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Posted: 08 Mar 05, 20:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger, to me has probably the most adorable and priceless sense of humor. Freddie was more quick on the draw, smart at comebacks, and irrascible, over the top, agreed and I really cannot choose in this category who cracks me up more. I guess Roger to me is as funny as Freddie, just he and Freddie were like partners in crime/comedy trying to out do one another...usually playing off of one another.

Take for instance...in the Current Mojo Special Limited Edition of "The Greatest Classic Rock Albums Ever", where towards the end of Queen's interview about their 1979 Crazy tour,--

--you have to read Roger's entire infamous "hole" quote to believe it!---It never stops cracking me up.--Where does he get this stuff right off the top of his head?--He's hilarious, but in a delightful way.--

He's just such a charmer...like Monty Python meets Spinal Tap. He's as over the top as Freddie. And he seems to have a ton of fun dressing up as the naughty school girl and flirting with the camera in the video for "I Want To Break Free" and dressing in drag for "The Great Pretender" with Freddie.

He's always as I call him "Roger Rabbit" not named after the movie but because like a rabbit, he is so talented and prolific as a songwriter too, "These Are The days Of Our Lives", "A Kind Of Magic", "Innuendo", "Radio Ga Ga", etc.

What a guy, artistic, but great sense of humor and knows not to take things or himself too seriously.


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Posted: 09 Mar 05, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definitely a sound bloke.

Mind you, he wrote some suspect songs. Drowse, more of that jazz, calling all girls, don't lose your head, they'd be in my top 6 crap queen songs, I'm afraid.

Wrote some great ones too, obviously. But it took him till 1984.

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Posted: 09 Mar 05, 14:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Take for instance...in the Current Mojo Special Limited Edition of "The Greatest Classic Rock Albums Ever", where towards the end of Queen's interview about their 1979 Crazy tour,--

--you have to read Roger's entire infamous "hole" quote to believe it!---It never stops cracking me up.--Where does he get this stuff right off the top of his head?--He's hilarious, but in a delightful way.--QUOTE]

--So folks have any of you read this infamous "Hole" quote of Roger's that I am referring to?--

--If not, then get thee to this special Mojo Edition and check it out.--

--Roger's quote is about how Queen sold Paul McCartney & Wings a "Hole", and it's about a full paragraph long.--

--Also, other Roger comedic bits....his wearing a tea kettle on his head in the "I'm Going Slightly Mad" video..--

--And I love hearing him croon his self penned, "I'm In Love With My Car".--Hell, he should be, cause if I had an Alfa Romeo, I would be in love with my car too!--

--Better yet, make that a Hummer, with a mini-bar, DVD/CD player. Then I'd REALLY be in love...with my Hummer!--

--Maybe we can get Roger to update the lyrics....I'm In Love With My Hummer!--


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Posted: 09 Mar 05, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

--Since everybody keeps asking me what in the daylights am I referring to in regards to Roger's infamous "hole" quote, here's your answer--

--It's in the Current Mojo Special Limited Edition of "The Greatest Classic Rock Albums Ever", where towards the end of Queen's interview about their 1979 Crazy tour,--

--Roger's quote is about how Queen sold Paul McCartney & Wings a "Hole"!!, and it's about a full paragraph long.--

--It's about how on Queen's 1979 Crazy Tour, Queen was trying to fit their entire crown lighting rig into the venue (The Lyceum if I remember right), and it would not fit.--

--So Roger and the band asked the manager of the Lyceum if Queen could drill 2 holes in the venue's ceiling so that the crown lighting rig would fit ok. --

--Then, Roger got a call from Paul McCartney, and Paul said that He and Wings would be playing the Lyceum within the week or so and that their lighting rig would not fit in the venue either, so rather than drilling a New hole, could Paul "Buy" one of the holes from Queen!!--

--Roger replied to Paul, Yes! and says quote,--

--"We (Queen) became the first band to sell Paul McCartney a Hole"!!!!---







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Posted: 09 Mar 05, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

haha, great! I think Queen has humour, and a great one to! But I would just say that Drowse is one of Roger's best song, and it comes high on the Queen list also...


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Posted: 10 Mar 05, 08:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger does have a good sense of humor. I have a Rolling Stone magazine at home from 1981 where he wrote a scathing letter to the editors on an air sickness bag after they wrote a terrible article on the band when they were in South America.

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Posted: 23 Mar 05, 23:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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haha, great! I think Queen has humour, and a great one to! But I would just say that Drowse is one of Roger's best song, and it comes high on the Queen list also...


I agree that Drowse is one of Roger's best songs, lyrics especially. Though he's written a lot of great songs, IMO he writes basically about the same thing. Common themes: fun, magic, crazy, etc. And not much in the melody department. But great percussion! I think his earlier stuff with Queen was his best.


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Posted: 23 Mar 05, 23:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But I agree he has a wicked sense of humor. And if he gets angry about something, he can be quite scathing. I wouldn't want to get on his bad side.


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Posted: 24 Mar 05, 20:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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He's always as I call him "Roger Rabbit" not named after the movie but because like a rabbit, he is so talented and prolific as a songwriter too...


Arlene, please step up to collect your award for Most Ridiculously Stupid Comment Ever Made On Queenzone.

When the fuck have rabbits ever been known to be talented and prolific songwriters???

Yet again, you're reading too much into things. Rabbits are just little fluffy mammals that hop, eat and procreate I'm afraid.


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 06:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Come on leave her alone u monster -.-;
She wants to share her thoughts with us. Don't use it against her, that's sick.


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Bohardy is right.


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL! :-D


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohardy wrote:

arlene wrote:



He's always as I call him "Roger Rabbit" not named after the movie but because like a rabbit, he is so talented and prolific as a songwriter too...


Arlene, please step up to collect your award for Most Ridiculously Stupid Comment Ever Made On Queenzone.

When the fuck have rabbits ever been known to be talented and prolific songwriters???

Yet again, you're reading too much into things. Rabbits are just little fluffy mammals that hop, eat and procreate I'm afraid.


Well as Mr. T would say..to YOU..."I Pity The Fool" seeing as how you have NO sense of humor.

My analogy was a kidding one meant in fun, which goes in line with this topic...seeing as how unlike you...Roger DOES have a Great sense of humor. If he can write "I'm In Love With My Car" (kiddingly you moron, the song is meant to be tongue in cheek), I can kiddingly call him Roger Rabbit. Christ on a bike!, it's only a freakin' nickname meant with affection and is a Metaphor, not literal!


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol...i thought it was funny, Arlene...i also agree that Roger has a wonderful sense of humor! in fact, everytime i even look at him, i let out a little girlish scream... *looks at pic. of Roger* EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

playful as a pussycat wrote:
"every time I look at a picture of him, i let out a girlish scream.
sthet's totally sick headed. I know hundreds of fans who don;t go around screaming at pictures of roger, s why would you? id rather squeal at a picture of Micheal jackson.

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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*pouts* you're joking, right?


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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I doubt it....she is a very negative person

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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

she also hates roger.

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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

because farokh is me.

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Posted: 25 Mar 05, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His sense of humor is really brilliant. I really love him in the inerviews, specially when he's with Brian and Brian starts to say something serious and then Roger makes one of his jokes... it's wonderful. And I specially love him commenting the Calling All Gils video in GVH2. That's really funny to hear.


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