View Single Post
Old 01-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Son of a Rich Son of a Rich is offline
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Barsoom
Posts: 3,914
Originally Posted by RickJay View Post
This appears to be almost universally referred to simply as "indie singing style." It's very widely remarked upon.

Copycat singing styles are a pretty common thing in pop music. A lot of pop-punk singers imitated Billy Joe Armstrong's unusual vowel shifts; listen to the way Avril Lavigne pronounces "you" as "yeaou," as if she was from Nebraska instead of Ontario. It's a direct connection to the style Armstrong started.
I had no idea Greenday was so influential. But then, I'm old.