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Posted: 09 Apr 11, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Our favourite band has done songs in so many genres. Its quite amazing. If you compare to, lets say U2 they are much more diverse. Here are some examples.

Funk - Fun it
Technopop - Radio ga ga
Gospel - Somebody to love
Rock - Tie your mother down
Progressive rock - Liar
Disco - Staying power
Punk - Sheer heart attack
Ballad - You take my breath away
Powerballad - In the lap of the gods (revisited)
Ethnic - Mustapha
Heavy metal - Tear it up
Dance - You dont fool me
Soundtrack - Flash
Rock n roll - Crazy little thing called love
Marchmucic - Procession
Dixiejazz ? - Bring back that Leroy Brown
Pop - Pain is so close to pleasure
Vaudeville ? - Seaside rendezvous
Classic - The middle section og Was it all worth it
Opera - The middle section of Bohemian rhapsody
Jazz - Dreamers ball
Blues - Sleeping on the sidewalk
Tribute (to Japan) - Teo torriate
Reggae - Cool cat
Latin - Who need you
Instrumental (almost) - Bijou
Protest song - Is this the world we created
Waltz - The milionaire walz
Hard rock - Stone cold crazy
New wave - Calling all girls

There are probably more


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Posted: 09 Apr 11, 13:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Should 'crazy little thing called love' not be 'Rockabilly' ?

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Posted: 09 Apr 11, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes of course. Sorry about that.


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Posted: 09 Apr 11, 14:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Somehow they carried on the path the Beatles have started. They also played with every possible style especially on the white album. And got away with it ! The audience followed,  cause somehow they were recognisable whatever they did . Same goes for Queen, although in the 80s they went too far for some fans....

But it's an interesting phenomenon how open minded most of the Queen audience usually was. You don't find that with many bands or artists.

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Posted: 09 Apr 11, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

angermair73 wrote: Our favourite band has done songs in so many genres. Its quite amazing. If you compare to, lets say U2 they are much more diverse. Here are some examples.

Funk - Fun it
Technopop - Radio ga ga
Gospel - Somebody to love
Rock - Tie your mother down
Progressive rock - Liar
Disco - Staying power
Punk - Sheer heart attack
Ballad - You take my breath away
Powerballad - In the lap of the gods (revisited)
Ethnic - Mustapha
Heavy metal - Tear it up
Dance - You dont fool me
Soundtrack - Flash
Rock n roll - Crazy little thing called love
Marchmucic - Procession
Dixiejazz ? - Bring back that Leroy Brown
Pop - Pain is so close to pleasure
Vaudeville ? - Seaside rendezvous
Classic - The middle section og Was it all worth it
Opera - The middle section of Bohemian rhapsody
Jazz - Dreamers ball
Blues - Sleeping on the sidewalk
Tribute (to Japan) - Teo torriate
Reggae - Cool cat
Latin - Who need you
Instrumental (almost) - Bijou
Protest song - Is this the world we created
Waltz - The milionaire walz
Hard rock - Stone cold crazy
New wave - Calling all girls

There are probably more

Glam Rock - Keep Yourself Alive
Heavy Metal - Great King Rat
Speed Metal - Stone Cold Crazy
Pyschadelic Rock - Jesus
Religious Rock - Jesus
Instrumental - Seven Seas of Rhye....
March Music - Procession
Rock - Father to Son
Progressive Rock - White Queen
Art Rock - The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke
Ballad - Nevermore
Vaudeville - Seaside Rendzevous
Seaside Music? - Seaside Rendzevous
Pop Rock - Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
Hard Rock - Now I'm Here
Ragtime -  Bring Back that Leroy Brown
Caribean - Misfire
Arena Rock - We Will Rock You
Power Ballad - In the Lap of the Gods....revisted
Pop - You're My Best Friend
Swing? - You're My Best Friend
Folk Rock - 39
Power Metal - The Prophet's Song
Opera - Bohemian Rhapsody
Waltz - The Millionaire Waltz
Gospel - Somebody to Love
Tribute - Teo Torriatte
Punk - Sheer Heart Attack
Rock n Roll - Sleeping on the Sidewalk
Latin - Who Needs You
Ethnic - Mustupha
Country? - Fat Bottomed Girls
Funk - Fun It
Piano Rock - Don't Stop Me Now
Power Pop - Need Your Loving Tonight
Rockabilly - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Funk Rock - Dragon Attack
New Wave - Calling All Girls
Soundtrack - Flash
Symphonic Rock - Who Wants to Live Forever
Synth Rock - Football Fight
Technopop - Radio Ga Ga
Disco - Staying Power
Dance - Dancer
Reggae - Cool Cat
Soul - Back Chat
Dixie Land Jazz - Good Company
Jazz - Dreamer's Ball
Synth Pop - Radio Ga Ga
Protest - Is this the World we Created
Blues - Sleeping on the Sidewalk
Classic - Was it All Worth it (middle)
Arabic Rock - Mustupha
Christmas - Thank God It's Christmas

Queen did a lot of music!

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Posted: 09 Apr 11, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tear it up isnt heavy metal, 
THIS is heavy metal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvsURNUnt8I&feature=related

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Posted: 09 Apr 11, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvsURNUnt8I&feature=related

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Posted: 09 Apr 11, 22:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A lot of those choices are reaching pretty far...

And I can't believe you guys missed Dust - their biggest hit in the US, largely because black people bought it thinking Queen were a black band.

Here's my list of the genres Queen tackled, chronological...

Psychedelic rock - Jesus
March music - Procession
Art rock - The Fairy Feller's Masterstroke
Progressive rock - The March Of The Black Queen
Blues - See What A Fool I've Been
Speed metal - Stone Cold Crazy
Caribbean / calypso - Misfire
Ragtime -  Bring Back That Leroy Brown
Folk / skiffle - '39
Vaudeville - Seaside Rendezvous
Ballad - Love Of My Life
Dixieland jazz - Good Company
Opera - middle of Bohemian Rhapsody
Waltz - The Millionaire Waltz
Gospel - Somebody To Love
Punk - Sheer Heart Attack
Latin - Who Needs You
Jazz - My Melancholy Blues
Ethnic - Mustapha
Country rock - Fat Bottomed Girls
Rockabilly - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Funk - Another One Bites The Dust
Soundtrack / instrumental - Flash Gordon
Disco - Staying Power
Soul - Cool Cat
Symphonic rock - Who Wants To Live Forever
Classical - middle of Was It All Worth It
Latino - middle of Innuendo
Dance - You Don't Fool Me

Even broken down it's quite an impressive list.  Note how little of it comes after 1980, and that the most diversity was on A Night At The Opera.

Furthermore, isolate the Freddie tracks from the list and you'll see which member of the band contributed most to their genre-crossing, and channeled those skills most effectively to create the hit songs.  Just some food for thought..


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Posted: 10 Apr 11, 05:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As for me, Liar, Great King Rat, Father to Son, Brighton Rock, The Prophet's Song, Princes of the Universe and Innuendo are progressive metal songs.


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Posted: 10 Apr 11, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen are a Pop/Rock band that's it. All the other genres that have been mentioned in the above posts are bullshit.


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Posted: 10 Apr 11, 10:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

master marathon runner wrote: Should 'crazy little thing called love' not be 'Rockabilly' ?

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Actually, the band has explained on numerous occasions that "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" is NOT rockabilly, but rather early '50s rock-n-roll, like Elvis Presley.

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Posted: 10 Apr 11, 22:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

paulosham wrote:

Queen are a Pop/Rock band that's it.  All the other genres that have been mentioned in the above posts are bullshit.

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Must a band be restricted to one creative avenue?  On what basis are you employing this categorization system of yours?

Queen went down dozens of creative avenues, and fused these genres into rock and pop.  The fact that one of their songs was a waltz for 2 minutes and not the entire 5 minutes does not make those 2 minutes any less of a waltz.

Had they created gospel, folk, vaudeville, latino and progressive rock albums in five different bands, each band would have been given a different genre.  So why doesn't this apply when it happens to be done by the same four guys?


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Posted: 11 Apr 11, 05:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rap - We Will Rock You


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Posted: 11 Apr 11, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH wrote:

Speed metal - Sheer Heart Attack
Dixieland jazz - Good Company

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I'd think of "Modern Times Rock 'n Roll" before "Sheer Heart Attack" in the speed metal-category, but I suppose both might just qualify. As for "Good Company", that falls firmly into the Music Hall-category, IMHO. It certainly isn't dixieland, being harmonically structured rather than poly-melodically. The fact that a ukelele is used also suggests Music Hall rather than dixieland, as the ukelele would be about as uncommon in dixieland as a woodwind section in a punk band.


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Posted: 11 Apr 11, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Fairy King wrote: Rap - We Will Rock You
I think "I'm Going Slightly Mad" are more like a Rap song...?


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ITSM wrote: The Fairy King wrote: Rap - We Will Rock You
I think "I'm Going Slightly Mad" are more like a Rap song...?

Now you're just being silly.


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Posted: 11 Apr 11, 13:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Fairy King wrote: Rap - We Will Rock You

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you serious?

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Posted: 11 Apr 11, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ThomasQuinn wrote:
Sir GH wrote:

Speed metal - Sheer Heart Attack
Dixieland jazz - Good Company

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I'd think of "Modern Times Rock 'n Roll" before "Sheer Heart Attack" in the speed metal-category, but I suppose both might just qualify.

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I actually said Stone Cold Crazy.  But you're right, Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll is probably closer to speed metal than Stone Cold Crazy... or Sheer Heart Attack for that matter.

As for Good Company, I'm referring to the guitar orchestration at the end of the song.  Even Brian said dixieland jazz inspired it.


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Posted: 11 Apr 11, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bo Rap - irish folk
Stone Cold Crazy - pan pipe
Bijou - Hawaiian drumming
I Can't Live WIth You - World War Two POW singalong
Jesus - whale song
Brighton Rock  - monastic chanting
Cool Cat - SETI signal


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Posted: 12 Apr 11, 09:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly 2003. You're the best! :-)


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