"Twist and Shout" - The Beatles = Greatest (Lead) Rock Vocals Ever

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by The Internet, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. The Internet

    The Internet New Member

    Jun 2, 2004
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    Let me start this out by saying that I'm not even a fan of Oldies in particular. But I've got to give John Lennon credit for belting out an amazing ballad in "Twist and Shout."

    A few facts about the song...

    "Twist and Shout" was written and originally performed by the Isley Brothers; it is not a Beatles original, although most people forget this fact (so it truly is an Oldie).

    The song was the most popular closing act for The Beatles during the early years (62-64). John Lennon sang the lead, with Paul McCartney and George Harrison providing the backup. The vinyl that it was released on became the greatest selling EP of all time in the UK.

    But that's not why it exhibits the greatest vocals of any rock song, in my opinion. Some people have accused him of screaming out the lyrics, but I don't see the problem with that... it's true: he did scream out the lyrics, but the track was recorded at the end of a 12 hour session -- by that time, John's voice was absolutely shot... but the amazing thing is that this actually worked in his favor.

    It's one of those crazy moments, where a "bad" situation turned into a "brilliant" one. Download it and see what I mean. :hsugh:

    And if you disagree with me... :squint: ... tell me what you think is the best :wiggle:
  2. Music Nazi

    Music Nazi Guest

    when it comes to great vocals from the 60's. every beach boys' album beats out the beatles. i remember reading an article about the rivalry between the two bands.in an interview with lennon,he was very open about how much he loved and was impressed by the vocals on the beach boys album "pet shop".
  3. TrueBlueSnake

    TrueBlueSnake New Member

    Feb 3, 2005
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    I agree, but there's soooooooooooo many good beatles songs, I don't see how you can focus on just one

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