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Old 10-14-2005, 01:31 PM   #31
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Re: Queen

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God Save The Queen

Does anybody else in here like Queen ?

I personally think that they were simply FANTASTIC, amazing, innovative, fresh, unique and landmark.

While their 70s were Rock at the finest level of composition, their 80s were experimental, adding new sounds, more keyboards, pop influences, etc, etc. I love every Queen album, except for Hot Space.

Moreover, I really believe they were a better live band than U2, because since their first LP tour until their last gig at Knewborth 1986, they were fantastic performers as well showmen, specially Freddie.

I haven´t seen no other band that can make sing every single song in front of 250,000 people (Rock in Rio 1985) as one, and every gig was an event, just remember Hammersmith 1979, Sao Paulo 1981 (130,000 people attended at Morumbi Stadium, biggest attendance for a single band concert at that time!), Live Aid 1985 (sorry guys, but the kings of that event weren´t U2, were Queen) Wembley 1986, Knewborth 1986, etc, etc.

Also I haven´t seen no other band with more Stadium anthems as Queen. "We Will Rock You", "We Are The Champions", "Tie Your Mother Down", "Radio Ga Ga", "Love Of My Life", "Save Me", "In The Laps Of God", "Friends Will Be Friends", "A Kind Of Magic", "Spread Your Wings", "39", "Is This The World We Created", "Under Pressure", "Somebody To Love", etc, etc

Good news for you, Queen fans.
This is more than just a rumor, because in August it was posted the the results of a poll with more than 1100 votes on the official Brian May site (www.brianmay.com). And fans voted for the new Queen concert on DVD...

Houston, USA, 1977 (a 70s gig at last !!). In case you don´t know, the release of "Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl" was because of another poll, in which the famous Milton Keynes 1982 gig was voted as the next Queen release on DVD !!.

As what happened with the Milton Keynes concert, so far there isn´t a complete video version circulating among collectors, so it will be more exciting to see it complete for the first time.
Here´re the results:

What should the next live Queen DVD release be?

Houston (USA - 1977) 27% 311

Hyde Park (London, UK - 1976) 15% 172

Rainbow Theatre (London, UK - 1974) 14% 165

Concert For Kampuchea - Hammersmith Odeon (London, UK - 1979) 12% 138

Hammersmith Odeon (London, UK - 1975) 10% 113

Rock In Rio (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 1985) (Both nights seperately) 9% 104

Budapest, Hungary (1986) 6% 67

Tokyo, Japan (10-04-1979) 4% 42

Yogishi Auditorium (Tokyo, Japan - 1985) 2% 22

Seibu Lions Stadium (Tokorozawa , Japan - 1982) 1% 7

total votes: 1141



Visit this link http://www.brianmay.com/whatsnew.html (search August 2005)

All can I say is WOW!!! the Houston 1977 was truly outstanding, with every member in top form, specially Freddie´s voice and Roger´s drumming. It was the first time they performed their anthems "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions", and it´s so amazing to listen to them almost as studio versions, with Freddie in excellent vocal shape.

It will be the first time that songs as "Death On Two Legs", "The Millionaire Waltz", "You're My Best Friend", "39", "White Man", Stone Cold Crazy" or others will appear on DVD.

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They're fucking cheesy, soulless rubbish. Hilarious to see you of all people champion a band like this, BTW.
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:01 PM   #32
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They're fucking cheesy, soulless rubbish. Hilarious to see you of all people champion a band like this, BTW.
I pity people who don't get Queen.
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Next to U2 and Beatles, the first band I was interested in. A legendary singer and next to Edge, my favourite guitar player to listen to.
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Great band with no pretensions, how about we all sing Don't Stop Me Now to pay our respects..............

I gonna make a supersonic man out of you!

P.S. One of the most fun bands ever
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Do you really think Brian hasn't done it only for money in the end?
Clearly he can do all he wants, he has the copyrights of the songs and of the name "Queen".
You talk as a young fan who is glad to hear Queen songs, and that's good, of course. But you don't attend Queen, neither John was there! This is the fact, where was Queen?? They aren't there anymore, I suppose you know what kind of concerts Queen used to do.
Talk to an oldie Queen fan, he will never appreciate this, young fan do because they haven't lived the magic of having a band like them. What would you say if Edge and Larry would assume a new singer, and performing as U2+the new singer??
Wouldn't you get pissed off knowing for example what U2 concerts were with Bono, would you ever imagine any kind of substitute?? U2 are Bono, Edge, Adam , Larry.............if two of them wouldn't be at their place would you still call Edge and Larry U2?? I would call them the former guitarist and the former drummer of U2
That's the same with Queen, the 4 men together have done too much great things to accept that 2 of them assume paul rodgers (is he really that worth Freddie's substitute?? Freddie never needed a bunch of chorus members to hide an incapacity of reaching the high notes........). The ones who have Freddie in their eyes cannot tolerate it, Freddie was the master of Queen, he was everything in that band........
That's the problem, it would have sounded a lot better if they would have call themselves "A tribute to Queen", not Half the Queen and paul rodgers. I also dislike the new live album title "The return of the Champions"..............wow, Freddie lives again and John is performing having a satellite connection............
I'm afraid, but Brian and Roger did everything for money, they no longer had the same resonance they used to have and so they needed to resurrect the name "Queen" to have a bit back...........................


Well, it's true, and I'm sure that older Queen fans will be disappointed by this whole development. Freddie pretty much was Queen, but, Brian May et al aren't without their talents.

As for the U2 thing, I don't necessarily equate the loss of a key member as a deathkiss for any band. Certainly, the quality of their new work declines sharply, and you're absolutely right to say so. If Adam and Bono left U2, would I still go see U2 if 'seeing U2' meant only Edge and Larry? Of course I would.

As I see it, a rose by any other name still smells as sweet. If you don't want to call the new Queen 'Queen', I can appreciate that. We can call them 'Tribute To Queen', and I won't make any arguments against doing so.

I'd still go see The Who now, even though Entwhistle and Moon are dead, and they were two fantastically talented men. Call it Daultry and Townshend, or The Who, I'd still pay to go see the show. I'd still go see Zeppelin, or Page and Plant, or whatever you want to call it now, just because there's something too good about it to miss out on. Even though Bonn Scott is gone, or even if Angus Young were to depart, I'd still go see AC/DC. Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, Gilmore et al. I guess the thing is, I'll take what I can get. What has my generation to offer in terms of rock, that isn't Dave Grohl? Scott Stapp and Creed? Chad Kroeger and Nickleback?

I know that it isn't the same thing. I mean, I can appreciate Zeppelin fans who could never see Zeppelin or anything passed off as Zeppelin without John Bohnam. In a way, I can't blame them, either. A mere part of the group will never make up for the absence of the whole. Some people just can't be replaced.

On the other hand, though, even if it isn't the same; what a blessing it is to have those few who remain, who were such a part of such a wonderful thing that are still able (at least in some way) to move us as they once did. Four random people playing Another One Bites The Dust are not Queen, but to have Brian May and Roger Taylor, and to hear them play, and to remember... I think that's still a very worthwhile experience.
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i really love The Night Comes Down off their first album.
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Brian May et al aren't without their talents.
Brian wrote 1/2 the songs. John Deacon and Roger Taylor wrote quite a few songs as well.
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The most original/creative rock band of all time.

Glam Rock/Bluegrass/Opera/Ragtime/Folk/Pop

Nobody does that today. Cause nobody is talented enough.
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i really love The Night Comes Down off their first album.
See what I mean. A Brian May song.

The guy is as talented a Freddie.
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Saying that Brian May wasn't without his talents was a bit of an understatement, I will admit. Noone But You is possibly my favourite song, out of any song, ever.
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Saying that Brian May wasn't without his talents was a bit of an understatement, I will admit. Noone But You is possibly my favourite song, out of any song, ever.
I get'ya.

I'm just responding to the May=$ bashing.

He did write 1/2 their stuff and was as important as Freddie.
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I get'ya.

I'm just responding to the May=$ bashing.

He did write 1/2 their stuff and was as important as Freddie.


Brian has such a wonderful voice too. At the moment, '39 is my top sing along song!

I don't get the Queen bashers. I suppose most of them haven't heard Queen's early work, which was just out of this world. They did kind of lose their spark towards the end, but that's completely understandable, considering the circumstances. Really, people, do not judge Queen based on some of their late singles.

I truly believe Freddie Mercury was the greatest singer to ever grace this earth.
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thier latest stuff is underrated , for somewhat reason on allmusic.com all post 82 reviews are 3 stars at max , but if you read the reviews , they can't usually name any flaws at all , all critics tell us is that everything is great , but we ( critics ) don't like it

the miracle was not so good ( 50/50 )

but innuendo deserved better portable points


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It's probably because they're comparing late Queen to early Queen which was simply phenomenal and they practically set the bar too high - even for themselves.
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