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Posted: 24 Mar 05, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would think that it was intentional that all the members of Queen's songwriting and music influenced one another, including Brian, John, but in particular that more so, it seems that Roger's work and Freddie's work influenced (and complimented) one another.

I think they enjoyed working together and sort of showing an appreciative nod to one another's work if you look at the similarities and parallels in their work.

Roger's 1st solo album was called "Fun In Space", but the next Queen album was called, (which Freddie and the entire band had a hand in naming I would think), "Hot Space".

Freddie's self composed song off his "Mr. Bad Guy" album was called "Made In Heaven", but Roger's next single with The Cross which Roger sang lead on the single version, but Roger asked Freddie to be guest lead vocalist on the version for The Cross' album "Shove It", was called "Heaven For Everyone".

Freddie wrote "Love Of My Life", one of the most meaningful Queen songs, with the lyrics "I still love you" which he spoke at "Live At Wembley Stadium", Roger wrote "These Are The Days Of Our Lives" also one of the most meaningful songs Queen has done, for which Roger wrote the lyrics "I still love you" that Freddie speaks at the end. (and both songs reflect on love as a constant throughout life, looking back over time).

And then even just working together, Freddie asked Roger to appear in his "The Great Pretender" video too, and the 2 enjoyed dressing up in drag (along with Peter Straker).

I think Freddie & Roger personally (I've heard the 2 particularly enjoyed the party life and kidding around with one another) & professionally,
that Freddie & Roger were really in synch with one another and sort of would take turns complimenting one another by these artistic similarities and collaborations in their work.

It's just really nice that they had such regard and esteem for one another.


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Posted: 24 Mar 05, 16:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They were friends, you know?...

I don't know if most of the observations you mention are valid. Love of my life, from 1975, SUNG in 1986 inspired a song Roger wrote in 1990-1???... Hard to believe, maybe you're forcing it a litte (too much).

About Made in Heaven and Heaven for Everyone... hmmm... don't know, you could have a point there..

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Posted: 24 Mar 05, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i dont think the context that he used was right but TATDOOL is a lot like LOML lyrically.


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Posted: 24 Mar 05, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

arlene wrote:


Roger's 1st solo album was called "Fun In Space", but the next Queen album was called, (which Freddie and the entire band had a hand in naming I would think), "Hot Space".


I've always thought of the meanings of space in both those titles to be different. Fun In Space seems to be about actual outer space, while Hot Space is more like the environment they were in. So I don't know if that parallel would work if that's the way the titles were meant to be.


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