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(New Musical Express)   The thirty greatest crimes committed against music. Let's see: Nickelback, Bieber, the Gallagher Brothers, Queen, One Direction--wait, Queen, what the hell?   (nme.com) divider line 133
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2013-11-16 03:04:43 PM
Queen with Paul Rodgers, maybe.

Otherwise, the person who nominated Queen is a tasteless hipster douchebag who probably thinks some shiatty band you've never heard of and that he will abandon as soon as a second person hears of them is the apotheosis of music.

/or, worse, a Justin Bieber fan.
 
2013-11-16 03:22:55 PM
I like Queen OK.  They have great songs and, uh, not so great songs.

Can't say I disagreed with anything else on that list, though.
 
2013-11-16 03:31:10 PM
Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".
 
2013-11-16 03:38:38 PM

simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".


That would be

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/but, yeah, the cover sucked. It was like this wimpy, defeated sounding doormat whining, while Joplin's version was a drunken broad screaming at you, daring you.
 
2013-11-16 03:50:29 PM

FirstNationalBastard: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

That would be

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/but, yeah, the cover sucked. It was like this wimpy, defeated sounding doormat whining, while Joplin's version was a drunken broad screaming at you, daring you.


Thanks for the info. I don't think anyone should try to cover anything by Janis. Maybe "Mercedes Benz" and "Summertime".
 
2013-11-16 04:02:28 PM

simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".


It was Limp Bizkit. It was on the Gothika soundtrack.
 
2013-11-16 04:07:14 PM

Pokey.Clyde: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

It was Limp Bizkit. It was on the Gothika soundtrack.


Well, they need to stop doing it, if they're still a band.
/Thanks for the info.
 
2013-11-16 04:31:07 PM
Whar puffy daddy and Jimmy Page, WHAR?!
 
2013-11-16 04:35:36 PM
'Blurred Lines' bastardization of Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up'

This, 1000%. Robin Thicke, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Sing it, Marvin, honey.
 
2013-11-16 04:37:50 PM
NME: Certainly the stuff that came later - brostep - had nothing on Loefah, Mala, Scuba and the FWD crew.

www.magneticmag.com
 
2013-11-16 04:38:18 PM

simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".


I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.    I already hated Limp Bizkit but that cover enraged me.  The country singer was Faith Hill and I have hated her ever since.  How dare she bastardize Janis' song.
 
2013-11-16 04:42:07 PM

SuperTramp: 'Blurred Lines' bastardization of Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up'

This, 1000%. Robin Thicke, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Sing it, Marvin, honey.


Then I definitely shouldn't be a judge on the lawsuit, because while there are similarities, there's no way the Gaye estate has a case to my ear.
 
2013-11-16 04:42:12 PM
I always have hated Queen with a passion, but then I heard "Radio Gaga" because of GTA V. Now I'm re-thinking my position on them and wondering if I should give them another, more extensive listen.

/But not "Bohemian Rhapsody." NEVER AGAIN.
 
2013-11-16 04:42:55 PM
It's still cool to hate Nickelback *yawn*, this f*cking guy says.  (Paraphrasing because F*CK THAT GUY.)

/This F*cking Guy
//it will no longer be cool when they disappear/are disappeared and we completely forget that they ever existed, and are never reminded, ever again, ever.
 
2013-11-16 04:43:24 PM
The entry-

Stephen Johnson suggested Queen, along with a couple of others. "I just can't see why people like them", he writes.
 
2013-11-16 04:46:50 PM
Deslided

Oh, and add almost everything from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band movie soundtrack.
 
2013-11-16 04:48:04 PM

The Bestest: SuperTramp: 'Blurred Lines' bastardization of Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up'

This, 1000%. Robin Thicke, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Sing it, Marvin, honey.

Then I definitely shouldn't be a judge on the lawsuit, because while there are similarities, there's no way the Gaye estate has a case to my ear.


In an interview with GQ magazine, shortly after the release of "Blurred Lines", Thicke explained the song's provenance, saying: "[Producer] Pharrell [Williams] and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favourite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up'. I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove'. Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it."

Yet in a subsequent interview with the website TMZ - after he had filed his pre-emptive lawsuit - the singer apparently denied thinking of Gaye's work while writing the song. In their countersuit, Gaye's children cite several leading music critics who noted the similarities between Thicke'shiat and Gaye's, as well as a report by musicologist Judith Finell which reportedly points to multiple parallels in the two tracks. The family describes Thicke's work as "blatant copying of a constellation of distinctive and significant compositional elements of Marvin Gaye's classic No 1 song".
 
2013-11-16 04:51:52 PM
Either I am totally out of touch with music, or that list is really Brit-centric.  I have no idea who half those people were.
 
2013-11-16 04:52:04 PM
Thicke'shiat

haha, thank you, Fark filter for correcting "Thicke's *hit*."
 
2013-11-16 04:53:30 PM

Smelly McUgly: I always have hated Queen with a passion, but then I heard "Radio Gaga" because of GTA V. Now I'm re-thinking my position on them and wondering if I should give them another, more extensive listen.

/But not "Bohemian Rhapsody." NEVER AGAIN.


You should give them another try.  Listen to the first album and the live album - you'll see.
 
2013-11-16 04:56:00 PM

notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.    I already hated Limp Bizkit but that cover enraged me.  The country singer was Faith Hill and I have hated her ever since.  How dare she bastardize Janis' song.


Madonna's cover of American Pie.

/worst. cover. ever.
 
2013-11-16 04:56:06 PM

FirstNationalBastard: /but, yeah, the cover sucked. It was like this wimpy, defeated sounding doormat whining, while Joplin's version was a drunken broad screaming at you, daring you.


Joplin drunk is ten times better than than talentless skanks trying to pass themselves off as singers with autotune turned up to eleven.

/I may be underestimating how much better she is
 
2013-11-16 04:56:14 PM

LewDux: NME: Certainly the stuff that came later - brostep - had nothing on Loefah, Mala, Scuba and the FWD crew.

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I think it's kind of funny, but also kind of sad, that so many dubstep artists are doing techno or house because of the whole brostep thing.  Scuba, Skream, etc.

Worst comment I've read so far was concerning a Joy Orbison and Boddika song.

"The bass just goes thump, thump, thump and it sounds like sheets of metal being flexed.  Worst song ever."

It's a techno track.  What did you expect?
 
2013-11-16 04:57:08 PM

SuperTramp: I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove'


Being inspired by is not the same thing as copying.

In their countersuit, Gaye's children cite several leading music critics who noted the similarities between Thicke'shiat and Gaye's, as well as a report by musicologist Judith Finell which reportedly points to multiple parallels in the two tracks. The family describes Thicke's work as "blatant copying of a constellation of distinctive and significant compositional elements of Marvin Gaye's classic No 1 song".

I'm no expert myself, but like I said -I- don't hear any lifting (similarities, yes, but no identical composition) and I'm sure you could find just as many experts that would disagree with their experts.
 
2013-11-16 04:57:55 PM

FrancoFile: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.    I already hated Limp Bizkit but that cover enraged me.  The country singer was Faith Hill and I have hated her ever since.  How dare she bastardize Janis' song.

Madonna's cover of American Pie.

/worst. cover. ever.


There are some songs no right minded person would ever consider covering because it "simply is not done".  American Pie would be near the top of that list.

Key words being "right minded"
 
2013-11-16 05:02:41 PM

Smelly McUgly: I always have hated Queen with a passion, but then I heard "Radio Gaga" because of GTA V. Now I'm re-thinking my position on them and wondering if I should give them another, more extensive listen.

/But not "Bohemian Rhapsody." NEVER AGAIN.


Sheer Heart Attack is a damn good album. Killer Queen and Stone Cold Crazy are the popular hits from the album, but the Tenement Funster/Flick of the Wrist/Lily of the Valley stretch is probably the highlight of the album.

The Game includes two major hits... Another One Bites The Dust and Crazy Little Thing Called Love.

Radio Ga Ga was on The Works, which was a solid album all the way through. Hell, all the songs but one on the album were released as singles.
 
2013-11-16 05:03:46 PM
Queen is a band of extremely talented individuals that can't come together to make a good song.  Bohemian Rhapsody isn't the worst song in the universe, but it's a medley of random songs chopped up in a blender, with no artistic merit.  Their work on Flash Gordon and Highlander was stale and dated immediately upon release, and do nothing to improve the movies.  It's ugly to say it, but their reputation was saved by Freddie's death since we don't get to see them descend into Elton John-levels of schmaltz.
 
2013-11-16 05:03:59 PM

OgreMagi: FirstNationalBastard: /but, yeah, the cover sucked. It was like this wimpy, defeated sounding doormat whining, while Joplin's version was a drunken broad screaming at you, daring you.

Joplin drunk is ten times better than than talentless skanks trying to pass themselves off as singers with autotune turned up to eleven.

/I may be underestimating how much better she is


Musicians today don't actually have the music within them. They're pretty faces for a marketing firm that sells people music. If you want real music, go to a barroom.
 
2013-11-16 05:06:46 PM

Smelly McUgly: I always have hated Queen with a passion, but then I heard "Radio Gaga" because of GTA V. Now I'm re-thinking my position on them and wondering if I should give them another, more extensive listen.

/But not "Bohemian Rhapsody." NEVER AGAIN.


The great thing about Queen is that I can 100% promise you will find at least a CD's worth of tracks that you will tolerate if not outright enjoy. It's different albums for different folks, but they covered a lot of sounds, and each of the members wrote pretty decent stuff. Without knowing what you hated about BR, it's hard to know what to steer you away from or towards, but the first 5 albums - Queen thru Day at the Races - share a lot in common with the more prog-rock and classical influence, and then it kinda stutters around transferring to a more pop, radio-friendly sound from Jazz through The Miracle, which has Radio Gaga on it. Innuendo and Made in Heaven are their own special little things.
 
2013-11-16 05:07:14 PM
James Anslow said:  Mike Flowers Pops covering Oasis' 'Wonderwall'.

fark you, "James Anslow", that cover is awesome; the entire Oasis catalog needs the lounge-jazz treatment.

static.nme.com

Is Ed Sheeran a giant, or is that just a really tiny guitar?
 
2013-11-16 05:13:21 PM

evilmrsock:  The Miracle, The Works which has Radio Gaga on it.


Mah bad.
 
2013-11-16 05:14:01 PM
www.abbaomnibus.net

Hey guys, what's going on?
 
2013-11-16 05:17:02 PM

Mrbogey: OgreMagi: FirstNationalBastard: /but, yeah, the cover sucked. It was like this wimpy, defeated sounding doormat whining, while Joplin's version was a drunken broad screaming at you, daring you.

Joplin drunk is ten times better than than talentless skanks trying to pass themselves off as singers with autotune turned up to eleven.

/I may be underestimating how much better she is

Musicians today don't actually have the music within them. They're pretty faces for a marketing firm that sells people music. If you want real music, go to a barroom.


That's exactly what I do.  Recently saw Samantha Fish in a tiny little dive bar.  Awesome performance.  And she's also a pretty face.
 
2013-11-16 05:18:56 PM
I like Queen but I HATE Radio Ga Ga. Was the point to be meta and produce a song just as shiatty as the shaitty music they were making fun of? Is it supposed to be parody?
 
2013-11-16 05:19:37 PM

notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.


Challenge accepted:

http://youtu.be/lGt54Ozo8LQ
 
2013-11-16 05:19:43 PM

AdrienVeidt: Queen is a band of extremely talented individuals that can't come together to make a good song.  Bohemian Rhapsody isn't the worst song in the universe, but it's a medley of random songs chopped up in a blender, with no artistic merit.  Their work on Flash Gordon and Highlander was stale and dated immediately upon release, and do nothing to improve the movies.  It's ugly to say it, but their reputation was saved by Freddie's death since we don't get to see them descend into Elton John-levels of schmaltz.


www.troll.me
 
2013-11-16 05:24:25 PM
any youngster here who is ignorant of QUEEN?

I order you in the name of good music to listen/download "Keep Yourself Alive" ASAP
(maybe "Fat Bottomed Girls" later)

Sadly you will likely listen on tiny little iPod speakers which is a crime but better than nothing.

Queen is best appreciated in a big open room through big speakers.
 
2013-11-16 05:24:39 PM

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.

Challenge accepted:

http://youtu.be/lGt54Ozo8LQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=1j9XPbzbX08 #t =23
 
2013-11-16 05:26:48 PM
"Hey, remember when Bowie and Jagger teamed up and made mooney eyes at each other while they danced together on a fake street? That really scarred me for life! Boo-hoo-hoo! what a CRIME."


"Oh, Em, Gee, they added QUEEN?! How DARE they!! Well, I ought to just mreh--mehhh-blehh-blehh..."

What a stupid list.

On an unrelated note, I am really tired of seeing musicians with scarred up, intentionally abused guitars. Willie Nelson's guitar is a bundle of twigs, held together with hemp. HE might have an excuse; the douche above and Courtney Love do not.
 
2013-11-16 05:29:10 PM

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: notyomama: simplicimus: Who did that horrible cover of "Behind Blue Eyes"? I'm thinking Lincoln Park or Limp Bizkut, bit I'm probably wrong. Oh, and from a decade ago, whatever country singer covered "Piece of my Heart".

I have never heard any other covers of anything that make me angrier than those two.

Challenge accepted:

http://youtu.be/lGt54Ozo8LQ


Ok, you win.  Why did you do that to me?  I couldn't make it through 10 seconds of that tripe.

*Sobs and covers face with hands*
 
2013-11-16 05:30:26 PM
So the impression I'm getting here is that they hate covers and Canadians. About right?
 
2013-11-16 05:31:02 PM

SuperTramp: The Bestest: SuperTramp: 'Blurred Lines' bastardization of Marvin Gaye's 'Got To Give It Up'

This, 1000%. Robin Thicke, you should be ashamed of yourself.

Sing it, Marvin, honey.

Then I definitely shouldn't be a judge on the lawsuit, because while there are similarities, there's no way the Gaye estate has a case to my ear.

In an interview with GQ magazine, shortly after the release of "Blurred Lines", Thicke explained the song's provenance, saying: "[Producer] Pharrell [Williams] and I were in the studio and I told him that one of my favourite songs of all time was Marvin Gaye's 'Got to Give It Up'. I was like, 'Damn, we should make something like that, something with that groove'. Then he started playing a little something and we literally wrote the song in about a half hour and recorded it."

Yet in a subsequent interview with the website TMZ - after he had filed his pre-emptive lawsuit - the singer apparently denied thinking of Gaye's work while writing the song. In their countersuit, Gaye's children cite several leading music critics who noted the similarities between Thicke'shiat and Gaye's, as well as a report by musicologist Judith Finell which reportedly points to multiple parallels in the two tracks. The family describes Thicke's work as "blatant copying of a constellation of distinctive and significant compositional elements of Marvin Gaye's classic No 1 song".


It's got the same groove, but not the same beat or melody.  And the thing is there are other funk/soul songs from the 70s that use that same groove.  They sound similar, but it isn't even like George Harrison's "Unconscious Plagiarism" or Wayne Coyne unthinkingly ripping off Cat Stevens.

The suit really feels like a money grab from the Gayes.
 
2013-11-16 05:32:57 PM
Scissor Sisters - Comfortably Numb

DAFUQ!

also, list fails without the RIAA and PMRC taking top honors.
 
2013-11-16 05:33:03 PM
Bowie gets a pass for that shiat, because he's Bowie and my hero.  And he was banging MJ for shiats and giggles.
 
2013-11-16 05:33:12 PM

craigdamage: any youngster here who is ignorant of QUEEN?

I order you in the name of good music to listen/download "Keep Yourself Alive" ASAP
(maybe "Fat Bottomed Girls" later)

Sadly you will likely listen on tiny little iPod speakers which is a crime but better than nothing.

Queen is best appreciated in a big open room through big speakers.


First album version, or rerecorded 1975 version that was just dug out of the vaults?

/I like the '75 version better, myself.
 
2013-11-16 05:35:57 PM

craigdamage: any youngster here who is ignorant of QUEEN?

I order you in the name of good music to listen/download "Keep Yourself Alive" ASAP
(maybe "Fat Bottomed Girls" later)

Sadly you will likely listen on tiny little iPod speakers which is a crime but better than nothing.

Queen is best appreciated in a big open room through big speakers.


Don't forget YOUR MOM
 
2013-11-16 05:36:07 PM

AdrienVeidt: Queen is a band of extremely talented individuals that can't come together to make a good song.  Bohemian Rhapsody isn't the worst song in the universe, but it's a medley of random songs chopped up in a blender, with no artistic merit.  Their work on Flash Gordon and Highlander was stale and dated immediately upon release, and do nothing to improve the movies.  It's ugly to say it, but their reputation was saved by Freddie's death since we don't get to see them descend into Elton John-levels of schmaltz.


You shut your whore mouth an... damn it I fed a troll.

Anyway there was a God damned awful cover of Bohemian Rhapsody around the mid 90's. It had the words but it did not sound like it. Some dumb b*tch sang it with a Casio drum machine. Does anyone know who did that? Oh BTW the rap version of it was also an abomination.
 
2013-11-16 05:38:04 PM

LeroyBourne: Bowie gets a pass for that shiat, because he's Bowie and my hero.  And he was banging MJ for shiats and giggles.


mind bleach cannot erase the horrifying image you just created of David Bowie sodomizing a feces covered, hysterically laughing Michael Jackson.
 
2013-11-16 05:39:47 PM

AdrienVeidt: Queen is a band of extremely talented individuals that can't come together to make a good song.  Bohemian Rhapsody isn't the worst song in the universe, but it's a medley of random songs chopped up in a blender, with no artistic merit.  Their work on Flash Gordon and Highlander was stale and dated immediately upon release, and do nothing to improve the movies.  It's ugly to say it, but their reputation was saved by Freddie's death since we don't get to see them descend into Elton John-levels of schmaltz.


Nice work, but you're basing your analysis on two movie soundtracks and one song.

Go listen to anything from Queen, Queen II or Day at the Races and get back to us when you have a clue.
 
2013-11-16 05:40:29 PM
Queen gets added because a single random person tweeted that they don't like them?
 
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