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Posted: 18 Jul 12, 19:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just felt like I had to counterattack the "Adam Lambert is Terrible" thread.

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Posted: 18 Jul 12, 20:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The shows with Adam Lambert were enjoyable.
He brought some flamboyance to the live show, which is part of what Queen had, but was missing from the Paul Rodgers shows.

He was able to use more of his vocal range than Freddie ever did live, no I'm not saying he was better just that it was nice to hear some of the notes Freddie hit on the recordings being sung live.

The atmosphere was better than the Q+PR shows and had more of a Queen show feeling.
The lighting was better than the Paul Rodgers shows, it looked like a Queen show.
Adam was himself on stage and they had a natural chemistry between them on stage and looked like they were enjoying what they were doing. Something missing since Freddie.

The people who didn't like the shows for the most part were the ones who sat at home. If you didn't experience the atmosphere at the Apollo you're not in the best place to comment.

If you were around in the early 70's you may remember that the people who hadn't seen the band were the ones saying they were rubbish and couldn't play. History repeating it's self here I think.

Don't go looking for a Freddie clone/replacement. Adam Lambert put his own stamp on the songs, added more than Paul Rodgers did to the band, and something different to Freddie.





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Posted: 18 Jul 12, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Forcing this on us may work, it may not.  My take?  Great, great voice (hardly as advertised by Brian), fair to good singer, not sold that he can cut it for Queen.  Fair or am I bitter that Freddie's dead?

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Posted: 18 Jul 12, 21:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I disagree with both threads.


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Posted: 19 Jul 12, 00:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, they are a fantastic band. Just a couple of problems

- the lead singer of this rock band can't sing rock songs
- this rock band can't play rock songs anymore (they're playing way too slow)
- 99% of their setlist consists boring hits played even slower than on the album

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Posted: 19 Jul 12, 03:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



pittrek wrote: Yes, they are a fantastic band. Just a couple of problems

- the lead singer of this rock band can't sing rock songs
- this rock band can't play rock songs anymore (they're playing way too slow)
- 99% of their setlist consists boring hits played even slower than on the album


Was at Hammy 11th-12th those fact are not correct darling =)
12th was the best gig i ever heard.


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Posted: 19 Jul 12, 03:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know. I've heard only the Ukraine gig and half of the Wroclaw gig so if they got better after these gigs, that's great

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Posted: 19 Jul 12, 06:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was at the 14th gig and they sure sounded like rock songs to me.

Fantastic is one adjective, however the British press used the word "electrifying."


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Posted: 19 Jul 12, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The 14th was amazing. Like I say, lots of cock ups, but it was exciting. Lovely hearing the cheers go up when John was on the screen!

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Posted: 19 Jul 12, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was there on the 14th also. Although, I was there more to see Brian and Roger - who played good, it's true to say AL did a decent job too.

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Posted: 19 Jul 12, 23:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was watching the Killer Queen documentary tonight and this great revelation turned up at 3:28 that explains the whole Adam Lambert thing. ;-)

Roger (talking about Freddie): He sounded a bit like a sheep when we first met him. Baaaaa...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFlJwY5r6B8

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Posted: 19 Jul 12, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well yeah, however, there is such a thing as overkill! Um, thx for shooting this to the top of the list, argh. Can you tell I don't care for AL? LOL Goat, sheep, squirrel, banshee, cat stuck in tree? I tell you I really can't see any connection between Freddie and AL in any way except well..yes, that one for which Freddie paid for dearly. AND, I think Freddie had a lot of class. Shall I go on? No, sit down and shut up, ok, will do.

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Posted: 19 Jul 12, 23:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So bitter. :)

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Posted: 20 Jul 12, 04:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

re^^^^ you need to make the distinction between "bitter" and simply "not liking something"

the whole thing is simple: roger and brian have a complete right to do with the queen name whatever they like, and fans have a complete right to pass their own opinions on it...doesn't make them bitter...

i would say that from the descriptions used, that the post above your own is definitely a "not liking"


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Posted: 20 Jul 12, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks b, and true, a definite "not liking". I completely agree that R and B will do what they will and I don't have to agree with it nor like it. It saddens me though to see the legacy sound dramatically changed. DO sumthin new and different!

To swla, not a bitter bone in this body. You can not expect to be a diehard AL fan here and have all in agreement with you, and in fact, I think most of the true Queen fans will not see AL as a breath of fresh air. There are those enjoying seeing B and R performing and havin fun. Great! I agree with that but am not that into them without John and Freddie and why? I haven't heard anything I really really like out of them since Queen was Queen. I keep hoping for it. QE brought the sound I love back and for those 2 hours I was in bliss. All of this just lets me know John and Freddies influence on Queen the sound, the songs, the show back in the day. Huge.

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Posted: 20 Jul 12, 22:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Missreclusive wrote:
QE brought the sound I love back and for those 2 hours I was in bliss.

It's amazing how we seem to think the exact same thing about that fantastic show.


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Posted: 20 Jul 12, 23:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

waunakonor wrote:
Missreclusive wrote:
QE brought the sound I love back and for those 2 hours I was in bliss.

It's amazing how we seem to think the exact same thing about that fantastic show.


I so hope it doesn't end. I know the musicians want to do their own thing however, maybe they will see the value of continuing QE. Guess this is in the wrong thread?

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Posted: 21 Jul 12, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kiss my ass waunoker.

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgzTViVFUwA&feature=youtube_gdata_player


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Posted: 21 Jul 12, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Throwing random Lambert videos on Queenzone isn't going to change anybody's mind what they think about him.


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Posted: 21 Jul 12, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

someonewholikesadam wrote:
Check out this video on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgzTViVFUwA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

He fiddles constantly with the ear monitors at his own shows too! Wonder what the issue is.

Hate dance/club music so I still prefer Adam when he's not doing his own stuff. ;-) This is a better vid to post if you want to try and convince people: :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USF7qeI7eK0