September 4, 2010, 2:41 pm
We begin this list. You take it deeper. A scream? Sometimes it's all fire and often, a big heat. Read on and add your fave fire.
THE WOOHS HAVE IT
We have subscriptions to several rock mags, Paste being one of our current faves. A list caught our eye. "Rock's Greatest Screams". Who owns them? Paste mentions several standouts:
OR IS IT THE AGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHS?
Paul Mccartney is easliy on this list. He used that deep scream of his throughout the 60's and 70's. Like take "Helter Skelter. Apparently Macca wanted to write the "loudest, nastiest, sweatiest rock number we could" after reading a Pete Townshend interview describing a Who track (possibly "I Can See For Miles") as "The most raucous rock 'n' roll, the dirtiest thing they'd ever done." This was the result. Some historians of popular music now believe that this song was a key influence on the development of heavy metal. (Thank you Songfacts.)
DO ROCK STARS REALLY NEED TO LEARN HOW TO SCREAM?
According to scream-coach Melissa Cross (self-proclaimed "Queen of Scream") yeah! Even with the natural talent of say a Robert Plant, Melissa thinks the new breed of singer needs to be taught some stuff. Things like overtone, a lot of highs and lows and a spectrum of frequencies. Like take Plant. apparently he never screamed. He still did have notes. so he never did "fire", he did "heat". Here's more on Melissa and her DVD!!!!
Send us your heat 'n' fire below!