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Posted: 22 Jul 07, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Everyone here talks about Freddie Mercury's death as thought it was a completely negative thing, but I like to think of it as a good thing in some ways. Nothing can last forever, and the band would have started declining in quality over the years, so Freddie went out strong with Innuendo and ended like an explosion rather than slowly fading into obscurity and eventually the sad tiredness of old bands like the Rolling Stones. His death sealed his place in our hearts and the history of music on a high note rather than growing old and forgotten. His death was the best thing that could have happened to his legacy, and wherever he is now, he is glad it happened.


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Posted: 22 Jul 07, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, yes. I'm sure Freddie is so happy he died. And we're all very happy the greatest frontman in all of rock 'n' roll died, too!

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Posted: 22 Jul 07, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 22 Jul 07, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie isn't dead.i saw him at carnoustie yesterday

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Posted: 22 Jul 07, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, I'm glad he's dead. I sometimes wish he had never been born at all. Oh well, easy come, easy go.

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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 00:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He said in an interview, that he doesn't want to grow old and boring. Well, he didn't :(

But he sure is dead, so it's useless to discuss is it a good thing or not.


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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 00:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 02:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

galashiels wrote:

freddie isn't dead.i saw him at carnoustie yesterday


You did too?!?!?!?

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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 02:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good point. Btw, you're my other Roger...


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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 02:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haha, lol. Good night :-).


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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 05:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's death!! Pass the popcorn.


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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Musicians and most other artists should die at the summit of their creativity, or else retire gracefully. However, since the latter often proves very difficult, Mick Jagger should have died in the '70s.


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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To get rid of the ugliness in this world...


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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fireplace wrote:

I agree, I'm glad he's dead. I sometimes wish he had never been born at all. Oh well, easy come, easy go.


I certainly hope that's sarcasm......Anyways I'm a selfish bastard cuz I wanted more from him. He had alot more to give us believe me..


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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Fireplace wrote:

I agree, I'm glad he's dead. I sometimes wish he had never been born at all. Oh well, easy come, easy go.


I certainly hope that's sarcasm......Anyways I'm a selfish bastard cuz I wanted more from him. He had alot more to give us believe me..


Not only is it sarcasm, it's also part of the lyrics of a very famous song, written by the subject of this thread.......

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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 09:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh, i wish the rest of the band would accept that
tremendous loss, and it was one, like Robert F Kennedy
in 1968...they should have released each and every
live concert of Queen for us fans...imagine
the Sun City, Superbowl shows of 1984 would
have seen the light of day, every hard working
day would be easier to take...i often fantasized
that Freddie backed out of the society on Nov 24
1991 and died a couple of weeks later which
made this expierence even worse for the band
as guys like Jim Hutton and Magic Johnson really
made it and are still with us, i guess.
There was bad luck for other superstars as well.
Great Black Sabbath frontman Ray Gillen died in
1993 of AIDS, he was performing live until 1991.

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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you had died 24 hours ago, you wouldn't have started this thread and I wouldn't call you a moron.

But you're alive and started this thread. You moron.


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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dirtygerman55 wrote:

Everyone here talks about Freddie Mercury's death as thought it was a completely negative thing, but I like to think of it as a good thing in some ways. Nothing can last forever, and the band would have started declining in quality over the years, so Freddie went out strong with Innuendo and ended like an explosion rather than slowly fading into obscurity and eventually the sad tiredness of old bands like the Rolling Stones. His death sealed his place in our hearts and the history of music on a high note rather than growing old and forgotten. His death was the best thing that could have happened to his legacy, and wherever he is now, he is glad it happened.


I understand what you're trying to say here, but the way you've phrased it, some of the key words you have used, well it sounds a little callous. I am NOT glad he is dead-I'd much rather he be alive today. Perhaps the band would become an embarrassment (like the Stones), but I loved Freedie/Queen's music enough to be OK with that. On the other hand, there was some good that came of his situation-AIDS awareness in particular, but all the good that may hvae come from his death, as far as I am concerned, is not enough to make it worth never hearing his wonderful voice, music and sense of humor that may have come in the future.


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Posted: 23 Jul 07, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="lime">Raf840 wrote:

If you had died 24 hours ago, you wouldn't have started this thread and I wouldn't call you a moron.

But you're alive and started this thread. You moron.


That isn't nice.

Fireplace wrote:

I agree, I'm glad he's dead. I sometimes wish he had never been born at all. Oh well, easy come, easy go.


I thought it was super funny.


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Posted: 24 Jul 07, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fireplace wrote:

lyricalassasin_77 wrote:

Fireplace wrote:

I agree, I'm glad he's dead. I sometimes wish he had never been born at all. Oh well, easy come, easy go.


I certainly hope that's sarcasm......Anyways I'm a selfish bastard cuz I wanted more from him. He had alot more to give us believe me..


Not only is it sarcasm, it's also part of the lyrics of a very famous song, written by the subject of this thread.......


Never heard no song of Freddie's with those lyrics in it....but who knows



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