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Posted: 04 May 05, 03:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Guys! I'm new to the Board -- Thought I'd start a topic.

As everyone here knows, Queen produces a huge, thick, flamboyant sound that is more elegant than
a Jaguar automobile and can at the same time blow your eardrums out -- so who sounds similar?

Here's my list:
1. Toto -- mindless ear candy, inane lyrics
(revolving mostly around chicks whose names end in
'a') -- but a great sound -- Lukather is a great guitarist -- Operatic Vocals -- Multiple Song Writers --and they were able to capture a great world beat sound.

2. Boston --(Remember them?) Infectious 1st LP
back in the day -- Tom Sholtz layering guitar on guitar creating great Brian May type harmonies, and Brad Delp(?)'s vocals were phenomenal, absolutely soaring on 'More Than a Feeling' and the likes.

3. Kansas -- Don't know much of their music--Only that the 'Carry On My7 Wayward Son' could definitely have been a Queen number.




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Posted: 04 May 05, 03:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry to say but none of the above bands sound like queen , the only band i can think of is QUEEN .


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

It might be obvious but I have to say it......The Darkness! I can listen to Permission To Land and just about point out which songs could have been written by which Queen member.....hehe.....great album, anyway....


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Posted: 04 May 05, 04:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the darkness influnced by queen yes , sounding like them no.


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Posted: 04 May 05, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 04 May 05, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Smile. There's something about that guitar sound... ;-)



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Posted: 04 May 05, 10:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vocalist of The Cross could be a good candidate for being Queen's drummer.

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Posted: 04 May 05, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone remember a band from the mid '70's called Mr Big (not the American band with the same name that had a few hits 10 years later)

They had a big hit with Romeo. Lots of harmonies and a soaring falsetto. I even recall some promo photo's which looked suspiciously like the cover to Queen II. They were signed to EMI, and there may even be a significant Queen connection if my memory serves me right.

I was getting into Queen big time around then and recall loving the Mr Big album because it sounded so much like Queen. In fact I've now got a hankering to see if I can track it down. Oh well, ebay here I come (again)!


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Posted: 04 May 05, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Teo_torriate04 wrote:

Anyone remember a band from the mid '70's called Mr Big (not the American band with the same name that had a few hits 10 years later)

They had a big hit with Romeo. Lots of harmonies and a soaring falsetto. I even recall some promo photo's which looked suspiciously like the cover to Queen II. They were signed to EMI, and there may even be a significant Queen connection if my memory serves me right.

I was getting into Queen big time around then and recall loving the Mr Big album because it sounded so much like Queen. In fact I've now got a hankering to see if I can track it down. Oh well, ebay here I come (again)!


Now, that's something that I find interesting! I didn't know that. I'm very interested in what you can dig up. Please keep us informed. :)


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Posted: 04 May 05, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I go also for Boston.
They have a massive sound like we can see in some Queen songs.

I'm a fan of this band too.
I have from this band also a hughe bootleg collection.

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Posted: 05 May 05, 04:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Teo_torriate04 wrote:

Anyone remember a band from the mid '70's called Mr Big (not the American band with the same name that had a few hits 10 years later)

They had a big hit with Romeo. Lots of harmonies and a soaring falsetto. I even recall some promo photo's which looked suspiciously like the cover to Queen II. They were signed to EMI, and there may even be a significant Queen connection if my memory serves me right.

I was getting into Queen big time around then and recall loving the Mr Big album because it sounded so much like Queen. In fact I've now got a hankering to see if I can track it down. Oh well, ebay here I come (again)!


I believe that that band opened for Queen....


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Posted: 05 May 05, 05:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Soooooo.... Why is this in the "Sharing the music - Announce" section?


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Posted: 05 May 05, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Valensia"

Pim, he asked for bands that sound like Queen, not bands who copy Queen and rip-off their songs


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Posted: 05 May 05, 06:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Teo_torriate04 wrote:

Anyone remember a band from the mid '70's called Mr Big (not the American band with the same name that had a few hits 10 years later)

They had a big hit with Romeo. Lots of harmonies and a soaring falsetto. I even recall some promo photo's which looked suspiciously like the cover to Queen II. They were signed to EMI, and there may even be a significant Queen connection if my memory serves me right.

I was getting into Queen big time around then and recall loving the Mr Big album because it sounded so much like Queen. In fact I've now got a hankering to see if I can track it down. Oh well, ebay here I come (again)!


I make the 2 Mr Big LP´s from the 70`s on CD ( incl the Track from the German release VAMPIRE )
Intrestet ?? please send me a mail


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Posted: 05 May 05, 11:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Vanilla Ice


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Posted: 05 May 05, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

frank sidebottom and little frank


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Posted: 05 May 05, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kerfuffle87 wrote:

Vanilla Ice


Queen stole that song from him! I clearly remember greatist hits 2 coming out after Vanilla ice cd =)


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Posted: 05 May 05, 12:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jellyfish, an american band from the early '90's had a great mix of rock & pop and were willing to try different sounds both musically & vocally - released 2 albums (Bellybutton & Spilt Milk)and both are worth a listen - saw them a few times when they toured the UK and they never let me down

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Posted: 05 May 05, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the British 70`s Rock Band " CITY BOY "
They make a lot of good Albums and sounds like Queen
http://cityboy.org/

http://www.home-of-rock.de/CD-Reviews/City_Boy/The_Albums_1976_-_1981.html

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Posted: 05 May 05, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just listen to the German Rock/Metal Band
"Rough Silk" ...they sound very similar to Queen.
On their first 4 records they sound great, i can reccomend

"Roots of hate"
their first album, the singer wasn`t that good at that time but on the second his voice was much better. Nice Hardrock songs, the guitar player is much influenced by Brian.

"Walls of never"
Their 2nd release, great songs, fast rock numbers beautiful Piano Ballads and the singer got so much better that his voice sounds a bit like Freddie`s. One song reminds me of "Somebody to love" and another is similar to "My melancholy blues"

"Circle of hate...or the secret lies of timekeeping"

The first record I bought, because there was a sticker on the cover that said "Queen goes Metal".
I bought it and got blown away by the first number "The end". Beautiful melodies and great singer, great piano playing and powerful riffs. The whole record is amazing!!! Get it if you can.


"Mephisto"

The last release with this great singer Jan Barnett. After that album he left the band and they became quiet bad. The rest of the musicians left also and the Keyboard player recruited some new ones. But Mephisto is a strong record, they`re using Rammstein riffs, blast beats and mix that with his Freddie-alike voice. There are also beautiful breathtaking ballads on this release. I LOVE IT!!!

So check out this band if you can. It`s so sad they didn`t became famous. They toured with Deep Purple for example...



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