Firefly Pointer Fiberglass Jacket: [REVISED] Eddie Vedder's voice, the most emulated voice in music history?

Friday, September 30, 2011

[REVISED] Eddie Vedder's voice, the most emulated voice in music history?

  Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder has one of the most distinct and emulated voices in contemporary rock music. I feel like I spent the entire 90's hearing alternative bands copying Eddie's singing style.
Just to show you how many artists have been said to sound like Eddie Vedder throughout time;Creed's Scott Stapp, Fuel's Brett Scallions, The Stone Temple Pilot's Scott Weiland, The Calling's Alex Band, Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Lifehouse's Jason Wade, and some say Nickelback's Chad Kroeger have a similar sounding voice (don't shoot the messenger). And probably more than I can remember.
 When I continued to look into this stream of vocals that sounded the same, I came upon a quite obvious realization. Whether they know it or not, they are actually emulating Jim Morrison. It also makes sense that Eddie later played with the remaining Doors members and inducted them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This singing style wasn't just hooked in the budding grunge scene, it touched music of many genres. It stretched into the new millennium with artist's like "Lifehouse". Most of the above artist admit to being influenced by Jim Morrison. I can't believe it wasn't automatically obvious to my rock skewed mind. Suddenly this vision came before me of crooner's like Frank Sinatra's influence to Jim Morrison to Glenn Danzig and the damn thing took off. This influential style has been around a long time, changing a bit from artist to generation.

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

I was just thinking the same thing and typed five of the names you mentioned in a search engine and your article came up. Glad to see I'm not the only one in the world who realized this.

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