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

Dunno if this was posted before.

Check it out here:
http://www.queenonline.com/en/features/queen-biographer-jim-jenkins-interview/

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Posted: 09 May 11, 12:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was a little taken aback to read that his least favourite album is The Game, one of his favourites is Hot Space, and he told Freddie that Play The Game was a terrible song!!

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

In the nicest possible way, and with the utmost respect; Jim Jenkins is a moron.

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Posted: 09 May 11, 22:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I read it... the way he comes across, if I had to compare him to a character in a TV show, would be Stevie from Eastbound & Down....lol!!! if you don't know who this is, search quickly on youtube...
for starters....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOxTO0Svhcw

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Posted: 11 May 11, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TyphoonTip wrote: In the nicest possible way, and with the utmost respect; Jim Jenkins is a moron.

..... and what do you base that view on?


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Posted: 11 May 11, 20:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder what bands would really say about this level of superfandom if made to be brutally honest.  I remember Nick Mason expressing discomfort or incredulity or something along those lines at the super dedicated in 'Inside Out'.  It's got to be a bit strange.  Hell, we all probably look a bit strange.  But can you imagine being so flushed with insiderhood that you tell Fred to his face that 'Play the Game' was a bad song?  It's one I can tend to forget for whatever reason, so am always freshly taken away whenever I listen.

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Posted: 12 May 11, 00:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got nothing against the dude, just hope that I've got better things to worry about when I'm nearing my fifties/sixties than what colour underwear Freddie wore.

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Posted: 12 May 11, 01:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Re "Play The Game" I can imagine giving my honest opinion if asked for it - and give it in a positive way. (I quite like PTG but think it could've been developed further.) But I couldn't imagine out of the blue saying "you know what, Fred, PTG sucks" - unsolicited.

For example - if Brian asked my opinion :-) - I would say "Dangerland" had a great riff but scarcely develops (except for a little at the end).

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Posted: 12 May 11, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Brian asked my opinion I would say (and have said) "Dangerland sounds like something cut from 'Phantom of the Opera' in the interest of good taste.  Martin Packer thinks that's because it had a great riff but scarcely develops, except for a little at the blessed end. :)

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Posted: 13 May 11, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is 'Dangerland' please?


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Posted: 13 May 11, 08:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

splicksplack wrote: TyphoonTip wrote: In the nicest possible way, and with the utmost respect; Jim Jenkins is a moron.

..... and what do you base that view on?
OK, since you haven't bothered to answer....

Jim Jenkins is a personal friend of mine and I KNOW he is not a moron.

You obviously don't know know him but you opine that he is a moron on a Queen discussion board and then don't back it up.

That makes you not just a moron but also a cunt.


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Posted: 13 May 11, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zing!


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Posted: 14 May 11, 03:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never met Jim Jenkins but he does not come across like a fanatic to me. Unlike other self-important "super fans" he never made a big deal of his "fandom" but helped the fan club with his knowledge like probably no other person. Queen is just his hobby  - other people pay a fortune to see formula 1 races or travel the world to take photos of specific trains. I think that Jim must be a happy person to have a hobby that gave him so much joy and wonderful memories and brought him so many friends. His book is still a very important reference for anyone looking for Queen related FACTS.

I always liked the story about "now that the moustache is gone you might write some decent songs again". In the QOL version that connection got lost a bit but it was always one of the funniest Queen anecdotes I heard :-) Freddie must have been close to speechless :)


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Posted: 15 May 11, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I'd definately like to hear those recordings Jim Jenkins made during the Crazy Tour...

Apparently he recorded some those gigs. he mentioned Manchester in the article he wrote for the fanclub.


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