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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hm, well, everytime I see him I want to ask: "Hey, Paul, where´s your horse?"

I can´t help myself, he looks like a man from western, or something like that. I keep picturing him singing in a saloon, with this hat on his head, in cowboy shoes and leather trousers, tasselled shirt and all that crap :)

Sorry, Paul!


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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 08:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PR goes on Queen+ PR show, while Brian and Roger drives in limousines.

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4164/cowboy6se.jpg

Something like that?

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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Are we just INVITING BPP to have a go now, or what?


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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 09:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Purple Shoes<h6> Formerly Munchsack wrote:


Are we just INVITING BPP to have a go now, or what?


HAHAHA i guess so....

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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

although a nice guy and a great singer, he looks to me like a man in a serious midlife crisis.

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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you, finally a nice way to express myself about Paul.

I'll admit the "Queen is not Queen without Freddie" crusade is old so....

Paul is a good singer, hell, a great singer. He is just simply not suited for Queen's music. He has the more southern voice of people like Kenny Rodgers or even the king himself, Elvis. If they would have gotten someone with a more distinct and unique voice like Freddie, well, we wouldn't have this conversation right now.

I think they should have picked Antony Keidas from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 10:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wrote this so many times taht I'm simply not bothered anymore... I already stated what i REALLY think of Paul... About 153 times...

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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek<br><h6>Not a REAL fan</h6> wrote:

I wrote this so many times taht I'm simply not bothered anymore... I already stated what i REALLY think of Paul... About 153 times...


156, to be exactly, Tom. And everyone who didn't like the Brixton show had to go and fuck themselves - I'd never forget this your advice ;)

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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I for one am really glad he got Brian and Roger out on tour, otherwise we would not have seen a great set of shows.

I have no idea why you people (sorry some people) get so worked up about Paul Rodgers, this is just a band guys it really doesn't matter. And Frankly if it gets them out on tour great, even if they play with Dolly Parton!

New stuff, well I hope so, I think Paul is a good contrast to Freddie, and adds a new twist to the music.

When Freddie died I assumed that was that, however I am really pleased to be given the chance to see my favourite musicians again out where they belong.

But at the end of the day it's just music and entertainment, so why get so upset? if you don't like it, look the other way.

If Fred was alive he would be proud that his music lives on, all this bollocks about destroying the reputation etc etc was/is crap.

I was a fan of Queen back in the 70's when it started, I joined the fan club in 1980 and the one thing that kept me coming back to them was the fact that they changed and tried new things, to me this is just another change, everyone got in a fuss when they recorded Jazz, then again with the Game, and later with Hot Space, well jeez, it's music, why do the same thing for 30 years?

Long live Queen, Long live Oueen + PR !


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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You know how you look at some people and think "I bet they smell bad." Well, all pics I've seen of Paul Rodgers give me that feeling - maybe garlic sweat, maybe horrible B.O., maybe shit breath. He just looks smelly. I just can't enjoy music from someone who I think smells. I bet Freddie smelled of freshly baked cinnamon rolls, or spearmint growing in pristine Swiss pastures.


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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 12:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kagezan1313 wrote:

I bet Freddie smelled of freshly baked cinnamon rolls, or spearmint growing in pristine Swiss pastures.


Just check out the video of Body Language and sniff again.

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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry<h6>Inventer of terrible English wrote:

PR goes on Queen+ PR show, while Brian and Roger drives in limousines.

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4164/cowboy6se.jpg

Something like that?


EXACTLY!!!
Ha ha ha :D


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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul is Ok. But when I hear him, just reminds me
of how much I miss Freddie.

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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 17:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sharon G. wrote:

Paul is Ok. But when I hear him, just reminds me
of how much I miss Freddie.


agreed thats why i wont ever be able to look at Paul's music the same again. Not in a bad way but an eh way.

I dont think he should be singing the Queen songs he does, hes voice is too low and bluesy then Freddie's is the true rockers voice- high and relatively low perfect for his songs not Paul. Pual does well in his own genre though


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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think is great to see, the best musicians in the world, and best writers (Brian & Roger)in the world... To me it doesnt matter who is on stage wit them, the most important is that they rocking again... Freddie is dead but we have his songs, John is gone but he have his songs...

John & Freddie are in some way, still in the band because their talent is on the songs that are being played on this tour... so, in some way the four members are still togheter, because freddie and john presence is in the air, everytime the band plays one of thier songs...

I think Paul is a cool guy, a great singer, and hes doing his best to filll that spot... he wiil never make it, but he's really tryin...

I have a problem wit Pauls voice... he takes the fun and happiness, these songs used to have... they sound so serious sometimes... and those ornaments he does wit his voice, freddie was maybe the best singer of alll time and he never needed all those R&B style ornaments...

God save the Queen & Paul Rodgers...


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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 23:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Look at it like this though....

Freddie Mercury was a 1,000 trick pony.
He could sing anything.

Opera?
Rock?
Campy Vaudville so gay, that Liberace would point and say "fag"?
Pop?
Disco?
Dance?

Whatever... Freddie just dialed it in, kicked its ass...stole the show.... and everyone talked about it for years.

Paul Rodgers is about as far opposite of "Freddie's style" as another male lead singer can get.

Paul is more of a 1 trick pony.
He's got 1 voice..... but guess what folks, that 1 voice MUST BE A REALLY GOOD VOICE.

Because everything he's ever touched gets rave reviews from even the most asshole reviewers.

He's now sang in 4 world reknowned bands?
With the biggest one (Queen, of course) occuring while in his late 50's.

Guys, gals, we all know Freddie was the ultimate frontman. When ego's the likes of Bono,McCartney, and Elton come up to, and in their own way say "you just kicked our ass"..... then you know you rock. (Live Aid '85)

But, lets cut the shit..... we all know Paul Rodgers doesn't suck... and everyone reading this, even Bryan's Sperm Puddle.... gets curious when they are about to hear a Queen song sung by Paul for the first time.

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Posted: 22 Nov 05, 23:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

*sings* I know who Sharron G. is...!

To contribute: he's a great singer, has a great blues voice, and adds a new dimension to Queen. He reminds me a lot of Roger Daltrey. Rodgers is terrific, and just the fact that Brian was so enamored with him to get him to start touring again gives him a plus in my book.

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Posted: 23 Nov 05, 01:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul Rodgers is vastly inferior to Freddie Mercury.

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Posted: 23 Nov 05, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the whole Queen+PR thing could have been a lot worse, but I'm still not a fan for a couple of reasons.

1. Paul has a face that I really want to punch - he used to look sooo cool in 1970 with the hair and the big beard, but all the surgery has just made him look annoying.

2. The guy can't talk, he has to sing.

3. The music just doesn't have the same excitement for me live with the current line up. I just have to hear a snippet of any queen show from 72-86 and I'm on a high, raring to go, but at Hyde Park in July I found myself getting really bored alot of the time (and not just during Last Horizon - I made good use of that time and went for a piss!)

I've got nothing against the guy, and he has got a great voice, but Q+PR just doesn't work for me I'm afraid.


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Posted: 23 Nov 05, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Serry<h6>Inventer of terrible English wrote: [/QUOTENAME156, to be exactly, Tom. And everyone who didn't like the Brixton show had to go and fuck themselves - I'd never forget this your advice ;)


My bad.
And did I really say that? I think I meant all the nay'sayer who HASN'T seen the show, I have- so they can go and... because they don't know what they're talking about... I think... Damn, I hope that's what I meant :)