Rate The Band - Queen

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Rate The Band - Queen

Poll ended at Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:33 pm

1 Lowest
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No votes
2
0
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0
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4
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4%
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1
4%
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7
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15%
8
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31%
9
8
31%
10 highest
4
15%
 
Total votes: 26

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Post by jam » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:47 am

Baaahahahaha...

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Post by Coventry Dave » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:35 am

OOPS..................! :oops: Sold my copy of NATO years ago. Just checked the track listing on Amazon, The Prophet Song is the one i meant.
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Post by Geir » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:21 am

...My favourite albums by Queen are "Queen II", "A Night at the Opera", "Jazz" and "The Game". I also wonder if "Queen" and "A Day at the Races" shouldn't be on the list, too...

Furthermore, I'd argue that you'll find at least 2-3 excellent songs on any Queen album, though I must admit that despite owning most of them on CD, there are a few that I've only played a couple of times all in all!

I wound up submitting a vote for a 7, though at their most ingenious Queen are no doubt a 10, in my opinion! ("Bohemian Rhapsody" springs to mind, as does much of an absolutely brilliant radio broadcast from a US gig on a tour supporting Mott The Hoople circa "Queen II".)

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Post by Debbie R » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:29 pm

unfortunatly al went to see queen when we were dating BUT HE DIDN'T TAKE Me !!!! :cry: :x :evil: I did get him a Queen dvd for christmas a couple years ago and it is verrrry good. i would have enjoyed seeing them live.

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Post by L.A.Fan » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:59 pm

A big "9" for me too!
It was impossible to grow up in the U.K. and not be impressed by this band. I saw them a total of 4 times before leaving for the grand old U.S.A.
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Post by Coventry Dave » Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:30 am

Hey Geir........don't suppose you've got a copy, or access to one, of the Queen radio broadcast ???
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Post by Geir » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:14 am

Hey all ... again!

Dave, I don't have the Queen radio broadcast here presently, but with a bit of luck, I might get it brought to me in the not too distant future ... so I'll get back to you on that one, okay?

All this talk of Queen's glory days has made me anxious to hear the broadcast again, too!

As for seeing Queen back in the day, they'd pretty much stopped touring by the time I had any of chance of travelling to a gig, and on the whole, I didn't really properly listen to their music until sometime in the mid-1990s.

I recall being aware of "Radio Ga-Ga", since that got big time airplay on Norwegian radio (as was the case with the rest of Europe, I believe), but not much before that registered at all, I guess. Furthermore, I distinctively remember "A Kind of Magic" residing in the cassette mounters of my uncle's gas station and I might have borrowed that home to play it, I'm not entirely sure. It wouldn't have been much worse for the wear afterwards, as hardly anything on the album resembles the title track musically and that would have been what I'd be hoping to find at the time, I suppose.

Oh, and there was that animated video to go with the title track, too - pretty neat for its time, if memory serves!

Geir :D

PS: Debbie, after such an act of forgetfulness on Al's part when you were dating, I guess it was proof that you were meant for each other, after all: If you could tolerate missing Queen in their prime, I suppose your relationship could endure just about anything! :wink:
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Post by bertrand » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:51 am

http://youtube.com/watch?v=i37DZugBfX0& ... ed&search=
( and many more-enjoy it while you can !)

Classic performance -it also shows the difficulty for the band to "translate" on stage the complexity of their music.
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Post by DJWheels » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:09 pm

I give them an '8', a strong one... Such a diverse band, not worrying much about conforming to the normal styles of the day. There weren't many bands that threw in a operatic vocal the way Freddie did.
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Post by PerG » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:07 am

I gave them an 8 too. Over the years they have done amazing stuff, but on the other hand they made some rubbish in the 80s as well...

I saw them in Stockholm '86 and it was raining all day. The ticket states: "The concert will be executed regardless of weather"... :roll: Queen did good when they finally went on stage.

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Post by jam » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:11 am

Looks like PF won't hold that second spot for too long...

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Post by Coventry Dave » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:35 am

HeyGeir, would really appreciate a copy of that whenever you get it.......!
For all those into the really early stuff, (73-75), i've got some excellent audio & vision stuff if anyone wants copies. Will be more exact if anyone does.
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Post by [email protected] » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:21 am

I gave them an 8. What can I say that hasn't already been said about this great band. Too bad Mercury died young.
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Post by Marcus Bengtson » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:16 pm

Just to prove I'm not an infant, I can say I saw Queen in 1986, on the "magical tour"... IT WAS GREAT!!!

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Post by christian » Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:56 am

You ARE an infant, man!! I saw them in 1976, when they were still at their best :D

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