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    Quote Originally Posted by daven View Post
    okay it was only the bass drum, but a drum is a drum.
    You might as well include tambourine then!

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    I think Kerry Minnear can slip into the discussion, though he didn't play and sing at the same time. A special vocalist as either a lead or ensemble voice as well as vocal arrangements. Live, a part of the GG drum bash and played vibes. Played drum parts on songs Design, Winning and some of the unreleased songs on Scraping The Barrel, as well as all of the vibes, marimbas, tympanis etc. in the catalog, and arranged drum parts ( as can be heard on Under Construction ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by daven View Post
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    I've always enjoyed Magmùa best when he sings (I almost think he's the best vocalist in the band, actually).... But AFAIK, he (generally) stops drumming when he sings....
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    Maybe I missed it, but I'll add:

    Don Henley (The Eagles)
    Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
    Chad

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    Bill Ward
    Terry Bozzio

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    Sheila E?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grego View Post
    Bill Ward
    Terry Bozzio
    Hmmm, both are stretching the definition of "singing". Especially Terry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    Hmmm, both are stretching the definition of "singing". Especially Terry.
    But you can't deny they both sung!) Terry, well, he was doing rap, didn't he? And Billy was quite a singer - first coming out on "It's Alright", then he sung on his solo albums..

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    Oh, and Daniel Caputo, from Standarte...

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    Not progressive I know, but the drummer with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons was a good lead singer and complimented Valli perfectly.

    I wouldn't describe Ginger Baker as a lead singer, but he has a distinctive spoken voice on Baker Gurvitz Army's Mad Jack and Time.
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    Who narrated "Pressed Rat and Warthog"?

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    I'll start. Karen Carpenter.
    I'll finish. Karen Carpenter. She was the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    AFAIK, he (generally) stops drumming when he sings....
    But this is still his voice and drumming:


    Then there's Robert of course:


    Tatsuya Yoshida - drummer also "singing", and all on his own:
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcarlberg View Post
    Who narrated "Pressed Rat and Warthog"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Ears View Post
    Not progressive I know, but the drummer with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons was a good lead singer and complimented Valli perfectly.
    Gerry Polci. I thought he had a great voice, to my ears better than Valli, who could get a bit nasal and grating with his timbre. I will concede that his voice is less distinctive than Valli's. Bob Gaudio must have liked Polci, his voice is all over the big comeback hits on the Who Loves You albums and even more so on its flop follow-up, Helicon.

    Incidentally, despite its pretentious title, Helicon is not a foray into prog/space rock. More's the pity, after their stabs at the psychedelic concept album (Genuine Imitation Life Gazette) and blue-eyed soul (Chameleon) that might have been interesting.
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    Oh wow! Yeah, that's right! ^^^^^^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by trurl View Post
    Hmmm, both are stretching the definition of "singing". Especially Terry.
    Here's a drummer who *REALLY* stretches "the definition of singing":



    (he's got a mic under the mask)

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    Quote Originally Posted by syncopatico View Post
    Here's a drummer who *REALLY* stretches "the definition of singing":
    "Drumming" too. Jesus.
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