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Harm Me With Harmony

The Who strolled to the plate with a .750 average–only Keith Moon couldn’t sing–and so did Queen. The Beatles, too. (Don’t give me any of that Ringo revisionism.) Either three or four Grateful Deads could carry (mostly) a tune.

Were there any bands where everyone sang well enough to join in on the harmonies? Let’s see (and hear) your answers in the Comment Section.

20 Comments

  1. Pretty obviously, CSN&Y.

  2. The Central Shaft

    May 16, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    The Band

  3. Nathan S Clevenger

    May 16, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Fleet Foxes when they had Josh TIllman on drums are the champs.

  4. all of the pips could sing, as far as i recall.
    the persuasions.
    america, which might as well be the same as poco and bread and loggins and messina except
    that only one of them sang sister golden hair. but i think all of them sang.

    but seriously, the meters.

    also the original core four of los lobos. the drummer always changed and it’s not fair to ask the jewish guy who joined later to sing all those spanish lyrics. but david, conrad, louie and cesar all sing. indeed, they all sing lead. and they all sing beautifully, to this day, probably in some club or small
    theater tonite in fact.

  5. The Central Shaft

    May 16, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    I was also going to say The Ink Spots but I felt like that was cheating.

  6. Ritchie vanian

    May 17, 2019 at 1:23 am

    Husker Du

  7. The Wailers

  8. The original four Eagles. Every one of then sang a hit. Felder was a vocal weak link in later line ups, but he at least stepped up.

    Beach Boys, post David Marks

    KISS (Ace and Peter eras).

  9. Luther Von Baconson

    May 17, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Always partial to this
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ7NbXwWkzc

  10. Dick Scratcher

    May 17, 2019 at 10:32 am

    The Eagles
    They all sang by themselves too

  11. Do The Bee Gees count?

  12. Beach Boys (original lineup)

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