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Posted: 08 Apr 08, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They stole the riff from "The Metal" by Tenacious D.



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Posted: 08 Apr 08, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BLAH BLAH BLAH Paul rodgers BLAH BLAH.
there are so many of these topics already, i bet this will go on for like 5 pages.

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Posted: 08 Apr 08, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mrjordy wrote:

C-lebrity is a horrible song. The music itself pales in comparison to, say, The Prophet's Song


Crap!!! You mean there's no Bohemian Rhapsody on there?
Well, then I'm not buying it either!!! Those sons of bitches!!!

And if you tell me the singer doesn't sound like Freddie, I'm gonna lock myself in my room for a week and cry myself to sleep every night.

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Posted: 08 Apr 08, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="#FF00FF">its_a_hard_life wrote:

They stole the riff from "The Metal" by Tenacious D.



Try Led Zeppelin. The Wanton Song. http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=PnV3Pq_GgKk

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Posted: 08 Apr 08, 18:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To be honest for me quite lot of Queen lyrics are really simple. But together with the music they set to them, they sound really important. Ex: "sometimes i feel i'm gonna break down and cry, nowhere to go nothing to do with my time, i get lonely"

"i don't want to sleep with you, i don't need the passion too, all i need is to know that my woman brings me sweet mother love"

"so love me like there's no tomorrow, take me in your arms, tell me you mean it, this is our last goodbye and very soon it will be over, but today just love me like there's no tomorrow"

"friends will be friends, when you're in need of care, to give you love and attention"

And also i see this song not as the message "look we're QUeen with PR and we want be noticed like a brand new cool band", for me it's just the topic they've chosen to tackle, and i think they're appealing to the young audience-"write my life story before i'm 21".

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Posted: 08 Apr 08, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The song's about the new generation of celebrities who'll do anything to get on television or generally become famous.

"Ain't got no hope
Got no idea what to do
Or why i'm here
Want to get my face on your T.V
I want to be heard
I want to be seen
I ain't got nothin' no,nothin',nothin' to show"

If anything it's making fun of celebrity, not embracing it or being "sell outish" at all. Do we know if Roger wrote this? It has the same vibe as something like "Nation of Haircuts" on "Electric Fire"


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Posted: 08 Apr 08, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mrjordy wrote:

According to the Queenpedia, Roger wrote the song.


I'm not surprised.

Still, I'll be seeing them at the O2 Arena this year.

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Posted: 08 Apr 08, 18:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yamaha wrote:

<font color="#FF00FF">its_a_hard_life wrote:

They stole the riff from "The Metal" by Tenacious D.



Try Led Zeppelin. The Wanton Song. http://br.youtube.com/watch?v=PnV3Pq_GgKk


That and Tenacious D. Yeah...

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Posted: 08 Apr 08, 18:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mrjordy wrote:

Come on, admit it. C-lebrity is a horrible song. The music itself pales in comparison to, say, The Prophet's Song and the lyrics are absolutely piss poor - such as

"I want to get my features in magazines
See this creature on every screen
Write my life story before I'm 21
I got to tell the world
They might say I'm dumb, but
But I ain't got nothin', no nothin' to show
Think me a celebrity..."

Jesus Christ. Piss poor lyrics, I tell you. Ok, don't get me wrong - when what's left of Queen teamed up with Paul Rodgers and went on tour, I was terribly excited. I saw them as many times as I could afford and loved every concert. However, what they appear to be turning into kind of steers me away from my once rabid enthusiasm.C-lebrity, both the spelling of and the song itself is a little sell outish, don't you think?


To be honest. Yes. I fully agree.
Went 6 times last tour, and loved all of them, but my Q+PR excitement isn't what it used to be. I really hope they come up with an album wich gets me excited again but to be honest I very much doubt that will happen.

I'm more into other bands these days...

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Posted: 08 Apr 08, 20:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mrjordy wrote:

Come on, admit it. C-lebrity is a horrible song. The music itself pales in comparison to, say, The Prophet's Song and the lyrics are absolutely piss poor


You could just as easily have said the same thing about "Tear It Up", "Body Language", "Coming Soon", and many more. Not every song on every album is going to be "The Prophet's Song". That's an unfair and unrealistic comparison and you know it. Judge the work when you hear the album in its totality. "The Prophet's Song" was on the same album as "I'm in Love with My Car" and those certainly don't compare well either, but they both have their own merit.

Jesus Christ. Piss poor lyrics, I tell you. Ok, don't get me wrong - when what's left of Queen teamed up with Paul Rodgers and went on tour, I was terribly excited. I saw them as many times as I could afford and loved every concert. However, what they appear to be turning into kind of steers me away from my once rabid enthusiasm. C-lebrity, both the spelling of and the song itself is a little sell outish, don't you think?


"Sell-outish"? No, don't think so. Its precisely the kind of song I would expect Roger Taylor to write, its a fun catchy pop song along the lines of "I Want to Break Free" and "A Kind of Magic" that later-period Queen were good at, and I think the lyrics are quite cheeky and clever. So there.

Piss poor commentary, I tell you. Jesus Christ, indeed.

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Posted: 09 Apr 08, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A thread for morons, by morons!

Group hug!


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Posted: 09 Apr 08, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course its going to suck, no freddie. Freddie had a MAJOR impact on the songs and changed them here and there. Also the song is guitar based which means its not going to be that good. Most real good songs are piano/synth based and THEN they put guitar on it later on.


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Posted: 09 Apr 08, 04:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Although I love every single RT solo album, I felt C-lebrity should have been on one, rather than a Queen album.

Except for a few demos here and there that didn't make it to an album, every single Queen song I've listened to or heard was melodic. Especially the vocal melody was great for each song. IMO C-lebrity fails in this fashion.

I don't care if Queen takes on a completely different style, but I'd hate to see them lose their sense of quality...

I'm sure the still unnamed album contains much better songs than C...



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Posted: 09 Apr 08, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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agreed, great song . keep it up q+pr

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Posted: 09 Apr 08, 04:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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the song is guitar based which means its not going to be that good. Most real good songs are piano/synth based and THEN they put guitar on it later on.


Yes, of course you know what makes good music thats why your band is really "rocking".


Of course its going to suck, no freddie. Freddie had a MAJOR impact on the songs and changed them here and there.


how do you explain the songs which were finished after he died? Let me live for example, thats awesome.

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emrabt wrote:

Treasure Moment wrote:

the song is guitar based which means its not going to be that good. Most real good songs are piano/synth based and THEN they put guitar on it later on.


Yes, of course you know what makes good music thats why your band is really "rocking".


Of course its going to suck, no freddie. Freddie had a MAJOR impact on the songs and changed them here and there.


how do you explain the songs which were finished after he died? Let me live for example, thats awesome.


how i explain that? freddie was on that song werent he and it were mostly written with him and they just completed small details later? thats how i explain it. Also yes, thats why my band is "rocking" and if you say anything else you are just in deep denial.


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Posted: 09 Apr 08, 05:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Haggis McShagPants wrote:

A thread for morons, by morons!

Group hug!
agreed, great song . keep it up q+pr


no, it´s not
dont keep it up


She was my lover

It was a shame that she died

But the constitution´s right on my side

Cos I cought my lover in my neighbours bed

I got retribution, filled´em full of lead
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s.m. wrote:

theCro wrote:

Haggis McShagPants wrote:

A thread for morons, by morons!

Group hug!
agreed, great song . keep it up q+pr


no, it´s not
dont keep it up


hahah


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Posted: 09 Apr 08, 06:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whatever happens I'm still seeing them live this year. And thats my highlight. :)