Who was the better front/singer man Jim Morrison or Freddie Mercury?
Morrison was a writer not a musician. He couldn't sing when they first started. He got better but could never hit the kind of high notes and range that Freddie could. He played up his sex appeal and rebellious attitude both on stage and in his life and that and the fact that he died so young made him a legend.
Freddie Mercury had raw talent. A talent that just couldn't be matched.
I have a soft spot for "the Doors so it has to be Jim Morrison
Forever and ever without contest. Don't get me wrong, I liked Mercury but his voice never had the passion and power of Jim Morrison.
Good choice Hyph! The only thing is Jim would often be "in his cups' while Freddie almost always gave a great show. Its a really tough one for me but suppose for the mystique will go with Morrison too.
Oh, on an interesting note: once knew a fellow who was in a band in Florida that played on the same bill as the Doors before they made it and he said the Doors would swipe their equipment every chance they got...lol!
Okay as much as I love Jim Morrison I gotta go with Freddy. Morrison wasn't passionate on stage, he was wasted!! Freddy had passion! He loved being on stage and it showed! Freddy hands down!
That's completely a question of taste. Morrison embodied the troubled and rebellious sort of side of a rock singer, while Freddie was flamboyance and Rock singer spectacle embodied...so if you put them together you would have....David Bowie
I have to go with Freddie on this one. He could sing, he could write, and man, oh, man could the man give a SHOW! Not to mention, he remains one of the most charismatic AND enigmatic people in the world to date. People love Queen in great part because of WHO Freddie was, not just because the music was fantastic. The Doors played great music, don't get me wrong, but Queen has stood the test of time like almost no one else...and a HUGE part of that is because of Freddie Mercury.
Freddie Mercury, undoubtedly. I like Jim Morrison more as a poet and lyricist.
Jim was a bit of a 'one trick pony' - if he was an actor he would have been Nick Cage - lacking real depth and range. Whereas Mercury would have been a bit more of a Dick Van Dyke - not serious, but a vaudeville style level of old school talent.
Freddie Mercury was an extremely talented musician, singer, song writer, and remarkable front man who owned the crowd at any show. There really is no comparison between Jim Morrison and Freddie Mercury, except they both fronted popular bands. But think about it; would you want to go see a drugged out, melancholy, introverted flaneur mumble through the band's hit tunes and mind numbing, seemingly neverending "jams" or a stunningly talented showman leading his prodigiously gifted bandmates through hit after hit on stage? Irregardless, they both entertained us and made everlasting imprints on our music.
Freddie hands down. He was a showman, great voice and a charisma.
Hands down, Freddie!! I agree with Monisajda, good showman, GREATTTTTTTTTTT voice, and definitely charisma. Too many drugs and bad things going in when Doors were popular. I feel that ruined a lot of those bands in that era.
by Stephen Allan 12 years ago
Who would you say is the greatest singer in rock history ?I think this one is easy as he was the lead singer of my favourite band but he is no longer with us.
by days leaper 10 years ago
Did any-one actually find for Freddie Mercury -Some-one to love?And if they did, being stuck in his prision cell, would it actually have been what he wanted???
by Jonathan Janco 11 years ago
Anyone else love The Doors?One of my closest friends sings in a cover band (bar band), The Lizard King Band: A Celebration of The Doors. Whenever I see him perform, people go nuts for him like he's really Jim. Are people craving the return of the Morrison legend that badly?
by Andria 13 years ago
And he came in the shape of Freddie Mercury.Currently being uplifted, smilified and contented with happy memories courtesy of Radio Ga Ga.Gooooooo Freddie - *radio ga ga radio goo goo oh yeah*someone stilllll loves youuuuuuu
by DanielBing1 11 years ago
Would you trade places with Freddie Mercury?You get to live his life, but you have to die of aids at an early age.
by ironking 11 years ago
Yes...i know Elvis is the King of Rock n' Roll but is dead...so who do you think is the next King of Rock n' Roll?
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