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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

does anone get really annoyed that no one can play the piano parts properly now that freddie is gone? this doesnt include the musical

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 11:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Depends what you mean by "properly". Differently doesn`t always mean "wrong"


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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 11:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well for example "somebody to love" at the tribute concert. the piano introduction and the whole of the piano playing in that song sounds like it has had no thought put into it.it is just chords. spike plays it properly in the rehearsals so i wonder why the didnt let him play it. this might of been posted before but im not sure.

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

also, who thinks elton johns bohemian rhapsody playing was a bit disappointing?

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Posted: 27 Feb 05, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

luko wrote:

also, who thinks elton johns bohemian rhapsody playing was a bit disappointing?



there's hardly ever been a cover version done of ANY song anywhere that is better than the original

the one reason for this is that the original composer knows how they wanted it to sound and (more importantly) feel - so this is a pointless argument

if all you can do is pick fault in artists performing THEIR tribute the a fellow (dead) artist then -
you really should get out more


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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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

luko wrote:

also, who thinks elton johns bohemian rhapsody playing was a bit disappointing?



there's hardly ever been a cover version done of ANY song anywhere that is better than the original

the one reason for this is that the original composer knows how they wanted it to sound and (more importantly) feel - so this is a pointless argument

if all you can do is pick fault in artists performing THEIR tribute the a fellow (dead) artist then -
you really should get out more


i wouldn't call the songs at the tribute "cover" versions per se cuz once u call it a cover version then it's a completely new argument about which is better. it's a tribute so it should be measured in a different way

the somebody to love thing isn't bad though...it'd just be BETTER if the piano part could've been played the original way. BoRhap, on the other hand, is another story...

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Posted: 28 Feb 05, 18:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know what you mean.
Everything sounds 'programmed'.

As for Elton - very disappointing.
All I have to say is, without sounding big headed,
if I can play it, certainly Elton John
could have played it.

This is not a criticism (other than EJ), but rather
a calling out of the complete lack of feeling put into Freddie's piano parts.

Perhaps there will be more passion during the tour?


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No one plays like freddie, if that's what you mean. It's quite distinct, his style, but you get a nice look in the BoRhap video!


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well Elton John is a tit. He played chords then as soon as he got up Spike took over and played it properly. STL: Mike Moran wanted to pay his respects as a friend & I guess that's just what he learned to dplay.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

good points.i reckon there will be lots of passion in the new tour coz spike will be playing! we can always count on him to serve up the goods.

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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

agree with the elton john comments too

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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

luko wrote:

also, who thinks elton johns bohemian rhapsody playing was a bit disappointing?


He didn't to the 'cross-over with the hands'. I don't he think he sang it well either. So I totally agree with you.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Plus Brian is a great piano player. First instrument he played.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

didn't know he played piano, i thought that was roger. does spike do the crossover hands thingy.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't know Roger played the piano. I know he played the guitar with The Cross, as well as singing for them. John can play the electric piano (as demonstrated in You're My Best Friend).

I don't know if Spike can do the cross over thing. I think that was him doing it in the We Will Rock You musical. If he can do it, I doubt he can do it as good as Freddie can.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Spike just does an octive with the right hand.
He also uses both hands (and 10 fingers too, I think)
for the bass run up at the end.

While it IS interresting to see, I just hope it sounds good.
Hopefully a lot of the piano will be played on a piano and not keyboards.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No one is as good as freddie! John played keyboard!

More to the point, spike joined them on concerts, what about recording sessions?


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Spike did play keyboard on some of the Magic album. The Made In Heaven album credits them all with keyboards.


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Posted: 01 Mar 05, 17:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brian_may_wannabe wrote:

I didn't know Roger played the piano. I know he played the guitar with The Cross, as well as singing for them. John can play the electric piano (as demonstrated in You're My Best Friend).

I don't know if Spike can do the cross over thing. I think that was him doing it in the We Will Rock You musical. If he can do it, I doubt he can do it as good as Freddie can.


don't know how good roger is at the piano but he did write Radio Ga Ga on it

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Posted: 02 Mar 05, 04:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have never heard Elton John do even the most remotely good sounding. He is terrible. At the tribute concert he sounded like an idiot. At that ballet show, he was so caught up in himself... honestly. He's crap.


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