Originally Posted by bombay
I don't know if there's a direct correlation, but screamers like Marriot and Roger Waters really lost a lot vocally down the road, while singers like David Gilmour have maintained their vocal capabilities well into their later years.
I'm not sure if it's the continued stress on the vocal cords, the drugs or what. I kinda question the screamer thing though. Lou Reed lost his voice to the point that anytime he raises it out of his Noo Yawk speak vocals, it cracks so painfully that it makes him very
hard to listen to and he was never a screamer. For example: The much ballyhooed Live In Italy
, I feel, is severely marred by his insistance to yell throughout the album, whereas if he had stuck to his soft spoken singspeak, it would've been the classic live Reed album that most think it is.