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Finally, we had the heart and soul of the group, the man who put the Moody in Moody Blues, Mr. The deep, bass foundation of all of the group's vocal togetherness, great tunes such as "I'm Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band" could not sound as classic without his anchor.The next thing which attracted me to the group was, obviously, the songs.A grandiose intro, maybe a poem, a 'rocker', the main body of the album, and a closing piece to bring it all together.Now, they usually managed to throw in just enough wrinkles to keep it mildly fresh, but it nevertheless was always the 'classic' Moodies sound (note, this primarily refers to the 'core seven'). Now, while I've spent most of my adult life trying to forget all of the awful experiences I had with regards to my teenage loves (mostly of my own doing, of course), I would say that this statement is 100% true in the realm of music.Indeed, the Moody Blues were the first group to put me under the "these guys are awesome, I need all of their albums" spell (I'm quite sure that my friends and associates remember quite well my obsession, devotion and compulsive desire to get other people into the group during my last year and a half in high school). And their individual voices weren't any slouch either.I will admit that they had their share of stinkers, yes, but more often than not, they all demonstrated a total, intuitive comprehension of what a great melody should sound like.
I spent my whole career trying to replace the mellotron ...And he also had perhaps the finest falsetto in all of pop music for about ten years (another band trademark).Yup, Ray might have contributed his own fair share of high falsetto harmonies, but John always sounded better at it.Mostly though, it's the fact that everyone in the band (they all contributed songs) was willing and able to be honest to the world and bear their heart and soul in the music.Now, keep in mind, this is one of the main criticisms that Rolling Stone has of them, but if you have a sensitive bone in your body, this stuff can't help but move you.