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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this is a though topic because hardly any band has covered a Queen as it should have been.
These days you can hear a version of Radio Gaga, I really don´t know the name of the band but I think it´s a good version. No coments about We will rock you by Five it really sucks!! We are the champions by Robbie Williams isn´t a good one but I have to say it isn´t a bad one... ok I hear coments!!


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm alone with this opinion, I know. I find Wyclef Jean's version of AOBTD very good. Five doing WWRY wasn't that bad either.


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I'm alone with this opinion, I know. I find Wyclef Jean's version of AOBTD very good. Five doing WWRY wasn't that bad either.


... well it certainly made me appreaciate Freddie's vocals much more on AOBTD!

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best - Elaine Paige versions (only for musical fans), and Yngwie`s Keep Yourself Alive. I see to remember there`s Tie Your mother Down by Motorhead or something like that... anyway I remember listening to a very good one. Valensia`s Liar is awesome as well as Robbie Valentine`s Bijou (with piano instead of synths).

Worst - imho, the slow Hammer To Fall by Brian & Roger, and the Weird Al Yankovic things


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 19:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Roger's live version of We Will Rock You!

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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 19:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Weird Al's parody: Another one Rides the Bus!

But no seriously, this band who I never heard of called Extreme did Love of My Life and it was GORGEOUS. It was done on acoustic but was the EXACT part as the piano. Better than the live acoustic part IMO.


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 19:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agneepath! wrote:

Whisperer wrote:

I'm alone with this opinion, I know. I find Wyclef Jean's version of AOBTD very good. Five doing WWRY wasn't that bad either.


... well it certainly made me appreaciate Freddie's vocals much more on AOBTD!


I really loved the Nuther one bites the dust cover. that was just soo cool and funky. I loved the little remix on Gh3 for under pressure but thats not a cover. Five did an ok job at WWRY but i suppose it didnt do much good since they split up. I honestly cant stand the Britney, Beyonce and Pink version of WWRY. That just gets really annoying now..


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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Worst - imho, the slow Hammer To Fall by Brian & Roger, and the Weird Al Yankovic things


Ohhhh man i dont liek the weird Al doobie guy. I dont really enjoy his remakes as much as other people. Some of them are funny, some of them are just not right.



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Posted: 07 Jan 05, 20:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes Extreme`s version is fantastic, it goes to the top of my list now!

Weird Al - His `Fat` gimmick is funny, as well as the Yoda thing and the Jurassic Park video, but AOBTD with accordeon... it just doesn`t grow on me.


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 Jan 05, 20:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

Yes Extreme`s version is fantastic, it goes to the top of my list now!

Weird Al - His `Fat` gimmick is funny, as well as the Yoda thing and the Jurassic Park video, but AOBTD with accordeon... it just doesn`t grow on me.


My friend made me listen to it. I just couldnt!!! i literally tore the headphones out of my ears. it Just doesnt float my boat.


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

Turning it around now, i think Freddie's version of "i can hear music" was dreadful... just joking i really like that song.

I hate the 5ive's we will rock you because the reason i like that song in the first place is because of Freddie's vocals. Robbie Williams' we are the champions is alright but has anyone noticed that when he sings the line
"You brought me fame and fortune and everything that goes with"
he sounds kinda wierd? I noticed and it annoys me every time i hear it.


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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i don't really like any versions of queen songs, they are all pretty bad, except george michael's version of somebody to love, that is excellent. i think that the other people who cover queen songs, especially robbie williams, just show how good queen are/were and how superior freddie's voice was.


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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 09:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

we will rock you {live} by robbie wiiliams wos 100 times better than the one five did that was waste of time.innuendo at the freddie tribute was also terible


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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the singer from Built To Spill (can't remember his name at the moment) does a solo accoustic version of You're My Best Friend in his live set. it's quite nice actually. i have various versions of under pressure that range from nice to terrible, but nothing gets close to the chemistry of bowie/queen. that's my favorite song from BOTH groups/artists.

i also have a interesting (if you are into punk and indie rock) cover record called "Dynamite With A Laserbeam". all queen covers (and some super obscure ones) by artists of this one small california record label. some are prety damn good, some are just crap, and a few are totally bewildering.

once i was home for the holidays and dad (who always maintains he hates queen) was playing an opera version of Who Wants to Live For Ever. he had no idea, and didnt believe me that it was a queen song, until i pulled out the cd case and showed him!

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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

killer queen by arid(the singer has a voice like freddie.believe me)

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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 14:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Whisperer wrote:

I'm alone with this opinion, I know. I find Wyclef Jean's version of AOBTD very good. Five doing WWRY wasn't that bad either.




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Posted: 08 Jan 05, 14:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Killer Queen by Travis. Spot on.


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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favourite is BoRap by Bad News, especially the rock bit as it sounds heavier.

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Posted: 09 Jan 05, 21:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Know what the worst is? Dwight Yokum's CLTCL. that's soooooo country!


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Scorpions doing 'Love of My Life' was pretty cool. I have it on a live cd, I don't think it was ever recorded in the studio. It's not my favorite cover but it's a good one that hasn't been mentioned yet.