Oh, there's always more to say about Queen, for example: Did you know that Roger used to go out with the girl off the Flake advert? This was a Flake advert from befor eI was born... But I did watch it, just because it had Roger's ex-girlfriend in it! Sometimes I intimidate myself with Queen obsession...
Anyway, I'm not sure how many number ones they've had. Not as many as Michael Jackson, I don't think... The Greatest Hits (1) is not a CD full of number ones. There are a lot of good songs that didn't make it to the top as well. I don't like Now I'm Here so much - that only got to #11 anyway.
>>By Sk8a H8a (Monday, 19 Jan 2004 21:21)
By the way, you probably shouldn't trust the stuff that's written in book that goes with the Platinum Collection. It was written by Queen fans, so it's biased in favour of Queen.
>>By Sk8a H8a (Tuesday, 20 Jan 2004 15:50)
I love Now I'm Here...I'm not really obsessed, I just like what they sang.
>>By just_slightly_insane (Monday, 26 Jan 2004 15:32)
Queen was a good group. They had some sweetish songs!
>>By Jane (Friday, 30 Jan 2004 04:41)
If you want to do a good impression of Freddy Mercury then lay on the floor and roll around because that is what he is doing with the new Brittney Pink commercial going. what does everyone think of that?
>>By noname1 (Friday, 30 Jan 2004 07:14)
What are you on about, rolling on the floor?
>>By Sk8a H8a (Friday, 30 Jan 2004 17:03)
I agree, what are you on about?
>>By BEN HOLLYWOOD (Sunday, 1 Feb 2004 00:19)
what the...what are you talking about? And yeah there goodl.
>>By Jane (Sunday, 1 Feb 2004 01:16)
They churned out some great songs! More than most bands could ever hope to produce. Freddie was a legend!
>>By BEN HOLLYWOOD (Sunday, 1 Feb 2004 01:22)
Ive listened to queen before, but the hardness of their rocking only hit me last week. Ive listened to all of their albums since then and although id say that A Night at the Opera outdoes all of the rest in every way 20 times over, the others are also very good, with some individual songs that I like almost as much as the songs on A Night at the Opera. They had a pretty nifty image too, i think. Plus, they did Under Pressure with Bowie, who i love with all of my heart. Sucks that Freddie Mercury (ridiculously wonderful name by the way) did that short hair mustache thing. he looked a lot cooler with the long hair and no mustache... but then again, i dont like mustaches in general.
>>By Lagomorph (Wednesday, 4 Feb 2004 22:07)
Oh, I thought he looked better with the moustache! I'm trying hard to recall the video for Under Pressure... Is it the one where there are laods of people and stuff gets destroyed?
>>By Flake 1.6 (Thursday, 4 Mar 2004 23:55)
I saw a special program about Queen a few years ago. It was great and covered everything from their beginnings to memorial for Freddie and all of the fans that stop by his gravesite. He was the driving force behind Queen and they were a fantastic band. Great musical genius. I love listening to them and introducing my kids to their music. :) They are fans too.
Under Pressure with David Bowie? Haven't seen the video, but the song is awesome
>>By Dare (Friday, 5 Mar 2004 04:57)
I've seen the vid to it & you're right Flake 1.6, it is the one with loads of people & things getting destroyed.
>>By Ben Hollywood (Friday, 5 Mar 2004 05:59)
Yeah, that's an awesome video. It's not my favourite though. I think my favourite would have to be "Radio Ga Ga". Why did they use footage from Metropolis in that? For those who don't know, Metropolis is a German war film. There are dive bombers and stuff in "Radio Ga Ga". It's cool.
>>By Sk8a H8a (Friday, 5 Mar 2004 17:39)
The Britney Spears thing was a Pepsi commercial, also starring Beyonce, Pink, and Enrique Iglesias. The 3 girls sang We Will Rock You.
I thought it was an abomination, but if Bri and Rog liked it, then I guess it must be okay. Plus, they were in the commercial for about .05 of a second...
>>By Abraxas (Friday, 26 Mar 2004 08:59)
Metropolis was used just as a nod. Queen liked doing stuff like that, even in their songs. For instance, in Bohemian Rhapsody, where Freddie sings "shivers down my spine", you can hear Brian doing a little chime thing on his guitar. They were very into metaphorical devices and things.
>>By Abraxas (Friday, 26 Mar 2004 09:01)
I like Brian the best, personally. Not only did he play guitar and sing, but he also played piano, harp, ukelele, and about a dozen other instruments.
For those of you who have "A night at the Opera"-- check out Good Company-- all the jazz instruments (clairinet, trumpet, trombone, flute, piccolo, etc.) were Bri on guitar.
Anybody have any of his solo albums (Back to the Light, Another World, Live at the Brixton Academy, Furia soundtrack, Pinnochio (JTT version) soundtrack, etc.)?
>>By Abraxas (Friday, 26 Mar 2004 09:04)
a night at the opera is the only album by queen that i have listened to.it is so wonderful, bohemia raposidy is a real artwork.how can one write songs like that ?it is beyond all my imagination. opera&rock ,what fantasitic effects has it generated
'39 is one of the best songs i have known,it feels like kiind of te beatles
oh i recommand all you guys the unbelievable chinese female singer FAYE WONG.
she performed bohemia raposidy at one of her concerts
it is perfect
>>By aegnk (Friday, 16 Apr 2004 08:59)
Yeah, it's amazing what he can do with hsi guitar. That's why I say he's the greatest guitarist ever. From him I got the idea of using a coin to play. You know how he uses a threepence or a dime? I use a 10 pfennig, which is an old German coin. It's the best coin I've found to use as a pick.
>>By Sk8a H8a (Friday, 16 Apr 2004 13:58)
May's solo albums are mainly heavy guitar, bit over-produced and let down by his rather thin vocals. He had a nice voice for ballads on Queen albums but anything heavy he struggled to sing to. His solo projects developed from his frustration with the band's direction in the eighties when a lot of his guitar work was ditched in favour of synths and more middle of the road, poppy recordings. Star Fleet Project was a mini LP Brian did with fellow musicians including Eddie Van Halen, and is gloriously heavy, and recorded virtually live, and sounds great.
He used a sixpence when playing, an old British coin no longer in use. It had a serrated edge which produced the desired sound against the strings.
I saw Queen live many times in the seventies and beyond, and followed them avidly for many years until my tastes changed.
>>By schrodinger (Sunday, 18 Apr 2004 21:30)
I should definitely check out Star Fleet Project in that case.
I tried playing with a sixpence and a threepence. They're both good, although I'm just a general fan of coin picking. Uh, playing guitar with coins, that is. Whenever I teach someone to play one of my songs, I get them to do it with a 10p or whatever else is near. Oh well, I got the idea from Brian. I was sure he said in an interview that he played with a threepence. I'm very sure he used a dime as well though.
>>By Sk8a H8a (Sunday, 18 Apr 2004 22:10)
Hey there... I think Brian's vocal on Resurrection is AWESOME. His solo stuff is some of my favourite. He did really struggle with his vocals but did his best. I think he is a fine singer.
His solo albums incluse Starfleet, Back to the Light (my favourite personally), Another World, Live at the Brixton Academy, and the soundtracks to Furia and Pinnochio (the Jonathan Taylor Thomas version). On the Pinnochio thing, he sings the song "What are we Made Of" and I think it's his most brilliant solo vocal ever. It's truly spectacular. I really love his voice personally, and I think he is every bit as good as Freddie when it comes to ballads. Truly a talented musician, and what he lacks in vocals he definitely makes up for in arrangement, instruments, and musicianship.
I think that his albums are not any more over-produced than Queen albums; he did do the production by himself mainly, and does a good job at it. The complexity is what I appreciate. It's better to be overproduced than underproduced.
>>By Abraxas (Monday, 3 May 2004 07:53)
I heard one of the songs by Queen and that song was sooo good!!! I forgot what its called though.
>>By Lily_gurl (Tuesday, 4 May 2004 18:36)
what were some of the words? I could tell you.
>>By Abraxas (Thursday, 6 May 2004 13:43)
Weeeee are the champions, my friends!
>>By Flake 1.6 (Thursday, 6 May 2004 19:23)
all the records left in a car for too long turn into Queens Best Of collectiions.....( "good omens")
don't really know weather i like or dislike Queen.....it sure is a great band but there is sth still missing...
may i be a champion too.... :)
>>By HY - (Tuesday, 11 May 2004 15:41)
Anyone who comments positively on this board is a champion. Yay for Queen!
>>By Sk8a H8a (Tuesday, 11 May 2004 17:05)
Something Queen is missing? I doubt that. Seems to me they've got everything. Er, HAD everything.
What do you think was missing?
>>By Abraxas (Tuesday, 18 May 2004 11:22)
can't tell really....they simply didn't get so close to me as some other music has done...
still good to listen though....from time to time...
>>By HY... (Saturday, 29 May 2004 12:06)
Queen is just good enjoyable music to listen to. It's not about inner meaning or anything like that, but they're not manufactured or anything like that, which is why I adore them. Good quality, well performed music which is really catchy.
>>By Flake 1.6 (Saturday, 29 May 2004 12:08)
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