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« on: October 21, 2015, 09:41:57 PM »
Vintage old Queen kicked major ass. Entering the fray in the glam era and venturing into heavy rock before settling into a more rock radio friendly mainstay. They possessed one of the greatest singer/front men in rock history and produced some good stuff like these:

Killer Queen (top of the pops 74):   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZBtPf7FOoM
One Vision: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OGd4gplxQM
Liar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU7rqB9E_0M
Bohemian Rhapsody (Wembley 86) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNeNRG3FpCg
Now I'm Here (live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OSd17ko3O4
Freddie: The great pretender (platters cover) dude could sing  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRKn4MYArXU
Stone Cold Crazy (live at the Rainbow): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Rfb1Jtmic
Spread your wings (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyd6OLyhPJo
Keep yourself alive (munich 78) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IKIAPhONQw
The Prophets song (earls court) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqTmTw_WDbo
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Re: QUEEN
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2016, 03:40:39 PM »
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Re: QUEEN
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 12:35:56 AM »
Freddy was one of the best front men ever. May and Taylor were brilliant as well. Brighton Rock, Keep yourself alive, Seven seas of rhye, Ogre battle, Stone cold crazy, epic early metal influences. They were far better when they were young and hungry, but some of that later stuff no doubt lined their wallets very nicely. 

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Re: QUEEN
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2016, 12:49:47 AM »
This new release of the Complete BBC sessions will be a must have for me. I can't wait to hear this.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/queen-complete-bbc-sessions/

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Re: QUEEN
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2016, 10:00:42 PM »
I think the only live Queen I have is Live Killers, Live at Wembley dvd, and a few early bootleg dvd's from 74/75, I'll have to pick that one up myself. That looks good.
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Re: QUEEN
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 08:01:48 PM »
Here is a few previews released of the News Of The World 40th Anniversary Edition release. These are demo versions of We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions. Pretty Cool versions.

We Will Rock You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-bzqylNf08&feature=youtu.be

We Are The Champions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0V9OfcE8dK8&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2018, 08:59:52 PM »
So....this board has been up and running for 3.5 years or so now, at some point y'all start populating band threads....and I'm just now adding Queen?  Really? 

1970 saw the formation of Queen.  Brian May and Roger Taylor were playing in a band called Smile.  Farrokh "Freddie" Bulsara was a fan of the band and made suggestions to them regarding stage performance and recording techniques.  He eventually joined with them, adopting the stage name Freddie Mercury, and suggesting the name Queen.After a rotation of bassists they found John Deacon, who fit the band and their personalities, joining in early 1971.  Their early albums were influenced by prog, hard rock and metal, but over their career they brought many more genres into their songs.  Sheer Heart Attack and Night At The Opera broke them internationally.  Bohemian Rhapsody became a worldwide hit, a song that popularized one of the earliest music videos produced.  News Of The World followed giving us two songs that would become staples at sporting events around the world, We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions.  Jazz gave up Bicycle Race, producing a video with naked women riding bicycles around a track interspersed with band footage. 

The band then did the soundtrack for a film version of Flash Gordon, in which their soundtrack was probably the best reviewed part of what's become a campy cult classic.

The Game was their next album.  This produced their most successful single, the funk based Another One Bites The Dust, penned by John Deacon.  It was also the debut of synthesizers on a Queen album. 

The success of this album led the band to stretch their musical styles even more on Hot Space.  Much of Hot Space was more funk, dance, pop, and disco flavored, alienating a lot of their fans who preferred the more rock based sound.  The best track from this was the Under Pressure duet with David Bowie.  The Hot Space tour was the last time the original band toured North America.

Next up was The Works.  More of the rock feel returned to be mixed with some of the electronic and funk that dominated Hot Space.  This gave us Radio Ga Ga and a video combined the band with footage from the silent sci fi movie Metropolis and the video for I Want To Break Free, which caused such a backlash to the the band dressed in women's clothing, leading to it being banned on MTV in the US and the band deciding not to tour North America for the first time.

The band found themselves at a crossroads in 1985.  They caught hell for a series of shows at a South African resort during a cultural embargo protesting the aparthied regime there.  But a performance in July of that year in London during Live Aid rejuvenated the band.  Many of the organizers , other performers, critics and fans dubbed their performance the best of the day. 

Their next album, A Kind Of Magic contained songs inspired by the movie Highlander, which they had been asked to contribute songs to.  It serves as an unofficial soundtrack, as none other has been released to date.  They also embarked on what would be their last ever concert tour as Queen with the original band.  Several concerts on this tour were recorded professionally and have been released on video and audio since, the most famous being their shows at Wembley Stadium in London.

Sometime in 1987, Freddie was diagnosed with HIV.  The band continued to record and produce videos for two more albums, The Miracle and Innuendo.  The last video to feature footage of Freddie (These Are The Days Of Our Lives) was shot mere months before his passing and shows him extremely gaunt. 

After Freddie's passing a tribute concert for an AIDS charity in his name brought out many rock and pop artists to Wembley Stadium to perform with the surviving members.

In 1995 Queen released Made In Heaven, the last Queen release with the original band.  It consisted of vocals and piano parts Freddie recorded after Innuendo was completed with his insistence that the remaining members use them after his passing.  Not enough was available for a full album so they revisited unused songs and re recorded some of his solo material. 

After this project John Deacon only appeared one more time on record, a single for inclusion on a greatest hits collection called No One But You (Only The Good Die Young) released in 97-98.  It only features the three remaining members with May and Taylor sharing lead vocals.  After this John Deacon retired from Queen.

In 2004 May and Taylor announced that Queen would return to touring with Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company) handling vocals and would be billed as Queen + Paul Rodgers.  This lasted thru 2009 and produced numerous tours and a new album called The Cosmos Rocks.

In 2011, they recruited American Idol contestant Adam Lambert to sing for the band and bill it as Queen + Adam Lambert. 

Members:

Freddie Mercury: Vocals, piano
Brian May: Guitars
John Deacon: Bass
Roger Taylor: Drums

This one of the most iconic bands to ever come out of the rock genre.  From Freddie's unique vocal style, power and range, to Brian May's guitar work on an instrument he built with his electrical engineer father from the wood of an old fireplace mantle, to Roger Taylor's drumming and high harmonies, to John Deacon's injection of pop, funk and dance bass parts as well as his songwriting leading to hits like Another One Bites The Dust and You're My Best Friend, and his electronics skill, building the Deacy Amp which was a major part of Brian May's guitar sound in the early days. 

Albums:

Queen (1973)
Queen II (1974)
Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
A Night at the Opera (1975)
A Day at the Races (1976)
News of the World (1977)
Jazz (1978)
The Game (1980)
Flash Gordon (1980) soundtrack
Hot Space (1982)
The Works (1984)
A Kind of Magic (1986)
The Miracle (1989)
Innuendo (1991)
Made in Heaven (1995)

One Vision
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlO71Z3T_U4

Breakthru
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEjU9KVABao

The Miracle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DaY8-Mui0I

We Will Rock You (fast version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPA7mhT3AAY

I Want It All
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDcoX7s6rE

Bicycle Race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3blFGHkYXj8


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Re: Queen
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 09:30:55 PM »
Had Brian May in guitar gods some how we overlooked
The band I probably thought they were already
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Re: Queen
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2018, 10:53:24 PM »
Queen's on here, page two in this section five bands down lol  8) you guys are old and blinder than me  ;D
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Re: Queen
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 10:44:46 AM »
OK so the search function is case sensitive, and the previous entry is QUEEN.  Thanks.  lol.  Learning moment. 

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Re: Queen
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 12:15:55 PM »
The perfect unintentional set up  ;D I'll merge the two later tonight.
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