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Paul Di'Anno

Discussion in 'Solo/Side Project Discussion' started by Anonymous, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    If Maiden reunite with Paul for a song during the farewell tour, I sincerely hope he does this word for word (I should have it queued up at the right moment at the 20:20 mark).

     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2017
  2. Di'anno can't sing anymore (and hasn't been able to for years) so I wouldn't want him to "sing" at all on any Maiden farewell tour!
     
  3. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    Correct. Hence the sarcasm.
     
  4. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    That is ridiculous. Paul goes from funny to sad quite quickly
     
  5. Magnus

    Magnus Nomad

    Ever seen him live? I have, thrice, and each time it was great. But I guess it depends on what you're expecting from a live gig, I know I'm not there for a faithful reproduction of an album but for the intensity, and the heat and the sweat, and the contact between band and audience.

     
  6. I'm sure the atmosphere is great, but Paul is a shadow of his former glory. He used to have a great voice and did some great singing on the Maiden albums he was on (as well as the Dianno album and the Battlezone stuff). On that video you just posted - he's just yelling and screaming off key in random places - no vocal technique or control whatsoever.

    When he sang with Maiden, he was good - even very good. He was able to sing reasonably close to his studio efforts through his tenure. Listening to him sing live for the last several years has been sad.
     
  7. Magnus

    Magnus Nomad

    I don't know, maybe because many of the bands I like have vocalists screaming or growling - sometimes in random places indeed - that I've never cared much about technique and such. A matter of taste I suppose.
    But I think I understand what you mean.
     
  8. soundwave

    soundwave Educated Fool

    On one hand, I get that he probably gets bored and tries to mix things up. I mean...his entire career basically boils down to nearly 40 years focusing on about 20 songs or so (and three of those were instrumentals). That must be maddening.

    But on the other...he's just devolved into ridiculous karaoke on stage. The Serj Tankian-esque freak out stuff or the quasi-growling that he does is absolutely hilariously bad. Either a) he genuinely thinks that he's being a badass or b) he's just taking the piss and doesn't care because he's still getting paid. Either way, it's bad.
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2017
  9. I respect your view, but Paul was never like that at all back in the day. On the stuff I've heard live from his Maiden days, the Dianno era, and Battlezone, he never sang like what he does now. He would sing the songs fairly straightforward (like the studio versions), but since it's live - there's differences. On some performances, he'd alter the melody, change the phrasing slightly, etc - but he kept time, he didn't have the god-awful throaty thin growl voice he does now, and he kept pitch pretty well. He used to be a good live singer that sang reasonably close to his studio takes. It's depressing to hear him now.
     
  10. Magnus

    Magnus Nomad

    I think he started that with Killers, especially the second Panthera-like album.
     
  11. Magnus

    Magnus Nomad

    I feel we agree on most points, Paul's talent for example, or his, let's say, not exactly responsible way of dealing with it.
     

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