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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 07:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/w/We-Are-The-Champions?v=Yk8BdB7u5-g&search=freddie%20mercury

what do you think?? are they making fun of freddie sticking that tape as a mustache????

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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd rather see it as a tribute. I think it 's funny. Greenday rock!


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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 11:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think they make the song worse than it is


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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Green Day does a good job with it and this is a cover version I actually like. There's much worse bands who have done or could be doing Queen songs.

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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 21:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In an interview ages ago with Billie Joe Armstrong, he said that Queen were a major influence for their American Idiot album. He also said that Jesus of Suburbia and Homecoming (the two 9-minute long songs on the album) were their Bohemian Rhapsody. Or something along those lines.

I think it's sweet that they sung 'We Are The Champions' as a tribute. And Billie Joe is the original Sex On Legs, making it so much better.


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Posted: 23 Jan 06, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also, if you watch the GD Bible in a Bullet DVD, Billie Joe says that this is the first opportunity that they have ever had to play in front of HUGE stadium sized crowds. He wanted to do something SPECTACULAR that was beyond just a fireworks show. He wanted to make it intimate, but also wanted everyone to see something memorable. It is a fine tribute to Queen done with PUNK respect. He certainly doesn't sing it like Queen, but the crowd was certainly with him and he made it memorable. Don't mind the tape in the beginning it was BJ just fooling around.

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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 00:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never realized how poorly his stage voice is until this video. In fact, at several points during the video, during the non-chorus parts (the choruses were pretty good), he could be clearly mistaken as mentally handicapped or suffering from some other disability.

I enjoy much of Green Day's studio work, but this was disappointing.


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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 01:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i cant stand Green Day *~*


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Posted: 24 Jan 06, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Okay, sorry, I couldn't get through the whole song. Don't think I like Green Day. BUT... I thought it was interesting when he removed his mustache. Did you notice? It was right after he said, "and bad mistakes". Then he held it up for a second and said, "I've made a few". Poor Freddie. The world will always remember his mustache-acceptance woes.

Guess it was a playful tribute.


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Posted: 25 Jan 06, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the idea of atribute, but I think Billie Joe sang it horrible. He ruined the whole song.
But, sure, if it's a tribute to Queen then I can accept it.


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Posted: 25 Jan 06, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like Green Day. I like their early-90s stuff, but when I heard Billie Joe sing WATC at Live 8, it was like someone was scraping a fork and knife on a plate right next to me. :)


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Posted: 26 Jan 06, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LadyMercury wrote:

it was like someone was scraping a fork and knife on a plate right next to me. :)


Exactly.


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Posted: 26 Jan 06, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LadyMercury wrote:

I don't like Green Day. I like their early-90s stuff, but when I heard Billie Joe sing WATC at Live 8, it was like someone was scraping a fork and knife on a plate right next to me. :)


EXACTLY how i felt, i watched that pissing my pants laughing at them, then everyone's like they stole the preformance with that song i was like ummmm no one even listens to Queen on this network do they?
then when i saw them playing red special i was like yea this really is not right. I actually got yelled at from my mom cuz i was laughying so hard


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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WHOAH...hold on hold on...Green Day played the Red Special??


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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

only a replica of it of course!!!

Brian would have killed them for touching his one..lol

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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 13:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMG, that so lame, how could they do that??? Play "a" Red-Special, that's horrible.


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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GD can go suck a dick, god they kill that song every time


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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 21:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ive seen a picture from their past tour or present tour where I guess its at the end of the concert, Billy Is in the front of the stage with a crown and a robe exactly as that of Freddie when he came out during the Magic Tour at the end of the concerts. I think that sucks cause first he killed WATC by singing it and now he's killing one of Freddie's greatest moments during Queen's tours.


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 03:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Green Day isn't killing anything. It'll take more than a B-list band to kill the legacy of Queen.


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

J B wrote:

i cant stand Green Day *~*


ditto. x~x


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