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Posted: 03 May 09, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry I'll turn this post into a general topic about Non hit Queen songs that I really like and that I'd like to share some opinions with you.


More of that Jazz:

I was listening and this is a great song by roger. Brian's riff it's exellent to me. And the lyrics really put you in that tired wasted feeling that Roger may want to express with this song.
Anybody knows the story behind the lyrics? Or any information?

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Plus I found rare that there's a kind of complilation of every song at the end, what does that mean?

What's your opinion about the song?



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Posted: 03 May 09, 13:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It means they were one song short of an album, and they had a half-finished bit by Roger that they made into a "clip show."

Not my favorite song by any means.



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Posted: 03 May 09, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great song! the guitar rif on one part, reminds me of the good old time playing doom 1, anyone who ever played a lot this game, just listen to the song and you will know what im talking about... xD


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Posted: 03 May 09, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A lot of people here in QZ hate this song. I think is OK. The guitar riffs are great but the lyrics are wek. Anyway, I think the clip with all the songs from the album is embarrasing, definitely a bad idea.



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Posted: 03 May 09, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



MmP wrote:

I was listening and this is a great song by roger. Brian's riff it's exellent to me.


Yeah, I like the song as well. But I think Roger plays the guitar here.

The clip collage near the end is a stupid idea, and I think that's why many people don't like this song.




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Posted: 03 May 09, 18:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What most of the people who hate the end of the song with that colage didn't notice is that that mix at the end follows the depressed or whiny lyrics.

The song basically tells about a man who's at some point depressed and confused:

If you're feelin' tired and lonely
Uninspired and lonely
If you're thinkin' how the days seem long
All you're given
Is what you've been given
A thousand times before...


and then at the end, the collage it's the same whiny and down feeling lyric but using the album's song, which I think it was a good idea but not great excecuted


Oh no matter
Fool got no business hanging round and tellin' lies
Bicycle races are coming your way
If you can't beat 'em join them
Fun it
Oh you're gonna let it all hang out
Fat bottomed girls you make the rocking world go round


No more no more no more
Of that jazz...


I wonder myself what was that "Jazz" that was bugging Roger that much..






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Posted: 03 May 09, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first time I heard that part I though the disk had been scratched or something. Not a clever idea indeed.  Although “Fun It” is worse v

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I was listening and this is a great song by roger. Brian's riff it's exellent to me.



Yeah, I like the song as well. But I think Roger plays the guitar here.

The clip collage near the end is a stupid idea, and I think that's why many people don't like this song.




The first time I heard that part I though the disk had been scratched or something. Not a clever idea indeed.  Although “Fun It” is worse lol. 





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Posted: 03 May 09, 19:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually quite like More Of That Jazz, same as other songs from Roger that don't use that many chords        (at least, it sounds that way), Loser In The End & Fight From The Inside.
The end section with all the parts from the other songs is a bit weird, but it doesn't really bother me.
Oh, and Fun It is the worst song.


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Posted: 03 May 09, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Woah, I really find this one and Fun it a great songs. To me the one that I enjoy the most about him. Obviously not the best lyrically but really enjoyable.
Fun It it's catchy, and I love the lyrics.



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Posted: 03 May 09, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Delilah:

First of all, I'd like to ask you guys if you have any clue how Brian did the meaow cat-sound with a guitar. It's just amazing. And his performance in this song is everything to me. Other than that I'd find the song weak, except from some extracts where Freddie pretty much nails it with the lyrics. But the music base it's a little common to me, especially coming from Freddie. It reminds me a little about his Mr Bad Guy songs, some of those seemed pretty much like average songs, they're missing something.
But to me, as I said, Brian makes the song with the cat sounds and the solo. Pretty strong performance. Probably it's what I like the most about the song.

If you read the lyrics they're pretty simple ones. There's no hidden messenge or something like the early Freddie stuff. Just him loving his cat. And that is another thing that came to my attention. I think that this song can pretty much sum up Freddie's life at that time. He became a very simple person, he left his flamboyance behind and did the things he really loved back then. He didn't care to make a song about his beloved cat.

I'd like to read some of your comments about this song.

Cheers


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Posted: 03 May 09, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



MmP wrote:

Delilah:

First of all, I'd like to ask you guys if you have any clue how Brian did the meaow cat-sound with a guitar. It's just amazing. 

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You can see one of those in action here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEvTOdqqVD4
Notice how the guitarist speaks using the guitar as his voice. ;)






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Posted: 04 May 09, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

many complain about rogers songs or voice.

i cant imagine a album without them songs.

feel, approche, style, taste ... 4 guys, 4 ways, ect...

thats what made Queen, Queen !


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Posted: 04 May 09, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


4 guys, 4 ways, ect...

thats what made Queen, Queen !


Ironically, that's what ended them.

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4 guys, 4 ways, ect...

thats what made Queen, Queen !


Ironically, that's what ended them.


OOOOOH!! It's funny because it makes reference to Freddie's promiscuous sex life, due to which he got AIDS, died and that -effectively- ended Queen.

Nice touch... :)



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Posted: 04 May 09, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only good thing on this song is Brian's Meow


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Posted: 04 May 09, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







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The only good thing on this song is Brian's Meow


I love the song. Once I thought it was a good idea even! So I recorded a song about my two cats, and I sent them to all my family and friends and everyone thought the song was okay for a song about cats, except my Mom. She told me she thought it was immature and fag like. Har har.

But I enjoy the song, Delilah. I play it more than probably four or five other songs on Innuendo.


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Wiley wrote:







Micrówave wrote:






4 guys, 4 ways, ect...

thats what made Queen, Queen !


Ironically, that's what ended them.


OOOOOH!! It's funny because it makes reference to Freddie's promiscuous sex life, due to which he got AIDS, died and that -effectively- ended Queen.

Nice touch... :)



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well...some gleem to gloom ;)

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Posted: 05 May 09, 01:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



MmP wrote:

Delilah:

First of all, I'd like to ask you guys if you have any clue how Brian did the meaow cat-sound with a guitar. It's just amazing. And his performance in this song is everything to me. Other than that I'd find the song weak, except from some extracts where Freddie pretty much nails it with the lyrics. But the music base it's a little common to me, especially coming from Freddie. It reminds me a little about his Mr Bad Guy songs, some of those seemed pretty much like average songs, they're missing something.
But to me, as I said, Brian makes the song with the cat sounds and the solo. Pretty strong performance. Probably it's what I like the most about the song.

If you read the lyrics they're pretty simple ones. There's no hidden messenge or something like the early Freddie stuff. Just him loving his cat. And that is another thing that came to my attention. I think that this song can pretty much sum up Freddie's life at that time. He became a very simple person, he left his flamboyance behind and did the things he really loved back then. He didn't care to make a song about his beloved cat.

I'd like to read some of your comments about this song.

Cheers


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Posted: 05 May 09, 03:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it's funny how opinions differ. All gods people IMO is way better than the songs headlong,  the hitman, I can't live you,

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Posted: 05 May 09, 04:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



mike hunt wrote:



it's funny how opinions differ. All gods people IMO is way better than the songs headlong,  the hitman, I can't live you,


Been listening to the Innuendo album this morning while driving to work ... to me, the most embarrasing song is I Can´t Live With You, wich really sounds like a demo .... very weak sound ! what do you think ?

Compared to the rest of the album, I can´t understand why the guys thought this song, as the way it was "finished", was ok to be included. When you listen to the "Rocks retake" (fantastic, imo) the comparison is even more painful. 



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