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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 08:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Listening to some Queen tracks the other day I thought it was interesting to pick out the songs that reflect Queen's influences. Those that I came up with were:

Long Away - The Beatles
Last Horizon (Not really Queen, I know!) - The Shadows
Crazy Little Thing Called Love / Man On The Prowl - Elvis Presley (rockabilly in general?)

Any others you'd like to add, I know Queen were influenced by Led Zepp and Hendrix but I'm not sure what I'd pick out that reflects those two.


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo - led zeppelin


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another one bites the dust - bassline inspired from "Good Times" by the disco group Chic

Sheer Heart Attack- Punk rock movement

Life is Real - John Lennon (especially lyrics)

Somebody to Love - Aretha Franklin possibly


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bluesbreaker -- Eric Clapton/Cream
Good Company - Lonnie Donnegan
Get Down, Make Love - Led Zeppelin
Now I'm Here - Chuck Berry


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Father to Son - The Who

Their early work sounds very similar to Led Zeppelin

Lazy On A Sunday Afternoon/Seaside Rendezvous - The Beatles

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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

long Away is more like the Byrds than the beatles. Brian's use of a Burns 12 string has that familier jangle.

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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Long Away - The Beatles"

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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:
Now I'm Here - Chuck Berry

I hear Mott The Hoople in there, particularly the piano in the middle being a nod to All The Way From Memphis. Those guys had a huge impact on early Queen.


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:
Get Down, Make Love - Led Zeppelin Now I'm Here - Chuck Berry

i reckon Get Down, Make Love is much closer in true inspiration to the Beatles - Come Together

would also be more inclined to put the inspiration for Now I'm Here somewhere between Mott and Bowie - maybe closest i can find would be Aladdin Sane album - esp when you consider the similarities in the theme of both


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're both probably right about Now I'm Here. Reason I mentioned Berry is the guitar solo which is atypical of Brian and features some "Johnny-B-Good" type chops. I've always thought the "sex" instrumental/vocal break in GDML was the band's homage to Zep's Whole Lotta Love.


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:
Good Company - Lonnie Donnegan


Wasnt Good Company based on Temperance Seven?


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Modern Times Rock 'N Roll: Led Zep. Just listen to Comunication Breakdown. I hear Zeppelin influences in Son & Daughter also, mainly the guitar riff.

Funny How Love Is: The Beach Boys, I guess?


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 20:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Father to Son' has Led Zep all over it. In fact, I think the riff is taken straight from one of their tracks (can anyone pinpoint which one?).

'Another One Bites the Dust' - Chic's 'Good Times'.

Lots of the stuff on Mr. Bad Guy seems to be inspired by a lot of Italian disco/Hi-NRG that was going on at the time.

'Pain Is So Close to Pleasure' sounds awfully a lot like Diana Ross' 'Chain Reaction'.


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 20:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Holly2003 wrote:
Good Company - Lonnie Donnegan

Wasnt Good Company based on Temperance Seven?

Probably both, as Brian has cited both as big influences.


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bo Alex wrote:
Modern Times Rock 'N Roll: Led Zep. Just listen to Comunication Breakdown. I hear Zeppelin influences in Son & Daughter also, mainly the guitar riff.
Funny How Love Is: The Beach Boys, I guess?

Bingo on all three.

But for Funny How Love Is, I'd say it's the Phil Spector sound in general. It's who Brian Wilson was trying to emulate.


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Posted: 26 Feb 12, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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'Father to Son' has Led Zep all over it. In fact, I think the riff is taken straight from one of their tracks (can anyone pinpoint which one?).

The outtro of Out On The Tiles. They really are similar.

Zeppelin were so huge. They influenced just about every rock band at the time.


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Posted: 27 Feb 12, 02:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're all wrong.


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Posted: 27 Feb 12, 03:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:
Bo Alex wrote:
Modern Times Rock 'N Roll: Led Zep. Just listen to Comunication Breakdown. I hear Zeppelin influences in Son & Daughter also, mainly the guitar riff.
Funny How Love Is: The Beach Boys, I guess?

Bingo on all three.
But for Funny How Love Is, I'd say it's the Phil Spector sound in general. It's who Brian Wilson was trying to emulate.

In Son and daughter i hear more Black Sabath influences...
Well See what a fool i´ve been is almost a cover, but it has influences from Dazed and confused (led zep) too (is curious that led zep song is almost a cover too)


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Posted: 27 Feb 12, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hear a lot of Queen in most Queen songs

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Posted: 27 Feb 12, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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