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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 03:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow just seen the clip from American Idol on queenonline. And at first i was thinking wow id rather go see Them than Queen and adam lambert, and also why wasnt marc martel doing hammersmith with them instead. His vocals were amazing on last nights show. Then the guitar players were Wow also one played his guitar behind his head and then the other did a flip in the air...Wow wow wow what a performance....Then!!!!!!!!!!! Brian may and Roger taylor came on stage and went into a rock version to the end of the song (somebody to love).. This is what we call a performance much better than Adam Lamberts Performance and the ema awards 10/10..


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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 03:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked the performance as well!


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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kevinhairsineevans wrote:
Wow just seen the clip from American Idol on queenonline. And at first i was thinking wow id rather go see Them than Queen and adam lambert, and also why wasnt marc martel doing hammersmith with them instead. His vocals were amazing on last nights show. Then the guitar players were Wow also one played his guitar behind his head and then the other did a flip in the air...Wow wow wow what a performance....Then!!!!!!!!!!! Brian may and Roger taylor came on stage and went into a rock version to the end of the song (somebody to love).. This is what we call a performance much better than Adam Lamberts Performance and the ema awards 10/10..


Martel is in a TRIBUTE band because he's impersonating Freddie Mercury. A tribute band and the real thing are two worlds that should not be combined in a serious setting.

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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 08:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just watched it myself and I must say I thought it was pretty good, they refreshed the track enough to make it new and exciting without overdoing it.

not sure I would want to try that flip though...


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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Meh....

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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was interested to see what kind of a bump they might get from the American Idol build up and exposure so thought of the unscientific but interesting Google trends on the term "Queen Extravaganza".  Looks like a maybe a little bump in recent days, but nothing too dramatic.  May take some days for data to be reflected though. And overall traffic overwhelmingly from Canada, rather than the US. Interesting.

http://www.google.com/trends/?q=queen+extravaganza&date=ytd&geo=all&ctab=0&sort=0&sa=N

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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Marc looks like Freddies son...with Marie Osmond. Eerie.


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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen are back mother fuckers!!!

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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wonder was that backflip a one-off little tribute to Steven Tyler rather than something that will be repeated.


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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Martel is in a TRIBUTE band because he's impersonating Freddie Mercury. A tribute band and the real thing are two worlds that should not be combined in a serious setting."

That didn't stop Journey from hiring the Steve Perry sound-alike Arnel Pineda. Just sayin'

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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Holly2003 wrote: I wonder was that backflip a one-off little tribute to Steven Tyler rather than something that will be repeated.

That's actually a good question. If he plans to use it as a gimmick on the tour, I'd best hope he's well trained to handle stage floors with varying foot grip surfaces!

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Posted: 27 Apr 12, 23:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just watched it online. It was actually good. I'd take Martel over Lambert any day.

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Posted: 28 Apr 12, 03:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He's not impersonating Freddie that closely. And yeah it was pretty good.

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Posted: 28 Apr 12, 06:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did the fast part at the remind anyone else of The Police's "So Lonely"??

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Posted: 28 Apr 12, 08:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone said they played the end of "It's Late" instead of the end of STL (yep, that bit that's a little reminiscent of The Police's "So Lonely"). But it's just the usual last five chords of Somebody to Love speeded up, isn't it?


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Posted: 28 Apr 12, 09:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sounded like Somebody to Love to me.

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Posted: 28 Apr 12, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That would have been fantastic if it was a shouting competition. Unfortunately it wasn't. Are those of you that liked this, unaware of why we loved Freddie as a singer? The guy had an in ear monitor too, only one, but do you know how clear the stage mix can be with in ear monitors? Freddie just had to do with foldback monitors on stage.
It was truly awful, I can't believe any Queen fan could possibly like this drivel. Shame on the lot of you.


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Posted: 29 Apr 12, 02:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can see the similarity to It's Late, similar chord pattern, virtually identical drum part

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Posted: 29 Apr 12, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yup, good call - I also spotted the So Lonely similarity - do we know if it's exactly the same chords or just a similar progression?

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Posted: 29 Apr 12, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lol. What are you all talking about? What the hell is a "foldback monitor" lol. Though I do think that your point is taken. With that said I don't think there is anything wrong with using earplugs or what have you.

What's this Police song you all are talking about? I thought one it sounded like a sped up "Somebody To Love" which I thought was brilliant and then I can agree that it sounded like "It's Late" which is brilliant as well.