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Posted: 02 Feb 04, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey everybody......I'm back!

Just wondering when it was that Rog wrote that (in)famous letter to Rolling Stone and what the article was to provoke him.... any links would be appreciated.


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Posted: 02 Feb 04, 07:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can't remember exactly, I think 80 or 81. They got a crappy reiview from RS by a person who only heard the soundcheck. Roger ripped him a new one! lol. You can read it on Trancers page. Oh, and he wrote in on an airsick bag....very appropriate. Here's the link to the letter.

http://www.queencollector.com/rolling.htm


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Posted: 02 Feb 04, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have the magazine and have never read anything like it. 2-3 page of the writer attacking the band, their live show and music.

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Posted: 02 Feb 04, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can you scann those pages and send me?

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Posted: 02 Feb 04, 10:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freitastiago@clix.pt , is myt e-mail..

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Posted: 02 Feb 04, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Given that the original article was related to South America, and there is a reference to RT's current album, I'd go for Summer/Autumn 1981

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Posted: 02 Feb 04, 17:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Any chance of putting that article on a website somewhere? (I'd be happy to post it on mine.)






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Posted: 02 Feb 04, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not surprising. If you read some of Rolling Stone's original reviews, they didn't seem to care much for Queen. Even the semi-positive ones take jabs. Many of them are available online:

http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/recordings.asp?oid=1132&cf=1132



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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 04:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, but does anyone actually have THE article that sparked Rog to write his letter?

Daniel.


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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 08:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was it a single review or a series of reviews that sparked Rog to write? Does anyone have the official review/s that provoked him?

Thanks.


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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Read his letter and your question will be answered

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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tell me, P_G, when was the last time you ever said anyhting helpful to anyone?

Other than "We already have a thread about this" or "Go find it for yourself".

The main thing I remember about the letter is that it was written on a sick bag. There's a copy in the Roger photo gallery on QZ.


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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 16:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sock it to 'em, Brian!


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Posted: 04 Feb 04, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"the paper now ranks right down there with the lowest of the low, with the Sun,"

Obligatory mention of the WWRY CD that was an exclusive for The Sun. Hard to enjoy this letter when you see the bigger picture.



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Posted: 05 Feb 04, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All I can say is... Good job roger! that letter made me laugh my ass off!


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Posted: 05 Feb 04, 11:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

""the paper now ranks right down there with the lowest of the low, with the Sun,"

Obligatory mention of the WWRY CD that was an exclusive for The Sun. Hard to enjoy this letter when you see the bigger picture."

- And did I dream this, or didn't Brian endorse their "quid for an Iraqi kid" campaign (or whatever it was)?





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Posted: 05 Feb 04, 21:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You didn't dream it, Bohardy.

Oh, come on. Just because it's a tabloid doesn't mean they can't do worthwhile things on occasion.


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Posted: 06 Feb 04, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...it's vicious, prurient and invasive behaviour, and it's relentless and callous destruction...

I think I spy an apost-tastrophe there Brian. Dearie dearie me.


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Posted: 06 Feb 04, 23:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was wondering if Roger really puked inside that airbag in which the letter was written on? ;)

And for the Brian letter, oh dear.


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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 09:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have been unable to find the mag in question. maybe i threw it out in disgust although i did find a 1977 one with Fred on the cover