Ok, so all this is my opinion, but just need to get it out!
Dont doubt that I love Everclear, I love hearing a song
come on and recognizing Arts voice immediately and singing
along with all his yeahs, ahs, has
But, with a new album in the works, maybe its time for
a little change. This is my suggestion: let Craig sing lead
vocal on a few songs. Now this sounds kind of strange at first,
but let me tell you why I think its a good idea.
of all, Craig has an awesome voice and is a highly energetic
performer. Think of the times weve seen him live singing
Led Zeppelins Whole Lotta Love, AC/DCs Sin City
or David Bowies Suffergette City; even as recently as
New Years Eve singing Quiet Riots Mental Health.
Why not include a cover song with Craig on lead vocals? Besides
Zeppelin Rules!!! (Sorry, had to say that).
Secondly, some critics say that Everclear sounds the same on
each album (to which I dont agree), but lets assume
theres some truth to that. What better way to present
a different sound, than to have a different lead vocal, even
if only on a couple songs? Or better yet, allow him sing a song
he writes himself. Id be interested in hearing what kind
of song Craig might write. That could take the band to a whole
new level. I also believe many other fans would agree with me
on that. I know its not something that is typically done,
but look at bands like The Beatles and Blink 182. Their success
certainly never suffered because of having more than one lead
Thirdly, because I want it!!! No, seriously, I think that a
lot of fans would like to see this happen, and it could give
Craig the exposure and confidence to branch out into a solo
career. As much as we love Art (and you know you all do), and
as much as we love Greg (and of course we all do, but face it,
hes going to busy with diapers!), we just have to have
a special place in our hearts for Craig. Time for him to break
out of the shadows!