Anyway.... I copied the below from the Gig Thread because better to ramble on here. Ha - this started because I was curious about the band Avantasia who was mentioned for at least the 1000th time on these forums (who I'd not ever listened to) and Michael D linked a video of them featuring Klaus Meine (who knew? )...I was a huge fan of Meine in his early days with Scorpions (which btw - I always considered Scorpions a "hard rock" band, yet I guess many consider them a metal band as well).
Michael D. wrote:Laura wrote:Thanks for all the Avantasia links everyone! Haven't gotten to them yet except for the one that Michael D linked - which btw, I liked very much - but that may very well be because Klaus Meine of Scorpions is featured and anything with him in it is pure gold to me. Klaus is one of but a dozen or so vocalists of the classic rock era who I hold in highest esteem for both their unique voice and the vocal power they possess(ed) to project to the 50,000+ "arena rock" crowds then & now....a few others who come to mind off the top of my head are Freddie Mercury (Queen), Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Jon Anderson (Yes), Steve Perry (Journey), Brad Delp (Boston), Phil Mogg (UFO), Geddy Lee (Rush), Tommy Shaw & Dennis DeYoung (Styx), Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) & Bon Scott (AC/DC). I saw many of them pre-1983 (with the exception of Scott, Meine, & Delp) and all were/are amazing to me!
I like your classic rock vocalists list.
Does Mickey Thomas fall into your list?
and, I just had to send this one your way because it was so strange when it first came out and at least up around here nobody could really believe he would have recorded such a song.
Mickey Thomas is great in particular song, but as far as Jefferson Starship goes, my favorite album of theirs is/was Red Octopus (1975) and my favorite JS vocal performance would have to go to Marty Balin singing the soft rock song Miracles. (and come to think of it - a perfect Valentine's Day song!!)
Regarding Jon Anderson &Vangelis - this is so awesome that you reminded me of that collaboration because even though I was/am a huge Yes fan forever - I've never listened to Jon's work with Vangelis (was vaguely aware of it though). Will definitely check it out....soon!
And for now....I leave this thread with this....
Scorpions: Can't Get Enough (live in 1983 but the song is from the album Lovedrive released in early 1979 that I listened to a gazillion times)
I'd never seen this particular live performance before - this is INSANELY AWESOME!!!