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Dixville
Nov 4, 2008

Your Best Paw Forward
Ham Wrangler
I was listening to They Might Be Giants and I was wondering if Don't Let's Start had a music video. Turns out it does and I was somewhat surprised, having never seen how they looked, that the singer looks nothing like I expected.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAmFTmCs3IY
In fact, I had actually pictured him looking somewhat like the guitarist in this video. Kind of nerdy. I don't know why but I always have kind of a picture in my head of how a singer must look based on only their voice. It's usually wrong. Anybody else do this? Or notice that someone doesn't look like they would sound like they do?

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precision
May 7, 2006

I AM NO LONGER THE DUMBEST MEATHEAD IDIOT ON THE PLANET
I listened to The Dears for like, a decade without realizing the singer is black. I thought he was one of those "baroque" white Canadians

Revins
Nov 2, 2007





tune the FM in to static and pretend that its the sea
until I saw this music video for the first time about a year ago I thought the singer here was a dude singing in falsetto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc

I just assumed as such since I was a kid and 100% I am not the only one

kntfkr
Feb 11, 2019

GOOSE FUCKER
i always knew what 4 non blondes looked like

LargeHadron
May 19, 2009

They say, "you mean it's just sounds?" thinking that for something to just be a sound is to be useless, whereas I love sounds just as they are, and I have no need for them to be anything more than what they are.
I always assume male pop singers are pretty boys like Harry Styles or Shawn Mendes, and so I was surprised when I saw Lewis Capaldi.

the holy poopacy
May 16, 2009

Fun Shoe
Some years back I was at a corporate event and they had hired Train to play. Never paid the band the least bit of attention but I know some of their songs from the radio and I'd always pictured some kind of laid back folk pop sort of affair, like, guy in a denim jacket on a stool with a guitar sort of a deal. I poke my head into the concert out of curiosity and some 50 year old tweaker in a vaguely punk-ish tshirt and jacket getup is running back and forth across the stage hopping around like a madman, impressive energy but just wildly mismatched with the music they were playing.

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .
Doctor Rope
The ur-example, of course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

the holy poopacy
May 16, 2009

Fun Shoe
can't believe it's almost 2023 and people are still posting rickrolls, smdh

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .
Doctor Rope
Does it count as a rickroll if it wasn't hidden in any way?

ScRoTo TuRbOtUrD
Jan 21, 2007

what do you mean geddy lee is a dude

Revins
Nov 2, 2007





tune the FM in to static and pretend that its the sea
what about the voice of geddy lee
how did it get so high
I bet he talks like an ordinary guy

Sir Nose
Mar 28, 2009


I was pretty surprised when I finally caught up with this video--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsde36e2YcY

Tokelau All Star
Feb 23, 2008

THE TAXES! THE FINGER THING MEANS THE TAXES!

He's even hiding in shadow at the beginning of the video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Y0SZrPdX0

George H.W. Cunt
Oct 6, 2010


Alternatively Jamiroquai is exactly like you'd expect

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JkIs37a2JE

precision
May 7, 2006

I AM NO LONGER THE DUMBEST MEATHEAD IDIOT ON THE PLANET

ScRoTo TuRbOtUrD posted:

what do you mean geddy lee is a dude

I mean, how can we be sure

kntfkr
Feb 11, 2019

GOOSE FUCKER

Revins posted:

what about the voice of geddy lee
how did it get so high
I bet he talks like an ordinary guy

i know him and he does

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .
Doctor Rope

Tokelau All Star posted:

He's even hiding in shadow at the beginning of the video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Y0SZrPdX0

Uh... :psyboom:

Doctor Dogballs
Apr 1, 2007

driving the fuck truck from hand land to pound town without stopping at suction station


the guy from jamiroquai, who i had always assumed was a black woman (i was picturing along the lines of Robin Quivers) based on voice

Chef Boyardeez Nuts
Sep 9, 2011

The more you kick against the pricks, the more you suffer.
I assumed Brett Dennen was a Tracy Chapman type when I first heard him on the radio.

kntfkr
Feb 11, 2019

GOOSE FUCKER
Oh i have a good one


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVL-zZnD3VU


FilthyImp
Sep 30, 2002

Nope


This dude was 17 when he died.

Future Wax
Feb 17, 2011

There is no inherent quantity of driving that I can increase!
Alicia Bridges was one that threw me, she looks like she'd be more at home in a punk band than singing one of the biggest disco hits:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umAurdHLNzU

Cat Hassler
Feb 7, 2006

Slippery Tilde
Mick Hucknall of Simply Red is a white red-headed Englishman and the singer of Goodbye Horses, Q Lazzarus, (Jame Gumb’s tucking song in Silence of the Lambs) was an African American woman

Convex
Aug 19, 2010




How 1980s me expected Kate Bush to look



How she actually looked

Vim Fuego
Jun 1, 2000



Ultra Carp

LargeHadron posted:

I always assume male pop singers are pretty boys like Harry Styles or Shawn Mendes, and so I was surprised when I saw Lewis Capaldi.

Capaldi's nuts

other people
Jun 27, 2004
Associate Christ
I've never heard of any of these people.

HORSE-SLAUGHTERER
Nov 11, 2020

H O R S E - S L A U G H T E R E R
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrmtGezVncQ lol

Convex
Aug 19, 2010




other people posted:

I've never heard of any of these people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRFQVMJf5eI

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Aug 1, 1981

Dixville posted:

I was listening to They Might Be Giants and I was wondering if Don't Let's Start had a music video. Turns out it does and I was somewhat surprised, having never seen how they looked, that the singer looks nothing like I expected.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAmFTmCs3IY
In fact, I had actually pictured him looking somewhat like the guitarist in this video. Kind of nerdy. I don't know why but I always have kind of a picture in my head of how a singer must look based on only their voice. It's usually wrong. Anybody else do this? Or notice that someone doesn't look like they would sound like they do?

Mfer move like a TikTok video that that poo poo I dont like

Lil Swamp Booger Baby
Aug 1, 1981

Revins posted:

until I saw this music video for the first time about a year ago I thought the singer here was a dude singing in falsetto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NXnxTNIWkc

I just assumed as such since I was a kid and 100% I am not the only one

The white girl dreads with the beat rear end Baron Samedi looking hat is a combination that has aged like the swill from my dilznick

ElectricSheep
Jan 14, 2006

she had tiny Italian boobs.
Well that's my story.

Tokelau All Star posted:

He's even hiding in shadow at the beginning of the video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Y0SZrPdX0

Honestly if this thread made it off page 1 without a Bobby Caldwell reference I'd have been surprised

teen witch
Oct 9, 2012

Pyromancy posting
Metal modding

FilthyImp posted:

This dude was 17 when he died.



Good LORD

Cat Hassler posted:

the singer of Goodbye Horses, Q Lazzarus, (Jame Gumb’s tucking song in Silence of the Lambs) was an African American woman

The Sam Hill did you think was singing? Like…how?

Dumb Sex-Parrot
Dec 24, 2020

You know what?
Let's all go to Funky Town!
I used to think Taylor Swift was a dude because of her name. I didn't pay much attention to her music, just overheard in the radio sometimes people talking about her newest album or single and never connected the dots.

teen witch
Oct 9, 2012

Pyromancy posting
Metal modding
Anyway can we chat about the OG “Wait this ain’t a black dude”?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gbQVj4MR3M

E: the song “what a fool believes” it’s me, I’m the fool
wise witch has no power

Convex
Aug 19, 2010




does this count, certainly caught me out a bit in the pre-internet days



edit: I should add, learning later what vitiligo is made this much more understandable

Convex fucked around with this message at 12:08 on Dec 6, 2022

teen witch
Oct 9, 2012

Pyromancy posting
Metal modding
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-eyed_soul

Yikes on bikes for that Darryl Hall quote. That’s why Oates was the better one.

AFewBricksShy
Jun 19, 2003

of a full load.



teen witch posted:

Anyway can we chat about the OG “Wait this ain’t a black dude”?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gbQVj4MR3M

E: the song “what a fool believes” it’s me, I’m the fool
wise witch has no power
He's part of my favorite joke in 30 rock.
Back story: The red haired girl is blind, Tracy Morgan is creating the perfect date for the guy, the blonde girl is a really good singer.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq5ra7qsjyc

It works perfectly because even if you don't know who Michael McDonald is before hand, the second she starts singing, you instantly know who he is.

AFewBricksShy fucked around with this message at 12:11 on Dec 6, 2022

Terminally Bored
Oct 31, 2011

Twenty-five dollars and a six pack to my name

precision posted:

I listened to The Dears for like, a decade without realizing the singer is black. I thought he was one of those "baroque" white Canadians

Same but Smart Went Crazy/Beauty Pill. I was even like "how can a white dude from DC write a chorus like the one in Won't You Be Mine":
https://youtu.be/prCtGp9q_jg

Love The Dears, too. Their live album smokes.

iwentdoodie
Apr 29, 2005

🤗YOU'RE WELCOME🤗
Not so much how they looked, but saw Crobot and dudes energy was like a coked up weasel. On stage he seemed like he was decently built and probably 6'+.

Met him after and he was tiny. Stage presence works wonders.

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Borscht
Jun 4, 2011
I thought Tom Waits in thee 1980s would look like Tom Waits today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVaEPx_VyXs

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