Forums > Queen - General Discussion > Roger Taylor and Brian May Solo

forum rss feed
Author

steven 35638 user not visiting Queenzone.com
Band ten hut!
steven 35638
Deity: 2132 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fellow Queenzoners,

My collection of Queen consists of all the albums and Freddie Mercury's Mr. Bad Guy and Barcelona. Now I am ready to start my next project; the collection of Brian May and Roger Taylor's solo work.

My question for you is this:

Do you have any suggestions or helpful tips on which of their albums are the best? I'll admit my knowledge upon the matter is limited and this is why I shall resort to this forum. Your help would be much appreciated and I'll trust that you all know what you're talking about.

Thanks in advance, my friends.

Ramirez


"Fuck today, it's tomorrow." - Freddie Mercury
jdeaconian user not visiting Queenzone.com

Be Gentle, I'm a newbie: 13 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Electric fire, Happyness what can I say wonderful albums, very sensitive , more rythm, more rythm, a lot a fantastic songs, and ... my god ... the voice

PieterMC user not visiting Queenzone.com
PieterMC
Deity: 3931 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would buy them in this order. You will need to get some from ebay.

Electric Fire - RT
Blue Rock - The Cross
Happiness - RT
Strange Frontier - RT
Mad, Bad & Dangerous To Know - The Cross
Back To The Light - BM
Another World - BM
Fun In Space - RT
Shove It - The Cross

louvox user not visiting Queenzone.com
Make mine a double
louvox
Bohemian: 385 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't really care for any of their solo stuff, although I do own most of Brian's, Roger's & Freddie's CD's. For the most part Freddie's stuff is too disco and light-weight pop crap. Roger has some good moments on his solo CD's, but "The Cross" stuff I find boring. Brian stuff is more in line on what one would expect from him. Straight forward rock n' roll except most of it feels like it's missing something. I prefer his CD's overall. If you like I would gladly burn you copies of everything I have by Roger & Brian. Send them to you via USA Mail.
Free of charge, nothing in return


Louis

A soul for sale or rent

www.tightroperocks.com

PieterMC user not visiting Queenzone.com
PieterMC
Deity: 3931 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

louvox wrote:

If you like I would gladly burn you copies of everything I have by Roger & Brian. Send them to you via USA Mail.
Free of charge, nothing in return


Why not just stick them online for everybody to download?

Micrówave user not visiting Queenzone.com
Delilah, on Medium Power
Micrówave
Deity: 7037 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Funny you should ask. I brought STRANGE FRONTIER to work today just to put in the rotation. When it came to, I made it to the Dylan tune and I just had to switch it off.

Man, it's awful.

Gratzi user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 594 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 16:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

louvox wrote:

I don't really care for any of their solo stuff, although I do own most of Brian's, Roger's & Freddie's CD's. For the most part Freddie's stuff is too disco and light-weight pop crap. Roger has some good moments on his solo CD's, but "The Cross" stuff I find boring. Brian stuff is more in line on what one would expect from him. Straight forward rock n' roll except most of it feels like it's missing something. I prefer his CD's overall. If you like I would gladly burn you copies of everything I have by Roger & Brian. Send them to you via USA Mail.
Free of charge, nothing in return


I think he wants the original ones... You know, for his collection!


'Known for the hugeness of my gong' - Roger
steven 35638 user not visiting Queenzone.com
Band ten hut!
steven 35638
Deity: 2132 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks everybody!


And yes I'm going to want the original ones for my collection. I'm very proud of it by the way. :)


"Fuck today, it's tomorrow." - Freddie Mercury
PieterMC user not visiting Queenzone.com
PieterMC
Deity: 3931 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

Funny you should ask. I brought STRANGE FRONTIER to work today just to put in the rotation. When it came to, I made it to the Dylan tune and I just had to switch it off.

Man, it's awful.


Yes the Dylan track sucks but the rest of the album is great.

Micrówave user not visiting Queenzone.com
Delilah, on Medium Power
Micrówave
Deity: 7037 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone who hates Bob Dylan should listen to RT's version. You'll love Bob Dylan when you hear the original.

PieterMC user not visiting Queenzone.com
PieterMC
Deity: 3931 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

Anyone who hates Bob Dylan should listen to RT's version. You'll love Bob Dylan when you hear the original.


Nah. Dylan still sucks.

louvox user not visiting Queenzone.com
Make mine a double
louvox
Bohemian: 385 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

louvox wrote:

If you like I would gladly burn you copies of everything I have by Roger & Brian. Send them to you via USA Mail.
Free of charge, nothing in return


Why not just stick them online for everybody to download?
Unfortunately I am unable to that, but my offer still stands to whom ever may be interested.


Louis

A soul for sale or rent

www.tightroperocks.com

Sandys user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 118 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 19:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have to say that i love Roger´s songs with Queen.... but i don´t know why.... i don´t like him very much in hi solo projects.... even so i like a lot Happiness!! and about Brian..... i can recomend: Back to the Light (beautiful record!)....and Another world!!!


I can resist everything, except temptation



Penetration_Guru user not visiting Queenzone.com
Penetration_Guru
Deity: 11013 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

louvox wrote:

PieterMC wrote:

louvox wrote:

If you like I would gladly burn you copies of everything I have by Roger & Brian. Send them to you via USA Mail.
Free of charge, nothing in return


Why not just stick them online for everybody to download?
Unfortunately I am unable to that, but my offer still stands to whom ever may be interested.


Why not? What's the difference? There's no scale of copyright infringement - if you're going to do it, at least have the balls to do it FULLY....

Mr Faron Hyte user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 565 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 21:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

Funny you should ask. I brought STRANGE FRONTIER to work today just to put in the rotation. When it came to, I made it to the Dylan tune and I just had to switch it off.

Man, it's awful.


I'm mostly inclined to agree. I do like the first three trcks quite a bit though. The springsteen cover is okay. The Dylan cover is dated in the extreme. The rest of the album (which was side 2 on the original LP) is pretty close to awful.

Fun in Space is pretty great from start to finish though.

Shane Jazz user is on Queenzone.com
Shane Jazz
Bohemian: 687 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 27 Jun 07, 21:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fun in Space still sounds fresh and rocking today, whereas to me at least, Strange Frontier seems dated. Man on Fire and the title track are first rate songs, however. Happiness and Electric Fire are good, solid albums.


Man Made Paradise
Elizabeth Knightson user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 351 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 28 Jun 07, 03:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Beautiful tracks (moving songs) on Happiness
Fun in space is quite good
Can't listen enough to Back to the light and Another world (Brian's solo works)


Little Delilah
gnomo user not visiting Queenzone.com

Bohemian: 743 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 28 Jun 07, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

I made it to the Dylan tune and I just had to switch it off.

Man, it's awful.
... funny how to me it's one of the best tracks on the album - also way better than the original ...

Anyway:

from Roger, I'd recommend Happiness first (very good listening, "Old Friends" probably his best song ever), then Electric Fire (better songwriting but less "comfortable");

from Brian, I'd recommend BTTL then AW: the difference is amazing, you can't fully appreciate the latter if you don't listen to the former carefully.



--

Gnomo

(... any way the wind blows ...)
louvox user not visiting Queenzone.com
Make mine a double
louvox
Bohemian: 385 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 28 Jun 07, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

louvox wrote:

PieterMC wrote:

louvox wrote:

If you like I would gladly burn you copies of everything I have by Roger & Brian. Send them to you via USA Mail.
Free of charge, nothing in return


Why not just stick them online for everybody to download?
Unfortunately I am unable to that, but my offer still stands to whom ever may be interested.


Why not? What's the difference? There's no scale of copyright infringement - if you're going to do it, at least have the balls to do it FULLY....
I have the balls, I just don’t have the technology.


Louis

A soul for sale or rent

www.tightroperocks.com

PieterMC user not visiting Queenzone.com
PieterMC
Deity: 3931 posts
add to buddy list send PM

Posted: 28 Jun 07, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

louvox wrote:

Penetration_Guru wrote:

louvox wrote:

PieterMC wrote:

louvox wrote:

If you like I would gladly burn you copies of everything I have by Roger & Brian. Send them to you via USA Mail.
Free of charge, nothing in return


Why not just stick them online for everybody to download?
Unfortunately I am unable to that, but my offer still stands to whom ever may be interested.


Why not? What's the difference? There's no scale of copyright infringement - if you're going to do it, at least have the balls to do it FULLY....
I have the balls, I just don’t have the technology.


You may also have a lawsuit from the RIAA shortly too if you put them online.