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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 05:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just wondering, whether Queen fans generally prefer early Queen or late Queen. i mean, obviously there are songs from both periods that are really superb. But generally, they changed drastically during the late 80s. I've always preferred the earlier stuff as it's far more raw. Also, does anyone know why Roger and Brian stopped having their own solo songs? All the early albums have at least one song by each of them, which, although Freddie's voive was far superior, was quite refreshing!


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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 06:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess they wanted their songs to be singles, so they "had to" let Freddie sing them. Note that none of Roger`s songs were singles before Calling All Girls.


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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

definetely early, i'd say - they were cuter then :P
i guess the bri and roger not singing is a merely economic decision...


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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I guess they wanted their songs to be singles, so they "had to" let Freddie sing them. Note that none of Roger`s songs were singles before Calling All Girls.


I might have missed your meaning, but if not, wasn't I'm In Love with My Car a Single? I remember having the 45.. I mean 7" for you non Americans..


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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

early queen.absolutely

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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love both, and great material came out of both periods, but I'd have to go with early Queen. Some of their best albums were from that time, not to mention the fact that there were more of them in the 70's than in the later period.


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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 13:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was attracked to Roger in the 70's, but in the early 80's. I love both periods. They did good songs in early and late times.


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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I definately have a soft spot for early Queen because i was around when they came out and that's what got me. However, I love it all. :)


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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 17:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well in the '70s they where very raw indead, wich I like.
Brian sang some songs Roger asswell.
And I got three video bootlges from the '70's, their shows where very good, but I think not as good as their '80's shows. cause looking at Hyde Park and comparing it to Wembley or Milton Keynes, I can see they all improved very mutch. and Freddie had mutch more charisma, look at the Rainbow '74, Fred sang very very good, but things like "We have missed you all", "I got the from the devil himself, they don't believe me" where not as powerfull as "Their talking from here (pointing to his ass". i think '80's cause they where more skilled.


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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 18:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No contest.

Early Queen (up to an maybe even including The Game), is far superior to later Queen. Not that there aren't any great songs later on - there are many, but overall, the earlier stuff is heaps better.


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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes I`m In Love with My Car was B-Side, also `39. But those weren`t the (main) side of the single (so they didn`t record video for them etc). Long Away was single in the States, but it was only an experiment.


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: 06 Nov 04, 20:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The very best of queen are the extremes

Extreme early (<1975) and Extreme late (>1990)

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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 21:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

can't compare, they are too different so...i don't like the one better than the other.


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Posted: 06 Nov 04, 21:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

I guess they wanted their songs to be singles, so they "had to" let Freddie sing them. Note that none of Roger`s songs were singles before Calling All Girls.
ummm.. "I'm in Love with my car"????? I have the single here if you'd like a copy...


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Posted: 07 Nov 04, 10:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As far as I know, IILWMC was B-Side of a single, not A-Side. In the same way Tenement Funster was part of Queen`s First EP but it wasn`t the lead track. Maybe (I`m not sure) there was some CD single of IILWMC after Queen Rocks or recently with the whole Jaguar thing, but that`s technically after Calling All Girls which was 22 years ago


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: 07 Nov 04, 12:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I personally love early Queen. I think it is beacause it seems to have more of a rock edge, vs. the more pop sound of the 1980's.

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Posted: 07 Nov 04, 12:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First of all, welcome to Queenzone.. second of all, I think that they both can't compare..cos they were outstanding in both times..I think their songs matured and there style changed a bit over time, so I think that both times were great and different.


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Posted: 07 Nov 04, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It seems most people (like me) prefer early Queen- it was far rockier. But I agree that some of their later songs were really emotional and moving. Songs like too much love... the show must go on etc still get to me. And from what i've seen on this site over the years, it seems that people prefer the albums from the early days and the singles from the late- well, that's my theory anyway:)


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Posted: 07 Nov 04, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="crimson"><b>ThomasQuinn</b> wrote:

But 'Innuendo' is better than 'Made In Heaven', which is basically just a compilation of posthumously finished bits and pieces.


Well, I do not agree with you.
My Favorite album is A Night At The Opera followed by Tommy from the Who and The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust. But after that Made In Heaven is on the fourth place.(Not that the things from Ziggy and Tommy would bother you. and you would also be completly bored if I'd tell you that Achutng Baby from U2 is the 5th, followed by Seveteen seconds from the Cure, and after that Shear Heart Attack, Jazz and The Game. but I'm not going to inform you about my top ten from albums, cause it woudl just bore you) I completely love evry song from that album, and the last instrumental thing... C'est Bon.


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Posted: 07 Nov 04, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer early Queen.


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