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Desc:Recorded in 1904, a haunting sound that was almost lost to us.
Category:Religious, Horror
Tags:Ave Maria, Castrato, moreschi, early recordings
Submitted:John Holmes Motherfucker
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Comment count is 20
Cena_mark - 2010-08-31
How come Obama, Olbermann, Reid, and Frank don't have such angelic voices. I guess they lost their genitalia later in life.
kennydra - 2010-08-31

Merzbau - 2010-08-31
Speak for yourself, I find Barney Frank's Fierstein-y grumble positively enchanting.

John Holmes Motherfucker - 2010-08-31
I'll bet you're a big Quartuvlarry fan.

cakewalk - 2010-08-31
yeah his voice is almost as high as a certain corpsepaint fatboy's
cognitivedissonance - 2010-08-31
It has occurred to me that Cena may be Charlie Day. It's the only option that makes sense to me.

Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2010-08-31
These people are dead.
TheOtherCapnS - 2010-08-31
Amazing. I was gonna comment that it was filled with fucked up attacks and what almost sounds like creaking in his voice, but apparently the attacks are grace notes (wow), and the creaking is just the style of the time supposed to make it sound more emotional. Quite a lovely performance.

Totally not ball-losingly lovely though.
SDAusmus - 2010-08-31
It's also worth noting that Moreschi was pretty old by the time he recorded this.

Dread Pirate Roberts - 2010-08-31
Gotta admit... sounds like Miss Piggy.
Adham Nu'man - 2010-08-31
Callas could fuck this guy up anyday.

Still, HISTORY! Thanks for the "video".

Adham Nu'man - 2010-08-31
Wasn't meant to be a reply to you, Dread.

TeenerTot - 2010-08-31
I don't get it. He doesn't sound any more powerful than a woman soprano (that was supposed to be the point, right?). So five for cutting his nuts off for nothing.
Old_Zircon - 2010-08-31
Very different timbre.

Syd Midnight - 2010-09-01
Singer Jimmy Scott is similar, he never went through puberty so his voice is a unique sort of alto, but he doesn't sound like a woman.

Baldr - 2010-09-03
I'm not feeling this "long live the blessed knife", bullshit either. You've got a guy who sounds like a female singer. It's a somewhat interesting freakshow oddity, but I'm not sure why it's worth going through all the trouble. It seems like a juryrigged solution for a culture that didn't want to listen to women, but still wanted to hear good music.

Old_Zircon - 2010-08-31
I've had a burned CD of all his recordings since college. It's great, even though he's actually a pretty average performer.
OhYouMeanNancy - 2010-09-01
'Holy' imagery accompanying the vocals of a guy who had his huevos lopped off- Awesome.

Performance of song included in 'Coffin Joe.' Super-duper movie dork awesome. But gross.
ashtar. - 2010-09-01
Imagine if Claus Nomi had been castrated pre-puberty. He'd start singing and we would hear nothing, but all the dogs in the area would suddenly weeping from the unimaginable beauty.
memedumpster - 2010-09-01
What hell without balls sounds like.
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