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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

has anyone seen the new electric 6 video?? if not let me explain, they've done a cover of radio ga ga. Now, the song is not that bad but the video is a whole different conversation, they take the piss out of the legend that is freddie mercury all the way through!!! theres a gravestone in the background with his name on it, how distasteful!!! do they not know what month it is?!?!? correct me if im wrong but freddie will be dead 13 years this month and this video is ddisgusting, i hate it!!!!!

if anyone else has seen it please let me know, if you like it, you are no true devotee to queen!!

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 19:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont think Brian will mind too much, I know hes a fan of Electric 6, and me too, they rock. All of thier videos take the piss in some form or other, If you want distasteful, take a look at AOBTD from small soldiers.


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

reddiefreddie wrote:

has anyone seen the new electric 6 video?? if not let me explain, they've done a cover of radio ga ga. Now, the song is not that bad but the video is a whole different conversation, they take the piss out of the legend that is freddie mercury all the way through!!! theres a gravestone in the background with his name on it, how distasteful!!! do they not know what month it is?!?!? correct me if im wrong but freddie will be dead 13 years this month and this video is ddisgusting, i hate it!!!!!

if anyone else has seen it please let me know, if you like it, you are no true devotee to queen!!


Having just seen the video, I have to point out that it isnt as bad as I first thought it would be. And yes there is a reason for the gravestone with Freddie's real name on it. Its because the lead singer is playing the part of Freddie's spirit rising from the grave. It is a mikey take if you like but not in a negative way - its more for the fun comedy element (hey the guy even dances and dresses like Freddie complete with moustache, hairy chest et al).

As for the music I would say that it is a more rocked up version of Ga Ga and my first impression is that it worked for me. And yes I am still a devotee of Queen!!


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 01:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian_Mays_Wig wrote:

I dont think Brian will mind too much, I know hes a fan of Electric 6, and me too, they rock. All of thier videos take the piss in some form or other, If you want distasteful, take a look at AOBTD from small soldiers.


Oh god don't remind me about the small soldiers thing! I have heard the Radio Ga Ga song by Electric Six as I am also a fan of them. I love their music! I've yet to see the video though but I'll have to download it.


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree totally, sure it may just be a comical thing. But even so, when i saw this video i was not happy. The bit where it says "radio blah blah" does no favours with me. I agree that this video is distasteful and totaly takes the piss.

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

azz said: But even so, when i saw this video i was not happy. The bit where it says "radio blah blah" does no favours with me.

what's wrong with the "blah-blah" bit? it IS a f**king lyric from the original version - or didn't YOU know that? and the use of the lyric board is an old pop-video technique

as for the song/video itself

if it's a pisstake - then treat it as such - laugh or don't laugh - but don't get so hung-up/anal/and downright obsessed with some "memory" of godlike creature (freddie) who coudl do no wrong - are some of you forgetting Hot Space? he WAS mortal

ir it's not a pisstake - then it's a straightforward cover - in which case - it's not bad, and at least gives some variations in the arrangement

it could be a homage to FM - after all the guy has dressed himself up like him (rather like queen did for the IWTBF coronation street video) - i would suspect that electric 6 have the utmost respect for queen, and the gravestone can also be loooked at as a sign of lasting memory and respect - after all that's why we have them - to tell the world that someone we care about is no longer with us, but WE remember them!!! please people don't get so hung up on things - life's too short for this !!!!


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