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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 29
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2013-11-16 05:19:43 PM  
4 votes:

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.


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2013-11-16 05:24:25 PM  
3 votes:
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 04:56:06 PM  
3 votes:

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 04:46:50 PM  
3 votes:
Deslided

Oh, and add almost everything from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band movie soundtrack.
2013-11-16 03:04:43 PM  
3 votes:
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 09:36:14 PM  
2 votes:
This, then everything else...

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/probably a crime against everything.
2013-11-16 06:28:03 PM  
2 votes:
Two words about Queen: Live Aid.

They came out of retirement for all intents and purposes, and blew the field away. It was their best show. Go YouTube it. Ah fark it here it is. I'll watch it now why not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsM6u0a038
2013-11-16 05:56:50 PM  
2 votes:

lasercannon: [www.abbaomnibus.net image 450x327]

Hey guys, what's going on?


The weird thing about ABBA is that their production is horribly dated (70s discoey Europop) and their lyrics are insipid, but the tunes are infectious and sung with talent and commitment. So they're both horrible and awesome, which makes them a great guilty pleasure.
2013-11-16 05:30:26 PM  
2 votes:
So the impression I'm getting here is that they hate covers and Canadians. About right?
2013-11-16 05:02:41 PM  
2 votes:

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 04:56:00 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:31:10 PM  
2 votes:
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".
2013-11-17 02:57:01 AM  
1 votes:
Dr. May is the closest thing we have to a genuine renaissance man these days.   He is our very own Leonardo da Vinci, and anyone that speaks ill of him deserves a kick in the junk.
2013-11-16 08:14:18 PM  
1 votes:

H31N0US: Two words about Queen: Live Aid.

They came out of retirement for all intents and purposes, and blew the field away. It was their best show. Go YouTube it. Ah fark it here it is. I'll watch it now why not.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQsM6u0a038


Even the other artists (and there were some big names there) agreed that Queen and Freddie owned that show.
2013-11-16 05:56:08 PM  
1 votes:

Pokey.Clyde: Sheryl Crow's cover of "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Sweet Child O' Mine was also used as the background music recently for a Johnson & Johnson commercial. (I think it was played on something like a xylophone)


I'm waiting for Ozzy to sell out 'no more tears' to J & J.  I guess watching the commercial of a baby jamming out in the tub covered in soap and no tears to that song would be kinda cute.
2013-11-16 05:52:52 PM  
1 votes:
Sheryl Crow's cover of "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Sweet Child O' Mine was also used as the background music recently for a Johnson & Johnson commercial. (I think it was played on something like a xylophone)
2013-11-16 05:40:29 PM  
1 votes:
Queen gets added because a single random person tweeted that they don't like them?
2013-11-16 05:39:47 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:18:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 05:06:46 PM  
1 votes:

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 05:03:59 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:53:30 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:48:04 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:42:55 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:38:18 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:35:36 PM  
1 votes:
'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 04:31:07 PM  
1 votes:
Whar puffy daddy and Jimmy Page, WHAR?!
2013-11-16 03:38:38 PM  
1 votes:

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".


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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 03:22:55 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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