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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i was thinking this morning of all the queen songs that i have played live with various bands over the years 1986 to present. i came up with this list

as a teenager [in the 80s]
a kind of magic
one vision
hammer to fall
who wants to live forever
we will rock you
sheer heart attack
crazy little thing called love

medley big spender/liar riff [a la magic tour] into tear it up/tie your mother down

also we played the magic tour rock and roll medley a few times.

in my present band we have played crazy little thing and sleeping on the sidewalk

i have also played in rehersals [again as a queen obsessed teenager]
radio ga ga [very badly]
calling all girls [with me on vocals, sounded awful]
dragon attack
loser in the end
who needs you
now i'm here
liar


anyway my question is.....


which queen songs has anyone played live in a band
and
in general how difficult did you find playing the queen tracks ?????







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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With my previous band we were doing ultra-heavy version of stone Cold Crazy- I love it... similar to Metallica's version, slightly longer. I guess it was more difficult for the guitarist thanm for me...
Generally speaking- soem queen tracks are really difficult for vocalists. You acn sing them, but to sing in the same key is another story... Innuendo, Show Must Go On and the likes are INCREDIBLY difficult- there are few that I found absolutely "natural"- Fat Bottomed Girls, beforementioned SCC, Tie Your Mother Down or White Man (note- heavy ones)- but also Death On Two Legs (which I consider to be difficult as well). There are tracks that I may never sing PROPERLY- Radio Ga-Ga (yet I'm sure I'd be better than Paul Young...), Innuendo, Breakthru, Show... OF COURSE- you don't have to hit all the hgh notes- even Freddie wasn't doing it live, but... I wouldn't chose a song to perform when I know I can't sing it properly, to my full potential. It's something obvious- vocals on some Queen tracks are incredibly difficult

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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sail Away Sweet Sister, I Want It All, We Will Rock You, Radio GaGa, Hijack My Heart

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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We will rock you and ANOBTD

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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 09:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I played drums for We Will Rock You at a little concert some time ago.

Not the hardest job in the world lol


Crazy Little Thing Called Love....
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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Band I was in at uni used to do a mean version of '39.


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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My band right now does
WWRY(fast)
Fat Bottom Girls
Dragon Attack
Now Im here(reprise)
(some senses fail, hawthorne Heights, Rush, and Brand new)
Insturmental Inferno
39'
WWRY(slow)

thats pretty much it. We do about 4 songs from senses fail, 3 from Hawthorne Heights, and 6 from rush. So a gig for us is around 2 1/2 hours.


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

Band I'm in does a storming version of Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Another One Bites The Dust. Trying to get our guitarists to learn Sleeping On The Sidewalk currently, fingers crossed...

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

Only karaoke.
I can't sing anything in the same key. :(
It stinks being a 18-year-old who's 6'4".


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

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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I played " Crazy Little Thing Called Love" on guitar, by myself at this party, I did it alone too, It was alot of fun.


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

Before I got married :-( I did play Stone Cold Crazy and White Man. They came off very nicely.


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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 23:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My old band did Hammer To Fall a couple times. With my current band, we plan to do TYMD, and I'm in the process of writing a guitar solo with the Brighton Rock style of delay.



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Posted: 05 Aug 05, 23:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chauncey-
Are you wanting out of your marriage?

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Posted: 06 Aug 05, 00:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All I Hear Is Radio Gaga wrote:

I played " Crazy Little Thing Called Love" on guitar, by myself at this party, I did it alone too, It was alot of fun.


Whoops I said that I played it alone, twice


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Posted: 06 Aug 05, 05:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am a guitar player but not in any sorrt of band or anything......but I do bust out Crazy Little Thing Called Love and Hammer To Fall in informal jam sessions.......I also once played the Death On Two Legs riff and had a friend solo over it.....that sounded cool...:)


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Posted: 06 Aug 05, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bo Rhap, Tie Your Mother Down, Death On The Legs/Killer Queen as on Live Killers, '39, The Show Must Go On, Now I'm Here, Save Me & Keep Yourself Alive, in, shall we say, various degrees of success.........