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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 20:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just watched the Wembley 86 dvd and I dont understand why they would play Hello Marylou by Ricky Nelson. It doesnt suit them at all. Was Freddie a fan of his or something? I cant stand that song.


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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 21:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's an old 1950's song, so maybe they wanted to throw in some nostalgic material for good measure (I love Tutti Frutti played live by Queen!)

And remember, they GREW UP with this sort of music, so...

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Posted: 21 Oct 05, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So it still doesnt fit in.


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 00:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tia wrote:

So it still doesnt fit in.


why dont you just write brian may and tell him how much you hate, and maybe he'll just re-release it without that song because you dont like it....sound good?

GOon song by the way...I like that little medley they do there

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 00:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Nelson died on few months before the Magic Tour, so maybe it was kinda the band's tribute to one their teenage idols.

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

I think Hello Mary Lou is a freakin incredible song. It absolutely fit them, considering that they wrote and performed songs from every genre of popular music around, and then some.

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BeckyLovesBrianMay+RogerTaylor wrote:

Exactly!!!Freddie was having a good laugh singing that song he was wearing the police-man hat!


It was during "Baby I Don't Care", not "Hello Mary Lou".

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 15:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen have been playing classic rock covers since their early days.
My personal fave is still Tutti Frutti.

As for my least liked song of the Magic tour, I'd go with A Kind Of Magic. It doesn't work well live.


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow,you guys are sure sensitive. I mention I didnt like one song and everyone has a fit. Cant I have an opinion without being called names?


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Baby I Don't Care
Tutti Frutti
'39
Hello Maryloo
Big Spender
Impromptu

They are all great songs.

I don't think there were bad songs in Magic Tour.

Correct me if I'm wrong



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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only problem with Magic Tour is the fact that they don´t play A Kind Of Magic´s songs. Just 4 songs. Can you imagine One Year Of Love replacing Love Of My Life? Princes Of The Universe live could be nice. It was missing something new in this tour. The set list was boring.

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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tia wrote:

I just watched the Wembley 86 dvd and I dont understand why they would play Hello Marylou by Ricky Nelson. It doesnt suit them at all. Was Freddie a fan of his or something? I cant stand that song.


Are you NUTS!

I have said many times on QZ that Hello Marylou is one of my all time favorite covers Queen did.

It's gorgeous and in my opinion, I was never a big Ricky Nelson fan and was not thrilled with his own version of the song, but thought Freddie and Queen just made it stunning and so pretty!


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 18:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tia wrote:

I just watched the Wembley 86 dvd and I dont understand why they would play Hello Marylou by Ricky Nelson. It doesnt suit them at all. Was Freddie a fan of his or something? I cant stand that song.



Yeah maybe it was that reason like Serry said, i mean think about it, they did grow up with this kinda music and bands do tend to use other singers hits in gigs, i think it was a good choice, you cant say it didnt suit them, whats ment to suit them then?
Your choice of music?
No one has to like everything that Queen sings but to say it didnt suit them? Nah.


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Posted: 22 Oct 05, 19:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Suigi wrote:


As for my least liked song of the Magic tour, I'd go with A Kind Of Magic. It doesn't work well live.

did you see them live in 86??i did.i think akom absolutely fitted to the summer,open air feeling of that tour and all these little solos brian played through the song were absolutely magic.
also the hello mary lou stuff was really a surprise.
if you haven´t been there and only listen to wembley or the bootlegs,maybe you can not understand the special feeling of the magic tour.


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Posted: 23 Oct 05, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would go with I WANT TO BREAK FREE. Freddie fucking screams the song. His worst performance ever, from those i have listened anyway.


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Posted: 24 Oct 05, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

STELIOS wrote:

I would go with I WANT TO BREAK FREE. Freddie fucking screams the song. His worst performance ever, from those i have listened anyway.

Almost agree but...
Gimme All Your Lovin' tops even that- they maybe play it but Fred is def singing something else...
And if someone wants a really crappy cover by Queen should look no further than Berlin (same tour) and sbsolutely awful Immigrant Song... Maybe Plant heard it in 1992 and his Innuendo was a revange?

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Posted: 27 Oct 05, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree that Freddie's voice is a bit ropey on the Wembley version of IWTBF but generally, it works well live. I would say the rock n'roll songs and the impromptu, not because they were that bad, but because they could have done a couple of old classics in the time taken, like Somebody To Love or Death On Two legs. Still, a fantastic tour though.


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