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GCTiger11
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Best Frontman of the 80s?


Who you got? There were a lot of good ones. Mercury, Tyler, Gahan, Hutchence, Steve Perry.






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MaroonWhite
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


Bono





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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


1. Freddy Mercury (by a long shot)
2. Axel Rose






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NachoReb
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


DLR

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The Seaward
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


Black Francis

I could think of tons of other great ones, but this was still easy for me.






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secfan4life
Member since Dec 2012
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


Bono 1985 Live aid (skip to the 7:00 minute mark). this is widely recognized as the moment that launched u2 to superstardom.

vs.

Freddie Mercury same concert. Freddie was at the end of his performance life here, retiring just a year later due to health issues.

both could make personal connections with 70,000 people at once. in my view fm is the best front man of any decade, tho.






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dukke v
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


quote:

Best Frontman of the 80s?



quote:

Mercury


Not sure about the 80's. BUt EVER????????? He is NO DOUBT the BEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






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TFTC
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


Mercury, c'mon...





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bobbyray21
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


Sebastian Bach





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Marciano1
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


Mercury

Perry




Everyone else






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Cdawg
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


Pretty tough question when you think about the different genres and how the 80's really pushed the image of a front man.

David Lee Roth, Michael Stipe, Chuck D, Bono, Henry Rollins, Axl, Mercury, Vince Neil, Robert Smith.







but I'm going with Boy George.






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Cdawg
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quote:

Mercury, Tyler, Gahan, Hutchence, Steve Perry.


quote:

Perry


I just don't remember him being ever being that spectacular or standing out other than having a big schnoz. He was actually pretty bland. I'd put any hair metal frontman over him.



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dukke v
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quote:

but I'm going with Boy George.




Hard to argue this.






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SanDiegeauxSteve
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


Same answer for 70s, 90s, and 2000s: Paul Stanley.





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Lsut81
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


Mercury is probably the greatest front man of all time....

So he would def take the 80's






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H-Town Tiger
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


The Greatest Frontman of all time was still active in the 80's

Freddie Mercury






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parrotdr
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Brosef Stalin
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


Bon Jovi





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Cool J
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


David Byrne





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TFTC
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


I've seen the Pixies a couple times and Black Francis never stood out to me as a frontman... Great at what he did, but I just don't remember anything special about his stage presence...


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