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Posted: 18 Jun 05, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello,
Don't need to know anyhting else about the RS now, im happy with a Vox BRian May Deaky amp, and a Dillion DMB04 RS, that will do me.

But Brian's solo single in 1992 Too Much Love Will Kill You, lyrics seem pretty serious, does anyone know the full story behind the sad song, and why it shows Brian taking a trip down Memory Lane?


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Posted: 18 Jun 05, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its to do with the breakup of his marriage to Chrissie Mullen and whether he should decide to stay with her or choose Anita Dobson. Read the lyrics again and everything should become obvious now.


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Posted: 18 Jun 05, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi,
It can't all be just about his marriage split up, because it shows when he was a child, with his parents, and something to do with his kids.

is Bri actually crying in the video where he sings high??


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Posted: 18 Jun 05, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi,

If you need to tune your guit... whoops, sorry... Trust your eyes, trust your mind, Johnny - if you see that he's crying, why do you ask us?

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Posted: 18 Jun 05, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A lot of emotional stuff had either just happened - or was about to happen.

The death of his father, the imminent death of Freddie (ironically from a "lovers" disease - but who eventually died alone), divorce, marriage, birth - it encompasses the whole rang of human emotion.

Why don't you try listening to music? It is an emotional language which should talk to the heart, not scientific data to be interpreted by the brain.


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Posted: 18 Jun 05, 21:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

A lot of emotional stuff had either just happened - or was about to happen.

The death of his father, the imminent death of Freddie (ironically from a "lovers" disease - but who eventually died alone), divorce, marriage, birth - it encompasses the whole rang of human emotion.

Why don't you try listening to music? It is an emotional language which should talk to the heart, not scientific data to be interpreted by the brain.


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Posted: 19 Jun 05, 09:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has anyone else noticed how Brian's first wife was Chrissie, and his second Anita Dobson, and in Eastenders Den's first wife was Anita Dobson and his second wife Chrissie?

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Posted: 19 Jun 05, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aren't Too Much Love lyrics by Frank Musker?


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Posted: 19 Jun 05, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's about AIDS. Just like BoRhap...

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Posted: 19 Jun 05, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John S Stuart wrote:

A lot of emotional stuff had either just happened - or was about to happen.

The death of his father, the imminent death of Freddie (ironically from a "lovers" disease - but who eventually died alone), divorce, marriage, birth - it encompasses the whole rang of human emotion.

Why don't you try listening to music? It is an emotional language which should talk to the heart, not scientific data to be interpreted by the brain.


Dont really want to question John because you usually make me look like an idiot. But Wasn't it recorded 1991 which was before he father's death, and Freddie's death (who also ironically sang it in 1989.)


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

Mercuryworks: technically you are correct - but both freddie and his father were "dying" from terminal illnesses, and despite all his money and fame, all brian could do was sit back and helplessly watch it happen - and yes, i guess subconsciously you can add aids to the mix.

And that's exactly what the song is - an ecclectic mix of ideas and emotions.

Even if not "historically" accurate - it can still be empathetically written from a persona point of view (eg brian wrote about the sister he never had) because as i said above music is the language of the heart - and not the head.

my point is it is about emotions - real - pending or otherwise.

Seb: it is not as simple as you paint it to be. Body language ha ha is correct when he says "...And Brian May and Elizabeth Lamers..."

Mercuryworks: "Dont really want to question John because you usually make me look like an idiot."

Why - this thread is about interpretation - and your interpretation is as valid as mine. i do not know all the answers - and i do not hold a monopoly in valid opinions! So you keep hold of what you think could be correct!





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Posted: 20 Jun 05, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

> Has anyone else noticed how Brian's first wife was Chrissie, and his second Anita Dobson, and in Eastenders Den's first wife was Anita Dobson and his second wife Chrissie?

No, I hadn't! But I had wondered if Chrissie Mullen was related to Garry Mullen, the fella from Stars In Their Eyes :-)


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

Fenderek wrote:

I think it's about AIDS. Just like BoRhap...

Bohemian Rhapsody isn't about AIDS - it wasn't even heard of then! The only person who knows what Bo Rhap is about, was Freddie, and apparently Roger (who isn't letting on), but if you listen to the lyrics, the most likely conclusion, IN MY OPINION, is that it's about Freddie's struggle with his sexuality, and about the religious implications of him coming out as gay.


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

Hello,
Eastenders is crap now, (especially last year GOD! worst storylines ever)

It was good about a decade ago and before then, with all the Great characters like Angie, Den, Arthur, Michelle and all them.
As far as i am concerned EastEnders was axed ages ago.

Was Freddie, Brian, Roger and John coronation street/Eastenders fans, do any of you know?


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Posted: 26 Jun 05, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just found this forum, I was lithening to this song for the first time and I wanted to know more about it; that is very interesting what John says when you listen to this song your heart liquefies and cries, it is so much strong that you feel the pain on the words, one of the most beautifull song of queen probably the best band of the twentief century;

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Posted: 26 Jun 05, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Fickle wrote:

Fenderek wrote:

I think it's about AIDS. Just like BoRhap...

Bohemian Rhapsody isn't about AIDS - it wasn't even heard of then! The only person who knows what Bo Rhap is about, was Freddie, and apparently Roger (who isn't letting on), but if you listen to the lyrics, the most likely conclusion, IN MY OPINION, is that it's about Freddie's struggle with his sexuality, and about the religious implications of him coming out as gay.

Have you ever heard about sarcasm...?
That's an old joke about AIDS in BoRhap on this site. Simply because every two weeks we have a thread &quot;What's BoRhap about?&quot; So now everywhere we claim it's about AIDS... Mind you- so is FLASH...

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Posted: 26 Jun 05, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek wrote:

I think it's about AIDS. Just like BoRhap...

Lord Fickle wrote:

Bohemian Rhapsody isn't about AIDS - it wasn't even heard of then! The only person who knows what Bo Rhap is about, was Freddie, and apparently Roger (who isn't letting on), but if you listen to the lyrics, the most likely conclusion, IN MY OPINION, is that it's about Freddie's struggle with his sexuality, and about the religious implications of him coming out as gay.

Fenderek wrote:

Have you ever heard about sarcasm...?
That's an old joke about AIDS in BoRhap on this site. Simply because every two weeks we have a thread &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;What's BoRhap about?&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; So now everywhere we claim it's about AIDS... Mind you- so is FLASH...

Yes, I've heard of sarcasm - have you heard of something called politeness?

I'm sorry I don't have the time or inclination to read every other post on the forum, before I say something. I've never even heard of you, or seen any of your posts - how am I supposed to know you were being 'sarcastic'? There's enough stupid people on here asking stupid questions. Forgive my assumption you were one of them.


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Posted: 26 Jun 05, 13:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Johnny Knoxville wrote:



Was Freddie, Brian, Roger and John coronation street/Eastenders fans, do any of you know?

I think one or two of them probably had an interest in Coronation Street because they dressed up as characters from Corrie in the video for 'I want to break free'.


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