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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rank the Queen members based on their virtuosity (is that even a word lol) of their particular "instrument". Like who's the best at what they did. I was compelled to post this because to me John Deacon is a virtuoso on the bass, just listen to nearly any Queen song (sans crappy electric perios of the 80's that started with Hot Space and didn't really ended with AKOM) like You're my Best Friend, Somebody to Love, Don't Stop me Now, Bicyckle Race, etc.

It popped in my head that John Deacon is probably a better bass player than Freddie was a singer. So fast forward about 8 or 9 hours and here I am posting a thread based on that thought. Anyways, here's my ranking

1. John Deacon

2. Freddie Mercury

3. Brian May

4. Roger Taylor

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I don't see how Roger can be anything but last no matter who's ranking the Queen members lol and the amazing aprt is he's a good drummer.

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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I couldn't possibly rank them, they are all great at what they do.

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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 17:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this a thread for musicians because a lot of people don't care about something "buried" in the mix so naturally I wouldn't be surprised if some people would rank John Deacon last.

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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's hard to rank them. The magic came from all of them together. They were all quite good at their main instruments but I don't think any really qualify as virtuoso. What a fantastic combination.

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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

=1)Roger Taylor
=1)Brian May
=1)Freddie Mercury
=1)John Deacon

That seems ok to me - they were a team, not a bunch of individuals

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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 18:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tiswas wrote:

=1)Roger Taylor
=1)Brian May
=1)Freddie Mercury
=1)John Deacon

That seems ok to me - they were a team, not a bunch of individuals


I second that.

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Posted: 27 Jan 06, 23:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=violet>Poppy wrote:

Tiswas wrote:

=1)Roger Taylor
=1)Brian May
=1)Freddie Mercury
=1)John Deacon

That seems ok to me - they were a team, not a bunch of individuals


I second that.


Same here


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 07:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I should say:
Brian May
John Deacon/Freddie Mercury
Roger Taylor


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 08:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Of course it goes like this

Freddie mercury
john deacon
brian may
roger taylor


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They are all amazing,but Freddie is numero uno for me :)

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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 10:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Freddie: Charisma, Vocals, harmonies, keyboards, some guitar skill, virtuosity, innovation.

2. Brian: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, harmonies,keyboards, producing skills.

3. Roger: Drums, other percussion, guitar, vocals, harmonies.

4. John: Bass, some keyboards, some guitar, electrical knowledge.

There you go. Hard to decide, but thats my opinion. All bring different things to the group. Pretty much equal 1st i would say.


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they all did so much, that even we dont know about. I couldnt even begin to say really


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

...quite an easy task!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When it comes to...

a) playing the bass... no one is able to play those strings like our "Fellow John"!
b) playing the drums... well, John did it like no one else in the band! Remember "One Vision"?
c) playing the guitar... Fred of course!!! ...ever listend to "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"???

z) vocals... of course Paul Rodgers... Fred´s "All Time Favourite"! ;-)


PS: ...forgot to mention Spike "The God" Edney on keyboards!

PPS: Brian and Rog are out of competition... as they are better known as "Queen+" !!! :-)



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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 13:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie will always be number one for me ;) you gotta love that sexy tiger! grrrrrrrrRRRrrrrowl!


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mattsmith wrote:

1. Freddie: Charisma, Vocals, harmonies, keyboards, some guitar skill, virtuosity, innovation.

2. Brian: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, harmonies,keyboards, producing skills.

3. Roger: Drums, other percussion, guitar, vocals, harmonies.

4. John: Bass, some keyboards, some guitar, electrical knowledge.

There you go. Hard to decide, but thats my opinion. All bring different things to the group. Pretty much equal 1st i would say.


you didnt put vocals on john no 4 lol


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The ranking goes in the same order that they are listed on the albums:

#1 Freddie Mercury
#2 Brian May
#3 Roger Taylor and John Deacon

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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie was always the number one in the band, i could care less for others

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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 18:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie= 50% of the band
Brian, John & Roger= the other 50% of the band


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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 18:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

J B wrote:

Freddie= 50% of the band
Brian, John & Roger= the other 50% of the band

Actually Freddie himself said he was only a quarter of the band.

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Posted: 28 Jan 06, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie was always the number one in the band, i could care less for others

SO IN OTHER WORDS YOUR NOT A QUEEN FAN JUST A FREDDIE FAN.


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