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Posted: 13 Nov 10, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You decide which era of Queen is your favourite. It could be the early years or the 1980s, DISCO ERA.

Preferably I'd like to hear your opinions on the eras 1971-1981 and 1981 - 1997.

My favourite era would have to be the 1970s. Queen in the 1980s were a great live band and released many fantastic single but I think the Hot Space album completely changed the Queen sound, replaced by electtonic drums and drum machines. I'd wish that albums such as The Works and A Kind of Magic had more variety in the sound and musical styles. The same with Innuendo: songs like These are the Days of Our Lives, Innuendo, The Show Must Go On, Headlong and also I Can't Live With You/Bijou are in my opinion classic Songs but the rest of the songs on the album don't quite hit the heights. I mean, Innuendo really could have been an identical album to Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera, Day at the Races if the standard of a hand full of songs were higher.

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Posted: 13 Nov 10, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

77-81 for me.


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Posted: 13 Nov 10, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1973 -  1976

i just love the fashion and how its so different to the modern world, its pure excapeism :)

and freddie's voice, i dont know what it was, but he seemed to lengthen it more, like he could be realy high and realy low in the same song, he was just so THERE!
listen to the prophets song, freddie's voice is so powerful!

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Posted: 13 Nov 10, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I've come to think of '70's Queen and 80's Queen as almost two different bands in a way,lol!

They went as far as they could in the '70's in that particular path that they were on...for them the change was just natural for the '80's.  They wanted to remain successful and "relevant" in the '80's.  In hindsight it seems like it was kind of a mistake.  But I really love most of what they did in the '80's.

They seemed to have "turned a corner" with Innuendo, though...and if Freddie had been healthy, who knows what would have come in the years afterward.  His vocals on the Innuendo album were his best since A Day At The Races, imo.
So many shades!

But...yeah...1973 thru 1982(YES! Hot Space was exciting and groundbreaking) is the best era of Queen...with Inuendo an interesting and heartbreaking caveat.

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Posted: 13 Nov 10, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Sheer Heart Attack" through "The Game".


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Posted: 14 Nov 10, 02:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me, from Queen until Jazz they were at their best.  Jazz still had some good songs but it felt like an end of an era. These years in my opinion were Queen at their best.

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Posted: 14 Nov 10, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1978-1982: fantastic voice, songs and energy.

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Posted: 14 Nov 10, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mine would have to be '78-'82.


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Posted: 14 Nov 10, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

74 through 78. Sheer Heart Attack to Jazz. Five of the best albuims by anybody and they were prolific. The 80's was not without it's charms but in that period Queen became more of a singles band and I now very rarely listen to any of those albums. Innuendo was a partial return to form in '91.


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Posted: 14 Nov 10, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lifetimefanofqueen wrote: 1973 -  1976

i just love the fashion and how its so different to the modern world, its pure excapeism :)

and freddie's voice, i dont know what it was, but he seemed to lengthen it more, like he could be realy high and realy low in the same song, he was just so THERE!
listen to the prophets song, freddie's voice is so powerful! 

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Posted: 14 Nov 10, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From Queen II up to and including Day At The Races. The Game/Hot Space is probably my favorite live-era. Soundwise I really enjoy the production/mix of Made In Heaven and Cosmos Rocks. Very rich sound IMO. I'm no expert at all, but I wish every album sounded like that.

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Posted: 14 Nov 10, 12:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Concert era or album era ?

Concert eras
1973-1974
1978-1982

Album eras
Queen 1 - Live Killers
Innuendo - Made In Heaven

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Posted: 14 Nov 10, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

simple 1973-1995


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Posted: 14 Nov 10, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

concert era:
78-82

album era:
73-80


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Posted: 14 Nov 10, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen up to News of the world, the band sounded like a band, after that 4 individual musicians making an album.

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Posted: 14 Nov 10, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

from A Day At The Races Tour USA tour 1977 to Japanese Hot Space tour 1982.


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Posted: 15 Nov 10, 02:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All of it and whatever happens in the future as well

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Posted: 15 Nov 10, 04:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1973-1977

Before the shouting

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Posted: 15 Nov 10, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Queen up to News of the world, the band sounded like a band, after that 4 individual musicians making an album. "

Perfect ... 

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Posted: 15 Nov 10, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Being a fan since day one i'd have to say for defo -

Queen right through till Day At The Races for me that was there best period although News Of The World/Jazz & Live Killers are brill too,after that for the time all the rest of the albums were good but differant,got a soft spot for hot space probably because the tour was good.... At the end thought both The Miracle & Innuendo were great albums....

Concert's - all 73 till crazy tour 79 were amazing,afterwards still good but not as good as the 70's,,but still glad i saw all the tours.