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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 09:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie is being and always will be my favorite band member, but right after Freddie, John is my choice and I'm sure many Queen fans choose John as a favorite band member or at least they all like him. The guy doesn't talk, doesn't sing, doesn't like publicity, doesn't interact with fans, but still he is very popular among Queen fans. There are even websites dedicated only to John (I think there's one in Japan). I admire his humbleness (spell it right?) his style to play the bass (Liar, a great solo) and most important for having wrote classic Queen songs such as 'You're my Best Friend', 'I want to Break Free', AOBTD, Spread your Wings, etc. I have a friend who told me that John's personality and popularity is similar to Charlie Watts from RS. Brian's name is probably more well-known in the music business, but John's a favorite among Queen fans...this is my point of view, what do you guys think?


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Agree. I respect him very much.

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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 11:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree.Some of my favourite Queen songs were written by him.I think Freddies voice and his song writing compliments each other. Alot of posts lately have made fun of John and his quiteness and the fact that he does not speak well.When I watch any interviews with him I think he speaks very well and is very interesting.Just because he is not as outspoken as Brian or Roger does not mean he is not as valuable. He was and as far as I know still is a big part of the business side of Queen.


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and when Freddie and John collaborated on songwriting we got arguably - Queen's two worst co-written songs
Pain Is So Close to Pleasure
and Friends Will Be Friends

also from the same album John himself worte queen's worst ballad - One Year of Love


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

and when Freddie and John collaborated on songwriting we got arguably - Queen's two worst co-written songs
Pain Is So Close to Pleasure
and Friends Will Be Friends

also from the same album John himself worte queen's worst ballad - One Year of Love


I personally love One year of Love.What about the two more popular songs like Another one bites the dust and I want to break free.Not all songs written by Freddie, Brian and Roger were great either.You take the good with the bad.


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tia wrote:

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:



I personally love One year of Love.What about the two more popular songs like Another one bites the dust and I want to break free.Not all songs written by Freddie, Brian and Roger were great either.You take the good with the bad.


i think it's poorly written, lazily performed - elavtor/supermarket muzak.

i honestly can't think of a Freddie (only) written song that i really dislike
i can think of several John songs, not so many of Roger's but stacks of Brian's that i don't like

but it's all down to opinions


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

tia wrote:

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:



I personally love One year of Love.What about the two more popular songs like Another one bites the dust and I want to break free.Not all songs written by Freddie, Brian and Roger were great either.You take the good with the bad.


i think it's poorly written, lazily performed - elavtor/supermarket muzak.

i honestly can't think of a Freddie (only) written song that i really dislike
i can think of several John songs, not so many of Roger's but stacks of Brian's that i don't like

but it's all down to opinions


Eh eh, you have hand it to John and Roger that they were able to provide chart topping singles in the 80's while Freddie was too busy partying and the best Brian could write was Hammer To Fall and Gimme The Prize :)

When the dust settles, though, it is clear (to me) that Freddie is MILES ABOVE the others in terms of songwriting. As for John's songs, some can be fun, some can be endearing, but they're still pretty bad ;D

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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If john didn't exist who could have written I want to break free?


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How can you?!


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

and when Freddie and John collaborated on songwriting we got arguably - Queen's two worst co-written songs
Pain Is So Close to Pleasure
and Friends Will Be Friends

also from the same album John himself worte queen's worst ballad - One Year of Love


Dude, Pain Is So Close To Pleasure can't be too bad. I went into a bar and that track came on. And Friends Will Be Friends is a favorite by many people!!


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First of all Freddie was the BEST songwriter out of the 4 and this speaks for its self. That being said, I think that John's songs are a helluva lot better in lyrical content and overall arrangement then anything Roger ever wrote. Now I won't go as far to say that John's songwriting was better than Brian's but I would put them neck and neck. John's song "Another One Bites The Dust" is still to this day Queen's best selling single and best #1 hit here in the states. Besides "Radio Ga Ga" and "I'm In Love With My Car" anything else Roger came up with was just used as an album filler so don't ever bash John cuz you might not agree with him as the best song writer of the group but he is definetley not the worse..............Good Day


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:



Dude, Pain Is So Close To Pleasure can't be too bad. I went into a bar and that track came on. And Friends Will Be Friends is a favorite by many people!!


you can go into a bar and hear

Aga-fuckin'doo
and
It's Raining men

i rest my case


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 14:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

spymyshadow wrote:

If john didn't exist who could have written I want to break free?


who cares???
i don't particularly like IWTBF - it plods along like a snail on death row


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

and when Freddie and John collaborated on songwriting we got arguably - Queen's two worst co-written songs
Pain Is So Close to Pleasure
and Friends Will Be Friends

also from the same album John himself worte queen's worst ballad - One Year of Love


There's nothing wrong with Friends Will Be Friends.

But John isn't that popular among Queen fans. He's still the least favourite.


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lyricalassasin_77 wrote:

Besides "Radio Ga Ga" and "I'm In Love With My Car" anything else Roger came up with was just used as an album filler so don't ever bash John cuz you might not agree with him as the best song writer of the group but he is definetley not the worse..............Good Day


what about
One Vision
and
These Are The days of Our Lives???

honestly, where you been hiding...these are two great Roger songs


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John is known to frequent Bookseller Crow on the Hill on Westow Street or The Rock Bookstores at Tower Bridge Rd. somewhere on the floor behind the shelves. Middle of the week is best.

Spotted his balding white head a while back, we just smiled at one another and when I went back to the same spot, Poof Gone!

I think he's very skiddish. especially if he may think you've recognized him. LOL!

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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 15:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol!Quality.John is my fav member.It must be a bass player thing,i was watching the making of one vision and the way they record is exactly the same as the band i was in recorded.Me being the bass player,i found a mirror reflection watching John in the recording process....lol.

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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Blackadder wrote:

<font color=green>Bren<font color=orange>ski wrote:

and when Freddie and John collaborated on songwriting we got arguably - Queen's two worst co-written songs
Pain Is So Close to Pleasure
and Friends Will Be Friends

also from the same album John himself worte queen's worst ballad - One Year of Love


There's nothing wrong with Friends Will Be Friends.

But John isn't that popular among Queen fans. He's still the least favourite.


There´s nothing wrong with Pain Is So Close To Pleasure or One Year Of Love, either.
And where did you get the idea that Deaky is the least favorite among all Queen fans?? That is not true at all! For one thing, many people have John Deacon as their favorite band member, and my younger sister is obcessed with him.


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Long live John Deacon!! :D


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Posted: 23 Sep 05, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John is definately an awesome guy. And I really respect him for his decision to retire.