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Posted: 06 May 08, 18:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Despite the band being above criticism by many, myself included at times here are some things I wish Queen had done/not done. I know they have not damaged a glittering career, just my personal view:

1. Put Tie Your Mother Down on Greatest Hits instead of GOFLB
2. Got involved with 5ive, hugely embarassing!
3. That Pepsi advert, ditto
4. Robbie Williams, we are the Champions collaboaration, truly awful.
5. Hot Space- Terrible pop pap!
6. Not releasing Princes of the Universe as a single in UK
7. Not releasing It's late as a single in the UK.
8. Not editing March of the Black Queen so you can listen to it as a separate piece of music without it seguing into another song.Would love to have seen a video for this epic song.
9. The con of the Miracle. Promised to be a harder sound but badly let down by shit like Rain Must Fall, Invisible Man 12", My Baby does me!
10. Never doing Monsters of Rock at Donington


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Posted: 06 May 08, 19:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only thing I agree with is that Pepsi advert.


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Posted: 06 May 08, 20:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Russian Headlong wrote:

Despite the band being above criticism by many, myself included at times here are some things I wish Queen had done/not done. I know they have not damaged a glittering career, just my personal view:


2. Got involved with 5ive, hugely embarassing!
3. That Pepsi advert, ditto
4. Robbie Williams, we are the Champions collaboaration, truly awful.
8. Not editing March of the Black Queen so you can listen to it as a separate piece of music without it seguing into another song.Would love to have seen a video for this epic song.!


I agree with those as well, but I also think

1. Releasing the wrong songs as singles from Hot Space in the USA
2. Not filming a video for It's Late
3. Not filming a video for Need Your Loving Tonight
4. Not filming a video for Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
5. Not releasing Tear It Up as a single
6. Not releasing Was It All Worth It as a single
7. Not releasing a Greatest Video Hits #3 dvd yet!
8. Not releasing a big box set yet!
9. Not finishing and releasing some unreleased songs from The Miracle and Innuendo onto the Made In Heaven album!


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Posted: 06 May 08, 21:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Russian Headlong wrote:

Despite the band being above criticism by many, myself included at times here are some things I wish Queen had done/not done. I know they have not damaged a glittering career, just my personal view:


5. Hot Space- Terrible pop pap!



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Posted: 06 May 08, 23:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Russian Headlong wrote:

Despite the band being above criticism by many, myself included at times here are some things I wish Queen had done/not done. I know they have not damaged a glittering career, just my personal view:

1. Put Tie Your Mother Down on Greatest Hits instead of GOFLB
2. Got involved with 5ive, hugely embarassing!
3. That Pepsi advert, ditto
4. Robbie Williams, we are the Champions collaboaration, truly awful.
5. Hot Space- Terrible pop pap!
6. Not releasing Princes of the Universe as a single in UK
7. Not releasing It's late as a single in the UK.
8. Not editing March of the Black Queen so you can listen to it as a separate piece of music without it seguing into another song.Would love to have seen a video for this epic song.
9. The con of the Miracle. Promised to be a harder sound but badly let down by shit like Rain Must Fall, Invisible Man 12", My Baby does me!
10. Never doing Monsters of Rock at Donington


I AGREE HUGELY on 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 9. Especially 1. I HATE GOFLB, and think Tie Your Mother Down and Spread Your Wings should have been in place of that and Flash...or have all four, as the 17 tracks took only 54 minutes, allowing 26 minutes left of track!

Princes of the Universe should have been a single EVERYWHERE...what an amazing song! One of Queen's absolute best, surely better than that Friends Will Be Friends shit!


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Posted: 07 May 08, 00:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would of rather of had Scandal on Greatest Hits II instead of The Invisible Man.


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Posted: 07 May 08, 00:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lack of condoms in Freddie's pouch.

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Posted: 07 May 08, 00:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry... wrote:

Lack of condoms in Freddie's pouch.


Amen.

P.S. I love GOFLB. One of my favorite guitar solos, too.


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Posted: 07 May 08, 00:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=666600><b>Music Man wrote:

Serry... wrote:

Lack of condoms in Freddie's pouch.


Amen.

P.S. I love GOFLB. One of my favorite guitar solos, too.





I agree.


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Posted: 07 May 08, 01:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Russian Headlong wrote:



2. Got involved with 5ive, hugely embarassing!
3. That Pepsi advert, ditto
4. Robbie Williams, we are the Champions collaboaration, truly awful.




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Posted: 07 May 08, 04:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what is GOFLD?.. can't associate.

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Posted: 07 May 08, 04:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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what is GOFLD?.. can't associate.


GOFLB

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Posted: 07 May 08, 06:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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1. Put Tie Your Mother Down on Greatest Hits instead of GOFLB


No. It's a greatest hits album and TYMD is NOT a greatest hit. I also don't like GOFLB but keep in mind what type of compilation this is.


2. Got involved with 5ive, hugely embarassing!

Why ? That version of WWRY is really great.


3. That Pepsi advert, ditto

The first thing I agree


4. Robbie Williams, we are the Champions collaboaration, truly awful.

What ? It's fabulous, one of the best Brian May solos ever !
The only thing I don't like is Robbie's voice at the beginning (he sings I paid my juice and starts crying), but later it gets much better.
If somebody took this backing and replace Robbie's vocals with Freddie's it would be a perfect version.


5. Hot Space- Terrible pop pap!

I agree again, the only listenable thing is Body Language and only after drinking a couple of drinks. Live versions are fantastic (especially Staying Power and Back Chat) but this album sucks.


6. Not releasing Princes of the Universe as a single in UK

Why should they release this crap as a single ?


7. Not releasing It's late as a single in the UK.

Why ? Well it is a great song but why should it be a single ?


8. Not editing March of the Black Queen so you can listen to it as a separate piece of music without it seguing into another song.Would love to have seen a video for this epic song.

A very stupid idea. It's like editing Bohemian Rhapsody or Innuendo.


9. The con of the Miracle. Promised to be a harder sound but badly let down by shit like Rain Must Fall, Invisible Man 12", My Baby does me!

There are 3 good tracks on that album, I Want It All, Scandal and Was It All Worth It ?


10. Never doing Monsters of Rock at Donington

Should I list all other music festivals on which they didn't appear ?


My top 10:

1) promising a lot of products and then abandoning them
2) Queen Rock Montreal DVD
3) WWRY with Britney
4) Greatest Video Hits 1
5) Greatest Video Hits 2
6) Hot Space
7) allowing the existence of all the wwry and aobtd remixes (and many others)
8) Innuendo - it could be a perfect album if it was done by Roy Thomas Baker
9) not releasing any of the 70s concerts
10) not caring about the fans' wishes

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Posted: 07 May 08, 07:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. More of That Jazz
2. More of That Jazz
3. More of That Jazz
4. More of That Jazz
5. More of That Jazz
6. More of That Jazz
7. More of That Jazz
8. That $^&*@!#&%!*#^!%$^&*4 mustache
9. More of That Jazz
10. More of That Jazz


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Posted: 07 May 08, 07:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Russian Headlong wrote:

Despite the band being above criticism by many, myself included at times here are some things I wish Queen had done/not done. I know they have not damaged a glittering career, just my personal view:

1. Put Tie Your Mother Down on Greatest Hits instead of GOFLB
2. Got involved with 5ive, hugely embarassing!
3. That Pepsi advert, ditto
4. Robbie Williams, we are the Champions collaboaration, truly awful.
5. Hot Space- Terrible pop pap!
6. Not releasing Princes of the Universe as a single in UK
7. Not releasing It's late as a single in the UK.
8. Not editing March of the Black Queen so you can listen to it as a separate piece of music without it seguing into another song.Would love to have seen a video for this epic song.
9. The con of the Miracle. Promised to be a harder sound but badly let down by shit like Rain Must Fall, Invisible Man 12", My Baby does me!
10. Never doing Monsters of Rock at Donington


Interesting subject. Here's my tuppence worth:

1. GOFLB is a lot more well known in the UK than TYMD. maybe that's the reason? plus it's a more complex and also a better song.
2. 5ive: bloddy awful and really embarassing!
3. Pepsi advert: Roger & Bri are hornballs and probably thought there's a chance they might bonk Beyonce. in my opinion, that's a fine plan of action.
4. Robbie Williams, we are the Champions collaboaration: Nice intro., and it makes business sense given that RW is huge in the UK. I can take it or leave it.
5. Hot Space: still have mixed feelings about this. I can understand why they did it, and as someone astutely noted, if the sides were reversed the album would make more sense. I like soe of the songs but I hardly ever listen to that album any more.
6. Princes of the Universe is a great song and would've made a good single. The fact that it was chosen as the theme music to the tv series Highlander shows how popular it might have been.
7. It's late isy favouriste Queen song. As long as it wasn't horribly edited like the US single, I think it would've been a success,
8. March of the Black Queen...Queen 2 is perfect and any changes would constitute herecy and much gnashing of teeth.
9. The Miracle: Can't stand Rain Must Fall, Invisible Man is interesting and different, My Baby does me is a fine song, just not really my cup of tea.
10. As for Monsters of Rock, I can imagine Queen would not have been too popular playing Body Language among the likes of Van halen and iron maiden!


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Posted: 07 May 08, 08:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and the biggest mistake of all, to continue playing as they are doing now without freddie and john, i have all the respect in the world for brian and roger but what they are doing now is pretty pathetic. a bad cover band of Queen who plays the songs in slow motion with a bluesy singer who cant even sing on time....great stuff


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Posted: 07 May 08, 09:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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and the biggest mistake of all, to continue playing as they are doing now without freddie and john, i have all the respect in the world for brian and roger but what they are doing now is pretty pathetic. a bad cover band of Queen who plays the songs in slow motion with a bluesy singer who cant even sing on time....great stuff


Are you planning to share these views with us on every thread? How many times do you need to repeat the same point? We get it already ffs.


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Posted: 07 May 08, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think their biggest mistake of all was writing music that appealed to Treasure Moment.

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Posted: 07 May 08, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great thread.

Although I disagree with 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

I think a couple other ones could be:

1. Writing collectively as "Queen". Besides One Vision, it really never hit me as much as the older tracks.

2. Not asking for more $$$ from Hollywood Records. Queen kept a poorly run record company hugely successful in the early 90s, who's other artists were average to mediocre at best.

3. Playing Sun City. Or perhaps THAT'S what Was It All Worth It was about. Unfortunately an act of compassion was misinterpreted by a lot of people.

4. Releasing Made In Heaven. This should have been some of the material for the box sets. Instead, they should have brought in a new vocalist and got going then. By now, Queen + Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam would have been an established act.

5. Jim Beach

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Posted: 07 May 08, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Calling Paul Rodgers.


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