Who started the "sing like a girl" trend?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by RyRob813, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. RyRob813


    Jun 7, 2007
    St. Paul, MN
    Home for another few days until I go back to school, and making some extra cash at the Athletic Club I worked at in high school.

    So I stand here listening to the garbage they play, and it seems that every group with a male singer is attempting to sound like a 13 year old girl.

    I remember when I was in middle school. early 00's, the "emo" movement was really in full swing, and there were tons of bands coming out whose singers tried as hard as they could to sound like a castrate. As far as I can tell, however, that movement is about over with.

    It seems that ever since the whole emo thing happened that even your mainstream rock bands coming out have this whiny, girlish singing going on. And if it's not severe, they usually have just a hint of girly whining in their vocals.

    Has anyone else noticed this trend? And if so, have you heard anyone pinpoint where it started?
  2. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Inactive

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    Looks like everyone is going back to the 80's!

  3. kiennbrd

    kiennbrd Guest

    Nov 13, 2006
    I agree, i really can't stand every band trying to "cute" it up. What happend to rock and roll being about satan,drugs,womanizing and ramblin? :(
  4. Wait, the emo trend is fading away?

    There may be hope yet...
  5. Smokey Robinson?

    I don't think that's what you mean though.

    But wait...

    "Tears of a Clown"

    Smokey was kinda emo, no?

    Great stuff nonetheless.
  6. RyRob813


    Jun 7, 2007
    St. Paul, MN
    I wonder the same thing as I stand listening to yet another one of these girly-man groups.

    I wish I could've at least been ALIVE in the golden age of rock and roll...

    Oh well, I'm sure the trends will break eventually and something decent will take over.
  7. kiennbrd

    kiennbrd Guest

    Nov 13, 2006
    I wasn't alive for the golden age, but the early 90s did kick some ass in the rock and roll area. Soundgarden,pearl jam,alice in chains,STP...so many good bands, singing like dudes.
  8. WRBass


    Dec 10, 2006
    Houston, Tx.
    I think Wayne Newton started it in the '60s! :)
  9. JQ1986


    Oct 30, 2008
    Rice Lake, WI
    I never really noticed the EMO trend till my senior year ('04) when the freshman started wearing all the skin tight crappy clothes. I've heard some of the music though. I like some bands that get lumped into the "emo" category like My Chemical Romance (say what you want about them but The Black Parade was a good catchy album) and Death Cab For Cutie (more Indie than emo if you ask me) but the majority that I've head is crap. Most of them sound like some crappy The Cure rip-offs. But it is fun being in a pit at a concert with emo kids. They're so frail that all you have to do is stand in one spot and let them run into you and they fall over (true story too I might add).
  10. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    the Four Seasons, back in the 50's with "Walk Like a Man" (sing like a woman)
  11. TallLankyBastyd

    TallLankyBastyd Guest

    Jan 31, 2007
    It was that bastyd (or was he a beyotch?) Tiny Tim I tell ya!! ;)
  12. sarcastro83

    sarcastro83 Guest

    Jul 27, 2007
    Toronto, ON
    *puts on flame retardant suit*

    Geddy Lee certainly didn't help things...

    Don't scowl at me...
  13. Muusers

    Muusers Guest

    i think that we can safely say that santucci is the one to blame for all of this :bag:
  14. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Inactive

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    HAHAHA someone in the "whos your favourite female bassist" thread said Geddy Lee!
  15. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Pacman beat me to it. It's all Frankie Valli's fault.

    Oh and +1 to Smokey Robinson.
  16. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Don't forget Eddie Kendricks from the Temptations!
  17. RyRob813


    Jun 7, 2007
    St. Paul, MN
    Haha, as much as I love Geddy I'd have to agree. The first time I heard Rush I thought they had a female singer. Rush vocals are an acquired taste for sure.

    Oh and I saw that Death Cab for Cutie band a few months ago. They opened up for Neil Young, and sounded totally different than I thought they would. Still a little hint of whine in their vocals, but overall not a bad band.
  18. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
    The mullet is a classic.

    Business in front. Party in the back.
  19. vene-nemesis

    vene-nemesis Inactive

    Jul 17, 2003
    Bilbao España
    That would make one hell of a gay pub advertisement