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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen had tons of wonderful songs, but it seems some of the best were under-rated. My favourite under-rated songs would have to be Dear Friends and My melacholy blues. Post yours, then the most voted upon will go on the the finals to see the most under-rated Queen song, and we'll give that the credit it should of always had.


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 18:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm always surprised to see tracks like All God's People mentioned in "Tracks I don't like"-kinda topics.

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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

imo, In The Lap Of The Gods


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dead On Time, In The Lap Of The Gods, White Man, Dreamer's Ball, Flick Of The Wrist, Some Day One Day, Millionaire Waltz, Back Chat, Jealousy, It's Late, etc. There are so many songs that don't get the attention they deserve, some that really should get more recognition.


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's one that was released in early '77 here in the US, not long after BoRhap and Best Friend written by Brian May that FAILED to even chart in the US - which always dumbfounded me because it's a stunning and brilliant piece of 70's pop/rock.
Every bit as perfectly written pop as Best Friend and, judging from Brian comments in an interview, one he was especially proud of.

. . and that song was Long Away.

And it wasn't a hit or even released as a single anywhere else in the world! WHY?!! A real shame.






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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 19:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The March of the Black Queen, It's Late


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 20:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sleeping on the Sidewalk


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 21:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe not the MOST underrated, but Nevermore...


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 21:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most underrated by album IMHO (all songs were rated in the bottom 60 % of songs per my old Queen poll as listed in my signature ...

The Night Comes Down
Funny How Love Is
Bring Back That Leroy Brown
Good Company
Drowse
Who Needs You
In Only Seven Days
Don't Try Suicide
The Kiss
The Action This Day
Just Keep Passing the Open Windows
Pain Is So Close to Pleasure
Rain Must Fall
Delilah
It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise)

and B-side - A Human Body


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 22:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Semi Finals.
We have-
The Night Comes Down
Funny How Love Is
Bring Back That Leroy Brown
Good Company
Drowse
In Only Seven Days
Don't Try Suicide
Rain Must Fall
Delilah
Nevermore
It's late
and Dreamer's ball
~Vote to see who moves on~


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The most underrated Queen related song is God is Heavy. I have never heard better use of sniffles in a song!

Seriously though, Flick of the Wrist and Dead on Time are my favorite unheralded gems.


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Posted: 22 Aug 04, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dead on Time


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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 04:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke.

Never played live and I've never even heard them talk about it. When I listen to this song I can't help but imagine how difficult it would have been to record, especially so early in their career. A very impressive song showing many of Freddie's vocal and songwriting strengths.


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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 05:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don`t think Black Queen is underrated. In the "rock world" it is unknown, but the ones who do know it, most likely love it. I think that this song is the main reason for the second album being so loved.

As for Masterstroke - There are comments by all of them in my website. I like the Brian one - "all the elements people loved in Bohemian Rhapsody were already there" or something to that effect


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 05:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i love "someday oneday",it´s a real dreamy hippie-song with brians beautiful guitar and voice.
and i think it is really underrated because no one of you mentioned it.


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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Melancholy Blues
The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke
You Take My Breath Away




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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bring Back That Leroy Brown

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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WHITE MAN- one of the best rock tracks EVER, IMO
IT'S LATE- same...
THE PROPHET'S SONG- loved by fans, but the general audience doesn't even know it...
YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY- same as "Prophet's Song"
DEATH ON TWO LEGS- should be a single
WAS IT ALL WORTH IT- on eof the best riffs i've ever heard!

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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I beleive 2 songs 1 being Fairy Fellers master stroke (did they ever play that live???). The other being Calling All girls cause it was written by Roger ....... nuff said!

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Posted: 23 Aug 04, 12:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great King Rat!!!! Perhaps THE best song ever, IMHO!


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