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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Would Everone Pefer Brian and Roger to call themselves 'Smile'?

Cause everyone bitches when they use 'Queen' name, which they are like it or not!

But if they call themselves 'Smile' and play 'Queen' songs then everyone will bitch then for playing them?

So really the can't win, can they?

People say Freddie Mecury was 'Queen', I disgree with that. All the bands solo work could never reach the same level of success as the bands work. Because the success was the arguments the band had in the studio and song got fine-turned. So its unfair to say it was one man.

Even Frieddie has been quoted saying he is 25% of the rock group 'Queen'

Whats your view friends??????

Im enjoying these discussion since Ive been on here, so cheers all!

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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SORRY for spelling error, missed the y in everyone!

Sorry!!!!

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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not everyone bitches about that. Some people, however, disagree with the use of the Queen name without all the four members, and I'm amongst them.

It's not about Freddie, but about any of them.

No Roger = No Queen
No Freddie = No Queen
No John = No Queen
No Brian = No Queen

Bits and pieces like Bijou aside, that's the way it always was, and that's, IMO, the way it should've remained. Not my call, of course, but I still disagree.


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they should still use the same name. Smile wouldn't work, because it's not the recognized band name. Brian and Roger are what's left of Queen, let's face it. John opted out. It's his decision. But if Queen are going to work with someone else, they should use the Queen+ moniker like they have been. But if they want any chance at being still 'out there' and doing stuff besides WWRY and the remasters, they need to do it soon.


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think they should call themselves Smile. Keep it Queen +..whatever...

on another note, you also missed the 'r' in Prefer.

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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Queen sound was a very unique result of four very uniquely talented individuals working together. Remove any of of them and that unique sound no longer happens. They can call themselves what they want, but it's no longer "Queen."

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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No Tim = No Smile

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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If they start calling themselves Smile, they better ring up Tim Staffell and make a new album!


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Posted: 30 Jun 11, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"The Queen sound was a very unique result of four very uniquely talented individuals working together. Remove any of of them and that unique sound no longer happens. They can call themselves what they want, but it's no longer "Queen." 

For a newbie at 4 posts, that is the greatest 4th post ever.

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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 00:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't see how naming themselves after one dead band instead of another makes it any more interesting or viable.  Let them do what they want, the music will stand or fall on its own merits.  (We have proof of that already).


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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 04:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sheer Brass Neck:                        
"The Queen sound was a very unique result of four very uniquely talented individuals working together. Remove any of of them and that unique sound no longer happens. They can call themselves what they want, but it's no longer "Queen." 

For a newbie at 4 posts, that is the greatest 4th post ever.                                       

Thank you my friend and sorry again for the spelling error!

For me their are the closest i got to seeing 'Queen' and I suppose this goes for the younger fans that went to see them with Paul Rodgers, Im 25.

The Cosmos Rocks wasnt a bad album but compare it to Hot Space with the exception of Under Pressure. Even the hardcore fans who spend all their time on 'Queen' will say Hot Space was the weakest of the them all.

The Cosmos Rocks made 5 in the UK album charts, people tend to forget that, C-lebrity made 33 in the UK single charts, the mighty Metallica at the same struggled to get their single from their last album into the top 40 and look at the massive promotion they had compared to The Cosmos Rocks!

Let them call themselves 'Queen' and if you don't like it you don't have go to the musical which as 'Queen' they produced, buy any of the remasted stuff they've done or anything they do as 'Queen'!

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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 05:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Smile" wouldn´t be a correct choice, imo .... what about something as simple as "May & Taylor" ?


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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 05:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me their are the closest i got to seeing 'Queen' and I suppose this goes for the younger fans that went to see them with Paul Rodgers, Im 25.

The Cosmos Rocks wasn't a bad album but compare it to Hot Space with the exception of Under Pressure. Even the hardcore fans who spend all their time on 'Queen' will say Hot Space was the weakest of the them all.

I'm 52. I saw the real deal. 1978 and 1979. I'm a hardcore fan. I love Hot Space. In my opinion, The Miracle was the weakest of them all, and that is excluding anything with a "+" in the name. 

You feel  "Cosmos Rocks" wasn't a bad album compared to Hot Space, I feel Cosmos Rocks was a bad album compared to any other new material I have purchased by favorite bands in the past five years. To me it sounds like middle of the road, early 70s generic radio friendly pseudo-blues with some embarrassingly trite lyrics. I didn't like that style then and I don't like it now. It's certainly not viable in today's music world. Some people like that style and they are welcome to it.

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

GOATHEAD1985 wrote:

Let them call themselves 'Queen' and if you don't like it you don't have go to the musical which as 'Queen' they produced, buy any of the remasted stuff they've done or anything they do as 'Queen'!

What an absurd statement. The remastered stuff is authentic Queen.

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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 07:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MadTheSwine73 wrote: If they start calling themselves Smile, they better ring up Tim Staffell and make a new album!
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An album with Tim would be awesome.

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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What about 'Queen -' ;-)


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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Guys Im loving this debate, thank you for your views!

'May and Taylor' would be a great name for them.

I found the 'The Miracle' a lot stronger than stronger than 'Hot Space', but there are weaker tracks on 'The Miracle' like: My Baby Does Me, Rain Must Fall. But for me 'Was It All Worth It' is my fav from that album, perfect balance of the electric sound of the 1980's and the rock sound 'Queen' had, that what should of happened on 'Hot Space' with certain songs on that album, but thats my view.

I like 'Hot Space'! 'Action This Day' is my fav from that album and worked in my view live, 'Calling All Girls', 'Put Out the Fire' and of course 'Under Pressure' great songs and again worked perfect live!

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Posted: 01 Jul 11, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queen,sounds good to me.
as for the ,no fred no queen,,
why not continue under the banner ,queen...
it worked before.ie.
pete best.
peter gabrial.
rod stewart.
robbie williams.
the list could go on and on.
these groups survived(faces reunited of course).
so why not queen.
this argument will go on and on and on and on.
and on and on.etc etc etc.