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Re: Queen
« Reply #60 on: July 11, 2008, 11:03:19 AM »

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Some say that Queen`s music is not rock but pop. Freddie said " The music press have been pretty unfair to us. We are basically a rock band. " What do you think?

I think their first three albums are very much in the rock vein. I used to listen to them on the John Peel Show in the early 70's, before their first album came out, and they played some pretty heavy duty stuff. After that I'd say that they were fairly unclassifiable, verging on pop. Freddie could hardly say that the likes of 'Killer Queen', 'Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy', 'Fat Bottomed Girls', 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love', 'Another One Bites the Dust', and 'Under Pressure' were not firmly in the pop mould.
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Re: Queen
« Reply #61 on: July 11, 2008, 11:42:50 AM »

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I think their first three albums are very much in the rock vein. I used to listen to them on the John Peel Show in the early 70's, before their first album came out, and they played some pretty heavy duty stuff. After that I'd say that they were fairly unclassifiable, verging on pop. Freddie could hardly say that the likes of 'Killer Queen', 'Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy', 'Fat Bottomed Girls', 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love', 'Another One Bites the Dust', and 'Under Pressure' were not firmly in the pop mould.

I remember them being written off as Led Zepplin wannabes, and I agree with BM that they originated as your standard heavy rock band, but then morphed into a pop band.
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Re: Queen
« Reply #62 on: July 11, 2008, 01:24:20 PM »

I always thought of them as a pomp rock outfit .
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Re: Queen
« Reply #63 on: July 12, 2008, 09:25:24 PM »

Rock-a-pop and glam-rock? "Glamour is part of us, and we want to be dandy..." Freddie Mercury.
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Re: Queen
« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2008, 03:05:09 AM »

I always saw them as rock but with glam influences.
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Re: Queen
« Reply #65 on: August 07, 2008, 08:33:49 PM »

I`ve listened today to I Want To Break Free. I love the song, it is fantastic, it is so much like Freddie!
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Re: Queen
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2008, 03:20:37 PM »

I can't wait for Queen + Paul Rodgers new record next month  :)
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« Reply #67 on: August 09, 2008, 06:51:30 PM »

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I can't wait for Queen + Paul Rodgers new record next month  :)

JMFan, that`s very interesting! I didn`t know they were recording together.
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Re: Queen
« Reply #68 on: August 11, 2008, 10:38:38 AM »

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« Reply #69 on: August 11, 2008, 01:33:15 PM »

Thanks JMfan a lot! Since I am a Queen fan as well, I will certainly buy the record. And an interesting thing I learned from your source  is that all of them write songs. As far as I know Roger Taylor didn`t write any songs (or few?) when with the Queen. It`s a pity John Deacon left them cause his songs were fantastic: Another One Bites The Dust, You`re My Best Friend, Spread Your Wings (I adore it!) etc. I`ve read in this forum that Paul Rodgers has a very good vocal. Is it true, cause I`ve never heard him sing? Is he real good? I am getting excited! What if the Queen is restoring to life?
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Re: Queen
« Reply #70 on: August 19, 2008, 06:04:52 PM »

He's good. He's no Freddie mind you but he's not trying to be.

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Re: Queen
« Reply #71 on: August 20, 2008, 09:13:08 PM »

JMFan, you are great! Thank`s sooooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Queen
« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2008, 07:43:06 PM »

No problem. "Wishing Well" was originally a Free song but I think the Q + PR version kicks Free's version out of the water.
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Re: Queen
« Reply #73 on: August 27, 2008, 07:03:13 PM »

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Q&A with Queen + Paul Rodgers about their new album.
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Re: Queen
« Reply #74 on: August 27, 2008, 07:30:53 PM »

Jimmy, you see I am already here! Can`t miss a chance of speaking about Queen! Thanks for the interview. Great guys they are. After Freddie I love Brian, and I should notice that he hasn`t changed much, even his hair is the same. He doesn`t look his age. Roger looks oldish but well. Paul looks good with the fellows and matches them well.
I am going to buy the new album this weekend. Very much hope it`s good!  :)
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Re: Queen
« Reply #75 on: August 27, 2008, 08:08:38 PM »

Useless music trivia post # 714:  Brian May has a Ph.D. in astrophysics!

I think I read he interrupted his studies in the 70's to see if this band he was invited to be in might make a go of it. Only recently did he finish up, publish his thesis, and get his diploma.

Congrats Dr. May   :) :)
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« Reply #76 on: August 27, 2008, 08:23:58 PM »

Congratulations, Brian May! I knew I could spot intelligent guys at once! Can`t wait for their concert.

Alexis, if you write songs (I remember your mentioning it), you should play some musical instrument as well. What is it?  :)
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Re: Queen
« Reply #77 on: August 27, 2008, 08:43:57 PM »

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Congratulations, Brian May! I knew I could spot intelligent guys at once! Can`t wait for their concert.

Alexis, if you write songs (I remember your mentioning it), you should play some musical instrument as well. What is it?  :)


Hi Jane - Well, I grew up playing piano, and now I play a synthesizer so that I can get sounds of different instruments as well. I am in a very part time band that plays mainly 60s/70/s80s rock - we play a few Beatles songs too! I also play harmonica a bit, I of course started playing that because John played it ...  :)


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Re: Queen
« Reply #78 on: August 28, 2008, 01:49:45 PM »

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Hi Jane - Well, I grew up playing piano, and now I play a synthesizer so that I can get sounds of different instruments as well. I am in a very part time band that plays mainly 60s/70/s80s rock - we play a few Beatles songs too! I also play harmonica a bit, I of course started playing that because John played it ...  :)



A very musical man you are, Alexis! I understand this is your hobby. And a great one! Where do you play, at some cafes or private parties? Do you sing as well?
And to stay with the thread - do you play Queen?
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Re: Queen
« Reply #79 on: September 09, 2008, 08:49:14 PM »

Have just listened to Paul Rodgers on VH-1. He gets me, guys! I like his songs very much! Queen`s concert is approaching. Like in an old song: it gives me fever in the morning, it gives me fever in the evening...
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