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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...Innuendo.

Why?

This piece of art was a no.1 hit in 1991, but have you ever heard it on the radio? Innuendo makes Bohemian Rhapsody sound like a children's song. The song is not in my personal Queen top 5, but I still think that it is the best Queen song of all. Innuendo can be compared with any of the classic masterpieces by Mozart, Beethoven and all those guys.
Hard to believe it was written by Roger! I still think that it was created by Freddie and/or Brian.

Some people say that Innuendo sounds like Kashmir by Led Zeppelin. I didn't find any similarities. In my opinion no Led Zeppelin songs can be compared to Queen. They are just too simple (maybe not Stairway To Heaven). Hope you understand what I mean.


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its not in your personal top 5 but you think its the best Queen song ever??

Eh?

Anyway...Prophets Song.


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree Innuendo is underrated, but I heard it on the radio many times when it wasn't even a single here. In Kansas of all places.

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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i hear Innuendo sometimes on my favourrite local radio station ;) the whole 6 and half minutes!!
anyway i understand the point about Innuendo...it's a masterpiece without doubts!

IMO one song that is unfairly underrated is "My melancholy blues"...fantastic melody, good lyrics, great piano player, wonderful voice.


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Going with my gut feeling, I think the most underrated song is "It's A Hard Life". Definately should have been a bigger hit.


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You seem to be suggesting that radio stations under-rate Innuendo since you never hear it played. Well there's a simpler reason for that - it's too long. That doesn't mean it's under-rated just that a lot of commercial radio would rather play ads than a 6-minute song. On the other hand, many Queen fans under-rate songs like Drowse and Sweet Lady because they are used to a certain "formula". Sweet Lady has a time change that's unusual for Queen, but that's what makes that song so interesting. Drowse doesn't have the characteristic Queen "solo + catchy chorus." I'm in love with my car is also one of my favourites but I doubt it would make most Queen fans' top 10 list.

Your remarks about Led Zep are bollocks by the way. No offence.


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, Innuendo is absolutely brilliant and probably the best overall tune Queen ever recorded. It shows off every bit of their songwriting ability and flat-out rocks.


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The songs you mentioned are very good songs indeed (except the middle section of The Prophet's Song). Still in my opinion they are just very good songs. Innuendo is so much more than a good song. It's a work of art, just like Mona Lisa or Swan Lake.

Hope someone understands what I mean :-)


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

couldnt agree more 7innuendo7 and Whisperer its such a great song and yet ive never heard it over here on the radio :(


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 18:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I used to live in Colombia, 'Innuendo' received quite a lot of radio airplay. However, after a while they decided to cut part of the song, perhaps because they thought it was too long.


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo is really the most underrated Queen song!? It is a great song.


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's wrong with the middle section of Prophet's Song? I think it's awesome, especially on decent speakers.


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 18:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indeed a great song... I hear it sometimes on the radio.


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Come to think of it, all of Queen's songs were underrated, especially in the US. People in the UK and elsewhere in the world appreciated Queen's music whilst so few here in the US did. Queen connected with me when I was fourteen years old, the same year Keep Yourself Alive debuted, and I was hooked then and have been ever since!
I appreciate all of Queen's music, the solo efforts and even the odd song fragment. Don't know if I'll ever forgive Brian and Roger's failed attempt at a Pepsi commercial though...even though WWRY was the only good thing about it!

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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 22:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo is a good song, but Innuendo is over rated IMHO - it tries too hard to be different and tries too hard to recreate the glories of Bo Rhap.

Most under-rated ... Good Company

Honorable mentions off other albums...

The Night Comes Down
The Fairy Feller's MasterStroke
Bring Back that Leroy Brown
see above
Teo Torriate
All Dead, All Dead
In Only Seven Days
Don't Try Suicide
Football Fight
Action This Day
Keep Passing the Open Windows
Pain Is So Close to Pleasure
Rain Must Fall
Delilah
Made in Heaven



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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Keep Passing the Open Windows is a candidate. It possessed all the Queen trademarks: piano, great vocals, wonderful guitar, kick ass hooks...It's a shame Queen didn't even play it live as part of a medley...


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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 23:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Probably would have been a great single, too.

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Posted: 11 Feb 04, 23:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think Innuendo is underrated at all. The Prophet's Song\You Take My Breath Away\Dragon Attack are great songs but very underrated, in my opinion.


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Posted: 12 Feb 04, 00:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think "Man on the prowl" is very underrated. So what if it sounds a lot like crazy little thing called love. Most groups only have one sound any way. I think this song would have been a hit in the late 50's to early 60's!

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Posted: 12 Feb 04, 00:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Innuendo For sure, but not on fan camp... Other underrated are Friends will be friends( a great hit song back in 1986,but now both fans and press seem to hate this fab pop tune),spread your wings(someone can explain me how this was not a monster hit) and Made In Heaven(why in this world they didn't chose this as a single back in 1995/96?)