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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 11:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

how loud was the volume at queen concerts compared with other bands like led zeppelin, hendrix, etc.?

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For what I can remember (I was a little child the only time I've seen them live) I don't think there were big differences between live volumes in that era...

...In the 1970s you can compare Queen volume to Led Zeppelin one, I think while in the 1980s the live sound became less rough than in the past and so a higher quality (not volume) was needed...

When I saw them in Milan, I don't remember I was shocked by an excessive volume...

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Damn loud, I would imagine. Probably around 120 db. I'm not sure. Anything over 85 db is considered harmful.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, this is sure iGSM...
... I meant, nothing astonishing for a rock concert :)

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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wembley Arena '84 was pretty bloody loud - compared to some of the gigs I have been too.


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember coming out of the tribute and my ears were buzzing, but when I saw Metllica last, my ears were bleeding, and White Zombie blew my head off!


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember reading some where, that Queen had the loudest of any volume settings in concerts(mind you for mainstream acts), you can pretty much tell in some bootlegs if you compare them with other bands


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOUD!


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Way loud! And tons of lights.


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

All through the 70's, it was often said that the 3 loudest bands were Zeppelin, The Who, and Queen, in that order, I believe. And there were all kinds of people who wanted it stopped in the name of hearing loss!

In fact, I'd give my eye teeth to find this article again, but I remember that once, as a teen into Queen in the late 70's, my dad clipped out this newspaper/magazine article that said that some rock music caused impotence and mental sluggishness, and Queen were among the most guilty! It was hilarious - it named like some 30 or 40 bands, at least. Something about the rhythms, if I remember. What a bunch o' crap! I chalked that "study" up to the Anita-Bryant-loving-homophobes of the decade who would grasp at any straw to slander homosexuals (of which Freddie was strongly suspected, but not yet definitely known). I made sure I told my dad where he could put the article for safe keeping...


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Posted: 27 Aug 04, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According the the Guinness Book of World Records, the band of the 80's, Manowar, is currently the loudest. As for the 70's, I can't say anything that hasn't been said, except I know Deep Purple were accredited to their loudness.


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

It was ummm..well.....LOUD!


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Posted: 28 Aug 04, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When Queen played 2002 with Phil Collins, he said something like Queen being the loudest band ever. I also recall that after that partivular gig, he wanted to cease playing live because of ear damages... So, those two old ladies (i.e. Roger and Brian) are still rocking away...


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Posted: 28 Aug 04, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure that The Who held the Guinness World Record for sometime in the 60's/70's. Especially with that rapscallion Keith Moon.


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