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Posted: 10 Aug 05, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Freddie was still alive and the band stayed together to this day do you think they'd have the same adoration they do now or would they have just become some more old cronies cruising the road?


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Posted: 10 Aug 05, 11:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think they would still be huge.If a band like the Rolling Stones(Rolling Bones)can still be big then Queen could too. Queen would look a heck of alot better.


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Posted: 10 Aug 05, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rolling Stones have got as many wrinkles as they've sold albums. Which is alot!


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Posted: 10 Aug 05, 14:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure Queen would be doing just FINE for themselves. Ample talent in THAT band...


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Posted: 10 Aug 05, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is no doubt that they would still rock the world!

They would be one of those few bands who could just have played forever. I think people would still love them.


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Posted: 10 Aug 05, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Freddie was alive and Queen were together,they would simply keep rocking the world.They would release new albums until now-I guess- and they would touring so that new or young Queen fans to ''meet'' them and the old ones to remember...


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Posted: 10 Aug 05, 18:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I often think this and never come to an answer! I think they would still have their fans, and do a few concerts, maybe even a tour, but I think they would now, of course be considered aboslute music legends


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Posted: 10 Aug 05, 19:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Without a doubt, they'd be huge.

I would imagine that the "no touring" thing would still be there, with the exception of special "one-offs". I would imagine you'd have exceptions for Live8 type events. Maybe even one-off Queen gigs on a huge scale once-per-album.

Musically, I think there would have been much more experimentation. Guest artists on records, much like they have now, but with Freddie.

Definitely, there would have been more solo work than group work, not through any particular differences in music - I just think the four of them would have moved in different directions, but not to the detriment of the group. There would have been lots of work with younger artists

One thing that I think might have happened, and would really have been a knock-out would be an Unplugged gig. Can you imagine? Couple of hundred tickets out to the Fan club? Intimate setting? Twenty songs interpreted in a different way? Wow.

I think it's safe to say that legendary status would now be assured. As far as I'm concerned The Strolling Bones don't count. When's the last time they put out an album that mattered? Same with the mighty Floyd. Only U2 and perhaps REM would be up there in the same league.

Frighteningly though, here we are, heading towards a "20-years-dead" anniversary, and we STILL don't see anyone bringing up the rear. U2 are there. REM pull the crowds. So does the evergreen Madonna.

But which of today's bands are we looking at now, thinking, yeah in twenty years time, they'll still be releasing iconic music?

That's my tuppence worth.

Cheers

Paul


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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 04:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok.computer wrote:

Without a doubt, they'd be huge.

I would imagine that the "no touring" thing would still be there, with the exception of special "one-offs". I would imagine you'd have exceptions for Live8 type events. Maybe even one-off Queen gigs on a huge scale once-per-album.

Paul


Now that I could believe.........just imagine.....Queen at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, playing to an audience of over 100,000....and hell, there would be some awesome array of opening bands, along the lines of what the Stones will have these days.....perhaps both The Darkness and The Foo Fighters.....:)


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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 05:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with Barn, I saw the interview were Freddie said it would be ridiculous to be prancing around on stage in middle age, and it makes me wonder what, infact, he would have done about it had he been alive. I think he would find it out of the question to take a back seat as it were, and I couldnt imagine him not performing or touring, but it would have been very interesting to see how things would have developed, particularly in the costume department! He seemed to be seen more often in a suit towards the end, it would have been fascinating to see how the band had developed both musically and in the way they presented themselves, but one thing I think would be certain is that Queen would still be going, and trying out all sorts of new and different things, as when FM was here the pace never slacked, he was always looking for change, and to move forward, and although the guys are still great for me, I think thats one thing they will miss greatly, the input from a man who had
such huge, grandiose ideas, and a man who never let them down, he was such a driving force, and I think thats possibly lacking a tad now.


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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 07:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They would be good still...But i dont think freddie would be running around on the stage as much as he used to..But hey you never know he might of surprised us hehe...

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Posted: 11 Aug 05, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok.computer wrote:

Without a doubt, they'd be huge.

I would imagine that the "no touring" thing would still be there, with the exception of special "one-offs". I would imagine you'd have exceptions for Live8 type events. Maybe even one-off Queen gigs on a huge scale once-per-album.

Musically, I think there would have been much more experimentation. Guest artists on records, much like they have now, but with Freddie.

Definitely, there would have been more solo work than group work, not through any particular differences in music - I just think the four of them would have moved in different directions, but not to the detriment of the group. There would have been lots of work with younger artists

One thing that I think might have happened, and would really have been a knock-out would be an Unplugged gig. Can you imagine? Couple of hundred tickets out to the Fan club? Intimate setting? Twenty songs interpreted in a different way? Wow.

I think it's safe to say that legendary status would now be assured. As far as I'm concerned The Strolling Bones don't count. When's the last time they put out an album that mattered? Same with the mighty Floyd. Only U2 and perhaps REM would be up there in the same league.

Frighteningly though, here we are, heading towards a "20-years-dead" anniversary, and we STILL don't see anyone bringing up the rear. U2 are there. REM pull the crowds. So does the evergreen Madonna.

But which of today's bands are we looking at now, thinking, yeah in twenty years time, they'll still be releasing iconic music?

That's my tuppence worth.

Cheers

Paul


Paul, you spoke my mind.
How many artists nowadays will still be touring in 20 years? Hilary Duff? Britney Spears? Eminem?
We have truly hit the age of "disposable pop."
That's why I'm seeing more and more teens and kids enjoying classic rock. Because it's just.
That.
GOOD.


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