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Posted: 08 Nov 18, 08:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Flicking through a new Queen compendium magazine (was a tenner so screw that) I was pleased to be reminded of David Quantick's review in NME of A Kind Of Magic.


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Posted: 08 Nov 18, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice. Don’t know him but great. I saw a review of ‘One Vision’ from 1985 by two members of some band. One was for the single and the other said he missed the first few Queen albums.

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Posted: 08 Nov 18, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Make us realise quite how fucking mad Kurgan's Theme was in the setting of an album by a big 'pop' act.

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Posted: 08 Nov 18, 22:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Imagine if Gimme The Prize was a single in the USA instead of Pain Is So Close To Pleasure?

Actually, the people who have loved that music so much and hold it so highly are Highlander fanatics. I hear more positive things about the A Kind Of Magic music from Highlander fans than Queen fans

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Posted: 09 Nov 18, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was David Quantick serious when he wrote this review? Favouring "One Vision" over "anything that Hüsker Dü have ever done" is as meaningful as saying Dire Straits are better than Slayer. Both are music, but that's all when it comes to similarities. Hüsker Dü are effin' awesome in their category. Not to mention that by 1986 they had already released their most acclaim album "Zen Arcade". Which David Quantick may not have liked, but that's hardly relevant to Queen.


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Posted: 09 Nov 18, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think in the context of a 1986 NME review he might have been on a wind up. Queen were definitely the enemy - Husker Du the heroes. He's a good guy.

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Posted: 09 Nov 18, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, OK. There's always a context for everything. :)


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