Artist Tim Baker United States of America (USA) (US) Birth ♏ Sat 27 Oct 1956 (67 years, 6 months, 25 days, 24679 total living days)

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Tim Baker (or Timothy Allen Baker or “Cookie monster” vocal style (Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music book)) was a roadie for the band ca. 1974-79, guest vocals at least 23 Apr 1977 – Aug 1979 and the vocals 🎤 1979 – 1992 and 2015 – now. Old official page was vocals from 1979 – 1993. Classmates were Robert Garven, Greg Lindstrom, Patrick Galligan, Jerry Fogle and Neil Beattie.

Unfortunately, as he was one of the most gifted vocalist ever to appear in the metal scene. Both he and his son Matt Baker are rock fans and can be found in the Cirith Ungol Facebook group and page. His son Matthew Baker had a MySpace-site where he also runned The Cirith Ungol Legion, a Cirith Ungol-group, but a long time ago. My Familiy: Annette Tatlonghari, Adam Tatlonghari-Ferreria, Miranda, Leila, Leilani, brother of Dan, father of Matthew.

He was at the meet and greet/signing session at Frost and Fire Fest (Sat 17 Oct 2015) in USA, Keep it True (Sat 30 Apr 2016) in Germany and officially returned to the stage at the Frost and Fire Fest II (Sat 08 Oct 2016) in USA.

I really liked Tim’s voice from the first. He was a roadie of ours when we were an instrumental band after the departure of our first singer Neal Beattie.  I am not sure how it started but we let him try out on some of our songs and it seemed to fit our music perfectly. I encouraged him and during recording I was his best cheerleader always trying to get him to screech higher! Tim was a smoker and I think that his voice deteriorated as the albums went by. If you listen to “Frost and Fire” many said that he was screaming but he is actually singing. I feel that his voice was the sharpest and best on this album. As a matter of fact he reaches some pretty amazingly high pitches!  I always liked singers with high voices like “Pavlov’s Dog” “Granicus”.

Robert Garven, Sleazegrinder interview 

 

We tried out a number of singers, but nobody clicked until 1979, when Tim Baker, who was our head roadie at the time, tried singing lead on “Hype Performance”. That version is the first song on “Servants Of Chaos”.

Greg Lindstrom, BallBuster interview

photos: “© 1982 Bergamot Brass Works ® / T-18 / Made in USA”

 

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