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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 11:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hadn't realized how much Green Day, and Billie Joe in particular, was emulating Queen.

Not only did they cover songs very similarly to Queen at Wembley, Billie did "Day oh"'s with the crowd, came out in regal gear, played a Red Special, had crazy pyrotechnics, and, for ever concert except the one I was at, played WATC as the finale.

It was odd to watch.


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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Billio has one opposite of Freddio.

Freddio had an overbite while Billio has an underbite! :-P


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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeh...i noticed this too. i think its nice that they are...erm..."influenced" by Queen. they keep them...well, alive in a way, because the kids today that listen to GD and see them act like Queen will be like "oh...maybe i should look into Queen if Green Day likes them..." or something. im actually wondering when my friend, Katie, will finally get into Queen because she is OBSSESSED with Green Day. maybe i have to prod her along, though...^.^


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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not only did they cover songs very similarly to Queen at Wembley,

What does this mean?

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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You know how Queen did You're So Square (Baby I Don't Care), Big Spender, songs like that?
Maybe that's what Green Day's sort of doing, digging down and playing some classic 50's rock tracks or something like that.


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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 16:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That doesn't mean they're emulating Queen.


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Posted: 10 Oct 05, 23:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tons of acts do covers of 50s rock classics, Queen didn't invent that


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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 00:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

green day butchered WATC, he couldn't even come close to the notes Freddie can hit.


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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As a matter of fact Billy Joe did nail the notes that Freddie hardly ever was able to hit on stage


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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well..I enjoyed seeing Green Day do WATC live. Billy Joe is one of the best frontman I've seen live. What a show! I'd definitely go see them again.

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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

have they ever hinted at any possible queen influence on them?


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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 10:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On Green Day Storytellers they talk about Freddie briefly I think.

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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It could be sort of tongue-in-cheek for Greenday. If they are a "punk" band, they are supposed to thumb their nose at everything, right? Well, when punk bands first starting making noise in 76-77, they really went after Queen (and Zeppelin and Pink Floyd...sadly I am old enough to have seen it). Maybe it has come full circle and some of the newer punk bands actually see these great bands for the music they made. I think I read that Billy Joe Armstrong said they do it partly as a goof, but also partly because they do enjoy the crowd reaction.


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Posted: 11 Oct 05, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know that it's poking fun ... a lot of the music is really influenced by classic rock, in particular the Kinks, whom the album Warning is basically an homage to.

... and I know Queen didn't invent doing covers, but the particular covers are ones that Queen play.


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