[Jandek] jandeks new voice

Gogs C gogs_cun at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 13 01:27:39 PDT 2004

I dunno, its always sounded like 2 singers to me. Another thing is the 
guitar; on the tracks with the deeper voice the guitar is strummed open or 
just one chord, much like the usual acoustic stuff, except in tune. On the 
other tracks with the usual Jandek voice the guitar is more bluesy, like on 
Your Other Man, Down at the Ball Park etc. It sounds to me like for the 
first 3 tracks Jandek plays guitar while the other guy sings and for the 
rest they swap, but hey, lots of people think otherwise.
As for the last few albums, i dunno, its a whole different style and 
everything, i dont think a change like that couldve happened in the 3 years 
between The Beginning and I Threw You Away. Sounds to me like either a big 
gap between or a different singer.
Just trying to.... collect my thoughts...

Cheerio for now

>From: Gregory Stanton <gregory.stanton at sbcglobal.net>
>To: jandek at mylist.net
>Subject: Re: [Jandek] jandeks new voice
>Date: Wed, 11 Aug 2004 18:26:49 -0700 (PDT)
>Also, he could have recorded "The Beginning" years
>I disagree that the there are two different singers on
>"Blue Corpse" -- though at first appearances this
>appears to be the case because the voices have
>different timbres, one lower and richer, and the other
>wispy. The inflections of the words is identical, and
>changing your voice from a chest register to a lighter
>throat register produces exactly the type of
>"illusion" that occurs on "Blue Corpse".
>--- "Fabio R." <pippus at fastwebnet.it> wrote:
> >
> > Hi again. I know what you mean by jandeks voice
> > lowering with age. That is
> > understandable. I just find it weird that on an
> > album like "the beginning"
> > janky sounds pretty much the way he did on "ready
> > for the house" and just
> > three years later his singing style has completely
> > shifted!....
> >
> >
> > --maybe he intentionally altered his voice, to sound
> > different.
> > more deep, evocative and desperate.
> >
> >
> > strange! oh also I reckon the singer on "I woke up"
> > is the same singer on
> > "blue corpse" . I am very sure about
> > this!...........but of course im
> > probably wrong!!!! Danny.
> >
> >
> > --i'm not sure.  On "Blue Corpse" there are two
> > different singers.
> > --who knows..
> >
> > bye, Fabio
> >
> >
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