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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 02:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen did a lot of work in many, many different genres, from heavy metal to love ballads. What songs and albums do you feel showcase Queen at their best in a given genre?

Some of my choices:

Best psychadelic rock songs:
-Jesus
-The Night Comes Down
-March of the Black Queen

Best psychadelic rock album:
Queen II

Best hard rock/heavy metal songs:
-Ogre Battle
-Stone Cold Crazy
-It's Late

Best hard rock/heavy metal album:
News of the World

Of course, I could go on and on, considering how large Queen's library of work is...What would your list look like?


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best disco song- Back Chat
Best heavy metal/ hard rock song- I Want It All
Best vaudeville caper- Bring Back That Leroy Brown


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 20:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, and Freddie did do what he thought was Reggae. His ideas became My Love Is Dangerous.

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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 21:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

just picture Freddie with Bob Marley dreds...HAHAHAHA.

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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 21:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

White Queen the second wrote:

Id hardly call some of they're work heavy metal.Heavy metal belongs to Metallica,trivium and the likes


To be fair, Metallica did do a cover of a Queen song...


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 21:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

White Queen the second wrote:

Id hardly call some of they're work heavy metal.Heavy metal belongs to Metallica,trivium and the likes


Rock in the 70's is/was equivilant to metal in those days

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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 22:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

best disco would surely be AOBTD?
best metal.............tough one, rock more like and it would be great king rat or liar?


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and of course 'middle of the road' your my best friend. Cool 70s' pop


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 22:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

and of course 'middle of the road' your my best friend. Cool 70s' pop


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 22:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sorry double post


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 22:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Martin Stones wrote:

best disco would surely be AOBTD?
best metal.............tough one, rock more like and it would be great king rat or liar?
Great King Rat is a good hard rock, quasi-metal song...Liar is decidedly NOT metal.


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 23:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh and by the way, while we talk about Metal. In and after the 80's, when Ozzy was metal, Accept or Judas Priest and even Skid Row or Mötley Crüe, Poison or Halloween...wouldn't you say Gimme The Prize, Princes Of The Universe or The Hitman was metal?

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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 23:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Gimmie the Prize, after Stone Cold Crazy is probably the most metal song they ever did...Princes of the Universe isn't metal, it's glam rock. The Hitman is just hard rock, not metal.


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Posted: 18 Feb 06, 23:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Depends on how you define metal. In the 80's with Spandex, hair spray, Van Halen or Bon Jovi on the scene, the general public obviously accepted a lot as heavy music or metal (I don't though). Have a look at who played at festivals like Donington back then. But there was Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, even Guns N' Roses, who blew those bands away...

However, having a look at Queen again, I think for them and for us it was just about making good music. Rockabilly like Man on the Prowl and hard rock like Tear it up on one album, that was nice. And in the past, you had Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon, Seaside Rendezvous or Bring Back That Leroy Brown. You had a band playing Sheer Heart Attack, the same band that wrote and released Pain is so close to Pleasure... But I dare to say, Freddie's voice could make any song sound good or at least listenable. Imagine I Want To Break Free by Lisa Stansfield or Radio GaGa by Paul Young...they would not have been hits, I'm sure. It's the whole package that counts.

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