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PAINKILLER - Judas Priest ft by Ken Tamplin

highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,523Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
Please comment and like on YouTube, Like and Share on facebook...   Get the word out    : ^)  


  • CalvinMorrisCalvinMorris Posts: 7Member
    Will check it out tonight :)
  • blondiewalesblondiewales Posts: 341Pro
    I was looking for this thread earlier. I've seen people claiming that parts of it are off-key, but I don't hear anything myself. It sounds fine to me but I don't know the song. Does anyone know the section to which people are referring?
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,523Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    edited May 2015
    I haven't heard the complaints.  I've listened to it many times, and find it to be more dead-on-the-money than Rob Halford, and Rob is no slouch. 

    Haters gonna hate.  That's what they do.  That's what they live for.  Sad...

    This is a KILLER version of the song.  

    Just listen to the notes Ken is hitting in this song.  The haters have been saying he lost his voice back in the '80's...  I don't think so...

    I would be happy to listen to the hater's version of a song half as hard to sing as this.

    The trolls that make negative comments on Ken's videos are suffering from delusions of grandeur and terrible jealousy.  This video got more than 20,000 views in just a week.  Evidently Somebody seems to think it's pretty good.

    : ^)


  • blondiewalesblondiewales Posts: 341Pro
    Bob, the complaints are in the KTVA Facebook post about this video. I think someone deleted the nastier ones.
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,523Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro
    Haters gonna hate, whether they're on facebook or elsewhere.

    Often the trolls are the same individuals, whether on facebook, or YouTube.  

    : ^)


  • streeterstreeter Posts: 679Moderator, Pro

    I think the remarks are referring to how Ken sings it rather than the notes. Ken is belting this out in the upper chest register rather than defaulting to head voice like Rob Halford does.

    In my opinion, this makes Ken's own performance much more impressive/athletic. Not only that but beefing it up has made it more listenable, eliminated the need for double/triple tracking and reduced amount of effects needed on the lead vocals.

  • blondiewalesblondiewales Posts: 341Pro

    I scrolled through the comments and the ones claiming Ken was flat are gone--deleted by the original posters or someone else. They weren't just saying he was flat either; some were really quite mean. I've noticed some people perceive head voice and falsetto as naturally "higher" than chest. A surprising amount of the normal populace doesn't quite understand the concept of pitch. However, these commenters were supposedly musicians based on their profiles (I scrolled through them a little bit), so they don't have an excuse.

    The thing is, even if someone was bad, why would you want to tell them in a hurtful way at all? What possible benefit is that to anyone? It's kind of sad that no matter how good you are at something, especially music, there will always be a handful of people that think poorly of you.
  • rcrosierrcrosier Posts: 275Pro
    It still amazes me what some people will post, and how mean they can be to someone.  They must be a ton of fun at a party... NOT.  But seriously, how angry must one be to waste their time posting crap like that.  What's to gain?  It certainly cannot enhance their lives!
  • wabba_treadswabba_treads Posts: 40Pro
    I think the old adage "if you don't have anything nice to say don't say it at all" should be the unwritten law of the internet. Sadly, pathetic people who don't have anything else to do with their time and hide behind a computer screen think they get a free pass and bully people.

    Well, SME records for some reason blocked the Painkiller video now on YT. I guess it sounded too close to Rob Halford for comfort XD
  • adrhodesadrhodes Posts: 3Member
    Ken never lost his voice, at least in terms of range, technical ability and versatility. he 's a very capable singer, and he has proved it. It's a shame though that his voice has no depth and it's completely emotionless.
  • adrhodesadrhodes Posts: 3Member
    Definitely Ken has a very good voice, and killer abilities, but he hasn't that "special" voice that would make him a "Rob Halford".
  • highmtnhighmtn Posts: 14,523Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro

    Rob is a great singer, and Ken has never said that he's better than, or even just as good as Rob.

    In my opinion, Ken does a killer job on Painkiller. True, he is not Rob Halford, and has never said he is. But, in my opinion, Ken does rock on the tune.

    All the Best!

  • kvourtzoumiskvourtzoumis Posts: 11Member
    Great job by Ken at this one. Totally nailed this song. Not many singers can pull this one off live, even the best names.
  • kvourtzoumiskvourtzoumis Posts: 11Member
    Don't you agree that Rob can't cross the passagio bridge anymore or at least he is stuggling a big time. His base voice is still a killer though.
  • JonnyquickJonnyquick Posts: 110Pro, 2.0 PRO
    1 word amazing ! glad he will be my teacher
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