Turns out Mike Patton called in sick (literally); a solo violinist stepped up to the plate.

I don't think he would have channeled Jimi Hendrix' guitar in his vocals, but we may never know.


I am not the biggest Jimi Hendrix fan on the planet, but I have to admit, he opened up a whole world of musical freedom with that rendition. My favorite national anthem to date was preformed in a high school gym by a high school ceramic teacher. She played the ukulele while she whistled the anthem. I didn't know whistling could be so beautiful.

Jan 13, 2019 - 3:54:16 PM

Owen

Canada

2873 posts since 6/5/2011

quote:
Originally posted by Tommy5

Yeah the national anthem should be sung by a male ,preferably rich bass baritone, listening to the anthem before a Chicago Blackhawk game at the old stadium was always a big treat. A few females aren’t too bad, but most are tepid, you gotta go with a baritone on this tune.


Don't know about the "Star Spangled Banner,"  and there MAY be rare exceptions, but "Oh* Canada" sounds 'WAY better sung by a  large group than an individual ...  baritone or otherwise... and that's before some of 'em have a brain cramp and want to "interpret" it.... or heaven forbid try it acapella (?) ... cough / splutter / cough / choke.

P.S. ...anyone care to hear how I really feel about it??

* =  just to demonstrate to Chuck and Paul that even though I may be  a slow learner... .  wink

Jan 13, 2019 - 6:49:22 PM
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here is one of my favorite renditions from the most unexpected sources.

youtube.com/watch?v=d9l4LMZeNm0

Jan 13, 2019 - 10:23:01 PM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

21527 posts since 6/25/2005

Who knew? The anthem is a hard one to sing—especially acapella

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