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

Because it was nice that Freddie and the gang liked some Zep tunes enough to cover them (Immigrant song). Was the feeling mutual? What did Plant, Page and the gang think of Queen overall at the time? What do they think of them now? What did Freddie and the gang think of Zep overall at the time? What do they think of them now?


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Posted: 16 Dec 05, 03:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, Queen was certainly influenced by Led Zep in the early years, as it can be heard in Queen and Queen II (heavy guitars, fantasy inclined lyrics). There's also a story of pre-fame Freddie making up he had met Plant. While I don't think Led Zep ever covered Queen, Robert Plant did appear at the FMT to sing Innuendo (with great difficulty)and CLTCL (much better). Also, Paul Rodgers was in a band with Jimmy Page, The Firm.

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Posted: 16 Dec 05, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they were mates ..


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Posted: 16 Dec 05, 05:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not to my knowledge, however Roger did join Plants band for a short spell in the 80's the intention was from him to tour with them, however I think they fell out during rehearsals.

I remember reading an interview in which the reviewer went to see them rehearsing and was blown away by the size of Roger's Chrome kit as used in Live Aid.


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Posted: 16 Dec 05, 15:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

did queen really do a cover of immigrant song? Does anybody know where I can find it?

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Posted: 16 Dec 05, 15:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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did queen really do a cover of immigrant song? Does anybody know where I can find it?


Yes, they did. In Berlin 1986, to be exactly. You can find it here, in the HUB. Maybe you could do a little more effort to get it?


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Posted: 16 Dec 05, 16:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey, if people ask where to find such things because soo many people on here have such wisdom on these things, so i think the laziness thing here can be thrown out sometimes...

Anywho, wow, the greatest band covering one of the other greatest bands in the world's songs, and i ADORRRRED the IMMIGRANT SONG!!

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Posted: 17 Dec 05, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Really? Thats another great one. I dont know much about IBEX and the pre-queen sort of bands, im too young :-(
And its practically impossible to get a hold of The Cross and any of Brian and Roger's solo stuff as well in America.
So anyone know where i could find any??? Ive search like a madwoman, and cannot find it, except online, but sometimes shippping can get a bit steep.

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Posted: 17 Dec 05, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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they were mates ..


Any chance of any kind of proof of this, ideally dating from earlier than 1992?

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Posted: 17 Dec 05, 23:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the_hero wrote:

the Ibex concert in Liverpool in 1969 has been uploaded again recently.. and it includes Communication Breakdown


My computer's media players suck, and its been running like a bit of a dinosaur, but maybe when i get to one of my friends houses i can check it out. Thanks!

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Posted: 18 Dec 05, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sheer Pressure wrote:

did queen really do a cover of immigrant song? Does anybody know where I can find it?


I think Freddie forgets the words. It wasn't very good. Roger and Brian have together and separatly covered Zep's Rock And Roll though, and that IS good.


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Posted: 18 Dec 05, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lord Blackadder wrote:

Sheer Pressure wrote:

did queen really do a cover of immigrant song? Does anybody know where I can find it?


I think Freddie forgets the words. It wasn't very good. Roger and Brian have together and separatly covered Zep's Rock And Roll though, and that IS good.


Maybe because the song was improvised? Okay, it's a well-known song, but they at least tried it. And it doesn't sound THAT bad. Love Roger's high voice.


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Posted: 18 Dec 05, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DreaminQueen wrote:

Hey, if people ask where to find such things because soo many people on here have such wisdom on these things, so i think the laziness thing here can be thrown out sometimes...

Anywho, wow, the greatest band covering one of the other greatest bands in the world's songs, and i ADORRRRED the IMMIGRANT SONG!!


Admit it, most people here are lazy. They open topics and ask things that have been asked a million times already. Why the hell is here a search button then?


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Posted: 18 Dec 05, 12:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yea ok, some people are a bit lazy i suppose...
But sometimes when a question is asked, its better to just answer it, unless its something thats brought up daily or whatever than start a fight sometimes.

Well u cant compare Roger to Rob Plant. Im sure it was good, but u cant ever beat the ORIGINAL!
however, i would like to see/hear the queen/brian/roger etc cover versions sometime!

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Posted: 19 Dec 05, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson">ThomasQuinn wrote:

<font color=green>Rick wrote:

Lord Blackadder wrote:

Sheer Pressure wrote:

did queen really do a cover of immigrant song? Does anybody know where I can find it?


I think Freddie forgets the words. It wasn't very good. Roger and Brian have together and separatly covered Zep's Rock And Roll though, and that IS good.


Maybe because the song was improvised? Okay, it's a well-known song, but they at least tried it. And it doesn't sound THAT bad. Love Roger's high voice.


Yeah, but Roger's intro wasn't even CLOSE to being as good as Plant's.


Allright, lets see if Plant can hit the high notes in '39 or In The Lap Of The Gods.


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Posted: 19 Dec 05, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Rick wrote:

Lord Blackadder wrote:

Sheer Pressure wrote:

did queen really do a cover of immigrant song? Does anybody know where I can find it?


I think Freddie forgets the words. It wasn't very good. Roger and Brian have together and separatly covered Zep's Rock And Roll though, and that IS good.


Maybe because the song was improvised? Okay, it's a well-known song, but they at least tried it. And it doesn't sound THAT bad. Love Roger's high voice.


Whatever Freddie sang was an accident. It's not even words. But the music sounds good.


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Posted: 19 Dec 05, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the_hero wrote:

http://chocoreve.blogspot.com/2005_09_01_chocoreve_archive.html

This is for the Led Zeppelin fans.. it has some rehearsals and out-takes of various albums in excellent quality..


*drool* oh my god I am going to grab this as soon as I get home. thank you thank you thank you thank you!!

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Posted: 19 Dec 05, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The girl from # 4 wrote:

Another thing: I have read that Robert Plant doesn't like "Innuendo" (the song), because he thinks it's too much like "Kashmir". But I did find a mp3-file in which Robert sings "Innuendo". But on the Freddie Tribute-DVD Robert only sings "Crazy little thing". Why is cut from the DVD??


Because it utterly and totally sucks, that's why. And this isn't Rober Plant bashing, or from a Led Zep hater. It really does suck. Really the whole FM tribute just showed how brilliant a singer FM really was, and how everyone else is just a pale comparison. Well, except Paul Rodgers, of course :) And George Michael.


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Posted: 19 Dec 05, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The girl from # 4 wrote:

Another thing: I have read that Robert Plant doesn't like "Innuendo" (the song), because he thinks it's too much like "Kashmir". But I did find a mp3-file in which Robert sings "Innuendo". But on the Freddie Tribute-DVD Robert only sings "Crazy little thing". Why is cut from the DVD??


He completely destroyed Innuendo. Musically it was great, vocally a shame.


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Posted: 19 Dec 05, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=green>Rick wrote:

Sheer Pressure wrote:

did queen really do a cover of immigrant song? Does anybody know where I can find it?


Yes, they did. In Berlin 1986, to be exactly. You can find it here, in the HUB. Maybe you could do a little more effort to get it?



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