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||Posted: July 09 2008, 08:03
|Quote (ommadawn69 @ July 09 2008, 07:23)|
|Quote (moonchildhippy @ July 09 2008, 03:02)|
|I guess we've always got Queen and Paul Rodgers , now that Brian May and Roger Taylor have reformed as Queen+PR. I know it isn't the same as the Late Great Freddie Mercury, but Paul was NEVER intended as a replacement for Freddie. One regret I do have is I had my 15th birthday in '86 and my parents wouldn't let me see Queen when they played at Wembley or Knebworth in '86 , so I never got to see Queen with Freddie.|
On Queen +PR, I think it gives a Queen meets Free sound, and I know that Paul could NEVER replace Freddie. I feel that Brian and Roger wouldn't be happy outside of making music, and John Deacon is happy in his "retirement". I have my albums, videos and DVDs memories of hoew I got into Queen, I used to hate them until Radio GaGa and I Want To Break Free, an older cousin would play early Queen, I think my ears just needed time to appreciate the music, and now I'm a Queen nut. .
I really love Queen with Paul Rodgers. I saw them a couple of years back in Toronto, amazing show. Paul is a hell of a singer. Yes,he isn't Freddie, but he did a great job, can't wait to see them again when they come back here.
I saw Queen in 1982 and then 1986, Freddie is the best frontman in any band. A great entertainer.
My boyfriend winds me up bless him, (despite this and sometimes calling me Lou as my middle name's Louise I love him, he's the most wonderful guy any girl could wish for ) , as he's 48 and he saw Queen at Knebworth, and well I'm 37 on Friday and I was 15 at the time so my parents wouldn't let me go, and little did I realise that I wouldn't get to see Queen with Freddie. I was at the Tribute, I know for a number of years my circumstances, at the time (I was looking after my disabled husband, we mutually agreed to separate, but remain friends) and funds or lack of them prevented me going to many concerts. So I haven't seen Queen+Paul Rodgers.
|Scatterplot Posted on July 09 2008, 11:15Gosh, kids. Y'all talk about Paul Rodgers like he isn't a real legend of rock. This is a guy who's pretty much equal with Robert Plant in Rock stature.|
Oh yes I know Paul Rodgers is a legend in rock music, I think what I'm trying to say is that Queen from 1971-1991 has been Freddie Mercury , John Deacon Brian May and Roger Taylor, I didn't mean to sound disrespectful to Paul Rodgers. What I'm saying is Queen have lasted 20 years without a line up change, and I think only ZZ Top can surpass them, so when Brian and Roger (I think music is in their blood) decided to reform it was as Queen+ ........ I know all four members contributed to the Queen sound, and Freddie Mercury is also a legend, I think Paul brings a new twist to the Queen sound. I know it could be argued that Queen can't be Queen without Freddie, so hence Queen+. I know the image was Freddies idea, and many regard Freddie Mercury as Queen, but the original neucleus of what was to become Queen was established in 1967 when Brian and Roger, along with bass player Tim Staffel formed Smile. Freddie Mercury was then with bands Sour Milk Sea and Wreckage, and he happpened to be at a gig Smile were playing at, Tim left to go his own separate way, and in 1971 John Deacon was recruited on bass.
In short what I'm saying is if Queen's sucess was soley down to Freddie then why didn't Sour Milk Sea or Wreckage become successful. I think with Queen it was a combination of all four contriboting ideas, and being in the right place at the right time.
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