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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

which album do you prefer killer queen or return of the champions

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Posted: 14 Sep 05, 22:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd definitely say Return of the Champions and I haven't even bought it yet....I did buy Killer Queen....having said that Killer Queen does enough to amuse you...but Jason Mraz doing Good Old Fashioned LoverBoy was just lame...

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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 04:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll definitely pick "Return Of The Champions" for the simple reason that Queen is Queen and no one else is Queen.

Brian May is one of the greatest guitar players of all-time and Roger one of the best drummers. As far as Rodgers go, I see a lot of people still don't like him and a lot, hate him but I kind of like him. He is no Freddie but he is amazing. The vocals he sang for "We Are The Champions" in late 2004 were amazing. He has his own style and people don't always understand that.

As far as the tribute album goes, it's fantastic ! I just read the guy above and he said that Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy was pretty lame. That's not true in my opinion. I think it's faithful to the original. However, Bicycle Race is awful. I know you have to use your own style in order to make your "own" version of it but I really didn't like. I skip it all the time. Everybody likes Ozzy Osbourne, huh ? But can you imagine him doing "Mother Love" in the "Paranoid" way ?

I think when you want to pay tribute to someone, you have to make the song sound equally good, sometimes better but never more awful. I have an AC/DC tribute CD here that includes Metal bands always shouting. We can not hear any words. 3 times as awful as Slipknot's voices in my opinion. You have to be faithful at least a minimum for it to be good.

Other than that, "We Are The Champions"'s a little bit too slow but I'm used to it now. "Tie Your Mother Down" is very similar to Queen's version. Most of them are but "Bicycle Race" should have been played by a better band in my opinion.

Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy is lame ? Well...I'll tell you what's lame : the omission of "We Will Rock You". That's lame. The omission of "The Show Must Go On". They could have replaced "Bicycle Race" and let's say, "Sleeping On The Sidewalk" with those 2.

At least, it's better than the "Dragon Attack" Queen tribute album, right ? Only "Save Me" was never skipped by me. You may have a different opinion, that's part of life.

I say, buy them both if you can.


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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 06:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me, Sleeping On The Sidewalk was actually pretty good.

But its a shame they didn't get some real artists to do some stuff. Other than Josh Homme and a couple of others, it was a touch of a let down to be honest. And I didnt think Under Pressure could get worse than Vanilla Ice. Clearly I was wrong.

I mean, where were the Foos? Muse? The Darkness even? Green Day? When it was originally said Queens Of The Stone Age (not just Josh Homme) were gonna be on it, I was really excited. And even though its still a nice album, I was hoping for more.

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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Killer queen 1st
Return of the Champion 2nd



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Posted: 15 Sep 05, 13:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RotC 1st
KQ 2nd

Even though Antigone Rising's FBG is better than any other track on RotC, I still like the real deal better.


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Posted: 17 Sep 05, 00:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GreatKingSam wrote:

For me, Sleeping On The Sidewalk was actually pretty good.

But its a shame they didn't get some real artists to do some stuff. Other than Josh Homme and a couple of others, it was a touch of a let down to be honest. And I didnt think Under Pressure could get worse than Vanilla Ice. Clearly I was wrong.

I mean, where were the Foos? Muse? The Darkness even? Green Day? When it was originally said Queens Of The Stone Age (not just Josh Homme) were gonna be on it, I was really excited. And even though its still a nice album, I was hoping for more.


I agree. I like the album, but I'd love to see some artists that have said on many occasions that Queen has inspired them. That's more of a tribute than whichever artists Hollywood Records can scrounge up.


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