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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 11:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Song "Jesus" rocks. Its from the QUEEN I album, and its underrated like a ton. Im surprised this song isnt more popular. I love the chorus, and the whole song!


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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I dont enjoy the huge guitar solo though. Completely random. But the harmony is fantastic, I love it being a religous guy myself.


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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree, this song and "My Baby Does Me" are very much underrated by Queen fans because of unclear (to me) reasons...

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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 20:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the tune. (My Baby Does Me not so much).
There have been threads of "least fave Queen songs" on this MB and Jesus popped up on more than one list.
The only reason I can think of is perhaps it is too much of a "classic rock" song and not experimental enuff for the average Queen fan's tastes. The extended guitar solo is a prime example of the tune blending in with the comtemporary sound of the era.
I don't buy it myself, but I don't see why else a Queen fan would not like this song.

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Posted: 24 Sep 05, 21:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That whole song really annoys me.
Well, Freddie's voice sounds cool but it isn't enough to enable me to listen to it.


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Posted: 25 Sep 05, 06:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Jesus" is just all right (ha ha), you can hear some ideas that lead to "Killer Queen" in it, like the switch from verse to chorus


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Posted: 25 Sep 05, 06:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Guitar riff, chorus..." Well, how about Tie Your Mother Down then? Again it's only my own opinion - but for me "Jesus" is better than TYMD.

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Posted: 25 Sep 05, 19:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like the song Jesus, because considering it's writer was Zoroastrian, it seems they were just jumping on the Jesus Christ Superstar "Jesus songs are cool" bandwagon. This is in no way a flame on Christian music etc, just an opinion about this one song.

By the way, I know the movie came out in 1973, long after the song was written, but the stage show made a splash in London in the late 60's.


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Posted: 25 Sep 05, 20:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love this song... Like the demo version more, tho.. 'cause on about 2 mins, just when you're expecting the fast part, the song continues on it's original rhythm =)


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Posted: 19 Apr 06, 09:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*BUMP*

sorry about that, but could you get me the demo version? that would be cool....


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Posted: 19 Apr 06, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jesus demo:
http://rapidshare.de/files/18405124/Jesus_demo.mp3.html

I actually love the song myself, it's indeed underrated in my opinion.
The demo version is far superior to the album version though.
I would really like to hear the live version! :-)

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Posted: 19 Apr 06, 15:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kagezan1313 wrote:

I don't like the song Jesus, because considering it's writer was Zoroastrian, it seems they were just jumping on the Jesus Christ Superstar "Jesus songs are cool" bandwagon.
By the way, I know the movie came out in 1973, long after the song was written, but the stage show made a splash in London in the late 60's.


i can't actually see this as a jumping on the christianity bandwagon...i think it's just about spiritual feelings, and eyewitness accounts of Jesus' life...-remember that Jesus was a prohhet in some religions - and song fits in nicely with the other 2/3rds of the "freddie bible trilogy" - mad the swine, and silver salmon




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Posted: 19 Apr 06, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's the worst song on the first album and was probably only included to fill time. I don't like the melody or arrangement too much and it just seems a bit naive. It sounds like it might have been one of the very first songs Freddie brought to Queen & they ended up HAVING to include it as they didn't have anything else they thought was "finished".

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Posted: 19 Apr 06, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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

kagezan1313 wrote:

I don't like the song Jesus, because considering it's writer was Zoroastrian, it seems they were just jumping on the Jesus Christ Superstar "Jesus songs are cool" bandwagon.
By the way, I know the movie came out in 1973, long after the song was written, but the stage show made a splash in London in the late 60's.


i can't actually see this as a jumping on the christianity bandwagon...i think it's just about spiritual feelings, and eyewitness accounts of Jesus' life...-remember that Jesus was a prohhet in some religions - and song fits in nicely with the other 2/3rds of the "freddie bible trilogy" - mad the swine, and silver salmon



I agree...

Personally, i love the song...
It shows another side to rock, and IMO is a slap in the face to those who think that classic rock is the "devils" music....
It is a bit more boring compared to many of the other QUEEN tracks, but definalty not a bad song...
I like MBDM too... again very underrated songs...

I think ill start a thread on underrated songs.... hmmm



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Posted: 19 Apr 06, 21:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DreaminQueen wrote:

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

kagezan1313 wrote:

I don't like the song Jesus, because considering it's writer was Zoroastrian, it seems they were just jumping on the Jesus Christ Superstar "Jesus songs are cool" bandwagon.
By the way, I know the movie came out in 1973, long after the song was written, but the stage show made a splash in London in the late 60's.


i can't actually see this as a jumping on the christianity bandwagon...i think it's just about spiritual feelings, and eyewitness accounts of Jesus' life...-remember that Jesus was a prohhet in some religions - and song fits in nicely with the other 2/3rds of the "freddie bible trilogy" - mad the swine, and silver salmon



I agree...

Personally, i love the song...
It shows another side to rock, and IMO is a slap in the face to those who think that classic rock is the "devils" music....
It is a bit more boring compared to many of the other QUEEN tracks, but definalty not a bad song...
I like MBDM too... again very underrated songs...

I think ill start a thread on underrated songs.... hmmm



The Queen album is proof that Queen invented modern Christian rock. Hahaha.

That aside, it's a nice, little song. It's not as terrible as people say, but I can't say it's that good either.


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