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Posted: 26 Apr 10, 15:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Guys,

Just a quick comment on this new release... I STRONGLY recommend every Queen fan to give it a listen. BM&RT are very prominent on this album.

IMHO this is how The Cosmos Rocks should have been. Having both BM&RT makes me feel like it's sort of a sequel.

Who said that seconds parts are always worse than the original? :)

The Taylor Storm Tour 2010 is getting promising!

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Posted: 26 Apr 10, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Way Down and Your Shoes are nice rockers, but they are nowhere near as great as tracks like Surf's Up, Through The Night or Cosmos Rockin'. I have to say though that the Brian May-chorus of Way Down send shivers down my spine. It's been too long since we heard that sound!

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Posted: 27 Apr 10, 03:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So are "way down" & "Your shoes" the only two tracks they appear on?

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Posted: 27 Apr 10, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian also appears on "Don't have to speak".

Personally I LOVE the album. Your Shoes, Way Down, It's Over, Never Enough, Sunshine, Don't Have To Speak etc.
Love them all.

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Posted: 27 Apr 10, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It´s a good album. Not as great as many people think, but I enjoyed it. I think great albums are "The dark side of the moon", "White album", "Queen II" and many others. Red Light Fever is ok, Taylor Hawnkins shows his power and his songwriter skills. By the way, I like "The Cosmos Rocks". I know one day it will have the recognition that deserves.

Sorry for my English.

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Posted: 28 Apr 10, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont understand why you see it like a "continuation" of TCR...

Is a taylor h. solo album with a few (3) collaborations from Brian and Roger... and each one in different songs... not togheter.

I didn´t like "your shoes"... first of all because it sounds like dozens of FF songs, and second and more important... wow! the contribuition of Roger to that track is... "and you know!" 3 times... and it´s over... didn´t like it.

Don´t have to speak is great.


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Posted: 30 Apr 10, 06:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

masterstroke_84 wrote:

I didn´t like "your shoes"... first of all because it sounds like dozens of FF songs, and second and more important... wow! the contribuition of Roger to that track is... "and you know!" 3 times... and it´s over... didn´t like it.
Don´t have to speak is great.

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Well, yes, Roger´s contribution on "Your Shoes" isn´t something breathtaking, but anyway I feel high everytime I hear his "and you know!" chorus. It´s a rocker tune as many others from the Foos, but I think it´s great.

As for "Don´t Have To Speak" ... fantastic song and fantastic guitar from Bri !


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Posted: 03 May 10, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I ordered Red Light Fever the other day.  It better be good, or else I'll never, ever buy it again.

It won't kill me either way because I don't currently have any Foos anyway.  My hope is that somehow Amazon.world will detect that I'm really buying it for the BM and RT contributions and pass this information along, which will in turn somehow cause Kerry Ellis to suddenly hate singing and take up geology instead.   It could happen, because as you know, she is a rock chick.  And then who knows what could happen from there.

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Posted: 04 May 10, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nothin' wrong with it sounding like the Foos..  I loves me some Foo! :-)

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Posted: 04 May 10, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think you'll like it - you can definitely hear the Queen/Foos/I'd say even Nirvana influence. Some of the tracks are better than others (obviously), but I can't really point to any complete duds on the album, which is saying something.

I caught them in concert on Sunday night and was really impressed. Taylor Hawkins drummed/sang the entire time and despite being in a relatively small/unsophisticated venue, they managed to recreate most of the songs to the album's quality. I'm considering buying the debut album now because I liked the songs from it that they played.

And I laughed out loud at your remark re: Amazon. I think I've only purchased Queen/Roger Taylor stuff from them so maybe they'll make the connection for me too! :)

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Posted: 10 May 10, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is nothing on that album that sounds anything remotely like Nirvana.

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Posted: 10 May 10, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Doctor wrote: There is nothing on that album that sounds anything remotely like Nirvana.

We can agree to disagree on that, I suppose. :)

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Posted: 11 May 10, 22:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sooo...did anyone here go to the London Taylor Hawkins show?  If you did, I hate you. ;-)

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Posted: 12 May 10, 03:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote: Sooo...did anyone here go to the London Taylor Hawkins show?  If you did, I hate you. ;-)
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So do I !!!

Sleeping On The Sidewalk, Tenement Funster, Long Away ... Bri, Rog, Rufus .... yesterday was a bad day for not being a Londoner :(

please God, oh please, tell me someone recorded it !!


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Posted: 12 May 10, 03:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ah ! btw ....

anyone read Brian´s new entry on his soapbox ?

http://www.brianmay.com/whatsnew.html

" ... It was a great fun night. [Tue 11 May 2010] Roger and I had a blast. La Scala pulsed to something amazing .. the great new Taylor Hawkins band - the COAT TAIL RIDERS, and some pals who dropped in to lend a hand. It was all very spontaneous, like the Old Days, really, and .... yes, it was NOT my idea for me to sing two songs in the encore section! I'd rather have hammered out TYMD with Taylor singing. But Taylor is committed to his idea of .... ah, well, I can't tell you yet ... but he has a plan for us! Respects to the amazing young Rufus Taylor too ... he's the only drummer who has EVER made me worry about my ears ... except Chad Smith!!!!!
Thanks for a great reception. Maybe we should do this kind of thing more often ! (maybe not! ha ha.)"

Queen+Taylor Hawkins ?????

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE  !!!!!!


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Posted: 12 May 10, 04:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What are you saying - please yes or please no ?  :-)

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Posted: 12 May 10, 04:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tcc wrote: What are you saying - please yes or please no ?  :-)
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you don´t need to read between the lines !

my excitement says it all: PLEASE YES !!!  ;)

Taylor Hawkins is not only a great musician, he really loves Queen and it´s obvious he´d love Brian and Roger to keep doing good stuff.

My respects to Paul Rodgers, but TH could help much better Bri+Rog going one step forward, at least in terms of creativity .... and pleasing many Queen fans too.

I remember reading an interview with Roger before TCR tour saying Taylor Hawkins suggested them doing some of the older stuff .... the same they did last night in London.  Maybe our guys (mainly Brian) have opened their eyes a little bit .... there´s still hope !!

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Posted: 12 May 10, 06:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vali wrote:

I remember reading an interview with Roger before TCR tour saying Taylor Hawkins suggested them doing some of the older stuff .... the same they did last night in London.  Maybe our guys (mainly Brian) have opened their eyes a little bit .... there´s still hope !!

:D
I remember this too - and Brian also confirmed around that time that Taylor Hawkins was really tring to push them to do some more of the 'classic' older album tracks as well as the 'hits'.  It seems that something may be afoot if TH can put enoguh pressure on Brian (I don't think RT needs much persuading). 

However Brian sums up his true feelings by saying on his soapbox that he would have been happy to just play Tie Your Mohter Down with Hawkins on vocals - safe and boring as usual. 

Amazing that they did these tracks for a 'non Queen' crowd too, and presumably went down really well.

Fingers crossed and breathe held for the next instalment!!!

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Posted: 12 May 10, 10:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yep, I went and it was brilliant (Taylor is really great too), the Queen bits were great, fab to hear the old stuff rather than the usuals.

Any questions, happy to answer - but there were loads of people filming on phones etc so should be on youtube etc soon; sound was a bit naff in some parts of the scala (boomy), so it would need to be from guys near the front to be clear.

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Posted: 12 May 10, 17:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

please some youtube links, i couldn't find anything


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