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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 19:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I picture Freddie involved in techno and electronic music more than rock'n'roll in these days, my opinions are based in his solo albums.

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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Death Metal?


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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He'd be almost 60. I doubt he'd be doing much techno-music.

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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 19:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah to be sure I'm not.

Brixton actually.


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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No I'm more of the common garden variety!!


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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 20:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think hed be doing rod stewart like music
Days of our lives anyone?


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Posted: 26 Oct 04, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm....

Since he liked to use everything when it came to making music, that would be kind of hard to determine. He would probably still have that amazing voice though, no matter what he did.

But wait...would Queen still be together??


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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 02:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He'd be doing caberet stuff like Michael Buble. Freddie would be the premier crooner in the entire universe. Just look at 'In My Defense' and his later stuff.


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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He'd have taught himself to play the lute, and would be using it to deliver solo acoustic renditions of Tubular Bells

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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Any music apart from the shitty so-called 'talended musicians' we've got today like Placebo, Eminem and Marilyn Manson.


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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rap with opera has been done before (Warren G + Sissel - Prince Igor) :) quite nice actually


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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm pretty sure he would be making musicals, classical stuff and of course Queen stuff.


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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hm .. hard one.
I don't think disco music .. The man went with the time, and I don't think that he wanted to do till 2004 the same kind of music.

I think he would do a lot of collaberations with today (real!) artists.

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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 17:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think freddie would be making rock and opera.

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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 17:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He would've quit Queen and become one of the Village People.

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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my opinion he would be still togheter with Queen pruducing albums and tours with less frequence than before and he would developed a proper solo career with great collaborations with artist he loved like another duet with Montserrat Caballè,Aretha Franklin and Liza Minelli,or more modern ones like Anastacia.I see him making soundtracks for films and get heavily involved in producing other artists.
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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 18:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hola!
Something like Rod Stewart and a lot of duets (musical duets!) is my choice. Maybe another album with Caballé.


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Posted: 27 Oct 04, 23:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie would not *be* one of the Village People, he would be PRODUCING a series of Village People-esque performing groups, and those would simultaneously appear around the world doing a tastefully risque revue of dances set to Queen songs along with some stand up comedians to sort of fill things in during costume changes. People would then not be bothered with all the attention-sapping plot of an actual musical, but could just watch the hot boys dance as the good lord intended. Like Naked Boys Singing but more popularized and accessible. You can buy action figures of your favorite dancing boys, and of course all the calendars and posters and tshirts and videos you could want. And then, audiences choose favorites so that the cutest boys of all and maybe some girls if there seems to be a market for it will all appear in reality shows on TV, with again a Queen-related soundtrack and more advertising.

Freddie himself would have by now moved to Texas, where he would reside in an elaborate compound of which we hear only rumors of its fabulousness, it's way more exclusive than the Playboy Mansion or Buckingham Palace. Whenever he appears in public, it's in all the papers, but he never says anything except to plug whatever new designer he likes now. One guy dated him for like three weeks and then went on Oprah and then the next month he was found eaten by coyotes in the desert, so no one says anything anymore. Queen put out new Queen albums about once every three years, only they have decided they are too exhausted to tour, so they do different world musics on each album instead. They play Vegas though twenty nights a year, tickets are unaffordable for most.

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Posted: 28 Oct 04, 01:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some good collaborations, some Queen stuff... maybe he would have gone into production.

Look, REM and U2 are still releasing new stuff... maybe he'd have gone that way with Queen. A tour every 2 or 3 years, or maybe not since he said he wouldn't be running around on stage forever...

Who knows?! but I think he'd definitely still be in the music business right up there with Elton John, and the other big names!


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