Author Topic: Singers who DON'T look how they sound/look EXACTLY how they sound  (Read 1311 times)

kidsick5000

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Re: Singers who DON'T look how they sound/look EXACTLY how they sound
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2018, 11:25:24 AM »
Sparks - for years, I was aware of a song "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us". Often on Simon Bates' Golden Hour.
In my head, it was sung by a woman that looked like Hazel O'Connor. Finally saw them on some TOTP2 kind of show.
"That woman looks kind of manly. And she's married Hitler"

purlieu

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Re: Singers who DON'T look how they sound/look EXACTLY how they sound
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2018, 11:48:54 AM »
Mark Hollis. That deep, soulful, untouchable voice - whether he's belting it out, or barely above a whisper - seems so wrong coming from a cheeky cockney chap.

Doubly so when you hear his speaking voice.

Re: Singers who DON'T look how they sound/look EXACTLY how they sound
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2018, 02:53:39 PM »
For people who DON'T look how they sound, Rick Astley instantly springs to mind,

Wasn't that an urban myth put about by PWL's marketing people? He sounded very much like a 26 year old tea boy to me.

Re: Singers who DON'T look how they sound/look EXACTLY how they sound
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2018, 03:14:43 PM »
Ian Curtis. The first time I heard “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, for some reason I imagined him looking like the wrestler Goldust.


Conversely, oddballs like Danny Elfman, Mark Mothersbaugh and Frank Zappa all look exactly how they sound to me. Weird Al, too. Wacky buggers.

Re: Singers who DON'T look how they sound/look EXACTLY how they sound
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2018, 10:29:56 PM »
In the "Fascinating creatures. Sounds like a lady, but really it's a man..." corner are Neil Sedaka and David McAlmont.

Also, Jon Anderson who I imagined to be a red-haired Barbara Dickson type.


FerriswheelBueller

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Re: Singers who DON'T look how they sound/look EXACTLY how they sound
« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2018, 03:44:10 AM »
Van Morrison looks nothing like he sounds.

Pete Doherty looks exactly like he sounds.

Re: Singers who DON'T look how they sound/look EXACTLY how they sound
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2018, 04:20:06 AM »
Stretch - Why Did You Do It?

Listen: https://youtu.be/X4UD1sK5a1U
Watch: https://youtu.be/zY7f5nxuKts

Ah yes, the fake Fleetwood Mac!

Re: Singers who DON'T look how they sound/look EXACTLY how they sound
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2018, 01:27:20 PM »
I got a huge surprise when Give It Up came round on these recent TOTP repeats, and it turned out that KC of Sunshine Band fame is white. I've got no idea why I ever thought otherwise, who I'm getting mixed up with, or how I'd got this far without ever actually seeing a picture of him, but there you go.
Yes. Some years ago I went to one of those 70s package shows.
I was in absolute shock when KC walked out and looked like this.

Funcrusher

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Re: Singers who DON'T look how they sound/look EXACTLY how they sound
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2018, 01:42:37 PM »
KFC, more like.