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Posted: 31 Aug 07, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I recall hearing of a tribute band called Gary Mullen and The Works. I'm just wondering how you all feel about this particular tribute band, are they worth seeing or are they just another generic tribute band that are predictably incomparable to the original?

This is there website if you're interested:

http://www.onenightofqueen.com

I'm looking forward to your responses!


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Posted: 31 Aug 07, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a copy of Live at Wembley.. Incluiding voice fails, improvisations and every other Freddie sound you can imagine..
I don't see why this is good in any way to be honest... If that was what I wanted to see I'd look at Live at Wembley.

I'm not a big fan of coverbands, but if i háve to look at one I rather look at a band who don't copy everything 100% but just play because they like to play the Queen songs


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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Personally, I've found nothing against 'Gary Mullen and The Works', other than Mullen's desire to look exactly like the one and only Freddie Mercury. Their shows look great, they sound great, and the rest of the band don't try to look like Queen. As for Mullen's voice imitations, what can be said? He's obviously a Queen fanatic who has a love for Mr. Mercury's stage presence. All in all they're just your typical tribute band, and there's nothing wrong with that.


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Posted: 06 Sep 07, 18:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they're a great coverband. Mr.Mullen does an excellent job imitating the great Mercury.I would love to go see these guys.

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Posted: 08 Sep 07, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He's playing "The Winding Wheel" Chesterfield in November. seen the show already earlier this year & it's actualy quite good. He sounds a bit like Freddie although he tends to chop lyrics fast itstead of the sustain that Freddie had, but worth seeing all the same if you like tribute acts.

http://www.windingwheel.co.uk/content.php?TSID=16125


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Posted: 17 Nov 07, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It seems to these people it's easier to copy Freddie's look in the 80's. But not so easy to copy his look from the 70's? Now that's something I'd like to see.
I haven't watched a single one of Queen's videos or concerts from the 80's. UNLESS it's right at beginning of 1980 and Freddie didn't grow the mustache yet. Can anyone tell who sold me on Queen?
I'd rather just forget about the 80's where it concerns Queen, and anything happened with FM after 1979 doesn't interest me. I can't even stand to look at pictures of Freddie with the mustache and the thought of reading the books about him DOES NOT appeal to me since they're all written after he died. I'm completely sold on FM all through the 70's.

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Posted: 17 Nov 07, 23:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Mini Mercury wrote:


I haven't watched a single one of Queen's videos or concerts from the 80's. UNLESS it's right at beginning of 1980 and Freddie didn't grow the mustache yet.


You're certainly entitled to your opinion; however, you're missing out on many great Queen moments.

Do you mean to tell me you've never seen the legendary performance at Live Aid, or Freddie Mercury's sad farewell in the 'These Are The Days of Our Lives' music video?

Don't get me wrong, Queen in the seventies were an outragious, yet sophisticated, rock act. They were raw and in your face with all the glam and amazing theatrics. I absolutely love those years! However, something about the eighties makes me feel that the band were much more mature and grown up. They had officially become an immortal act by 1980; a band never to be forgotten.

What I'm getting at, is that in Queen's aftermath (1982-whenever) they further sealed their fate in the rock business. Yes, Freddie Mercury changed his look, but their stunning performances overpower that (not to say I don't like the moustache, of course). By 1982, Queen's live performances had matured into something special. I recommend purchasing Queen Live at the Bowl. If you don't want to look at Freddie's moustache, then buy the CD and enjoy the concert. Finally, in 1984 Queen mastered the 'music video' scene with 'Radio Ga Ga' and 'I Want to Break Free'. These were videos that are so much a part of the Queen we know today. By 1985, Queen proved to the entire world they were the best live act around! 1985 was the 1975 of the eighties. This was their shining moment. And in 1986 they were further popularized with A Kind of Magic and the immortal 'Highlander' film. After that Freddie went into the opera business and displayed his true operatic vocals alongside the great Caballe'. From 1989 until 1991 Freddie put forth his best in the attempt to leave his fans a final farewell. It was at this time that Queen resurrected the seventies. It was a glorious farewell indeed.

In conclusion, don't get lost in the seventies. It's like reading a book and never finishing it. Enjoy all that Queen has to offer! However, if you seriously wish to neglect Queen in the eighties so be it.


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Posted: 18 Nov 07, 07:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I get the feeling I am not a true Queen fan. I really thought that I was but since you put all that to me.....I'm having second thoughts.
HAHA just kidding. Seriously, I prefer Queen in the seventies but I really haven't got around to downloading all the stuff from the 80's. I am a VERY new Queen fan BTW so I haven't had the chance.
As for Freddie's mustache, I think I could stand it just knowing that underneath it lurked the sensual top lip....and the overbite...I loved the way he sucked on it and it made his bottom lip curl. You just can't see all that going on with the stache. You'll have to forgive me I AM a female.

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Posted: 18 Nov 07, 10:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, yes, you're a female. That makes all the difference!


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Posted: 18 Nov 07, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Mini Mercury wrote:

As for Freddie's mustache, I think I could stand it just knowing that underneath it lurked the sensual top lip....and the overbite...I loved the way he sucked on it and it made his bottom lip curl. You just can't see all that going on with the stache. You'll have to forgive me I AM a female.


Yeah why do guys hide their gorgeous faces from us with those horrible mustaches? All over facial stubble is ok. VERY sexy. But a thick mustache is just too over the top.
Oh and also I forgot to mention those delightful dimples Freddie had on either side of his face that you could see sometimes if he had the right expression on and when he smiles in his pictures.
You can't see them as plain with the stache. I just HATE that thing I want to rip it off and.....