Big Al was originally an Elvis Impersonating Frankenstein, but has since evolved into a deep voiced man, though his staples keep him rooted on "monster" folklore. In fact, he made monsters acceptable in Vocaloid lore, as he is often joined in duets with other former "monsters" Oliver and Sweet Ann, both of whom have been used in both box and fanart with stitches, staples and bandages.
But Big Al has also been used as a "Texan" sound. His gruff, fumbling way of speaking Japanese makes this Engloid sound like a southerner trying very hard to get it right. This is one reason why I love pairing him with Miku, as her English voicebank also sounds like a Japanese schoolgirl trying to get English right. Some call the two voices "flawed" but I think it makes them sound much more human, endearing and maybe even cute, because they sound the way we all do when we are learning a new language.
I couldn't wait to pair them up for Magnet, my all time favorite Vocaloid song of passion. In fact, I paired them up to show my best friend ~ who is now my fiancee ~ the range Vocaloids can reach. He's still learning about Vocaloid, but Big Al and Miku's pairing made me think of him. Without my shoes, I'm only an inch different in size from Miku, while my fiancee is the same height as Big Al. He also has a tattoo of a zombie, Frankenstein Elvis, which again, harkened me to Big Al, and to top it all off, his family is from Texas!
But not everyone has their own, loveable, Big Al, and it's important not to let this one slip away.
So come on everyone! Show your love for Big Al. Subscribe to the YouTube channel I made for him, and send in some song requests!