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Posted By: alanabit
14-Jun-02 - 05:18 PM
Thread Name: Help: singing in German
Subject: RE: Help: singing in German
I think dialect sounds good as a singing language, but the formal structure of High German makes it a real beast for things like folk, jazz rock and roll etc. The Beatles tracks in German were unintentionally hilarious. (Lennon's Scouse accent finished them off). For more formal stuff, or "Kabarett", the very artificiality of it helps it to aquire an ironic edge. It's about horses for courses really.