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Posted: 06 Aug 07, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have a question for all you clever Queen fans... I was looking through Wiki and came across an article about AKOM, and it said that Freddie and John hated Gimmie The Prize, can anyone confirm this?

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Posted: 06 Aug 07, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's the second question?


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Posted: 06 Aug 07, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

M.H wrote:

I have a question for all you clever Queen fans... I was looking through Wiki and came across an article about AKOM, and it said that Freddie and John hated Gimmie The Prize, can anyone confirm this?

Thanks,

M.H

Not a surprise, it's a crappy song on a extermly boring album.


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Posted: 06 Aug 07, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Boring album?

Yeah right, i dont think so.


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Posted: 06 Aug 07, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know that Brian aint too keen on gimmie the prize

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Posted: 06 Aug 07, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian said so in a Jap mag in '86.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 07 Aug 07, 01:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<i>Donny Mars<br>Self Destructive Evil wrote:

DARREN1977 wrote:

What's the second question?
the second one is "Oh fuck, I forgot the second one, umm, is it true that Brian's name was Brian?"


Well, your right. I forgot the second one. I also forgot to change the title of the post, my apologies.

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Posted: 07 Aug 07, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Then, the second one should read:
"Should I change the name of the topic?"

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Posted: 07 Aug 07, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

M.H meant:

I have a question for all you clever Queen fans... I was looking through Wiki and came across an article about AKOM, and it said that Freddie hated Gimmie The Prize, can anyone confirm this? and it said that John hated Gimmie The Prize, can anyone confirm this?


No, I can't confirm that you came across that article.

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Posted: 07 Aug 07, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Boring album?

Yeah right, i dont think so.


You may not, but I'm afraid I'm a bearer of bad news: most of the rest of the world do think so.


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Posted: 07 Aug 07, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

queentel wrote:

Boring album?

Yeah right, i dont think so.


You may not, but I'm afraid I'm a bearer of bad news: most of the rest of the world do think so.


Do you have research to back up that claim?

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Posted: 07 Aug 07, 14:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queentel wrote:

Boring album?

Yeah right, i dont think so.
Absolutely BORING!
There is nothing new or innovative on that pile of crap. More of the same tripe from the previous offering. The entire thing sounds like four uninspired individuals going through the motions. They really hit rock bottom with this disaster. They could even make up their minds whether to make this a soundtrack or not.
1. One vision – already a single release. Sounds flat and sterile. Live version is a bit better.
2. A kind of magic – Talk about a snorefest!
3. Pain is so close to pleasure – Yuk! This is one of their very worst
4. One year of love – Michael Bolton would proud of this piece of shit
5. Who wants to live forever – Probably the best of the bunch and that is not saying much
6. Friends will be friends – Sub-standard. Sounds like they are trying to write a hit single.
7. Gimme the prize – This song is no prize. Sound more like a consolation prize
8. Don’t loose your head – Loose this song instead. 80’s garbage!
9. Princes of the universe – In any universe this is pure crap. Talk about a totally uninspired piece of shit.



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Posted: 07 Aug 07, 14:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

queentel wrote:

Boring album?

Yeah right, i dont think so.


You may not, but I'm afraid I'm a bearer of bad news: most of the rest of the world do think so.


Do you have research to back up that claim?


I've studied the views on all albums posted both here and on QOL. But I'm not sure if Queen-fans would count as people in a scientific enquiry...


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Posted: 07 Aug 07, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:



I've studied the views on all albums posted both here and on QOL. But I'm not sure if Queen-fans would count as people in a scientific enquiry...


Any charts? Research papers?

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Posted: 07 Aug 07, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:



I've studied the views on all albums posted both here and on QOL. But I'm not sure if Queen-fans would count as people in a scientific enquiry...


Any charts? Research papers?


Charts don´t support his theory!

I love the album, and it gave Queen 1.000.000 people in 27 dates. I don´t hink the world find this album boring, but it´s just a question of taste really!

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Posted: 07 Aug 07, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This album has a couple of average songs and a couple of great songs, but as a whole it's OK

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Posted: 07 Aug 07, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

louvox wrote:

queentel wrote:

Boring album?

Yeah right, i dont think so.
Absolutely BORING!
There is nothing new or innovative on that pile of crap. More of the same tripe from the previous offering. The entire thing sounds like four uninspired individuals going through the motions. They really hit rock bottom with this disaster. They could even make up their minds whether to make this a soundtrack or not.
1. One vision – already a single release. Sounds flat and sterile. Live version is a bit better.
2. A kind of magic – Talk about a snorefest!
3. Pain is so close to pleasure – Yuk! This is one of their very worst
4. One year of love – Michael Bolton would proud of this piece of shit
5. Who wants to live forever – Probably the best of the bunch and that is not saying much
6. Friends will be friends – Sub-standard. Sounds like they are trying to write a hit single.
7. Gimme the prize – This song is no prize. Sound more like a consolation prize
8. Don’t loose your head – Loose this song instead. 80’s garbage!
9. Princes of the universe – In any universe this is pure crap. Talk about a totally uninspired piece of shit.


Could you give examples of why you think its bad rather than just attacking each one?

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Posted: 08 Aug 07, 10:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like it. Although it has a couple of strong singles and the videos for them were very cool, I don't think it works as an album. And only 9 tracks?

Apart from the singles, there is nothing remotely interesting for me. I find it boring overall. I'd rather listen to GH2 as it includes the best half of this album and a bunch of many other great tracks.

Gimme the prize is cool but nothing too spectacular, One year of love is bland, Don't lose your head is like a bad dream.

It's very much in the bottom of my list of favorite Queen albums (switches places with Flash Gordon and Live Magic every now and then) and those are my reasons.

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Posted: 08 Aug 07, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DavidRFuller wrote:

louvox wrote:

queentel wrote:

Boring album?

Yeah right, i dont think so.
Absolutely BORING!
There is nothing new or innovative on that pile of crap. More of the same tripe from the previous offering. The entire thing sounds like four uninspired individuals going through the motions. They really hit rock bottom with this disaster. They could even make up their minds whether to make this a soundtrack or not.
1. One vision – already a single release. Sounds flat and sterile. Live version is a bit better.
2. A kind of magic – Talk about a snorefest!
3. Pain is so close to pleasure – Yuk! This is one of their very worst
4. One year of love – Michael Bolton would proud of this piece of shit
5. Who wants to live forever – Probably the best of the bunch and that is not saying much
6. Friends will be friends – Sub-standard. Sounds like they are trying to write a hit single.
7. Gimme the prize – This song is no prize. Sound more like a consolation prize
8. Don’t loose your head – Loose this song instead. 80’s garbage!
9. Princes of the universe – In any universe this is pure crap. Talk about a totally uninspired piece of shit.


Could you give examples of why you think its bad rather than just attacking each one?
As you wish. First I find this entire album to sound flat, uninspired & dated. The production is awful. The songs are sub-par at best. There is nothing new or innovative on this. They simply copied what others were doing at that time instead of taking other styles and making it their own. Everything is drenched in awful sounding synthesizers. You take Freddie voice of most of these songs and you could tell them apart from any other Eruo-pop-synth band of that era. By far their worst album. I know they were going through some difficulties at this time, but really is no excuse. It certainly seems that Freddie’s & Brian’s interest was elsewhere considering the lack of material contributed. Freddie seems only interested in doing disco/dance stuff to impress his circle of friends. The same could be said for John. Only Brian remained true to the vision that was Queen. He was always out-voted by the others who were all too happy to follow trends.


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Posted: 08 Aug 07, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

damn akom was my favourite. I always thought that "a dozen red roses for my darling" was queens commercial breakthrough, in other words that a dozen red... gave Queen the status they have at this moment...

Shit I gues I;m wrong...Then Body Language must be the reason of Queen;s nowadays succes...


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