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Posted: 15 Aug 12, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nuff said

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Posted: 15 Aug 12, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no it isn't


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

u lie

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Posted: 15 Aug 12, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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

I always thought MOTP (or better still MOP) was a bit of a Crazy Little Thing Called Love copy in terms of the mood, but lacked a really strong melody.

Having said that, I admit it has grown on me a bit over the years and it has some lovely keyboard playing in it as well. But I still wouldn't rate it as anywhere near to being one of my favourites in the Queen catalogue. In fact,I would also put it lower down when comparing it to the rest of the songs on The Works. Maybe ahead of Tear it Up I think, but that's about it.

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Posted: 15 Aug 12, 20:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it is


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Posted: 15 Aug 12, 22:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love MOTP...it's a 50's style tune, but in a different direction from CLTCL...and you've gotta love that awesome 'baby baby baby lookout' build-up to the guitar solo and the backing vocals...definitely underrated.

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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 01:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's very forgettable. Not a terrible song, but not a great one either. Then again, the version I used to have in my iTunes cut off very suddenly at about the 3:00 mark, and I always assumed that was how the song actually went, which would have tainted my enjoyment of it.

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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 03:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's CRAP and still overrated!

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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 07:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Man on the Prowl, maybe my favourite on The Works.

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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 07:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cheap copy of crazy little thing piano driven rather than guitar.



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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 08:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's a fine song. Not a masterpiece, but way way way way way better than Ga Ga, Magic, Dust, Break Free and Body Language, combined (not that it takes a lot to achieve that anyway).


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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote: "I think it's a fine song. Not a masterpiece, but way way way way way better than Ga Ga, Magic, Dust, Break Free and Body Language, combined (not that it takes a lot to achieve that anyway)."

I actually think that all of those songs (apart from possibly Body Language) are superior (I consider MOTP to be one of the weakest songs on The Works), however that aside, I'm surprised that you would consider it to be better than Dust, which is arguably among Queen's best songs.


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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Amazon wrote: Sebastian wrote: "I think it's a fine song. Not a masterpiece, but way way way way way better than Ga Ga, Magic, Dust, Break Free and Body Language, combined (not that it takes a lot to achieve that anyway)."

I actually think that all of those songs (apart from possibly Body Language) are superior (I consider MOTP to be one of the weakest songs on The Works), however that aside, I'm surprised that you would consider it to be better than Dust, which is arguably among Queen's best songs.

More FAMOUS song... i don´t consider it one of the best queen songs...


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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MERQRY wrote: "More FAMOUS song... i don´t consider it one of the best queen songs..."

It's funny, while composing my reply, I'm thinking of where to rank it, and I'm realizing how many incredible songs Queen has had! :D

I might have exaggerated. It's certainly not in Queen's top 10, and it might not be in their top 20. However I do think it's a fantastic song, and I think its fame is entirely justified. I certainly think it's one of Queen's absolute best songs to have been released in the 80's, and if I were to present someone a compilation album showcasing Queen in all its glory, I would certainly include it.

Does this make it IMO one of Queen's best songs? Probably not, if one were to limit 'best' to Queen's 20 top songs (or less).

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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In a similar vein, I'm a rock fan yet 8 of my top ten Queen songs of all time are ballads, and three of my top ten are in The Game yet my favourite album is A Day At The Races!

Back on topic, I do think that Man on the Prowl is a 'fun' song, but nowhere near their best - certainly not a patch on Ga Ga and Magic, to me.

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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 14:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's the only track I have never liked on The Works. Some of my friends at the time made themselves a tape of the album and left that track off completely! Definately one of their worst songs ever imo and the ending of it is still baffling - what happened there?? Having said all that it's all just personal taste - one man's trash is another man's treasure so if you like it, that's your right.

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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the handful of Queen songs that are pure unimaginative filler

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Posted: 16 Aug 12, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IMHO The Works is Queen by numbers but still manages to be very enjoyable.

WWRY -> Tear it Up
LOML -> ITTWWC
CLTCL -> MOTP
BoRhap -> Hard Life (ok, that might be pushing it)

It was like they wanted to revisit their glory days and remind the record buying public of how eclectic and diverse they were.
Well, it did work.

Listening to it recently I liked it more than I could remember.