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Posted: 30 Aug 04, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just curious if theres any quotes of what each member thought of eachothers skills.

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Posted: 30 Aug 04, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie once said that "a drummachine won't miss a beat - but Roger is GUARANTEED not to miss a beat" or something to that effect.

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Posted: 30 Aug 04, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian said that John didn't write a lot of songs, But all of them counted.

Or something like that


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Posted: 30 Aug 04, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't remember anything specific, but there's a John Deacon fasnite out there (it's Japanese, but there's an English version) and there's a bunch of quotes form the other band members about John. sorry I don't have an address.


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Posted: 30 Aug 04, 18:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John once said: "Freddie is a lousy pianist, Brian a amateur with his guitar and Roger a dork behind his drums. I'm myself the best bass player the world has ever seen. By the way, did you know I actually wrote that little ditty Bohemian Rhapsody"

Damn... what a bastard he was.


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Posted: 30 Aug 04, 19:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a quote from Freddie about John: "His songs are good and are getting better every time actually. I’m getting a bit worried actually."


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Posted: 31 Aug 04, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I`ll look for quotes tomorrow, but as for ratings:

Brian - John rated him as his favourite instrumentist in a 70s magazine in Japan. Fred commented he had a very different style of songwriting and Mercury hardly participated in his songs (at least during 80s, and he meant on arrangements and stuff), and commented that he trusted in his guitar sound as much as in an orchestra; Roger said he was a typical guitarist in the matter that he didn`t know drums have to be tuned, because guitarists think of drums as just things you hit

Freddie - Brian once compared how his own songs were harmonically simple while Freddie`s were in weird keys and had tons of chords; Roger commented that Fred was an amazing musician and people tended to overlook that because of the ridiculous costumes and stuff: John rated him as his favourite singer in that Japanese magazine, and commented he was the one who spent most of time at the studios during Queen II, and in general with the songs he wrote

Roger - Brian said he was an amazing drummer, Fred said he could trust him as well as a machine, and that he (Freddie) participated a lot in Roger`s songs from an early stage, and sometimes even took them over, but they were still Roger`s songs

John - They all have said he`s an amazing bass player. Roger did say "he`s a great bassist, for a singer".


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