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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard that before but not only once!Why doesn't he like this wonderful Freddie song?Maybe for its gay lyrics!?
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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not sure hate is the right way to describe it, but yes I believe he is not that keen, I think it stems from the fact he wanted to do something else with it and as we all know it ended up being more piano focused.

I might be wrong about this but fairly sure that's what I read once in an interview, I still would say hate is the wrong way to put it, probably he feels it could have been better in some way.

Personnaly I think it's a great little pop song, light and funny, also I love the fact it's more piano focused, it fits well with the Jazz album feel.


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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian has never hid the fact that hes not biggest fan of 'Stop Me Now' as referred to on Top Gear!


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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I LOVE<3 "don't stop me now". It's the best!!! Why doesn't Brian like it???



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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



MadeInHeaven! wrote:

I LOVE<3 "don't stop me now". It's the best!!! Why doesn't Brian like it???

Precisely BECAUSE he heard that you liked it.







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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I had heard that he doesn't like hamburgers, either.

I say let's go get this guy and shake him violently 5 or 6 times. 



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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 16:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone in here,i dont know who,said that he hated Bohemian Rhapsody on account of that was Freddie stealing his thunder.

That cant be true either!! Can it?


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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 16:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is all wrong, everybody knows that Brian is a modest guy, at least was some 20 years ago and used to hide behind his guitar when playing on stage. He was also shy of being photographed unlike Freddie and Roger, and it was Roger who loved it most of them all.

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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Bo Rhap wrote:

Someone in here,i dont know who,said that he hated Bohemian Rhapsody on account of that was Freddie stealing his thunder.

That cant be true either!! Can it?  


I doubt it could be true... The whole band was rather proud of it, they had serious arguments with EMI when they wanted to release it as a single and EMI wanted to edit it.

If you see recent interviews (for example, the ones from The Making Of A Night At The Opera), you'll see he's still amazed by Freddie's creativity, and also quite proud of having composed the solo from that song.







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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 19:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



April wrote:

This is all wrong, everybody knows that Brian is a modest guy, at least was some 20 years ago and used to hide behind his guitar when playing on stage. He was also shy of being photographed unlike Freddie and Roger, and it was Roger who loved it most of them all.

And that has what to do with him disliking Don't Stop Me Now?



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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 21:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen is the greatest ever. Period! But I don't like every song, I'm sure each member of Queen hates at least one of their own songs. To me, Delilah is an embrassment. I know they were humouring an ill Freddie but someone should have stopped that one. lol

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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 22:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting that he does not like the song, he played one of his best guitar licks in it.

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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 22:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it'd been established that Dr May hated the video, but not necessarily the song. Maybe it's a similar case with IAHL.



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Posted: 15 Oct 08, 23:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pretty sure he wanted something else released as the 2nd single off the "Jazz" album. Not sure which song he was keen on, although "Mustapha" should have been released as well, imo.

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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 01:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian Hates everything, in case you didn't get the memo.


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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 04:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hate it too.  It's just an up-tempo version of We Are The Champions.

PS.  I don't really hate it.  But it did used to bug me a bit that the verse from Don't Stop Me Now sounded the same as the chorus of We Are the Champions.



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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Lester Burnham wrote:



April wrote:



This is all wrong, everybody knows that Brian is a modest guy, at least was some 20 years ago and used to hide behind his guitar when playing on stage. He was also shy of being photographed unlike Freddie and Roger, and it was Roger who loved it most of them all.


And that has what to do with him disliking Don't Stop Me Now?


I wrote Freddie was a modest guy in reply to the post that Brian didn`t want Freddie to steal his thunder. I don`t think Brian was jealous of Freddie.






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Posted: 16 Oct 08, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with coops, the speed and energy of the song and Freddie's vocal lead into the guitar solo always has me on the air guitar.  The guitar parts are wonderful in it.  And before someone blames my air guitar for Brian not liking the song, just think, maybe he actually liked my air guitar so much he was inspired to pick the tracks and provide the sleeve notes to "The Greatest Air Guitar Album(s) in the world"!!  As a kid I always liked the fact that I could sing the line "I'm a sex machine ready to explode" in front of my family without so much as a raised eyebrow from either of my parents.  Too be honest, as an 9 year old I don't think it would have been too much of an explosion!!