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Posted: 28 Nov 09, 00:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Quite possibly the finest cover of Bohemian Rhapsody ever…

Our favourite bit is at the 2m50sec mark…step forward Beaker!


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Posted: 28 Nov 09, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks :)

There's been sooooo many threads on this though this week lol

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Posted: 29 Nov 09, 01:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Am I the only one irritated that QOL seems to be pretending that they just stumbled on this and are, you know, loving the Beaker cameo? This 'surprise' tribute and 'Thanksgiving gift to the world from Jim Henson" is a marketing device for AG (note the purchase link), and a cyncial one at that since they're going to such silly lengths to pretend it's not.

What's left of Jim Henson's company has nothing to do with these muppets.  These muppets and The Muppet Studio are owned by Disney, as is Hollywood Records, Queen's US record label. A little honest transparency and some good natured disclosure and I might have believed this was made with a bit of sincere love and respect.   What's left is a calculated viral marketing device that is likely the brainchild of a handful of  marketing execs who like most marketing execs are probably doomed to end up despising the human race for it's stupidity by the time they retire.

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Posted: 01 Dec 09, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Important message to all Queen/Muppet Fans

Hi there,

I am trying to get this glorious version of Bohemian Rhapsody released in time for Xmas. It would be a very serious contender for the Xmas number one slot in the uk especially! SInce starting the group on Facebook 5 days ago, I have nearly 6000 people who have joined. There is such a demand for this to be released !

I am asking all Queen fans to join forces and petition its release , Please join my Facebook group for more information but also please, make Queen fans aware too ! It would be magic to have you good people backing this ! I would love to hear from you guys and if  Brian and Co are reading this , then please get behind us and lend your support!
We only have a week to do this and encourage EMI/Hollywood records to release it as a Download, You are definatly looking at a sure fire no1 this Xmas if enough demand is made!!
 
If you can help spread the word to everyone then I would be more than pleased to hear from you guys! Please let the good people of Queenzone aware of this as I would love to hear from them!  

The facebook link is here :
http://www.facebook.com/#/group.php?gid=181703952910

 Thanks guys!!
Best wishes

Mark

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Posted: 01 Dec 09, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Happy news!  In the spirit of the season I have willed myself not to release the full force of my biting cynicism upon this thread.  And am I pooped!



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Posted: 01 Dec 09, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



GratefulFan wrote:

Happy news!  In the spirit of the season I have willed myself not to release the full force of my biting cynicism upon this thread.  And am I pooped!

Oh, come on... You know you want to :)








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Posted: 01 Dec 09, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Queenzone Ghost wrote:

Quite possibly the finest cover of Bohemian Rhapsody ever…




It had its moments, but it's still nothing compared to Weird Al's Bohemian Polka.  That was nothing short of pure genius.



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Posted: 02 Dec 09, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



GratefulFan wrote:

Am I the only one irritated that QOL seems to be pretending that they just stumbled on this and are, you know, loving the Beaker cameo? This 'surprise' tribute and 'Thanksgiving gift to the world from Jim Henson" is a marketing device for AG (note the purchase link), and a cyncial one at that since they're going to such silly lengths to pretend it's not.

What's left of Jim Henson's company has nothing to do with these muppets.  These muppets and The Muppet Studio are owned by Disney, as is Hollywood Records, Queen's US record label. A little honest transparency and some good natured disclosure and I might have believed this was made with a bit of sincere love and respect.   What's left is a calculated viral marketing device that is likely the brainchild of a handful of  marketing execs who like most marketing execs are probably doomed to end up despising the human race for it's stupidity by the time they retire.


It was weird that there was no Kermit the Frog in it, wasn't it? I always saw him as the main character.

Your post actually made me search for "The Muppets" online and I read a bit about the Disney purchase of most of the characters. I though perhaps Kermit was not part of the Disney deal but then I read this (in Wikipedia, of all places):

"All Muppet characters originally belonged to the Jim Henson Company, but when the opportunity came for Sesame Workshop to buy its characters for $180 million, Kermit was not included in the deal. The character now belongs to The Muppets Studio (owned and controlled by the Walt Disney Company); however, Sesame Workshop does have permission to use old sketches featuring Kermit."

So Kermit DOES belong to Disney. Weird. If that's so, why didn't they use it for this video? :S

Still, it is SO OBVIOUS that this is some attempt at viral marketing but it is a bit naive and even stupid of QP or Hollywood Records to pretend like it's got nothing to do with Queen's latest release.



Well, I guess it's QP marketing all over again: Great idea, Poor execution, and Lame communication to "the masses" (their target market).












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Posted: 02 Dec 09, 20:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



GratefulFan wrote:

Am I the only one irritated that QOL seems to be pretending that they just stumbled on this and are, you know, loving the Beaker cameo? This 'surprise' tribute and 'Thanksgiving gift to the world from Jim Henson" is a marketing device for AG (note the purchase link), and a cyncial one at that since they're going to such silly lengths to pretend it's not.

What's left of Jim Henson's company has nothing to do with these muppets.  These muppets and The Muppet Studio are owned by Disney, as is Hollywood Records, Queen's US record label. A little honest transparency and some good natured disclosure and I might have believed this was made with a bit of sincere love and respect.   What's left is a calculated viral marketing device that is likely the brainchild of a handful of  marketing execs who like most marketing execs are probably doomed to end up despising the human race for it's stupidity by the time they retire.

Some people are just too educated and enlightened for their own good. Like anything got to do with anything these days is brimming with "honest transparency and  good natured disclosure".







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Posted: 03 Dec 09, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



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It was weird that there was no Kermit the Frog in it, wasn't it? I always saw him as the main character.

Your post actually made me search for "The Muppets" online and I read a bit about the Disney purchase of most of the characters. I though perhaps Kermit was not part of the Disney deal but then I read this (in Wikipedia, of all places):

"All Muppet characters originally belonged to the Jim Henson Company, but when the opportunity came for Sesame Workshop to buy its characters for $180 million, Kermit was not included in the deal. The character now belongs to The Muppets Studio (owned and controlled by the Walt Disney Company); however, Sesame Workshop does have permission to use old sketches featuring Kermit."

So Kermit DOES belong to Disney. Weird. If that's so, why didn't they use it for this video? :S

Still, it is SO OBVIOUS that this is some attempt at viral marketing but it is a bit naive and even stupid of QP or Hollywood Records to pretend like it's got nothing to do with Queen's latest release.



 



 



 



Well, I guess it's QP marketing all over again: Great idea, Poor execution, and Lame communication to "the masses" (their target market).



 



Kermit was there - at the end after Miss Piggy.  :) 

I don't know if I'd call it naive or stupid. I think the assumption that it will be accepted at face value by those who either don't know or don't care that they are being marketed to in this way is a good one. Brian May's site had to ask people to stop sending links to the video because they were "awash".  Made me shake my head, that's for sure.  It edges just a little past viral marketing into stealth marketing, which can backfire, though it's unlikely to in this instance because people are receiving a product of sorts for their time.

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Posted: 03 Dec 09, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



The Flash Danny Project wrote:

Some people are just too educated and enlightened for their own good. Like anything got to do with anything these days is brimming with "honest transparency and  good natured disclosure".

All I'm saying is that you can create a mutually beneficial pop culture moment that still has a sense of authenticity. For me this Muppets thing missed by a mile, where as something like Wayne's World didn't.  And I'm not even a fan of Wayne's World specifically.


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Posted: 03 Dec 09, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Oh, yes, Weird Al's polka rendition, along with 'Another One Rides The Bus', were the best.

Question:  Why, or why, should the Muppets thing be 'released'?  Hasn't it been already, otherwise millions across the world would not already know about it.



 



For instance, this is the link to perhaps the best commercial I have ever seen (Travelers Insurance).



 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G7bGBUlx2M



 



Played often during golf matches over here in the summer, I still watch it once or twice a week for fun. 



 



Now, why would this clip get ‘released’, when it is readily available.

 
Qzone Ghost....go eff yourself !  If anyone else were spamming the board like this, we'd be banned.  Richard and YV, give this 'person' their own news forum...........please.


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Posted: 04 Dec 09, 18:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Qzone Ghost....go eff yourself !  If anyone else were spamming the board like this, we'd be banned.  Richard and YV, give this 'person' their own news forum...........please.


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My point is that QZone Ghost is not a person. It's just a program that systematically posts the news as regular threads in the forum so we can start discussing them in there.

The problem is that most of the time the news are already out there in 3 different threads when QZ Ghost posts them.

That happens when you have the #1 Queen Forum. We make the news :)