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Old 01-31-2008, 06:32 PM   #21
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However, it's really a falsetto he uses to hit a note more powerfully, when his open throat voice might not be able to hit it.
I personaly prefer the real open voice versions(Milan dvd), it the most powerful of all versions. I think the note sound less powerful for an example on some 5th leg versions.
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well yes he used to strain a lot during JT tour but listen to Love Rescue Me from 12-26-1989 Point Depot in Dublin...at around 3:10 is a perfect example of what I consider Kermit voice, when he sings "in the valley of the shadows"

He has different types of Kermit sounds though, for example...he does it in a different way in U23D at certain points in WOWY and One..."we're one, but we're not the same" - i'm pretty sure he uses Mr. Kermit right there ... could be wrong though I'm just going on memory...


what you're referring to on JT tour was pretty much just a big short scream...
Yes, exactly. I think the kermit voice is something he uses when he reaches deep for more power on notes in a certain range, not something he uses to compensate for a lack of power. We may be describing two different things using the same muppet.
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I saw a video of Kermit singing Creep once. That was funny.
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See, now I think of the "Kermit" thing as when he would strain back in the 80s. Now when he sings the "big notes," even the opera stuff, it's nowhere near what I consider the "Kermit" stuff.
Bingo.

This thread has nothing to do with his Kermit voice.

The Kermit voice appeared occassionally on the Joshua Tree Tour. That's it really. It's appeared rarely aside from that.

It appears on "Exit" from the Joshua Tree Paris show, specifically on the verse with the "Healing ... healing ... healing hands of love" part.
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Maybe then it's more like a Grover voice
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It was never Kermit, always Grover.
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Bingo.

This thread has nothing to do with his Kermit voice.

The Kermit voice appeared occassionally on the Joshua Tree Tour. That's it really. It's appeared rarely aside from that.

It appears on "Exit" from the Joshua Tree Paris show, specifically on the verse with the "Healing ... healing ... healing hands of love" part.
Also LT and some show shows at ZooTV
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Old 02-01-2008, 11:23 AM   #29
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I've always thought that Bono had a little "Kermit" thing going on in his voice -especially during the Joshua Tree/Rattle & Hum days. I'd say its most prominent in Rattle & Hum during the live versions of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and "Bullet the Blue Sky" ("in the locust wind" -totally Kermit). Also, he seems to use the Kermit voice pretty well throughout "Christmas, Baby Please Come Home". He hasn't used it very prominently since those days -but I think he tried to resurect it a little in "Wave of Sorrow".
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Patokeefe, I think you and I have the same Kermit understanding. We're on the same Kermit Wavelength.

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See, now I think of the "Kermit" thing as when he would strain back in the 80s. Now when he sings the "big notes," even the opera stuff, it's nowhere near what I consider the "Kermit" stuff.
Compare Miss Sarajevo to the Kermit voice in the 80s and early 90s, for example the Bullet "in the howling WIND" line in Rattle and Hum.

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it seems like everyone here as pretty different views of this "kermit" voice...

ok, again, 12-26-1989 listen to love rescue me...when he says "in the valley of th shadows" - 3:10

Miss Sarajevo is just Bono taking the operatic tone to his voice to a new level...it's not his kermit voice really...i'd imagine he uses some of the same technique but the tone is just different..the kermit voice is not the opera voice...the kermit just uses the operatic tone to a certain degree...
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