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The Awful Karaoke Thread

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Come on peeps, it's time to shatter some ear drums with a bit of tuneless warbling. Why not join the party? I'll kick things off...

I Wanna Be Like You (from the Jungle Book)

PLEASE NOTE: To listen, just click on the little "play" symbol on the linked page.

Now it's your turn...

P.S. If you're a little too shy to have a go yourself then you can always hunt online for other people's strained vocal chords (like this bloke for example).
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  • ShaggE;525217 said:
    Actually, you're not all that bad. Infact, I thought you sounded quite like Leonard Cohen during the Metallica song, which is certainly no bad thing. Would you mind doing a karaoke version of "Everybody Knows"?

    As for The Beatles track, the site you uploaded it to tells me that I'm not authorised to listen to it! Which is a shame as I love The Beatles.
  • Davies;525222 said:
    Actually, you're not all that bad. Infact, I thought you sounded quite like Leonard Cohen during the Metallica song, which is certainly no bad thing. Would you mind doing a karaoke version of "Everybody Knows"?

    As for The Beatles track, the site you uploaded it to tells me that I'm not authorised to listen to it! Which is a shame as I love The Beatles.
    Wow, Leonard Cohen, eh? That's the highest praise I've ever received! Thank ya. Not so sure about doing Everybody Knows, though. I don't know the song well enough (I only sing songs I have memorized note for note, and even then I manage to botch a line or two, haha).

    I do plan on recording more soon, though, so I'll try to emulate Cohen when I do.

    As for the Beatles, sorry, forgot to set it to public. Try again.

    In turn, you've got a bit of a Tom Waits meets Louie Armstrong thing going, which is awesome.
  • ShaggE;525230 said:
    As for the Beatles, sorry, forgot to set it to public. Try again.
    Ah yes, that's working now. I liked it, although I thought you sounded a bit flat (almost tired). I dunno though, maybe that's quite apt for a LSD infused song. :D
    ShaggE;525230 said:
    In turn, you've got a bit of a Tom Waits meets Louie Armstrong thing going, which is awesome.
    Ha ha, cheers but that's not my natural singing voice. I guess my interpretation of an ape sounds like Waits and Armstrong.
  • Davies;525235 said:
    Ah yes, that's working now. I liked it, although I thought you sounded a bit flat (almost tired). I dunno though, maybe that's quite apt for a LSD infused song. :D
    Hehe, that was my eighth or ninth take and the tenth song I did that day (did I mention I *love* karaoke?), so I was definitely tired. :p
  • This has the potential to be the thread ever. I'll post soon.
  • I dunno how you got through that without ending up in a coughing fit Davies, it's so growly!

    For my money Shagge has more a Tom Waits quality to his voice, but Leonard Cohen def springs to mind as well, I needed to turn my subwoofer down when he came over the speakers!! :p

    Anyway, here's my cack! My voice isn't particulary distinctive or owt, but what you gonna do?

    Misery by Green Day

    State of Mind by Mad Caddies
  • Well throat's a little scratchy from last night's drinking antics, but here's Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash.

    http://kiwi6.com/file/y7k9qs3n5a
  • JedExodus;525261 said:

    For my money Shagge has more a Tom Waits quality to his voice, but Leonard Cohen def springs to mind as well, I needed to turn my subwoofer down when he came over the speakers!! :p
    Wow, Tom Waits AND Leonard Cohen! Damn, I'm all a-flutter! Actually gives me half a mind to take singing lessons and produce something useful out of the ol' chords. :D
    Anyway, here's my cack! My voice isn't particulary distinctive or owt, but what you gonna do?

    Misery by Green Day

    State of Mind by Mad Caddies
    Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis? You're good. I can't think of any famous analogues for your voice, but it's very listenable. Good stuff with the guitar, too. I've tried to sing and play at the same time, and that shit is TOUGH.

    EDIT: Wow, DAISHI. I want to hear you do some Beatles. You could knock it out of the park.
  • JedExodus;525261 said:
    HEY! Mr. Great Musician! We don't take kindly to your types 'round here. Go take your beautiful guitar playing and angelic voice and bugger off to a "Wonderful Karaoke Thread" or something. :mad:

    ...yeah, I'm officially jealous. What of it?
    JedExodus;525261 said:
    I dunno how you got through that without ending up in a coughing fit Davies, it's so growly!
    Meh, it was easy. Many years of impersonating Papa Lazarou will tend to do that to oneself.
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