I generally have my Crap Detector set to orange-elevated, but I got this from a friend I trust, who evidently got it from the source.
Nowadays, when big-name “musicians” (a term I will use loosely in this case) put on concerts, you are no longer simply hearing their voice put through an amp and blasted out the speakers. No siree – their voices now go into these massive, half-million dollar machines that do all kinds of sound wave manip..ulo..bendification. Yes, manipulobendification. You, the silly peasantry, would not understand the scientific and social ramifications of manipulobendification on modern society and I have no time to delve into it here. All you need to know is that “singer’s” voices are enhanced to smooth out the rough edges.
I had NO IDEA exactly how many rough edges there were. I have a friend that works in radio. A coworker of his had the honor and privilege of attending an Enrique Iglesias show. In fact, she didn’t just attend; she was in the sound booth. So she didn’t just hear what the crowd heard. No, she got to hear Enrique – Unplugged!. And she got a tape of it. You ain’t gonna belieeeve this shit..
Wow, I’m only 3 degrees of separation away from quite possibly the worst voice in popular music. What an honor.