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Posted: 02 Jan 05, 21:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm. Not too sure about the guitar work... I know it takes a lot of guts to present a cover. For that, I say good job. But having listened to it, I'm not too wild about it. I've heard better.

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Posted: 03 Jan 05, 00:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, not horrible, but definately not excellent. The main problem is that there's an attitude to this song, a groove, and this recording doesn't have it. It's too straight.

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Posted: 03 Jan 05, 04:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Finally a new fan song...good work Richard! :-D



I like it

Hope to hear more fan songs soon


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Posted: 03 Jan 05, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You didn`t do it like them, you did it like you and that`s the idea imho. Whoever wants to hear a version exactly like the Queen one can easily put the Game, track #5 (if I remember correctly) and enjoy.

Nice version, the guitarist style is very similar to a friend of mine. Maybe that`s him, since I never knew what happened to that bloke :) The world is a serviette


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Posted: 03 Jan 05, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Richard Orchard wrote:

I really think that you guys are unrealistic in your expectations.


I agree. I'm guessing most fans aren't full-time recording artists and are doing this only for fun out of their small home studio setups. No one that I'm aware of is doing this to compete with anyone else or even to get any critiques. It's just a way of expressing a love for Queen music.

With this cover, yeah, compared to professional recording standards (especially those of Queen) it has it's areas for improvement. Anyone doing a Queen cover is automatically at a disadvantage because it's. . well, QUEEN. But the intent behind it makes it very cool for me to listen to anyway.


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Posted: 03 Jan 05, 19:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Richard Orchard wrote:

I really think that you guys are unrealistic in your expectations. it is as though the cover doesn't sound "exactly" like Queen it is bad.




Here here. sounds fine to me. If that was my band, id be proud.


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Posted: 03 Jan 05, 20:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yup, definitely glad that there are fan covers coming back.

Now, it's not about whether it sounds like Queen or not. It's about:

a) Does it sound good?
and b) Does it have feeling?

To me, it just doesn't have feeling. It's like listening to a band who are just doing it because of the song's status. Sorry, that's how I see it.

There's nothing wrong with it, sonically, but the playing and the singing just don't do it for me. And I'm the kind of person that can appreciate a cover in straight or altered form. It really doesn't matter for me.

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Posted: 05 Jan 05, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not very good.

But then I can't complain, because I've been waiting a LONG time to hear some new cover material :P

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Posted: 05 Jan 05, 21:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just had a fresh listen (listened to the whole thing too). With a song like this, I think it's essential to have sort of the Elvis voice like Freddie did. This cover just does not agree with me. But I also commend them for trying.