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Old 08-25-2009, 04:30 PM   #201 (permalink)
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I used to love Queen ... last year i listened to them non-stop ... but than i didn't know any other band, so Queen at that stage seemed amazing.
When I found out about the bands that influenced Queen, and all the other legendary musicians, Queen didn't seem that great.

Anyhow, my favorite Queen songs is: The Show Must Go on and Bohemian Rhapsody.

*** I got at first the Best Of Queen, than I downloaded their discography, there was no extra good songs ... I feel the best of is enough.
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Old 10-22-2009, 01:23 PM   #202 (permalink)
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I'm a freakin' IMMENSE Queen fan.
Tie Your Mother Down, Somebody to Love, Innuendo, The Show Must Go On...all instant classics.
I cannot get my head round Don't Stop Me Now, it's overplayed, McFly did a cover ffs, which pretty much ruined it for me forever.
I love Bo Rhap, what a great excuse to headbang for the third part xD The Wayne's World scene with that in it is so great xD
It'd be impossible to choose a favourite album, but I have all their dvd's, some rare live footage, a bootleg Japan concert from the 70's and obviously all their music!
Been a fan my whole life, seen them live with Paul Rodgers twice, and will never stop loving them!
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:18 PM   #203 (permalink)
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I was on a huge Queen binge last year. They were for a bit of time my favorite band. Their songs such as You take my Breath Away, March of the Black Queen, My Fairy King, The Prophets song, and 39 are some of the greatest to ever exist. Favorite album would have to be, Night at the Opera, with Day at the Races, and news of the world following close behind. Queen 2 also deserves mention.

Sort of off topic, Freddie Mercury is one of the most talented people I can think of, not just vocally, but in pretty much every thing he did, from boxing to table tennis, to art, to fashion design. He rarely every failed at anything, besides not dying of aids =[
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:43 PM   #204 (permalink)
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I finally got a hold of their discography, the first two albums seem rather uneventful so I fast forwarded to A night at the opera. I'd just like to note that Bohemian Rapsody could have been made into at least 4-5 great songs. I absolutely love the bit with "So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye". The drumming's top notch. I was gonna ask a silly question whether anyone could recommend other bands or even rock songs that are equally fun as that particular bit but I suppose no one really did it better than them. That train of thought lead me to download The Who's and T-Rex's discographies though, and to start re-listening to Led Zeppelin. Forgot how good the latter are. :\
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:23 PM   #205 (permalink)
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I'm all for a bit of bashing of the old sacred cows, and this country has many. I can handle people slagging The Beatles, The Stones and The Who for instance providing they know what the hell they are talking about. When i think about it though, i don't think i really dislike any of the British rock and roll sacred cows.

Well, maybe one and thats Queen.

I cant STAND Queen. I always hated what i deem to be the OTT theatrics and the effect Mercury's voice has, for me, is equal to the way a great deal of people react to the sound of nails on a chalkboad. And im an Iron Maiden fan!

However my Queen knowledge comes exclusively from whichever of the numerous collection and compilation albums have been released which i couldn't avoid growing up and a lot of people who know my music taste at least to some degree have told me i should listen to some of their earlier material and then make my mind up. So fairs fair, anyone willing to offer me anything to check out that may alter my opinion?
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:01 PM   #206 (permalink)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHvuRhWopyc

Check this song out mojopunk. I doubt you have already heard it since it is semi obscure, from their second album. If I had to pic one song that best represented Queen sound, it would be this one. One of their most complex works, impossible for them to play live, it really shows off their talent when it comes to their ability to create amazing compositions. Bohemian Rhaspsody is like a watered down and more popish version, of this song
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:22 AM   #207 (permalink)
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I'm all for a bit of bashing of the old sacred cows, and this country has many. I can handle people slagging The Beatles, The Stones and The Who for instance providing they know what the hell they are talking about. When i think about it though, i don't think i really dislike any of the British rock and roll sacred cows.

Well, maybe one and thats Queen.

I cant STAND Queen. I always hated what i deem to be the OTT theatrics and the effect Mercury's voice has, for me, is equal to the way a great deal of people react to the sound of nails on a chalkboad. And im an Iron Maiden fan!

However my Queen knowledge comes exclusively from whichever of the numerous collection and compilation albums have been released which i couldn't avoid growing up and a lot of people who know my music taste at least to some degree have told me i should listen to some of their earlier material and then make my mind up. So fairs fair, anyone willing to offer me anything to check out that may alter my opinion?
Huge Maiden Fan here too! Up the Irons!

You do need to listen to queen more deeply. They are awesome and one of the deepest catalogues in Rock.

For someone like you who has a taste for the harder stuff I'd recommend these albums:

Queen II (although it is a bit dramatic)
Sheer Heart Attack

Songs to get you into them quickly:

Stone Cold Crazy
Sheer Heart Attack
It's Late
Tear it Up
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:50 AM   #208 (permalink)
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I've just listened to Tear It Up, which really just seems to epitomise the overblown stadium rock sound that i cant get away with. Not in general, just the way Queen do it.

Flick of the Wrist which kind of sums up my opinion of my Brian May. Brian May is technically very talented, can't take that away from him but some of the guitar work going on in this song just isn't going anywhere and it's being drowned out by the rest of the band and the vocals...im struggling to see why it's there or what it's achieving. I just don't feel it.

White Queen which isnt so bad i guess but still Mercury's voice is going right through me. This song, like a lot of Queen material, makes me feel like it would be better suited to an opera than a rock band. Some of those harmonies make me cringe.

Stone Cold Crazy i had heard before but just listened to it again and i'll give you this one. Theres still a moment or two where the vocals annoy me but in general i do like this song. Great riffing, uptempo, packs a punch and oddly seems to suit Queen.

The March of the Black Queen is a weird one. I can see why some Queen fans would consider this among their best but again i think the reasons i gave above should tell the story as to why im not feeling it. Very complex, it's like the band are on a completely different wavelength to mercury and yet put it altogether and it works but im not feeling this either.

Yeah, i just don't think Queen are ever gonna be my bag, are they?
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:12 PM   #209 (permalink)
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Mercury is tough to do, but this guy nailed it.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:36 PM   #210 (permalink)
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A perfect clon..







... now, if they just had 10% of Queen's talent...

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