What in the world is the big deal about Steven Tyler’s rendition of our National Anthem? Really. He’s a ROCK singer. His voice is shot from screaming at the top of his lungs for decades. Anyone who has ever tried to sing over ear-shattering decibals of electric guitars, miked drums, and massive PA systems, not to mention, screaming fans, should cut the guy some slack.
As far as I can tell, he was trying hard. His scream was because he doesn’t have the capacity to HIT that note, and so, he just screamed, as he does often, to cover up the fact that his voice is just shot.
Unlike all the women in the last few years…he got the words right…and for that he’s a patriot.
Really. And, that doesn’t mean he can’t judge good talent. He knows enough..good god.
He had more than paid his dues, and his voice is shot, because he was singing long ago, before technology gave the singer the advantages that it does today, and that’s why I’m shocked his vocal chords have lasted this long. I wouldn’t want to see his vocal chords up close…I can guareentee you it would not be pretty.
As Gene Simmons would say: At least he sang it live…it wasn’t taped.