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Posted: 20 Jun 10, 15:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What do you all think of Extremes cover, or any cover played at the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert?

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Posted: 20 Jun 10, 15:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think watching somebody else sing it reveals that it does have limitations as a song, and reveals how much it  depends on it's own history and narrative within Queen to be moving.  It's a very good song, but in my view it's not a great one; not great like other things they did.  It needs Freddie or Brian to create a moment, and it needs a complicit audience.

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Posted: 20 Jun 10, 17:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Couldn't agree more with you! I like they're appreciation for Queen, it took alot of courage for everyone that day to get up and sing songs that are very hard to sing, especially comparing the cover version to the original version.

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Posted: 20 Jun 10, 22:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great playing by Nuno, not Gary's greatest moment vocally, given a great mark due to the reverence and effort.  Same performance by Axl Rose may have got a lesser grade but Extreme "got" Queen, and deserves full marks for the LOML cover.

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Posted: 21 Jun 10, 01:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me Extreme were the best!!! So much energy and drive!!!Amazing!!! So young pure talented guys with open hearts and true love to Queen!!! They were like children of Queen, their successors! Brian, Roger and John I think for the first time after Freddie's death felt themselves alive again on the stage!!You can see it on Hammer to fall.
It was so unbearably terribly sad without Freddie but Gary came and gave me Hope, he showed that life goes on and Freddie smiled him from heaven...

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Posted: 21 Jun 10, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Marina K. wrote: For me Extreme were the best!!! So much energy and drive!!!Amazing!!! So young pure talented guys with open hearts and true love to Queen!!! They were like children of Queen, their successors! Brian, Roger and John I think for the first time after Freddie's death felt themselves alive again on the stage!!You can see it on Hammer to fall.
It was so unbearably terribly sad without Freddie but Gary came and gave me Hope, he showed that life goes on and Freddie smiled him from heaven...

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...........................And they did'nt even make it onto the official DVD ! -UNBELIEVABLE

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Posted: 22 Jun 10, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

master marathon runner wrote: And they did'nt even make it onto the official DVD !

oh, it's my dream...