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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Freddie was still with us, would John still be with the group? Would Queen together be continuing their touring and recording? What sort of stuff would they be doing?
What do u think??
I reckon they'd still be going. As Roger said, they "don't want to be old, rich, and useless"


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They would have had to sound a lot different to keep it going. Plus can you imagine a Queen/Foreigner/John Fogerty whatever has-beens concert? Freddie about 50 pounds overweight that he just has to stand still in order to not sweat profusely. John wearing mailman shorts with varicose veins. All three acts costs $40 and its sponsored by Budweiser and Ensure. All the aged 50+ groupies. And that one guy, you know him, the one that wears the band's T-shirt to the concert? He's now wearing an oxygen mask.

You definitely wouldn't find any open handicap spots, but there would probably have to be a shuttle.

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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they'd still be doing stuff. I mean, Brian and Roger are now, so...


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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 16:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mad but nice idiot wrote:

If Freddie was still with us, would John still be with the group? Would Queen together be continuing their touring and recording? What sort of stuff would they be doing?
What do u think??
I reckon they'd still be going. As Roger said, they "don't want to be old, rich, and useless"



It's a pity they're not around to show U2 who would have been boss. I mean, think of all the big concerts they would have done, Live 8, Live Earth. Instead of Paul McCartney and Bono opening Live 8 Queen could have done it.

As well, i think it wouldn't have mattered if they stole the show, because with all the different formats these days in technology no one would have remembered, but Live Aid was the first so everyone did.

Queen live you'd have confidence in them, bet that they'd put on a show. How come they always have a bite in their music. Like take Duran Duran, no punch - anyone explain that??

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Posted: 11 Oct 07, 22:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think roger would have gotten aids and died, and brian would have retire from music bussines, then freddie and john would continue touring as queen with spike on keyboards, jeff beck on guitar and some drummer no-one knows about from a crappy band.
And queen fans from everywere would bitch about them not being the real queen


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Posted: 12 Oct 07, 06:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Micrówave wrote:

....John wearing mailman shorts with varicose veins....



*shudders* throw in a pair of suspenders and you just described my maths teacher


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Posted: 15 Oct 07, 01:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In useless speculation of my one-man's opinion on the subject, I'd guess that Freddie would have pursued other ventures solo and would have struck gold somewhere around 1992 with a solo album, and Innuendo would have not been made. I think he'd continue his solo efforts up to '95 or shortly after, then the rock fad of the time would have led to a strong Queen return and cemented their strength as a commercial success in the U.S., all the while as they continue their dominance everywhere else. I think over the past 12 or so years that they would have likely have continued onward but that Deacon would have pulled a Bill Wyman(Rolling Stones bassist) and retired 1st, but probably not until sometime over the past 5 or so years. I think today that Queen would have become as big as the Rolling Stones in the USA, and seperated from the Beatles worldwide as the majority best-ever rock band in history.

I think Freddie's sexuality would have become an acceptable aspect of Queen in the '90s+ culture and that would have defeated the only demon blocking the way of Queen from a legacy superior to any act music has been a part with.

The USA isn't as bad as to condemn Freddie's gayness to the point of dislikeing Queen, but I strongly believe that Freddie's gayness is more than enough for the powers-that-be and the evil concept of Marketing they follow by the letter to dispose of Queen in pursuit of an all-middle, unoffensive, completely popularity conceived injection of pop-art where the 'pop' is all-mighty and the 'art' is objectionable in accuracy of definition. This removes Queen from the American Radar while mediocrity thrives.

Would they be touring? Yes! Would they be recording? Maybe not Deacon, but Yes to the rest. At very worst they would have broke up, butr a solo Mercury, May and Taylor is better than the years without Freddie.