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LuckySo-n-So
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?

I'm going to go:

1. Mercury
2. Bono




3. Vince Neil


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lacajun069
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franklinton
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
Diamond David Lee Roth....
Steve Perry
Vince Neil
David Coverdale
Joe Elliott
Stephen Percy
Tom keifer


RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
98619 posts

re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
Not sure how anyone could watch this and not agree with Freddy

Dragon Attack Live Montreal 1981
Runners up

Haven't seen Rob Halford listed yet.


J.P. - Electric Eye/Hellion

J.P. - Desert Plains


Bruce Dickinson

Hallowed be thy name

I.M. - Number of the beast
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Paul Allen
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
Boy George


RogerTheShrubber
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
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Boy George


Hard to watch and had no energy.

Adam Ant >>> Boy George.


Cdawg
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
Yeah my Boy George comment was mostly tongue in cheek but at the same time he def had his own uniqueness then.


Chitter Chatter
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In and Out of Consciousness
Member since Sep 2009
2587 posts

re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
I do think Boy George had a great voice. If you listen to all of Colour By Numbers, you can't argue.

Frontmen for the 80's:

Diamond Dave
Mercury
Hutchence


legba
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?


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Lsupimp
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
Rob Halford ? But he was gay.
It has to be Mercury.
Wait...


TheRoarRestoredInBR
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Member since Dec 2004
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
No matter what the question is, the correct answer is always Westerberg..Westerberg..Westerberg!


Lsupimp
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
Here are some more strictly identified with 80's bands (c'mon guys Queen belongs to the 70's):

Richard Butler Psychdelic Furs ?
Ian Astbury The Cult ?
Morrissey The Smiths ?
Neil Finn Crowded House ?
Roland Orzabal Tears for Fears ?
Rik Ocasec The Cars ?
Michael Hutchence INXS ?


Alahunter
Alabama Fan
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
I'd throw Phil Collins in there for Genesis at some point. Not the best, but among the best, after Mercury and a couple of others imo.


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Big Lake
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
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David Byrne

Mercury is a cool arse dude but I am just not a fan of Queen. 80s music is just the worst.
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Dandy Lion
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
Good call, Big Lake.


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ToddKillsSquids
Yale Fan
Orange Mound
Member since Sep 2012
338 posts

re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
definitely not freddy mercury.


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H-Town Tiger
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Member since Nov 2003
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
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I am just not a fan of Queen




quote:

80s music is just the worst.




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GCTiger11
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Biloxi, MS
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27961 posts

re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
I vote Mercury or Hutchence.


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epbart
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new york city
Member since Mar 2005
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
I don't like David Lee Roth, but I guess he does deserve to be in the discussion. And Freddy Mercury did at least have a couple of years in the 80's, though his best work was in the 70's... so he should still qualify, and he was one of the greats-- without doubt.

For rock, I'd put Axl Rose & James Hetfield... and probably Bon Jovi over Vince Neil and other hair metal guys.



Robert Smith & Morrissey were probably the best front men of that genre. Honorable mention might go to Ian McCulloch of Echo & The Bunnymen-- he had potential, but I'd say he was still 2nd tier... I sort of think him the British alternative music/new wave doppleganger of Rick Ocasek, who is also 2nd tier imo.

I don't think anyone mentioned Sting from his The Police days. I'd rate him above Stipe, but that's a matter of personal preference.

eta: Bono should be in the list of the best, too.


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ResurreQuin
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
morrissey


Lester Earl
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re: Best Frontman of the 80s?
Stipe


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