Here lately I've noticed a trend with new releases: gang vocals. The more I think about this, the more I think "gang vocals" is a dumb phrase.
Lynam and Motley Crue both feature gang vocals on their new albums. In both instances, those "gang vocals" are by an already famous group of musicians. I remember when this was credited as "backing vocals." The liner notes usually said something like "backing vocals provided by ...." or "so and so appears courtesy of Universal Records."I wonder when semantics crept into modern rock and changed the way we think of layered vocal tracks? I mean, is this a ProTools evolution? It's pretty common for rock musicians to think of their respective bands as a "gang" and yet the term "gang vocal" seems derivative to me.
I wonder how many more Glam bands will use gang vocals as a marketing tactic on upcoming albums?
**What do you prefer: vocals by your favorite band, or backing tracks provided by other famous musicians?