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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 10:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i really think brian may was brilliant at writing songs, as they all were, but just hear the prophet's song, (A Night at the Opera)
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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian for lyrics, John for music, Roger for live value, and Freddie for overall originality.


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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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

geeks&geeks<br><font>God Empress</font> wrote:

Brian for lyrics, John for music, Roger for live value, and Freddie for overall originality.


Brian for rock, Freddie for lyrics/harmonies/complex arrangements/most ballads, Roger for political lyrics (especially solo) and live-feel (with Freddie), John for cute songs.


John for cute songs is definitely right. Ditto Roger. Happiness? is a great album.

Brian and Freddie for lyrics is a tough one. Brian was the most consistently good lyricist, but when Freddie came up with a beauty...it was a zinger.


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Posted: 19 Nov 04, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian or Freddie. Brian was definitely the most consistent writer, but when Freddie was good, he was great. Roger's more of a hit or miss, because you've got great songs like Drowse and Tenement Funster, but on the other hand, there's More Of That Jazz and Fun It, which aren't so spectacular. And John is dependable when you want a lighthearted song, like Misfire or You're My Best Friend.


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its a toss up between Freddie and Brian for me too. I find more Freddie than Brian songs stick in my head, so i guess u should go for Freddie


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Freddie is the best, then Brian, John and lastly Roger.

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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian and Freddie equally.

But If I had to pick one, I'd go with Brian for writing better lyrics.


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Posted: 20 Nov 04, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Freddie Mercury.


Freddie Mercury.

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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger, because he has power behind his words; raw, undeniable power. Fight From The Inside, Drowse, I'm In Love With My Car, Hijack My Heart, Fun It, Action This Day, the list goes on and on.




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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Err, definitely agree with what's already been said. Freddie and Brian were the best, but some of Freddie's songs weren't very memorable. John did some really fantastic ones too though.

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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May for: Who Wants To Live Forever, No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young), Too Much Love Will Kill You, We Will Rock You, Save Me, Sail Away Sweet Sister, Driven By You, Just One Life, Let Your Heart Rule Your Head, Last Horizon, Another World and Nothin' But Blue

Freddie Mercury for: We Are The Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody and Friends Will Be Friends

Brian writes the more emotional songs, Freddie writes about some personal ones, John for love and Roger for, just, random things and just being Roger.


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie knew how to write a "real" song....arangements, lyrics, and damned fine tunes to boot

just listen to "inside the rhapsody" for an insight into what was going on in his head


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Posted: 23 Nov 04, 23:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie was of course the best, but i really like john's songs, i think he is very underrated


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Posted: 24 Nov 04, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

me_and_my_innuendo wrote:

Roger, because he has power behind his words; raw, undeniable power. Fight From The Inside, Drowse, I'm In Love With My Car, Hijack My Heart, Fun It, Action This Day, the list goes on and on.



Damn right there. Roger was grunge before there was even the idea of grunge.


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Posted: 25 Nov 04, 05:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you're forgetting one v. important song there: Tenament Funster! Fantastic song. I like Roger as a singer, his voice is so rough!
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Posted: 25 Nov 04, 06:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Elton John takes the second place after Freddie in songwriting... ;)


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Posted: 25 Nov 04, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

im going to have to agree with geeks&geeks first reply... very well put


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Posted: 25 Nov 04, 07:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian is the best writer.


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Posted: 26 Nov 04, 17:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

fred is best, brian a very close second or even. john didn't write alot, but when he did it was good, and roger was hit or mis

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Posted: 26 Nov 04, 18:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They were all different.
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