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Posted: 17 Feb 06, 21:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm sure any Queen fan here saw it,but I never did till now and man is it an amazing classic,a nice song a neat and strangely visual video,a true Queen classic!

Man,was this the sort of thing that was going through Freddie's mind when he created that song with the others? Gives Rennassiance a whole new meaning.(Sorry if I didn't spell it right there.)

I wonder why Vh1 classic never aired it? Man,I have gotta get the Works album!

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Posted: 17 Feb 06, 22:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I must agree with you there! I love this song, Freddie's voice is so powerful, and the lyrics are like *ahhh*. It's also way cool to play on the piano. :-D


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Posted: 17 Feb 06, 23:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good video yeah. Why hasnt vh1 played Invisible Man and The Miracle also? Weird

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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 00:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great, probably one of my favorite slow ballads.


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 05:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like it,too.

It does remind me of Play The Game though.

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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, "It's a free world" and "it's a long hard fight" are musical siblings I suppose. I love both songs though. IHA sounds even better live.


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

I also got to see 2 more classic Queen videos that night(I forgot to mention this was at the usual and helpful place:YOU.TUBE.COM)

Scandal and Body Language.

Scandal was good,showing that even with Aids,it never slowed Freddie down,he was great in that video.

BL had a pretty hip song,but the video had some bad lighting in it and was a bit too risque and silly,probably a lesser known classic huh?

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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IMO It's a Hard Life is the best Queen video ever. I love when he's sitting on the table singing and the old drunk man laying on the table in the background...excellent!!


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Cnash wrote:

Scandal was good,showing that even with Aids,it never slowed Freddie down,he was great in that video.



Yes out of all The Miracle videos it was the most high energy performance he gave. On some of the angles he looks likes he hasn't changed much from the mid eighties but on others he looks truly awful. I love the pirouhetting he does on "open the floodgates"


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's vocals are *excellent* on this one!


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OMG...
I love this song video everything about it...

Its amazing...
*sighs*
This is one song that always pops into my head everyday at least once.

I wonder why VH1 doesnt play more classic videos by anyone on normal cable, outside of digital, as i do not get VH1 Classic channel. I think VH1 has strayed quite a bit from music lately, i still like it though. But i do wish theyd play more classic vids on a more regular basis.



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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i have a poster of its a hard life from the 70s :D


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 20:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm lovin Freddies giant prawn costume! If you listen to the commentary on the video, Roger doesn't seem to like it, he says things like "John looks like a horse". Anyway, I thik it's great aswell!


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Posted: 19 Feb 06, 01:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jamie: A poster of "It's a Hard Life" from the 70's? I doubt it. That song was released in the 80's....


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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 09:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

JamieSureWould wrote:

i have a poster of its a hard life from the 70s :D


Its a hard life was released in the 80s dear... not 70s.


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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah...Great song...fantastic video...awesome solo...Best Queen-song from the 80s!


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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

what does Rennassiance have to do with it?


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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 17:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WOW is right. But I have a different opinion of it than yours.

Look at Brian, Roger, and John's faces. They look embarrassed, and once again, Freddie IS embarrassing. I keep repeating this but it's true.

Freddie Mercury of the 80s is embarrassing.



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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 17:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I were Brian, Roger, or John, I wouldn't want this video to appear on MTV or VH1. Keep it buried deep below. It's a total embarrassment. The Great Band known as Queen, creators of Bohemian Rhapsody, We are the Champions, We Will Rock you is reduced to a laughing stock.

Good gawd. Freddie sure was tacky!! I was half expecting to see Freddie "MOON" us again. I keep expecting to see that now. I'm emotionally scarred person.

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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

His hand motions were embarrassing.

What the hell was he doing with his hands?
What the hell was he doing with his arms?

*shakes his head*

Anyone else miss the old days of 70s when Queen were awesome?

Freddie strutting on the stage, moving like lightening.

Do you know which video was the best they ever made?

I think it's Bohemian Rhapsody. That was classic.

Save me was another good one.

Some 80s videos were ok, like A Kind of Magic. But most of them were embarrassing clunkers.