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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 00:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does Brian really need to self promote the Montreal DVD in his birthday message for Freddie?

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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 00:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lest Roger or John die before he does, I can imagine Bri inscribing "don't forget to buy our next release" on the epitaph.


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: 05 Sep 07, 01:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At least he didn't put the WWRY musical logo on Freddie's jeans on the pic...

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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 03:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's like his letters to press in which he never forgets to mention "our great We Will Rock You musical".

Brian is nowadays a better manager than a musician. Sadly.

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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 03:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

Does Brian really need to self promote the Montreal DVD in his birthday message for Freddie?
... AND in his birthday message for John...?

Well, feels a bit in bad taste to me.

But then I'm not British, so I can't know if it's "acceptable" in Britain.

Seems it is not...


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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 03:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think he's just very very enthusiastic about this release.


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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 04:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or, you know, that '39, Prophet's song and Long Away should have beeen hit singles, because they were really as good as Bohemian Rhapsody or Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy or Somebody to love. Doh! There is a fine line between healthy competition and bitterness and envy. Oh well, he's an old bast*** all right, but we love him, don't we ?

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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 04:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Or, you know, that '39, Prophet's song and Long Away should have beeen hit singles, because they were really as good as Bohemian Rhapsody or Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy or Somebody to love. Doh! There is a fine line between healthy competition and bitterness and envy. Oh well, he's an old bast*** all right, but we love him, don't we ?


Actually ,Brian said that even if The Prophet's Song is a great song it would NEVER have been a hit single. And I think was 100% right about that.

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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sure, OK.

But there is no denying that Brian has been trying to "push" his legacy for a few years. It

shows in what he has to say about his own songs, it shows in the setlists of QPR, it shows in

what they played at the Hall of Fame induction etc. IMHO Freddie was by far the best songwriter

and the most impressive creative force in the band, if only in the 70's. That doesn't mean I

don't think Brian has an amazing talent, I think he has, I just feel uncomfortable with the

mild history rewriting vibe, which involves ego but also royalties ! But then again, it's

human, he's taking advantage of the fact that he's alive and that he's got a blog to express

his views, fair enough. However, when he goes on and on about WWRY the musical and can't remember on which album My Fairy King was, i find it disturbing.

Changing subjects : the sound clips of Face it Alone and Sandbox posted on youtube by a nice man named David Fuller, are they legit ? If so, Face it alone sounds nice.



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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 06:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fone Bone wrote:

Or, you know, that '39, Prophet's song and Long Away should have beeen hit singles, because they were really as good as Bohemian Rhapsody or Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy or Somebody to love. Doh! There is a fine line between healthy competition and bitterness and envy. Oh well, he's an old bast*** all right, but we love him, don't we ?

Don't agree with you on that...Roger is worse.
If you listen to his dvd commentaries...he's NEVER satisfied with ANYTHING. xD


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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 07:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what they played at the hall of fame inductions and other award ceremonies...?

Rock You and Champions, baiscally.

i don't see why that would be history rewriting?


and do you find it THAT surprising that he should play less Freddie-penned songs now that Freddie's no longer here to sing them? :/


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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

Fone Bone wrote:

Or, you know, that '39, Prophet's song and Long Away should have beeen hit singles, because they were really as good as Bohemian Rhapsody or Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy or Somebody to love. Doh! There is a fine line between healthy competition and bitterness and envy. Oh well, he's an old bast*** all right, but we love him, don't we ?

Don't agree with you on that...Roger is worse.
If you listen to his dvd commentaries...he's NEVER satisfied with ANYTHING. xD


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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian talks about his songs more because he knows them best.

I'm sure Paul Rodgers had as much input into the songs he would sing as Brian - if not more. Remember the comment about not wanting to perform IGSM because he didn't think the song would come accross well without Freddie.

One final thought: Brian and Roger have moved on, why can't everyone else?


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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:


If you listen to his dvd commentaries...he's NEVER satisfied with ANYTHING. xD


He'd fit in comfortably here on QueenZone, where no nit is too small to pick, no passing remark unworthy of taking offense to.

Freddie does look great in that picture.

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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"One final thought: Brian and Roger have moved on, why can't everyone else?"

It'll be a cold day in hell before that happens... quiet silly really!


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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 11:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Faron Hyte wrote:

He'd fit in comfortably here on QueenZone, where no nit is too small to pick, no passing remark unworthy of taking offense to.


What the hell do you mean by that?!

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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

Mr Faron Hyte wrote:

He'd fit in comfortably here on QueenZone, where no nit is too small to pick, no passing remark unworthy of taking offense to.


What the hell do you mean by that?!


They mean that you are always nit picking about stuff Lester... DUH!!

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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

At least he didn't put the WWRY musical logo on Freddie's jeans on the pic...


Yeah, really. ;-)

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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr. Scully wrote:

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Brian is nowadays a better manager than a musician. Sadly.


You mean he tries to be a better manager, right? :)

Let's hope the october sessions mean the end of the album recording and that we can say that he's back to being our hero as a musician.

Cheers,

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Posted: 05 Sep 07, 13:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul : Hey Brian, I had this great idea for the setlist. Why don’t you play this great 12 minute long version of Hammer to Fall?
Brian: Well, I wouldn’t have thought of it, but now that you mention it, perhaps it would be a good idea!
Paul: Yeah, and after a show or two, we could drop two of my songs so Roger can play Say It’s Not True and you can have a longer solo. And play Lost horizon, I mean, Queen fans can get over not hearing Killer Queen or Somebody To Love, but Lost Horizon ?!
Brian: Paul, I can’t say no to you, given Freddie was such a good fan, you know.
Paul : And for the American tour, I had this great idea for an addition, this wonderful Queen song you haven’t played since the early eighties. Guess which: it starts with the letter D.
Brian (disappointed): … Death On Two Legs?
Paul: Dragon Attack!

PS: Don’t get aggressive, I’m very happy with QPR, I never posted anything that said “Queen 1973-1991 RIP”, but this is an Internet forum, isn’t being unfair about trivial things the whole point?
PS2: At the Hall Of Fame induction in New York, they didn’t play Champions, they played Tie Your Mother Down.