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Posted: 20 May 05, 00:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

welll... i im a huge fan of both bands and i've always noticed parallel or similarities between them...

they both started in 1970...

they released they first albums in 1973:
queen s/t
aerosmith s/t

in they first years they released a lot of albums... they worked really hard... they also shared some shows in the early years...

in 1975... both bands released two really important records...

a night at the opera...
toys in the attic...

by the end of the 70s both released live albums...

and in the early 80s they did greatest hits albums... both with the same name...

in 1982 both bands made their lesssuccesful records... "hot space" and "rock in a hard place"


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Posted: 20 May 05, 00:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

in the 80s they went for very distant ways...
queen was one the most important and succesful bands in the 80s while aerosmith was in the 90s while queen was in their long recess after freddies death...

i think aerosmith is as special to U.S. HARD ROCK... as QUEEN is to england...


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Posted: 21 May 05, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm also a grat fan of both bands. I have a lot of bootlegs from both bands too... Another difference between aerosmith and queen, was that Joe Perry and Brad Whitford left the band in 1979 and 1981 respectively, and both of them met again with aerosmith in 1984... unlike queen, which had the same members since 1971...



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Posted: 21 May 05, 14:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When you probably would be enjoying this:

http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/mp3.aspx?Q=10074

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Posted: 21 May 05, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Steve Tyler really wears costumes very similar to Freddie's 1970's Zandra Rhodes stff too, jumpsuits, long chiffon scarves, makeup...and Steve still looks great wearing that stuff too.

Steve also is a pretty good live performer, he does alot of acrobatics on stage, and he plays a MEAN blues harmonica. I Like their older 70's songs..."Train Keep A Rollin", "Big Ten Inch", "Dream On".


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

freddie hated steve tyler so i dont think he'd be too happy about the comparisons:) i personaly cant see any, did anyone see TFI friday a few years ago and aerosmith were being interviewd and when asked who the greatest bands were in the world he said beatles,stones,aerosmith,who, i cant remember who he said 5th were but not a squeek about queen.... now we all know queen are the greatest:)
no disrespect to the aerosmith fans/posters but shit i hate that fellas voice it goes straight thru me lollll
p.s brian may is a aerosmith fan but not mr mercury


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Posted: 21 May 05, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

flash00. wrote:

freddie hated steve tyler so i dont think he'd be too happy about the comparisons:) i personaly cant see any, did anyone see TFI friday a few years ago and aerosmith were being interviewd and when asked who the greatest bands were in the world he said beatles,stones,aerosmith,who, i cant remember who he said 5th were but not a squeek about queen.... now we all know queen are the greatest:)
no disrespect to the aerosmith fans/posters but shit i hate that fellas voice it goes straight thru me lollll
p.s brian may is a aerosmith fan but not mr mercury


That's cuz there is NO comparison. Steve Tyler is like a good cheesburger, just ok.

Freddie is a legend, like pheasant under crystal glass! First class! Legend and Icon!


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Posted: 21 May 05, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yea... thats my girl:)) what a great comparison arlene :)
oh yea that freddie interview you were posting about from 84 i think, well i d/l it and its excellent quality its better/clearer than those on the freddie box set:)


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Posted: 22 May 05, 00:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Perhaps the biggest difference is their popularity. Aerosmith failed to really make a dent in Europe outside of the die-hard rockers until 1989, when their first album charted. None of their 70's albums ever made the British charts, I don't even think they went Gold or Platinum (could be wrong about that one though). Whereas Queen were VERY popular in Europe during the 70's and became enormous during the 80's.

However, in America it's a different story. Aerosmith's 70's albums drew almost double the sales Queen usually did. Queen's Greatest Hits sold 7 million copies; Aerosmith's sold 20 million. Overall, Aerosmith have sold 67 million albums in the United States while Queen have sold 30 million.

It's worth noting that overall though, Queen seem to be more in the U.S.'s national consciousness. A great deal of my friends like Queen but none of them listen to Aerosmith.

I think that perhaps Queen's legacy has held up in the U.S. a lot better than Aerosmith's has. And with the advent of online sharing programs and downloads, album sales have become practically irrelevant when judging a band's present-day notoriety and impact


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Posted: 22 May 05, 08:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Comparison??

What??

This is like comparing your finest champange with homemade beer.


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Posted: 22 May 05, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Scott_Mercury wrote:

Comparison??

What??

This is like comparing your finest champange with homemade beer.


lol..yup you got that rite:)))

my god queen are frigging huge!! i see absolutley no comparisons between the two,
but the aerosmith fans etc are cool:)


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Posted: 22 May 05, 19:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Steven Tyler was a good frontman, but Freddie was great! I cant see any similarities really, apart from some of the stage outfits.


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Posted: 28 May 05, 03:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Funny that this topic should arise. I was thinking along the same lines -- There is a definite similarity between Aerosmith's career and Queen's.

Both groups hit their respective pinnacles in 1975-76ish:

Aerosmith puts out 'Toys in the Attic'
Queen puts out 'Night At the Opera'

Aerosmith put out 'Rocks'
Queen put out 'A Day At the Races'

But even going through every album up until say 1982, they were running like two horses neck to neck.

Aerosmith's "Rock in a Hard Place" is great BTW --just have a bottle of aspirin ready cause you'll need it -- Joe and Brad-less but still really rockin.

This may be a mean thing to say, but I think in a way Aerosmith sort of lacked the intelligence to
allow their sound to evolve. As Queen continuously, and successfully, was able to test the waters in every genre and transition very smoothly from British choir boys into World Beat Euro-Pop kings, Aerosmith digressed into making
Hard Rock pop records with juvenille lyrics which continuously get worse with every release.






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Posted: 28 May 05, 13:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

anyone ever see the video footage of aerosmith when they went flat broke they lost everything well they were all huddled in some banger old car pulling up to a really run down motel and all tried to rush in quick but someone was following them i tell ya they honestly looked like tramps!! they were on rock bottom i'm sure it just b4 there comback with walk this way mid 80's this was all going on while freddie was sipping champagne on private jets etc.. aerosmith have never reached the heights queen have in terms of stardom and so on. i would of loved to have seen that arguement with freddie and s-tyler brian said it looked like they were close to fisty cuffs lol


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Posted: 29 May 05, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can anyone say why Freddie hated Steve Tyler. According to the last post there was an argument between them but when was it, what was it about, etc? Personally I like both bands and frontmen and they don't seem like complete polar opposites, unlike Freddie and Sid Vicious say? Any information?

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Posted: 29 May 05, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I read somewhere that brian may cited aerosmith as one of his favourite bands and joe perry/brad whitford as one of his favourite guitarists.
One of the reason for this was that they got big at around the same time and had many things in common.

Steven Tyler is also one of those singers that usually is high up on lists of the greatest showmen in rock.

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Posted: 30 May 05, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kingogre wrote:


I read somewhere that brian may cited aerosmith as one of his favourite bands and joe perry/brad whitford as one of his favourite guitarists.


Brian has many favourite bands and guitarists. In fact every musician is one of his "heroes" as long as he doesn't critisize Queen and one of his "ultimate heroes" if he praises Queen.


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Posted: 31 May 05, 06:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

deeperanddeeperinside wrote:

And Aerosmith has had only ONE number one hit (I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing), and none of the members of the band wrote the song.


Well then, who did write it?

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Posted: 31 May 05, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Biggest parallel....both opened for Mott the Hoople in 1974 at various concerts. Harrisburg PA being one of them.

I should know, I was there (though quite knackered)


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Posted: 31 May 05, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He'd love the Darkness then.


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