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Posted: 11 Jan 06, 20:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just wondering if Freddie would have asked Brian, John, and Roger to carry on the band after he had passed? I know they met with him many times at Garden Lodge and in the studio before the end came but I wonder if he actually said something like: "Look, you guys are great musicians and I really think you should carry on with Queen after I'm gone". I don't think Brian or Roger would actually ever admit him saying this but I can see that in Freddie's personality he might have said this to them. I dunno. Just wondering what everyone elses thoughts are on this? Cheers!


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Posted: 12 Jan 06, 00:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The understanding was that he *definitely* wanted his last recordings to be heard. Dave Richards says so, the guys in the band allude to it, so I think that's a given. He probably had an inkling that they'd do a tribute show but I don't think they talked about it. And he would've been able to figure that they'd write songs about him (he was dead long before things like "Nothing But Blue" and "No One But You" were written, so he never heard them).
But, I don't think they would've talked about it much. Everything anyone ever said about Freddie once he was ill indicates that it just wasn't a topic for conversation. They didn't talk about his illness, and they didn't talk much about what would happen when he was gone.
They sure as shit sung about it though, that was their means of therapy.


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Posted: 12 Jan 06, 00:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can I add, that with a song title like "The Show Must Go On", it doesn't really leave much to the imagination. It could obviously be percieved as just another perseverance number like "Holding Out For a Hero" or whatever but really - Queen were not that stupid, at least in their later years - their songs usually *meant* something.
So I sincerely reckon he'd have been open to the guys carrying on with the music.


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Posted: 12 Jan 06, 05:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He told Brian, "You still have your career ahead of you" when discussing his solo work, I think Freddie not only wanted Queen to continue as his legacy, he wanted the remaining band members to keep producing music in whatever form they chose.
Freddie was a showman and the thought of the name Queen living on past his death must have appealed to him.

And for all those Paul Rogers haters, sorry but he really did like Free/Bad Company.


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Posted: 12 Jan 06, 06:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Driven By You" isn't my favourite song of Brian's, but it remains special to me considering Freddie insisted that Brian work at it.


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Posted: 12 Jan 06, 17:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie actually wanted the entire district of Kensington leveled for the erection of a solid gold pyramid in his honour, into which he and (having been mummified alive) the other members of Queen would be interred with all Freddies cats, friends, parents, sister and worldly possessions. Jim Beach was the one who realized that this would eventually decrease profit margins for rereleases and convinced Freddie to go with the basic cremation and family memorial service. Yay Jim! The pyramid would have been cool though.


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Posted: 12 Jan 06, 18:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

Can I add, that with a song title like "The Show Must Go On", it doesn't really leave much to the imagination. It could obviously be percieved as just another perseverance number like "Holding Out For a Hero" or whatever but really - Queen were not that stupid, at least in their later years - their songs usually *meant* something.
So I sincerely reckon he'd have been open to the guys carrying on with the music.


The Show Must Go On WAS NOT about Queen continuing as a band it was written about Freddie's determination to continue to record whilst in constant pain and suffering.

GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT!!


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Posted: 13 Jan 06, 01:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"The Show Must Go On WAS NOT about Queen continuing as a band it was written about Freddie's determination to continue to record whilst in constant pain and suffering.

GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT!!"

... were you THERE YOU MISERABLE CUNT?
Look. You have absolutely no clue. I didn't say "This song was about Paul Rodgers". I mean, it implies that in some form he wants things to carry on, or that he must go on as long as he can... whatever. Whether you like it or not, that can be extended to mean 'well hey, they can play after I'm gone'.
Doesn't matter because it was actually Brian ghostwriting what he thought Freddie was going through.

Jesus Christ.


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