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Posted: 15 Sep 07, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought so...Some people call them hard rock, or Glam rock, I thought they were progressive rock?? Any Comments?


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Posted: 15 Sep 07, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RETROLOVE<h6>The Black Queen wrote:

I thought so...Some people call them hard rock, or Glam rock, I thought they were progressive rock?? Any Comments?

Queen cannot be categorized as one kind of genre. This subject has been discussed many times.


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Posted: 15 Sep 07, 21:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie once said that he believed they fit into every genre because their songs were so different from ether.


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

They were very progressive.

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Posted: 15 Sep 07, 23:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen II could qualify as a prog rock IMHO, as well as other songs like The Prophet's Song. But a lot of things they did weren't progressive.


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Posted: 15 Sep 07, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is no doubt in my mind that Queen were in a class of their own.


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Posted: 16 Sep 07, 06:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QueenMercury46 wrote:

Queen cannot be categorized as one kind of genre. This subject has been discussed many times.

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There is no doubt in my mind that Queen were in a class of their own.



Oi! You two! Get your stepford heads out of your asses and read the question. This is not about quality, this is not about superceding genres, it is quite simply a question as to whether to file Queen under "prog rock" or whatever.


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Posted: 16 Sep 07, 07:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I reckon a lot of their early stuff could be put into the progressive rock genre, yes. by the 80's their stuff was more poppy.


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Posted: 16 Sep 07, 08:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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QueenMercury46 wrote:

Queen cannot be categorized as one kind of genre. This subject has been discussed many times.

<font color=FF0033 face=symbol>Freddie wrote:

There is no doubt in my mind that Queen were in a class of their own.



Oi! You two! Get your stepford heads out of your asses and read the question. This is not about quality, this is not about superceding genres, it is quite simply a question as to whether to file Queen under "prog rock" or whatever.


Yes, and I file them under "class of their own."


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Posted: 16 Sep 07, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think 'II' is a progressive album. Surely 'Father To Son' and perhaps 'Masterstroke' and 'Black Queen' are prog, but the remaining 70% of the album isn't.


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Posted: 16 Sep 07, 09:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen is just another classic rock band with several other influences.


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Posted: 16 Sep 07, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Like some people above said, they made *some* progressive rock stuff, but not a full album or anything.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but from Queen to ADATR, and then again on Innuendo, we can find some progressive songs, right?


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Posted: 16 Sep 07, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They could emulate a lot of styles and genres, yes. Doesn't make them prog though, maybe the odd track here and there.


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<font color="FF66FF">ScaramoucheFandango wrote:

Freddie once said that he believed they fit into every genre because their songs were so different from ether.
That's right.


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Posted: 16 Sep 07, 14:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By some of the loosest definitions of "progressive rock", songs like March of the Black Queen or Bohemian Rhapsody could be classed as progressive songs, but in my opinion it would be much more accurate to describe them as a collection of "standard" rock tunes glued together.

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

I guess the reason Queen II seems prog to me is because Side Black could qualify as a loose concept album.


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Posted: 16 Sep 07, 18:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In a nutshell, a Hard Rock band who liked to experiment. Some of the 80'S stuff was pop pap I'm sorry to say!


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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

goinback wrote:

I guess the reason Queen II seems prog to me is because Side Black could qualify as a loose concept album.


Just because songs segue into each other doesn't make it concept.

A concept album has an overall theme (or story) and recurring musical patterns. Queen II isn't a concept album. Not even the black side.

Also Sgt Peppers isn't a concept album. Listen to stuff like "Tommy" or "The lamb lies down on Broadway"


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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Es Lammeth Liegeth Neer Op Den Breede Weghe _O_

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Posted: 17 Sep 07, 07:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh man _O_

Wat een helden die Pim & Niek :D


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