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Queen (The Band Not Her Majesty (The Person Not The Song))
6 July 2017
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This version of the song is pretty good. I'd argue that it's better than the original.

https://youtu.be/QZsN3S0WJ_o

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6 July 2017
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I know that you're a Big Al fan but i have to say that his version is way worse than Queen's version. Some songs like Good Day Sunshine are meant to be happy and upbeat whereas other songs like the first half of Bohemian Rhapsody are supposed to be a depressing rock ballad, it sounds wrong ti make an upbeat polka version of Bohemian Rhapsody, it'd be like making a fast paced death metal version of Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, loaded with djenting and guitar solos filled with sweep picking, 2 hand tapping, and divebombs.

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6 July 2017
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The rest is garbage, @sir walter raleigh ? I shall prove you wrong in two words: 

 

 

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6 July 2017
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I'm with swr and DO on this one (I think I've stated my displeasure for BR many times before though). 

I still think Another One Bites The Dust is one of their better songs.

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6 July 2017
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I have never met anyone who doesn't like Bohemian Rhapsody. I guess a few people out there are bound to hate it. I myself think it is a masterpiece and it deserves to be overrated. 

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6 July 2017
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It's one of those songs where it's not bad, but it's far from Queen's best.

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I think I am more surprised that people hate it because most people I come across like this song. Queen have a lot of fantastic songs and I would include this song but everyone is different and has different taste. That's one of the great things about music but I am definitely surprised by the Bohemian Rhapsody hate. 

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All of this talk about Bohemian Rhapsody is making me poll hungry:

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I voted Bohemian Rhapsody by a hair although all 3 of these songs are good but Bohemian Rhapsody contains the best guitar solo out of the 3, Queen sure picked a great guitarist with Brian May.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I'm with swr and DO on this one (I think I've stated my displeasure for BR many times before though). 

I still think Another One Bites The Dust is one of their better songs.  

Yep. Another One Bites The Dust is one of the only Queen songs I like. The other two are Play The Game and Under Pressure. 

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I do occasionally listen to Queen now and again (my dad once put on a roughly two hour long compilation, which I quite enjoyed all the way through) . My favourite songs of theirs are Killer Queen (great lyrics), Bohemian Rhapsody (same here), Another One Bites The Dust, One Vision, A Kind Of Magic and Under Pressure. I really should start looking back into them a bit more TBH.

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When it comes to Queen, i recommend avoiding everything released after 1980. Queen, Queen II, A Night At The Opera, A Day At The Races, News Of The World, Jazz, Live Killers, The Game, and Flash Gordon are great albums but Hot Space onwards suck so they are best avoided.

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I like most of 'The Works' and 'Innuendo', 'A Kind Of Magic' is patchy, 'Made Is Heaven' is a mixed bag and 'The Miracle' I haven't heard for a long time which should say a lot. 

A good handful of 'A Day At The Races' is ghastly and I haven't heard 'Queen' or 'Queen II' as I've heard the BBC tracks from those albums and I was bored. I have heard, liked, got bored with, and now don't want to hear 'March of the Black Queen' whereas 'Keep Yourself Alive' I always found to be crap.

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Those first two kinda remind of Led Zeppelin's first couple - not only because of the naming similarity, but it also seems that they're the most heavy-metallic ones, with less of an emphasis on diversity and the more baroque tendencies of later albums. Of course, Zeppelin branched out into acoustic folky territory whereas Queen was more into music-hall and torch-song piano ballads and that air of theatricality. At least that's the impression I get (although I haven't listened to near as much Queen as Zep...)

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8 July 2017
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I think of Queen's first 2 albums as prog rock albums but once they got to Sheer Heart Attack, they decided to go commercial and went to a more commercially acceptable glam rock sound until The Game which is a mix of glam rock and new wave and then for Flash Gordon they decided to return to their non-commercially friendly prog rock roots but this time just for this album, which happened to be a soundtrack album where all of the tracks except for Flash's Theme and The Hero were instrumentals.

Now all of that sounded good but when they decided to make a new album, they decided to ignore what their rock fans wanted and released Hot Space, a pop rock album, the same with The Works, both albums making them out to be sellouts. After that, they decide to release A Kind Of Magic, an unofficial soundtrack album to The Highlander which contains 4 great tracks, 4 pieces of rubbish, and A Kind Of Magic which is somewhere in the middle. Their next 2 albums were a mixed bag, some good tracks some bad but never as good as classics like Tie Your Mother Down and The Prophet's Song. After Freddie died they released one last album containing previously unreleased material that should've stayed unreleased.

You'd think that would be the end but no, they make an album with Paul Rogers. This really pisses me off because Freddie Mercury is the greatest singer of all time and the album sucks.

A Night At The Opera is their best album although their first 9 studio albums and first live album are all classics.

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Now all of that sounded good but when they decided to make a new album, they decided to ignore what their rock fans wanted and released Hot Space, a pop rock album, the same with The Works, both albums making them out to be sellouts. 

I wouldn't necessarily agree with that - I think both of those albums sold less than their biggest '70s hit albums. I've never heard "Hot Space" aside from the two singles, but I know it's got a reputation as their "disco album", and there's no way a hard rock band would release a "disco album" in 1982 with expectations of it becoming a huge hit, or realizing that they'd piss off a large part of their fanbase. I would guess (hope) that they were just branching out, doing whatever they wanted to do. Freddie never let American fans' hatred of his moustache get him down even though they would throw razors onstage! 

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I think of Queen's first 2 albums as prog rock albums but once they got to Sheer Heart Attack, they decided to go commercial and went to a more commercially acceptable glam rock sound until The Game which is a mix of glam rock and new wave and then for Flash Gordon they decided to return to their non-commercially friendly prog rock roots but this time just for this album, which happened to be a soundtrack album where all of the tracks except for Flash's Theme and The Hero were instrumentals.

Now all of that sounded good but when they decided to make a new album, they decided to ignore what their rock fans wanted and released Hot Space, a pop rock album, the same with The Works, both albums making them out to be sellouts. After that, they decide to release A Kind Of Magic, an unofficial soundtrack album to The Highlander which contains 4 great tracks, 4 pieces of rubbish, and A Kind Of Magic which is somewhere in the middle. Their next 2 albums were a mixed bag, some good tracks some bad but never as good as classics like Tie Your Mother Down and The Prophet's Song. After Freddie died they released one last album containing previously unreleased material that should've stayed unreleased.

You'd think that would be the end but no, they make an album with Paul Rogers. This really pisses me off because Freddie Mercury is the greatest singer of all time and the album sucks.

A Night At The Opera is their best album although their first 9 studio albums and first live album are all classics.  

Why are they sellouts for going the way they wanted not the way of the fans? They followed a trend but that doesn't make them sellouts.

You could argue that Beatles fans wanted them to remain happy grinning mop tops until the fans got bored; thankfully the Beatles didn't and we got 'Pepper' etc. 

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Maybe sellout wasn't the right word to use but i still hate Hot Space with a passion, just like how i hate ZZ Top's Eliminator which also is a pop album from a rock band although i wouldn't consider Hot Space disco, it sounds more like early 80's pop, the stuff that was out in 1982. Also, why would fans be stupid enough to throw razors at Freddie during a concert, don't they know that they could hurt somebody, whether it be by them getting cut by the thrown razor or if a razor hits a cable and exposes the wire which could cause electrical problems, whether it be the loss of power or an electrical fire which could kill somebody, just stick to throwing tomatoes and other rotted fruit.

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Well there's no shortage of stupid fans throwing stupid stuff at concerts  (firecrackers, jellybeans)...I don't know how frequently disposable razors were actually tossed, but Freddie alleges it happened. Supposedly his newly grown moustache made him look gay (horrors!) and hard rock fans were plenty homophobic in those days. And probably a lot of them still.

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I love Freddie Mercury's voice, it sounds so great.

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I always thought that Freddie with a moustache suited him more than when he was clean shaven. 

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