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2014-06-17 04:49:56 AM
This band needs more Adam Lambert.
 
2014-06-17 06:15:25 AM
I wonder where Queen would be now if Freddy hadn't died.
 
2014-06-17 06:21:32 AM
I wonder how many sets are hiding in archives.
 
2014-06-17 06:27:36 AM

Smoking GNU: I wonder where Queen would be now if Freddy hadn't died.


Rehab
 
2014-06-17 06:32:27 AM

SpdrJay: Smoking GNU: I wonder where Queen would be now if Freddy hadn't died.

Rehab


Drugs never seemed to be his addicktion.

Besides wasn't their greatest live performance at the Live Aid show years ago? Wasn't a huge queen fan then but their performance made me want to hear more, farking amazing show even if it was limited to a fee songs with no sound check.
 
2014-06-17 06:36:18 AM
Queen 'Live' Killers is the only one you will ever need.
 
2014-06-17 06:44:11 AM

SpdrJay: Smoking GNU: I wonder where Queen would be now if Freddy hadn't died.

Rehab


Second Farewell Tour?
 
2014-06-17 07:00:38 AM

Smoking GNU: I wonder where Queen would be now if Freddy hadn't died.


Probably roughly where they are.  Deacon would have still quit, especially if they'd remained as successful as they were when Freddie died.  WOuld have been a couple more tours, maybe a couple of albums.

May probably wouldn't have gotten his PhD, though. :(
 
2014-06-17 08:17:43 AM

Smoking GNU: I wonder where Queen would be now if Freddy hadn't died.


Touring various summer festivals with Cheap Trick
 
2014-06-17 08:43:28 AM
Weird thing about Queen live: if you went to a concert expecting to hear the hit singles, you were going to be disappointed.  They played more obscure stuff.  As an example, check out the track listing for Queen's Greatest Hits then compare to the track listing for the 1974 Rainbow show or a 1986 show toward the end of their run, when they had all those hits under their belts.

If you were a casual fan, knowing the songs they played on the radio, and you wanted to see Queen because they were well known to have a great live show, you'd be going "there's another one I don't know" a lot.
 
2014-06-17 09:29:38 AM

macross87: SpdrJay: Smoking GNU: I wonder where Queen would be now if Freddy hadn't died.

Rehab

Second Farewell Tour?


Digging frantically to reach Freddy before he suffocated in the coffin?
 
2014-06-17 09:55:34 AM
This show from 1981 is a good one to catch, they were playing it on Palladia awhile back, it's probably still in the rotation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Will_Rock_You_%28video%29
 
2014-06-17 10:29:42 AM

Earguy: Weird thing about Queen live: if you went to a concert expecting to hear the hit singles, you were going to be disappointed. They played more obscure stuff. As an example, check out the track listing for Queen's Greatest Hits then compare to the track listing for the 1974 Rainbow show or a 1986 show toward the end of their run, when they had all those hits under their belts.


In 1974, they'd only released three albums and were still in their "Fairies and Hobbits and shiat" (a friend's phrase) phase.  It wasn't until Night at the Opera and Day at the Races that they had "hits" as such under their belt.

White they had hits in the 70s and 80s, their career had stalled by the mid-80s, especially in the Sates, where they couldn't get arrested.  It was only the mid-blowing Live Aid show which saved them and put hem back into the public spotlight (there were three career-making performances that day: Queen, U2 and Mandona).  But if you listen to the full version of their 1986 live album, not only did the audience get all the hits (including BoRap) but they also got like three and a half hours of show.  Queen was like seeing Springsteen.
 
2014-06-17 10:37:15 AM

Earguy: Weird thing about Queen live: if you went to a concert expecting to hear the hit singles, you were going to be disappointed.  They played more obscure stuff.  As an example, check out the track listing for Queen's Greatest Hits then compare to the track listing for the 1974 Rainbow show or a 1986 show toward the end of their run, when they had all those hits under their belts.

If you were a casual fan, knowing the songs they played on the radio, and you wanted to see Queen because they were well known to have a great live show, you'd be going "there's another one I don't know" a lot.


I saw them 3 times in the '70's and it was spectacular: Shear Heart Attack, News of the World and Live Killers. And tickets were only about $10
 
2014-06-17 11:07:20 AM
I wish I could go back in time and stop that band from ever happening.
 
2014-06-17 11:11:23 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: This band needs more Adam Lambert.


Got tix for the San Jose show. It should be a blast.
 
2014-06-17 11:17:54 AM

ocelot: I wish I could go back in time and stop that band from ever happening.


I loved Queen when I was a kid, as a teenager I thought they were too cheesy, as an adult I realize yeah, they're cheesy, but also one of the most talented bands there ever was.
 
2014-06-17 12:49:02 PM

Lee451: Earguy: Weird thing about Queen live: if you went to a concert expecting to hear the hit singles, you were going to be disappointed.  They played more obscure stuff.  As an example, check out the track listing for Queen's Greatest Hits then compare to the track listing for the 1974 Rainbow show or a 1986 show toward the end of their run, when they had all those hits under their belts.

If you were a casual fan, knowing the songs they played on the radio, and you wanted to see Queen because they were well known to have a great live show, you'd be going "there's another one I don't know" a lot.

I saw them 3 times in the '70's and it was spectacular: Shear Heart Attack, News of the World and Live Killers. And tickets were only about $10


I saw them on the Jazz tour with the good-looking girls riding bikes around the band while they played Fat Bottomed Girls. Their last album before they went to shiat. It was a great concert.
 
2014-06-17 12:56:40 PM

ocelot: I wish I could go back in time and stop that band from ever happening.


i feel that way about lots of bands.  journey, for example.
 
2014-06-17 01:27:07 PM
I will always smile at "Fat Bottom Girls".
 
2014-06-17 02:15:01 PM
Great band, all excellent musicians who were good > great songwriters. My favorite album of theirs, perfect for the timeframe of the "new" live album:

www.gigslutz.co.uk

/RIP Freddie Mercury
 
2014-06-17 02:17:10 PM

happydude45: Lee451: Earguy: Weird thing about Queen live: if you went to a concert expecting to hear the hit singles, you were going to be disappointed.  They played more obscure stuff.  As an example, check out the track listing for Queen's Greatest Hits then compare to the track listing for the 1974 Rainbow show or a 1986 show toward the end of their run, when they had all those hits under their belts.

If you were a casual fan, knowing the songs they played on the radio, and you wanted to see Queen because they were well known to have a great live show, you'd be going "there's another one I don't know" a lot.

I saw them 3 times in the '70's and it was spectacular: Shear Heart Attack, News of the World and Live Killers. And tickets were only about $10

I saw them on the Jazz tour with the good-looking girls riding bikes around the band while they played Fat Bottomed Girls. Their last album before they went to shiat. It was a great concert.


I wouldn't categorize 'The Game' as shiat, 'Hot Space' and most of 'The Works', definitely shiat.
 
2014-06-17 02:24:42 PM

ocelot: I wish I could go back in time and stop that band from ever happening.


Of all bands that's the one you pick to stop from happening?
 
2014-06-17 02:56:54 PM
Earguy: Weird thing about Queen live: if you went to a concert expecting to hear the hit singles, you were going to be disappointed.  They played more obscure stuff.  As an example, check out the track listing for Queen's Greatest Hits then compare to the track listing for the 1974 Rainbow show or a 1986 show toward the end of their run, when they had all those hits under their belts.

If you were a casual fan, knowing the songs they played on the radio, and you wanted to see Queen because they were well known to have a great live show, you'd be going "there's another one I don't know" a lot.


i always wondered if some of this is due to the payola scandola.  for instance, i cannot ever remember hearing "hammer to fall" on the radio.
 
2014-06-17 04:38:20 PM

Earguy: Weird thing about Queen live: if you went to a concert expecting to hear the hit singles, you were going to be disappointed.  They played more obscure stuff.  As an example, check out the track listing for Queen's Greatest Hits then compare to the track listing for the 1974 Rainbow show or a 1986 show toward the end of their run, when they had all those hits under their belts.

If you were a casual fan, knowing the songs they played on the radio, and you wanted to see Queen because they were well known to have a great live show, you'd be going "there's another one I don't know" a lot.


Or if your a hardcore fan, it will be a full on fan boy moment..I can't wait
 
mhd
2014-06-17 05:16:38 PM

Henry Holland: My favorite album of theirs, perfect for the timeframe of the "new" live album:


Also a great framework for a D&D campaign.

Or so I've heard...
 
2014-06-17 07:54:07 PM

Dwight_Yeast: It was only the mid-blowing Live Aid show which saved them and put hem back into the public spotlight (there were three career-making performances that day: Queen, U2 and Mandona)


I'd disagree on Madonna.  Her first two albums were huge hits, with tons of hit singles.  She was already big and certainly not in decline by any means.

The other two, indeed you are correct.
 
2014-06-17 07:58:40 PM

browntimmy: I loved Queen when I was a kid, as a teenager I thought they were too cheesy, as an adult I realize yeah, they're cheesy, but also one of the most talented bands there ever was.


Yeah, they were brilliant musicians and obviously Freddie is one of the best vocalists of all time.  But its kinda weird how great they became playing some songs with absolutely cheesy lyrical content.  Don't get me wrong- I *love* Queen.  But yeah Bicycle, Fat Bottomed Girls, I'm in Love With My Car.... great songs, but cheesy as all hell lyrics/concepts.
 
2014-06-17 08:24:15 PM

downstairs: browntimmy: I loved Queen when I was a kid, as a teenager I thought they were too cheesy, as an adult I realize yeah, they're cheesy, but also one of the most talented bands there ever was.

- I *love* Queen.  But yeah Bicycle, Fat Bottomed Girls, I'm in Love With My Car.... great songs, but cheesy as all hell lyrics/concepts.


Show tunes.Show man.
I like Queen.
 
2014-06-17 08:38:38 PM

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I will always smile at "Fat Bottom Girls".


When I was a kid, I always thought he said "get on your backs and ride!" Since then, mentally at least, I've sung it that way and laughed my ass off.

/dirty minded kid
 
2014-06-17 08:48:02 PM

SickAsAParrot: Queen 'Live' Killers is the only one you will ever need.


Had it on 8-track. Wore out two copies. Need to put that on the list of stuff I keep meaning to buy
 
2014-06-17 09:05:54 PM

Smoking GNU: I wonder where Queen would be now if Freddy hadn't died.


Well, i can tell you where Freddy would be...... clawing frantically at the lid of his coffin.

/zing!
 
2014-06-17 09:31:26 PM

T.rex: Smoking GNU: I wonder where Queen would be now if Freddy hadn't died.

Well, i can tell you where Freddy would be...... clawing frantically at the lid of his coffin.

/zing!


Um..Decomposing?
 
2014-06-17 09:31:53 PM

downstairs: I'd disagree on Madonna. Her first two albums were huge hits, with tons of hit singles. She was already big and certainly not in decline by any means.


Three different situations: 1) No one had any idea (outside of college radio) who U2 was, until Bono started climbing the rigging.

2) Madonna was a teen pop act, but her performance at Live Aid (where she seems to have no idea what she's performing for, other than the biggest audience of her life) makes her a superstar, and exposes her to the older, Rock generation, who might have dismissed her.

3) Queen's career, especially in America wasn't in decline; it was stalled, full out.  Punk had done its damage, and they seemed old and out of touch to the younger audience.  Then Freddie gets out there and show everyone what the Queen live experience was and suddenly their star starts to rise. I can't think of another band that's had that big of a mid-career turn-around, except maybe The Stones at Hyde Park in 1968,
 
2014-06-17 11:43:02 PM

room at the top: happydude45: Lee451: Earguy: Weird thing about Queen live: if you went to a concert expecting to hear the hit singles, you were going to be disappointed.  They played more obscure stuff.  As an example, check out the track listing for Queen's Greatest Hits then compare to the track listing for the 1974 Rainbow show or a 1986 show toward the end of their run, when they had all those hits under their belts.

If you were a casual fan, knowing the songs they played on the radio, and you wanted to see Queen because they were well known to have a great live show, you'd be going "there's another one I don't know" a lot.

I saw them 3 times in the '70's and it was spectacular: Shear Heart Attack, News of the World and Live Killers. And tickets were only about $10

I saw them on the Jazz tour with the good-looking girls riding bikes around the band while they played Fat Bottomed Girls. Their last album before they went to shiat. It was a great concert.

I wouldn't categorize 'The Game' as shiat, 'Hot Space' and most of 'The Works', definitely shiat.


Once I heard Another One Bites The Dust that was it for me.
 
2014-06-18 01:39:34 AM

Dwight_Yeast: downstairs: I'd disagree on Madonna. Her first two albums were huge hits, with tons of hit singles. She was already big and certainly not in decline by any means.

Three different situations: 1) No one had any idea (outside of college radio) who U2 was, until Bono started climbing the rigging.

2) Madonna was a teen pop act, but her performance at Live Aid (where she seems to have no idea what she's performing for, other than the biggest audience of her life) makes her a superstar, and exposes her to the older, Rock generation, who might have dismissed her.

3) Queen's career, especially in America wasn't in decline; it was stalled, full out.  Punk had done its damage, and they seemed old and out of touch to the younger audience.  Then Freddie gets out there and show everyone what the Queen live experience was and suddenly their star starts to rise. I can't think of another band that's had that big of a mid-career turn-around, except maybe The Stones at Hyde Park in 1968,


1) totally agree with ya

2) I was probably too young enough to know- which probably goes to your point.  I still love her Live Aid performance.  As a 9 year old, I probably had a biased opinion on her stardom at the time.

3)  Again, I agree.  Maybe too young to appreciate it live... but I've become a Live Aid geek (have all but a few songs on DVD via many bootlegs)... but we can all argue about it, but I think Queen at Live Aid is the best live performance ever.  Again, we can argue about it and there are certainly other worthy contenders.  Just my opinion.
 
2014-06-18 11:41:49 AM
Way to strike while the iron is hot, boys.
 
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