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Posted: 30 Nov 03, 17:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What is this misunderstanding about Mr. Roboto? Why do so many tend to think this is a Queen song?




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Posted: 30 Nov 03, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was wondering the same thing Silje dear! Odd eh?


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Posted: 30 Nov 03, 17:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you guys know Audio Galaxy? It's dead now, but while alive, it was the best file sharing program ever. Anyway, on AG the song MR. Roboto was often credited as a Queen song. It also has this Radio Ga Ga-ish feel, so people (not the die hard fans) must have assumed that it's by Queen.


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Posted: 30 Nov 03, 17:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It started in Napster even before AG. Someone may have mistakenly or on purpose name the song as Queen instead of Styxx. And that's how the 'legend' lives on.


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Posted: 01 Dec 03, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

True...


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Posted: 02 Dec 03, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you guys!

That explains, really. I talked to someone when I was merely a newbie on here, and he told me to download Mr. Roboto on Audio Galaxy. As a matter of fact, he credited it as his favourite Queen song. I thought it was strange that I had never heard of it before, but I decided it had to be either something from a solo album, or a bootleg. Well, he found out himself that he was wrong soon after. So now when I realised he was not alone on mistaking it for a Queen song, I couldn't help wondering why.
Thanks for explaining. :-)




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Posted: 02 Dec 03, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks guys, i was wondering the same thing, and thanks for posting the question Silje :)


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Posted: 03 Dec 03, 00:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also, the robot "masks" on the cover of Styx "Kilroy Was Here" album are quite close to the ones seen in the "Calling All Girls" video.


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Posted: 21 Dec 03, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol, you're so right! I always confused myself in the beginning - finding the Sheer Heart Attack CD when really I wanted to listen to the song.




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Posted: 21 Dec 03, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Guy is coordinating the remaster of 'Queen' and notices it contains 'Seven Seas of Rhye' so he quickly adds the lyrics and single covers to the artwork.."

Aha, you must have the Hollywood Records reissue.

Also, paging ogre t raylot for an acerbic remark about Queen's "new" frontmen.