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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 05:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

when i was listening to vinyl albums and a track i wasn't keen on came on, i'd usually be too lazy to get up and move the needle along. however when cds came out it was great for this type of thing.               i was just thinking about this, and i started to wonder if there were any queen albums that i didn't feel the need to skip a track or two?

the one that immediately springs to mind is the first album. i really enjoy every track on it, and i even like to hear the short seven seas of rhye track at the end too.  'sheer heart attack' fits the bill as does 'flash gordon', but thats it.

'a night at the opera' has '39 and the prophet's song on it, a couple of songs i've never been able to warm to. even my favourite album 'queen 2', doesn't qualify. i never play white queen.

are you able to listen to many/all of queen's albums without having the urge to skip a song?

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 05:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I usually skip Coming Soon, Tie Your Mother Down, One Year of Love, WWRY, We Are The Champions, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Brighton Rock, The Invisible Man and The Hitman.


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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great King Rat
Jesus
Procession
Father To Son
White Queen
Someday one day
The Loser In The End
The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke
Funny How Love Is
Tenement Funster
Now I'm Here
Misfire
Bring Back That Leroy Brown
You're My Best Friend
Sweet Lady
Seaside Rendezvous
You Take My Breath Away
Long Away
You And I
Drowse
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
Fight From The Inside
Get Down Make Love
Sleeping On The Sidewalk
Who Needs You
My Melancholy Blues
Jealousy
In Only Seven Days
Dreamers Ball
Fun It
Leaving Home Aint Easy
More Of That Jazz
Play The Game
Dragon Attack
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Rock It
Don't Try Suicide
Flash Gordon - the album
Staying Power
Back Chat
Body Language
Action This Day
Life Is Real
Calling All Girls
Las Pallabras De Amor
Cool Cat
Under Pressure
Radio Ga Ga
It's A Hard Life
Man On The Prowl
Machines
Keep Passing The Open Windows
Is This The World We Created
One Vision
A Kind Of Magic
One Year Of Love
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
Friends Will Be Friends
Don't Lose Your Head
Party
The Miracle
The Invisible Man
Rain Must Fall
My Baby Does Me
I'm Going Slightly Mad
These Are The Days Of OUr Lives
Delilah
It's A Beautiful Day
A Winters Tale

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 06:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

so hardly any then?

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Misfire, She Makes Me, Sweet Lady and about half of Hot Space, oh, and Don't Lose Your Head, which is awful. If you leave out the lyrics (i.e. "A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling") it's not too bad, though.


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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 07:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Are you sure, you're a Queen fan? :)


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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 07:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote: Great King Rat
Jesus
Procession
Father To Son
White Queen
Someday one day
The Loser In The End
The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke
Funny How Love Is
Tenement Funster
Now I'm Here
Misfire
Bring Back That Leroy Brown
You're My Best Friend
Sweet Lady
Seaside Rendezvous
You Take My Breath Away
Long Away
You And I
Drowse
Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
Fight From The Inside
Get Down Make Love
Sleeping On The Sidewalk
Who Needs You
My Melancholy Blues
Jealousy
In Only Seven Days
Dreamers Ball
Fun It
Leaving Home Aint Easy
More Of That Jazz
Play The Game
Dragon Attack
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Rock It
Don't Try Suicide
Flash Gordon - the album
Staying Power
Back Chat
Body Language
Action This Day
Life Is Real
Calling All Girls
Las Pallabras De Amor
Cool Cat
Under Pressure
Radio Ga Ga
It's A Hard Life
Man On The Prowl
Machines
Keep Passing The Open Windows
Is This The World We Created
One Vision
A Kind Of Magic
One Year Of Love
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
Friends Will Be Friends
Don't Lose Your Head
Party
The Miracle
The Invisible Man
Rain Must Fall
My Baby Does Me
I'm Going Slightly Mad
These Are The Days Of OUr Lives
Delilah
It's A Beautiful Day
A Winters Tale
Are you sure, you're a Queen fan? :)


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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 07:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not such a big Queen fan like I was 15 years ago :-)
But honestly, I still love them live

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm....

Jesus,
Funny How Love Is
In The Lap Of The Gods
Spread Your Wings(hate the studio version, love the live versions however),
If You Can't Beat 'Em,
More Of That Jazz,
Need Your Lovin' Tonight,
Coming Soon,
Aboria (Planet Of The Tree Men),
Vultan's Theme (Attack Of The Hawk Men),
Life Is Real (Song For Lennon),
One Year Of Love,
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure,
Don't Lose Your Head,
Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends,
Khashoggi's Ship,
Hang On In There,
Don't Try So Hard,
Ride The Wild Wind,
All God's People,
Bijou,
My Life Has Been Saved.

Of course, this is just the official album tracks, the b-sides, rarities and BBC sessions vary, but there's no point going into all that.


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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

antiden wrote: Are you sure, you're a Queen fan? :)



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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am sorry but if you hate over 70 Queen songs, you are streaching the truth just a bit ,saying you are a big Queen fan ! It must be a joke !???! Ha Ha Ha!! Oh you are being serious!!

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Delilah" is one of two songs I hit the "next" button for if the button is within reach at the time. It's purely a personal taste thing. Is it a terrible song? I don't know, I hardly listen to it. If people like the song, fantastic. I know I like songs with other people don't think highly of.

The other would be "The Wedding March" on Flash Gordon. I hardly ever listen to FG anyway, but when I do, that's a track I skip. It makes perfect sense on the album and in the film, but my reaction is always "next!" I guess maybe I think its such a clichéd melody without the visual context (and sometimes even *in* context).

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apparently, pittrek, you don't listen much to Queen... even when you do! :) hehe

I see your point, though. If you prefer live over studio Queen, it makes sense.

I tend to skip (one album per line):
Liar, Jesus
The Loser in the End
Misfire, She Makes Me
Sweet Lady
You Take my Breah away, You and I, White Man
WWRY/Champions, It's Late (it's too long)
Leaving Home Ain't Easy
Don't Try Suicide
Anything without vocals on Flash Gordon
Back Chat, Action This Day
Keep passing the open windows, Is this the world we created?
I very rarely listen to AKOM. When I do, I usually listen to the whole thing but only once.
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Delilah

The thing with the latter albums, who have 4 or 5 singles in them, is that I rarely listen to them but WHEN I DO, I tend to listen to all the album tracks. If not, I might as well listen to GH2.

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1.  Jesus
2.  Loser In The End
3. Storm Troopers In Stilettos - weak vocals and a little monotonus to put it mildly
4. Good Company
5.  Drowse -  weak vocals  
6. Mustapha - Not my cup of tea
7. Suicide -     Mother Mercury / Good Samaritans are us
8. Put Out The Fire - Could have been better musically especially group vox, not one of Brian's better solos seems jumbled and all over the place
9. Staying Power - Those Horns aah!!! absolute shite ruined quite a funky and catchy song =Arif Ardem you sold Queen a duffer  here.
10. Man On The Prowl - Should have left the overt gay stuff for his solo album
11. Kurgan's Theme - Freddie at the end of his vocal range and cracking- grates this one.
12. Party - A Lot of drums and not much else - I agree with Roger drum solos get tedious.
13. Delilah- Amusing lyrics but musically below par.
 14. Winter's Tale I think could have used a mass choir instead of Brian & Roger multi tracked. Sorry guys should have been No.1 with Freddie's poignant lyrics - and he does sound a bit rough too.

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 12:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

philip storey wrote:

I am sorry but if you hate over 70 Queen songs, you are streaching the truth just a bit ,saying you are a big Queen fan ! It must be a joke !???! Ha Ha Ha!! Oh you are being serious!!

Of course I'm not quite serious :-) But remember Phil, the original question was "songs you always skip" , NOT "songs you hate". I would NEVER dare to say that I hate ANY Queen song

Those are more "songs, which I don't have to listen every time I listen to the album" :-) Of course, don't take me TOO seriously :-)

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Posted: 21 Feb 11, 13:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thats cool dude ! I tend to play the whole albums from start to finish except for Flash Gordon which i have hardly ever played !!

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Posted: 22 Feb 11, 06:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I was younger I used to skip All God's People, The Hitman, One Vision, The Invisible Man, Under Pressure, Seven Seas of Rhye, Mother Love, but now I listen to all the tracks (although I sometimes skip We are the champions, it's been so overplayed!)

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Posted: 22 Feb 11, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I must admit that I skip BoRhap quite a lot...

And WWRY/WATC....

Not because I don't like them, NOT AT ALL, but hear them too much (is that possible with Queen songs?)

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Posted: 22 Feb 11, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is a good topic. I'm not going to list all the songs I skip cuz there's quite a few however I find myself skipping most of Roger's contributions on all the 70's albums, with the exception being "I'm in Love with my Car". I could listen to the whole Queen II album from start to finish if it wasn't for "Loser In The End". I know with Flash Gordon the only 2 tracks I'll listen to on there is "The Hero" & "Flash's Theme"....I find myself skipping alot of songs on the Miracle as well.


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Posted: 22 Feb 11, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to skip She Makes Me and Heaven For Everyone. Also many tracks from Flash Gordon and A Kind Of Magic.


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