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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 12:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi all,
I listened to this song today, and my opinion is that the song is Roger giving advice to the artists of the day who made a big deal about trying to change things (presumably the likes of the Sex Pistols and the Clash), saying that they were only fooling themselves by making such grand gestures as they were still 'tools' of the record companies. Roger instead advocates giving the appearance of playing the game (no pun intended), but changing things by subversion from within('Fight from the inside').
...or at least that's what I read in to it!

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's what I always thought. This is a very underrated song by Roger. Possibly my favorite of his. Excellent guitars.

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 23:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's just Roger being pissed off about something and venting. I like this song a lot though. It's fun to sing and Rog did a great job on bass.

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 23:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i thought it was really cute of him:)


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's about AIDS offcourse, all Queen songs are about AIDS


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i don't thinks it's about the punk revolution...as - at the time queen were recording NOTW the pistols were recording too

- punk hadn't really made it's mark until (ironically) NOTW was finished


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 11:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fight from the inside,
ATTACK FROM THE REAR --->Now, that must have been Freddies idea! ;-)))

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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 13:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very interesting song. I like. This ought to be more played, but then what Queen song isn't either completely obscure or widely known? ... Hmm. We ought to do something about that.


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a very interesting idea...
I dunno, I never thought Roger was deep enough for something like that (please don't hurt me! Haha).


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the_hero wrote:

It's Roger's view of the youth those days, cause they didn't fight for their changes and opportunities anymore and just laid back... but then again.. this is as stupid as "what's the meaning of the bohemian rhapsody lyrics and so on and so on" the only song I know the meaning of is White Queen and All dead all dead, White Queen is about a blind woman and all dead all dead is about his cat that died.. oh yeah and Radio ga ga was just a reaction of Roger's son saying radio kaka and Roger couldn't refuse to make it into a pro-radio song


Well, then Hammer to Fall is about a carpenter.


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 22:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<B><font color=#ff7f00>Brenski</B> wrote:

i don't thinks it's about the punk revolution...as - at the time queen were recording NOTW the pistols were recording too

- punk hadn't really made it's mark until (ironically) NOTW was finished


i'd just like to point out that punk, like all musical movements, had been underground for a while before it broke through. and many different people consider the beginning of the punk movement to be many, MANY different things at many different times. most would say that musically, the early days of The Who and some of the mid- to late-60s Kinks were the formative stages of punk, while i myself consider Simon & Garfunkel to have written many of the first punk lyrics.

think of it this way -- did the history of Queen begin when the first album was recorded/released, or sometime before that? to say that punk wasn't around until after the release of 'Nevermind the Bollocks...' is a very closed-minded view.