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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 14:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have been listening the other day, MY LIFE HAS BEEN SAVED from MIH. I was thinking that this song is so out of character, concept and general Queen standards.
The structure is too simple, the arrangement is weak and the lyrics…please…
Some people may dislike Body Language, Delilah and various other songs, but none of them is so pointless and non-original as this one.
My point here is beyond personal taste witch I agree is totally judgeless and unique for everyone. Hope you catch my drift…



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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Delilah and Body Language weren't only B-side releases as MLHBS originally is...

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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think it's that bad. Me too, I don't like the lyrics, but I find the music OK.
Sometimes a simple structure can be the most beautifull.
Also, it's impossible to find an album with equal good songs. "MADE IN HEAVEN" has so many great songs like It's A Beautifull Day, Let Me Live, Mother Love, You Don't Fool Me and more...
What I mean is that you have to fill in the space somehow. It's like Good Company from "A NIGHT AT THE OPERA".
As for Body Language, it's more Freddie than QUEEN. I think the video is one of the funniest of all times.


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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"What I mean is that you have to fill in the space somehow. It's like Good Company from "A NIGHT AT THE OPERA."

Wilderness, given the fact that Good Company is one of the most complex, difficult to write, arrange and perform songs in the history of rock, I'll assume you know nothing about music.


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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As I said before, Beauty is in Simplicity.
Complex arrangements and stuff like that are not enough to make a song really good.
As for my music knowledge, well... I do have a certificate in music harmony, I can allways analyse a song in it's components but when I am listening to a song I don't care for the chord progression or the complex arrangement. I try to find the magic within, the thing that makes me shiver.

Don't let me be misunderstood, okay ?
I like the classic form, it makes the Queen songs unique.
In their music you can find everything that has ever been written in any music theory book. It's quite amazing the harmony, counterpoint and orchestration they use.
Also I love Bri's guitar arrangements
It's just that sometimes this complex stuff leads to songs like Brighton Rock or The Prophet's Song and sometimes leads to things like Good Company

Anyway, this is my personal opinion, you don't have to agree.
But you have to agree that a complex chord progression dosn't make good music by it's self
Otherwise, you are the one who knows nothing about music, dear BHM


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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 17:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wilderness wrote:

But you have to agree that a complex chord progression dosn't make good music by it's self
Otherwise, you are the one who knows nothing about music, dear BHM


Too true. BHM 0271's opinion sounds like someone saying, boybands are crap because they can't play instruments. What matters, like Wilderness has said is, the basic idea. Remove all the complex things about Good Company and it's still a decent song, IMO.

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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wilderness, Adam, sorry, boys but you're wrong. CLTCL is simple and brilliant, as are a million other songs. I never argued that complexity makes a good song. Wilderness said that Good Company is filling in the space, in effect calling Good Company what's known derogatorily as 'filler.' Filler is throw away crap. I am arguing that by uttering this statement, and I apolgize for saying you know nothing about music, that was stupid of me, that you've made an incredibly uninformed statement bordering on ignorance. And further to STELIOS original points about MLHBS, he said that it didn't meet Queen's standards for structure, arrangement and the lyrics. I hope that you can't say with a straight face that any of those things are filler. I'd hazard a guess Good Company is amongst Brian's proudest moments.


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

I certainly think MLHBS is a decent track. Let's hope I get it done soon...

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 01:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I didn't really like the instrumentation on that track. But it is pretty.
As for Good Company... *NOT* filler. Agreed it might not be to everyone's taste but it's a pretty masterful piece of music. But anyway.


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To be honest, I absolutely prefer the Scandal-B-side version of MLHBS above the MIH-version.
The B-side version sounds more intimate to me.

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 07:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

I didn't really like the instrumentation on that track. But it is pretty.
As for Good Company... *NOT* filler. Agreed it might not be to everyone's taste but it's a pretty masterful piece of music. But anyway.


Wait a minute... a masterful piece of music? It's a good track, but forgetting the technical aspects of how it was put together, how is it a masterful piece of music?

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT TRH STRUCTURE AND LYRICS FROM RADIO GAGA AND WE WILL ROCK YOU?
IT ARE VERY SIMPLE BUT ARE GREATS HITS.


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's masterful! Leave me alone!


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 09:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As others have said, a simple song isn't necessarily a bad song. As for the lyrics, I don't really find them to be pointless.


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 09:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BHM 0271 wrote:

Wilderness said that Good Company is filling in the space, in effect calling Good Company what's known derogatorily as 'filler.' Filler is throw away crap.


I never used the words "throw away crap" .
Of course Good Company is not crap at all.
It's a nice, decent song, which is used to fill in the space between two masterpieces such as Love Of My Life and Bohemian Rhapsody. There's nothing wrong with that, in fact it's impossible to have 12 or 15 masterpieces in one single album. You need the 'fillers'.



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

'Yesterday' is, probably, one of the greatest tunes ever written by human, but talking about technical difficulty of the recording or playing of this track.....

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah. Many songs by the Beatles are very easy to play, still they are wonderful.


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MLHBS is one of Queen's worst songs (the lyrics are absolute sap and drivel). GC on the other hand is an under-appreciated masterpiece (love that all guitar jazz band).


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 11:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MLHBS is so bland it is almost like elevator music.


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 11:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Funny how tastes differ. I love that song actually!



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