…why the hell this particular Russian fox is so obsessed with gnawing at everyone within reach who happen to be saying incorrect stuff about singing in general and singing in metal specifically.
Look here. Find “Halford vs Dickinson”.
That’s your pop media in action.
“… some of the greatest vocalists only have/had a few octaves in the bag”.
I’m honestly tired of trying to come up with snarky remarks about this depth and breadth of knowledge.
Of course, the ignorance doesn’t end here – the schtick about the lyrics is ridiculous in this context because Dickinson didn’t have that much to do with Maiden lyrics.
But we’re talking about the instrument that nearly everyone possesses since birth – and yet it’s an instrument beyond precious because you can’t just change a string if one snaps. It’s an instrument you can’t see yourself play, which means fixing issues of technique is not a trivial task, even for the best teacher in the world. And issues are bound to happen because we (ab;mis)use the same instrument every day for social communication, and our society is FUCKED UP (no other words work here) enough to impinge on each and every aspect of healthy functioning of our minds and bodies (which need to be perfectly balanced and coordinated for our voices not to self-destruct).
It’s an instrument that requires tremendous attention, care and respect.
All the things that our cultures do not foster in this regard.
Pop media disseminates all this ignorant crap. Random weirdos who found themselves at various levels of stardom make it even worse – think of all the “singers” who will tell you how they always party but never warm up.
As a result, young kids grow up with their minds majorly messed up re:singing.
Which is why the myth that a singer has an expiration date well before they are dead is kinda true. About a bad singer.
I don’t need any more bad singers on this planet.
I don’t need any extra pain and suffering.