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Posted: 19 Mar 09, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perry: 'Mercury is my musical idol'


By David Balls, Entertainment Reporter


Katy Perry has revealed that she was inspired to make music by Freddie Mercury.

The singer admitted that she had admired the former Queen singer's carefree attitude and even considered getting a tattoo of the star.

"Freddie Mercury was - and remains - my biggest influence," she confessed in a MySpace interview.

"The combination of his sarcastic approach to writing lyrics and his 'I don't give a f**k' attitude really inspired my music."

"I nearly got a huge tattoo of Freddie Mercury's face on my back a few years ago. It's probably for the best that I didn't get it done, but I still want to do it."

Perry's new single 'Thinking Of You' is out now.

http://www.digitalspy.com/music/a150033/perry-mercury-is-my-musical-idol.html?imdb

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Posted: 20 Mar 09, 00:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If only idolising someone was the same has having a tenth of their ability.  Katy Perry is a glorified hooker. 



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If only idolising someone was the same has having a tenth of their ability.  Katy Perry is a glorified hooker. 


She doesnt have 1/100000000 of his talent or ability, freddie didnt make shitty mindless music like that.







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She doesnt have 1/100000000 of his talent or ability,


Holy crap, I agree with you on something.







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Posted: 20 Mar 09, 03:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like her and her chest, very much. The music is not bad either.

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Zebonka12 wrote:



If only idolising someone was the same has having a tenth of their ability.  Katy Perry is a glorified hooker. 



She doesnt have 1/100000000 of his talent or ability, freddie didnt make shitty mindless music like that.




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Treasure Moment wrote:



 



Zebonka12 wrote:



If only idolising someone was the same has having a tenth of their ability.  Katy Perry is a glorified hooker. 



She doesnt have 1/100000000 of his talent or ability, freddie didnt make shitty mindless music like that.







I couldn't agree more!






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Treasure Moment wrote:



 



 



 



 



Zebonka12 wrote:



 



If only idolising someone was the same has having a tenth of their ability.  Katy Perry is a glorified hooker. 



 



She doesnt have 1/100000000 of his talent or ability, freddie didnt make shitty mindless music like that.




Aside from Mr Bad Guy...











Nah Mr bad guy has ALOT of amazing talented stuff on it, Mr badguy are basically Queen songs too.




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Posted: 20 Mar 09, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr. Bad guy is weak, it does have a few good songs.  Barcelona is brilliant.

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Mr. Bad guy is weak, it does have a few good songs.  Barcelona is brilliant. 





I dont think its weak at all, it has some very very good songs in there, its basically a queen album since to me everything freddie sings on is Queen and the music is awesome




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Posted: 20 Mar 09, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vocally, freddie is very strong on that album,  but the musicians he chose were horrible,  ruined the songs.  I do like man made paradise,  love me like there's no tomorrow, living on my own, made in heaven, though queen's version was better.  I was born to love you was ruined by fred, it was a beautiful piano ballad, but was ruined making into a dance song.  The queen version was good.

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mike hunt wrote:

Vocally, freddie is very strong on that album,  but the musicians he chose were horrible,  ruined the songs.  I do like man made paradise,  love me like there's no tomorrow, living on my own, made in heaven, though queen's version was better.  I was born to love you was ruined by fred, it was a beautiful piano ballad, but was ruined making into a dance song.  The queen version was good. 



you just mentioned almost the entire album as good songs which they are. I see that album as a Queen album with alot of great songs, then again i see some of roger and brians solo songs with freddie on vocals as Queen songs too.






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Posted: 20 Mar 09, 18:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At first I thought this was about Steve Perry ;)

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Zebonka12 wrote:



If only idolising someone was the same has having a tenth of their ability.  Katy Perry is a glorified hooker. 



She doesnt have 1/100000000 of his talent or ability, freddie didnt make shitty mindless music like that.






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Posted: 21 Mar 09, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Zebonka12 wrote:
Katy Perry is a glorified hooker. 


You mean she's a musical prostitute too?

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Posted: 21 Mar 09, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Katy Perry sounds good in videos, but absolutely can`t sing live. She sounds wooden live.

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I like her and her chest, very much. The music is not bad either.

I don't like her music, but I'd love to know what it smells like between her legs.







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mike hunt wrote:

Vocally, freddie is very strong on that album,  but the musicians he chose were horrible,  ruined the songs.  I do like man made paradise,  love me like there's no tomorrow, living on my own, made in heaven, though queen's version was better.  I was born to love you was ruined by fred, it was a beautiful piano ballad, but was ruined making into a dance song.  The queen version was good. 

What do you mean ruined by Freddie? The record company didn't like it as a piano ballad. Walter, I think his name was, said "Disco-it-up or fuck off!"








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Zebonka12 wrote:

If only idolising someone was the same has having a tenth of their ability.  Katy Perry is a glorified hooker. 

Agreed. I also never thought that I'd be agreeing w/ TM either. It's about as rare as a solar eclipse.







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mike hunt wrote:



Vocally, freddie is very strong on that album,  but the musicians he chose were horrible,  ruined the songs.  I do like man made paradise,  love me like there's no tomorrow, living on my own, made in heaven, though queen's version was better.  I was born to love you was ruined by fred, it was a beautiful piano ballad, but was ruined making into a dance song.  The queen version was good. 


What do you mean ruined by Freddie? The record company didn't like it as a piano ballad. Walter, I think his name was, said "Disco-it-up or fuck off!"









I didn't know about that, ok, then walter ruined a beautiful song,lol.