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

This may be heresy for some, don't get wrong I've been a Queen fan for 25 years now...but always wondered why Roger's drums sound like if he were hitting empty cans, and doing backing vocals like a cat?...or Freddie going totally out of tune, like if he were singing a different song, becauise he can't hit the high notes live...Brian sometimes goes somewhere else in some songs. Is it because Queen was basically a studio band, so prolific and elaborated and impossible to do a decent job live?


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

No - Queen live definately rocked, there can be no question about that.

But indeed, some nights they could be crappy. Too bad that some of the few officially released live shows are indeed recorded on 'not the best' nights.

But there are plenty of not-released recordings (AND some official ones!) to prove you wrong for once and for all!

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Posted: 21 Sep 05, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IMO unlike many other artists Queen never did a tour on which they played really bad throughout the whole tour. Even the one that I'd consider their worst(Works tour) had some outstanding shows.

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Posted: 21 Sep 05, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QUEEN ROCKS


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Posted: 21 Sep 05, 15:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And what about the early 80's?!

Those shows in south america KICKED ASS!!

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Posted: 21 Sep 05, 15:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For sure Queen did not suck live!!! Of course they sound very different as you compare it to the studio work but the shows were really good!!! And Queen wanted to entertain, not just make music and that is really clear if you watch the dvds wembley and at the bowl... it is a total spectacle... and the improvisation that happened on stage is really superb... and of course sometimes things went wrong but Queen was only human so mistakes happened...

but for me: Queen is a really good live band but with a totally different sound than the studio.

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Posted: 21 Sep 05, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen always saw themselves as a live Band. They never wanted to make the live songs sound like the studio songs. Freddie had fun to improvise on stage, thats for sure. I can't say much about live sound and mixing, often it's the acoustic of the venue and a bootleg is not the same as a soundboard recording.

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Posted: 21 Sep 05, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree that Queen weren't the best playing live band of all time, but you're seriously overdoing :P


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Posted: 21 Sep 05, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah Brian was sloppy at times and Freddie couldn't hit the highs but so what. What made Queen great as a live band was that they did great live versions of their songs without sounding like the studio recording (ie Liar 1975 Christmas Show). If you want to hear a so called live performer that sounds like their studio recording try todays POP artists that we are forced to hear on top 40 radio!!! Queen were hands down the greatest live performers of my time. Have you forgotten Live Aid already?
No one came close to them that day.


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Posted: 21 Sep 05, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

whatever...

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Posted: 21 Sep 05, 21:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

jeroen wrote:

Those shows in south america KICKED ASS!!


Definitely! Which show is your favourite from this period? I'd have to go with the third night in Buenos Aires, 3-8-81.

I love Queen live, and I will always be one to admit that they had their flaws. Brian's vocal harmonies often sucked, and Freddie's vocal range was often limited. But - Brian would make many of their songs totally rock on stage, like Magic, Break Free, Calling All Girls, Back Chat, Spread Your Wings, the list goes on. Since their studio arrangements were usually pretty complex, they needed to rework songs for the stage - and I think it always worked. Well, with the possible exception of Body Language. Everything else was fantastic, even with their occasional shortcomings.

However - this is a good time for me to say that Led Zeppelin are my favourite live band of all time. Although many shows later in their career were plagued by Jimmy Page's drug problems, from 69-75 they were virtually unbeatable. 71-73 were truly golden years. Every night of a tour would be almost the same setlist, but every show is so very different in so many ways. No band before or since has defined spontaneous brilliance like Zeppelin.



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Posted: 22 Sep 05, 00:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, queen doesn´t suck live, but the tone in which Freddie sang were very much complicated to be sung live and of course the same way. I think it wasn´t that bad that Freddie couldn´t have done the same vocals within his concerts but nobody can, in fact, after having sung more than 10 song in a row.
Freddie and queen were and will be the best rock band ever.



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Posted: 22 Sep 05, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen are voted one of the best live bands of all time. in my opinion, the best. The thing i feel about them live is, it's not the same which is good. It's like your getting two different songs. So you can buy their live albums and not be disappointed.

And sure Freddies voice may not have been the same but it was still a beautiful voice. And with the energy he put into a stage show was fantastic

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Posted: 22 Sep 05, 05:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Lord Of Darkness wrote:

...Bob, I couldn't agree with you about the Led Zeppelin thing. Indeed they where a fabulous live band (Judging from my boots), but for me Queen will always beat them....


Just hear Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, trying to sing Queen's Innuendo at Freddie Mercury tribute in 1992. Even though it WAS part of the second half of the concert - they cutted it out on the DVD :D



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Posted: 22 Sep 05, 05:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen were very fast - almost anarchic.
It case of having to be there really. I don't think they always held up as live recordings but they sure were fun !!!!

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Posted: 22 Sep 05, 06:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no they rocked in and out of the studio they r just simply the best darlings

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Posted: 22 Sep 05, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queen sound these days like a tribute band queen just sound like the band from we will rock you


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Posted: 22 Sep 05, 08:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Just hear Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, trying to sing Queen's Innuendo at Freddie Mercury tribute in 1992. Even though it WAS part of the second half of the concert - they cutted it out on the DVD :D"

Just hear Freddie Mercury of Queen, trying to sing Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song at Berlin in 1986. Same story.. It sucked!


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Posted: 22 Sep 05, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Definitely! Which show is your favourite from this period? I'd have to go with the third night in Buenos Aires, 3-8-81.

I guess a popular choice, but I reckon 20-3 is one f THE best Queen live shows EVER... Pity Brian fucked up solo during STL- taht would have been the best version of taht songs- Fred's ad-libs are nothing short of sensational!!!

And I agree about Zeps- Queen definitely weren't the best live band ever but i also wouldn't call them a studio one... As mentioned by many people- there is a large number of songs that sound FAR better than the studio cuts- Spread Your Wings, White Queen, See What A Fool I've Been, Staying Power, Life Is Real, even the hits like Somebody To Love or We Will rock you (fast version kicks ass!)... I dunno- som things sound better in studio (Death on Two Legs, Flick Of The wrist), some better live... And as jeroen said- unfortunately some official releases come from "not so good" night (i.e. Wembley... )

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Posted: 22 Sep 05, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You suck not Queen. You say you are a Queen fan for 25 years i don't belive this bull you're telling us. You say Queen suck live :)) than why all music specialists and very many people say Queen are one of the best LIVE BANDS EVER??????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!