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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just woundering what was everyone's first impressions on Queen. When I first saw the Bohemian Rhapsody video in 1991, I thought, as a five-year-old, they were the weirdest group of people I've seen on TV at the time. What was your first impressions?


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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I saw the video of Bo-Rap I became an instant fan. The song was so original and different.


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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


The first song I heard was Bohemian Rhapsody,and oh my,I was impressed by their voices,by FM's voice.


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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 18:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I was in elementary school back in the 80s, I always wondered how come every single rock star of those days had long big hair, while Freddie was the only one who had a moustache.


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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 18:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I was 9 years old, my dad got this cd-box containing 3 classical arrangements from some kind of orchestra from three groups: the beatles, Queen and Abba I think. 1 group per CD. I really wasn't interested in music at that age actually, but for some sort of reason the Queen-cd got my direct attention. Can't explain it, it just did. So I went to the library (which I never did before) and got me a real album of them: AKOM. I was sold!! I can go on a little while about what happened next but I think it needs no explanation...
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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 19:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

definately listenin to my sisters sheer haert attack album in 74! it sold me down the river ive been hooked ever since


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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 22:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the first Queen song I heard was Another One Bites, I remember listening to it in some film or tv show when I was about five. But I didn`t know it was Queen. Same for Rockyou or Champions

I knew that there was a band called Queen, in fact my father had News Of The World on LP. When I listened Bo Rhap for the first time it didn`t surprise me, all my life I`d listen to music "like that" (in the matter of dramatic changes and complex harmonies) so I found it normal. In fact I had the "happy" thought that all music was like that

It didn`t change the fact I loved Bo Rhap from day one. I remember thinking it`d fit very well in Jesus Christ Superstar. Then I listened to Don`t Stop Me and like it even more. Some months later I bought ANATO one afternoon I went for totty without success, long story... then Jazz and then Races. Then (I confess) I downloaded the rest via www or copied it from relatives.


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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I wasn't really old enough to have a first impression on Queen, since I have been listening to Queen as long as I remember. It's kind of like what Joe Satriani said- I have been listening to Queen ever since I was a baby, with the exception of Queen videos- my parents didn't have any.


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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 22:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My first impression, in the mid-70s, was that they were so much better than KISS.
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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 22:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well when i saw freddie in the bo rhap video at age 10 my first impression was why the heck is he wearing nail polish? and wat the heck is he wearing, is he trying desperatly to look like a girl? that was when i had no interest in older ppl looking outragous. my mom got the greatest hits video at an blockbuster then, i was so anxious to see wat she brought home...that i watched it for hours.


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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 23:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was intrigued when I first heard them, back in 1991. Then, when I became a fan, I wondered why they covered Elvis's 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'.

Yes, I was young and naive at one point.

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Posted: 27 Jan 05, 23:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Depends on your upbringing, I suppose.

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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 01:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My impression.. "oh god not them again!" but then i fell in love so it worked out allright.


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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, when I was about 6 or 7, I was in the car and was listening to the radio. And it started playing Radio GaGa. But in the Radio GaGa, Radio BlaBla part, it was really loud. So, my sister thought the lyrics where funny, and sang them really loud just to bother me. So then, I thought, that is a really weird band,because those are really strange lyrics.



P.S. That was BEFORE I really knew that Queen played that song. Know, I know and love Queen, and I laugh at this incident, because I love the song RadioGaGa.


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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 11:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My brother played bicycle race for me when i was 13 and for some god awful reason into boy bands. I heard the song and all i could think was damn there good. After that for about a year or so all i would listen to was queen.


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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw the dedication to them on I Love The 70s. Yes I know, I know I'm not a "real" Queen fan. But anyways at that point I basically gave up on listening to the radio because all that was on there was rap. Then when they talked about Queen they showed a clip of them playing "Killer Queen" and I really liked the sound of that song. And little twelve year old "Punkrock/sclub7loving" idiot me thought, hey, this "Old People weird British guy music" sounds good! Meh, I got smarter soon.

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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember the first Queen song I ever heard was Bo-Rap when I was watching Wayne's World. That was about 10 years ago. I told my mother to get "The Wayne's World" song for me (that's what I called it) and since then, I have dedicated my life to their music. I have a few different cds, but Queen over powers them by a long shot!! Long Live Queen!!

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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 22:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My very first episode with Queen music was after my mother bought the blue GH album. The only reason it was bought was because of Bohemian Rhapsody. So she played it for me. I wasn't too captivated by the song only because she was singing along. I couldn't really concentrate because of that. She's embarrassing even when no one else is around. Anyhow, would occasionally listen to Bo Rhap cause I found out (on my own when I had the house to myself) that the louder you played it, the cooler it was! I didn't listen to any of the other songs because I wasn't patient enough to get past the first few seconds of any of the songs. Perhaps this is because AKOM is first (thought that it sounded gay *unfortunately, I was a naieve teenager*, and a little too 80's for me at the time) and then Under Pressure (which I recognized as some rip-off-jerk-who-thinks-adding-two-piano-notes-justifies-the-bass-line-as-a-new-song's opener *again, I was, unfortunately, a naieve teenager*. So for a few years, it was occasionally Bohemian Rhapsody, and that was it. Then as I was searching about on a music video website, and happened upon Bo Rhap. I noticed there were more videos, so I checked them out. I fell in love with The Show Must Go On. So now I would listen to two songs on the Classic album.

My revelation came to pass this last summer when I went on a tour of Europe with a wind ensemble and choir group. I met this wonderful guy who really got me into Queen. He said this one thing that really got me to listen to my album, "Fat Bottomed Girls is a great song." At the time I thought two things: 1. Glad to hear you think so (being that I myself am such) and 2. Hmm, never heard that song before. On our charter bus I borrowed this one kid's copy of the old Greatest Hits so I could hear the songs my guy had praised and to understand why some of the insane choir kids were prancing around chanting "bicycle, bicycle". I listened to the songs and thought "hmm, well, that was nice" and that was that. But I found that after the songs were over, I kept hearing them in my head. I had to hear them. I FINALLY listened to the entire blue album (as fate would have it I brought it along) and loved it. Thought that I'm Going Slightly Mad sounded an awful lot like Andrew Lloyd Weber. For a while it was my favorite.

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Posted: 28 Jan 05, 22:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard Bohemian Rhapsody for the first time while I was driving from Chicago to upstate New York. Or maybe it was upstate New York to Chicago. Anyway, I was cranky and delirious and my legs were cramped after being in the car for so long. Bohemian Rhapsody was on the radio (it was the opera section), and I hated it and screamed at my brother to turn it off.

Hey, you'd be cranky too if you were stuck in a mini-van for fourteen hours.


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Posted: 29 Jan 05, 00:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i loved them without knowing it was them!! i had always loved WWRY and WATC (i heard them on mighty ducks...) and i loved them! then i bought their GH and thats where my obsession...i mean liking...started! and my mum said i use to hum to somebody to love when i was a baby. so love at first...hearing


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