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Posted: 21 Mar 05, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For those of you fortunate enough NOT to receive ITV, believe me you are missing NOTHING.

They are soon to air 'Queen Mania' which they've done before with Abba and Grease.

It is cringeworthy to the extreme on the UK's most cheesiest, cheapskate TV channels ever.

If anyone ever tells you that the UK do the best TV in the world..DON'T BELIEVE EM, it aint true (maybe 20 years ago it was!)

It'll consist of soap stars and B list celebs doing covers of Queen songs in fancy dress prancing around a TV studio, 'performing' to the lyrics literally like Pans People dancers used to do on TOTP in the 70s!

PLEASE...NON UK fans DO NOT ask for copies of this to be uploaded or put on DVD.
I can tell you now even before it's been aired it WILL be bad, VERY BAD and cringey.
I'm just surprised that Queen gave them their permission. I suppose it's all publicity for their tour.

It's typical of such a cowboy oufit like ITV to put out something naf like this when over recent years the BBC and channel 4 have done some real good quality Queen docs.



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Posted: 21 Mar 05, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

so if you don't like it, don't watch it.

i think it'll be a lot of fun - i'm not going to watch it to see Queen songs performed to perfection, but as a medium for getting the music 'out there' to the masses, this is a great idea.


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Posted: 22 Mar 05, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


According to Brian's site:

QUEEN MANIA
ITV1 on
9 April 2005
9.15pm - 10.15pm.

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Posted: 22 Mar 05, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Weren't we all offered tickets for this?



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Posted: 22 Mar 05, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll watch it just to c if they're more awful at singing queen songs than me!

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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A quick Reminder. Its on tonight 9.10 pm
repeated tomorrow night on ITV 2 as well as a documentary called "Queen Mania: The Show must go on" which promises to show archive footage
(which we've seen a zillion times before!)

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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 16:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ITV a cowboy outfit? hahaha! Nice one mate.

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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 16:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The show is fucking awful, especially that Toyah Wilcox, the worst cover ever! Lesley Garett has amazing tits though.


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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 17:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

against my better judgement i watched it!!! yes i was disappointed only the chick from m-people(though she bottled trying the big note)and myleen(however you spell it) was any good and that was only cos she was the only artist who actually played an instrument and changed the song to suit her(a wise move)

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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Mania: Unreleased, ITV, Queen Mania
ITV 9 April 2005, Queen Tribute show introduced by Zoe Ball.
One Vision (Mel C), Barcelona (Leslie Garret & G4), I Want To Break Free (Corrie Queens), Somebody To Love (Heather Small), Don’t Stop Me Now (Toya Wilcox), Too Much Love Will Kill You (Myleene Klass), Who Wants To Live Forever (Russell Watson), You’re My Best Friend (Tony Christie), Bohemian Rhapsody (G4)

So who was the best (of a bad bunch) version?
Poor Freddie is now facing Australia!
As for the New CD "Now That's What I Call Underwhelming!"

Edited: Corrected version



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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just as I envisaged....

ABSOLUTLEY AWFUL.

Both progs were quite simply the WORST 'Queen TV Progs' you ever likely to see.

All non UK Queen fans...You don't know how lucky you are NOT to receive such CRAP on yours TV on a Sat night.
DON'T even think about asking for a copy on DVD or on The Hub, it should be banned from the TV and NET forever.

QP will do anything for a bit of publicity for the tour.

If Cornation St wasn't so popular I'm sure ITV would have their Brodcast license revoked.
They must be the worst TV station on the planet churning out endless, cheap, 'throwaway' TV.

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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL


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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Surely it's "Don't Thtop Me Now"?

"...I'm a thex mathine, ready to ekthplode, like a thuperthtar..."

good choice...

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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm with ya, Kevo: ITV is the absolute pits.

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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 18:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sixpence: Yes, you are correct - it was "One Vision", my mistake sorry. I've edited accordingly. I also noticed that I couldn't spell Milene either!

By the way 6P - I knew your father - 6D. He was once a friend of mine!


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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 18:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

Surely it's "Don't Thtop Me Now"?

"...I'm a thex mathine, ready to ekthplode, like a thuperthtar..."

good choice...


exthellent choith I thought.
She alwayth chootheth thongs that have thix or theven ethith in every thentence.

On a more serious note, I thought Leslie Garret was excellent doing her little bit.
Now come on people!!
This was a tribute to the band, nothing more.
The music would never sound the same in a million years because it's not Queen, so why watch it if you know it's not gonna live up to your expectations.????

I enjoyed it anyway, even if there was one or two artithts that cant even thing.


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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Only worth watching to see Mylene Klass and Michael le Vell in drag...

Crap choice of songs, where was Rock You and Champions? Mainly full of arseholes too...


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Posted: 09 Apr 05, 23:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I'll be the "asshole" here and ask that someone upload this. I can't imagine it being that bad. At least there's a variety of "washed up" artists ruining Queen songs. It can't be any more painful than 1 "washed up" artist ruining an entire Queen tour and making you pay to see it.


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Posted: 10 Apr 05, 04:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah it was fairly deathly- individually:

One Vision- very luckluster backing , didn't really rock, singing from mel c pretty good.

Barcelona- professional and excellent from leslie- a bit embarrassing from G4.

I want to break free- the song is so good it actually pushed through the sillyness of the corination st thing!

Don't stop me now- backing quite good, awful singing- what happened to her voice? She couldnt sing a clear tone and didn't hit a single note in tune.

Who wants to live forever? Not bad- he is obviously an excellent singer, but it wasn't very exciting.

You're my best friend- ghastly- horrid arrangement with some altered chords, terrible singing, didn't sing the right tune in the chorus.

Bohemian rhapsody- shouldn't really be spoken of- those synth violins that come in instead of electric guitar are enough to make you want to jump off a bridge!


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Posted: 10 Apr 05, 05:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mylene class was the only decent one on there, only cos she changed the style of the song to suit her and actually played an instrument