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Posted: 30 May 05, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just wondering whether Queen Fans prefer on the whole the more Blues/Rock Type songs such as: Sheer Heart Attack or a more Music Hall feel like: Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy.

My personal feelings lean to the Music Hall Camp simply because I love what Queen do with classical harmonies as apposed to what could otherwise be hundreds of twelve bar blues songs.

Having said that I love My Melancholy Blues which again is just blues/jazz. Maybe it's Freddie's gorgeous voice though!

What are your opinions?

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

Hmm.. very hard.. I like songs with a lot of guitar.. but then when I want to chill out I prefer the Vaudevillian type stuff

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Posted: 30 May 05, 09:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the heavier Queen!
But the Vaudeville's cool...! :)
What I don't like is 80s pop...

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Posted: 30 May 05, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the way they could go from a heavy rock song to a campy vaudeville song. Talk about twisting your ear.

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Posted: 30 May 05, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i prefer the vaudeville/musichall songs

goflb, seaside rendezvous, lazing, millionaire,

even the straight blues" of melancholy sounds abit Noel Coward in places


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Posted: 30 May 05, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the fact that they can switch back and forth from each style and have it sound great. Their versatility is a huge part of why I love them!


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Posted: 30 May 05, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gunpowder Gelatine wrote:

I like the fact that they can switch back and forth from each style and have it sound great. Their versatility is a huge part of why I love them!


not any more, they can't

i think you'll find them heading down a very "unvaudeville/non-musichall" alleyway from now on

at roads head toward hard rock and blues from now on


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Posted: 30 May 05, 18:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think i'm mostly in the blues/rock camp but the 'vaudeville' stuff has more (?) interesting solos overall, imho IWTBF fits into the v category while HTF would play more to the blues/rock


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Posted: 30 May 05, 22:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me... I like both... and they do both well ... however, the campy piano driven tunes (Killer Queen, Don't Stop Me now, Good Old Fashion Lover Boy..etc) to me.... is what makes Queen... well...Queen!

I don't want to turn this thread into a

"Is the new tour really Queen" discussion.

I am looking forward to seeing Queen + PR... I am also a fan of the blues, and Paul Rodgers may be the best white blues oriented rock singer there is.

But on the other hand, the key factor in making Queen stand out in the crowd (Freddie) is gone....

Without Freddie, Queen may very well have been just another heavy-prog rock band of the 1970's (boring)

Freddie got in there, and "gayed" it up.... it made the perfect band in my eyes.


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Posted: 30 May 05, 22:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Camp for me! Love the rock too though.


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Posted: 31 May 05, 03:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah I know what you mean about the all blues/rock road they might be going down. Went to see them couple of weeks or so so back and PR voice is so suited to blues I'm wandering will they even attempt the slightly camper songs. Hope so not sure what i thought of having freddie on the screen behind them during Bo Rhap. Wander how PR would have sung it. Oh well going slightly of the point.

Keep those opinions coming in!

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Posted: 31 May 05, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think a few songs fall in between these categories such as 'you and I'- class song! I'd say the band got a perfect blend between heavy and classical harmony stuff. What more do we need!?