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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 02:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry... I have to tell it like it is...

Not sure how to review a band I have loved for 27 years, but never been able to see live. I feel its important to get it out there though, because I feel like I am speaking for a lot of people at the show tonight. I always loved Freddie’s voice and knew he was brilliant, but I gained and even higher respect and admiration for him.

I saw Queen with Paul Rogers in Milwaukee (03/27/2006)… I have to say it felt subdued. There was just something not right. Not the energy or Brightness of what we all have come to love. I would have to say 6.5 out of 10. Very sad for such a great band.

Let first point out what was brilliant and worth the price on the ticket….
· Brian May singing ‘Love Of My Life’ solo with Freddie’s empty chair next to him. Wow. Song of a lifetime.
· Roger Taylor singing ‘I'm In Love With My Car’… brilliant.
· ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ with a tape a Freddie singing the hard parts… fabulous. Rogers came in at the end for clean up and did fine.
· ‘Under Pressure’ was surprisingly off the wall great with Rogers at the helm.
· ‘We Are The Champions’ was very good, but Roger Taylor sang all the high parts… LOL!!

So there is the problem in a nutshell. Paul Rogers is very good at what he does, but he has no range. When you listen to him struggle through ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ or ‘Another One Bites The Dust’, the songs are all horribly flat. What’s bad is May and Taylor, with great voices on there own, sing down to his level of flatness.

The orchestral beauty and brightness of Queen’s harmonies are all muted and restrained because of Rogers vocal limitations. You can hear it and it’s frustrating. It was like 2 hours of driving a behind dump truck in rush hour gridlock.

One inexcusable blunder by Rogers… he messed up the lyrics in the sub-par ‘Dragon Attack’ cover. How does that happen? Wannabe singers get sent home on reality singing shoes for that!!! ;-)

What made matters worse… the 3 Bad Company songs performed were flawless and excellent. I’m not a Paul Roger or Bad Company hater. I enjoyed those songs.

But that is not what I paid money to see. Bad Company will be at state and county fairs for years to come. Lets also be honest… it doesn’t take a high level of talent to cover those songs.

Let me point out one last major offence before I close. “Queen” preformed ‘We Will Rock You’ and did a decent job. What comes next? Not ‘We Are The Champions’… no… ‘All Right Now’ (Bad Company). Then ‘We Are The Champions’. I’m sorry, but that is shoving the new step-mom in my face and in a family place she has no business being.

To conclude this, I have some very good memories from this concert and am so glad I got to see 3 brilliant musicians. The parts or this concert that were good, were absolutely phenomenal, like you would expect. Rogers flat range really sucked the brightness and energy out or this show. I feel sad about that.

The Bad Company songs came off better then a lot of the Queen songs… that felt like a sleazy bait and switch scam from a $70 premier band to a $10 count fair band. Sorry, it’s true.

This was close to the set list… all together, no encore. Very notable misses… ‘Killer Queen’ and ‘My Best Friend’


It's A Beautiful Day
Reaching Out
Tie Your Mother Down
Fat Bottomed Girls
Can't Get Enough
Take Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Love Of My Life
Hammer To Fall
Feel Like Makin' Love
Let There Be Drums
I'm In Love With My Car
Guitar Solo
Last Horizon
Bad Company
Another One Bites The Dust
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Radio Ga Ga
Dragon Attack
Under Pressure
The Show Must Go On
Bohemian Rhapsody
We Will Rock You
All Right Now
We Are The Champions
God Save The Queen


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Posted: 28 Mar 06, 02:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hate to break it to you, but Paul Rodgers on an average night has a better vocal range in concert than Freddie Mercury did.

Clearly you went to the concert expecting a Freddie soundalike. That's not what happened.

Rodgers is a legend, and he is lending a different flavour to the Queen catalogue. If only people could open their minds to listen to Paul for who he is, rather than listening for "Freddie's replacement", he would be appreciated more.



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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 15:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No encore? Of course not! Everyone knows when God Save The Queen comes on, it is over. Was Roger's fantastic drum solo put together for the tour? I had not heard that before.


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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

I hate to break it to you, but Paul Rodgers on an average night has a better vocal range in concert than Freddie Mercury did.


That's exactly right.

And as for the remark that Roger had to hit the high notes in We Are The Champions, have you never heard the original Queen live? Roger had to hit many high notes for Freddie. Or else Freddie would sing it an octave lower. So, in actuality, you probably would have been disappointed in Queen with Freddie as well.

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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes there is an encore.

We Will Rock You
Alright Now
We Are The Champions

I agree with Sir GH, I think you went expecting to hear Freddie. So what if Paul got some lyrics wrong, so did Freddie. Roger screws lines up on a regular basis.

If Freddie, Roger, Brian and John got sent home for all the mistakes they have ever made live then they would have stopped being a band a long time ago.

People are WAY to critical of this tour. Go back and listen to some Queen recordings and tell me that they played it note perfect.

People also have unrealistic expectations for the set. Why in the world would they play Killer Queen?

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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cawinter21 wrote:

Sorry... I have to tell it like it is...



Correction,
You have to tell it as you perceive it.
If you want to see Queen with Freddie then buy a DVD.
Q+PR is what is out there. Paul Rodgers is an excellent performer and fits in with Brian and Roger quite nicely. I saw 2 shows and they were very good.

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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This guy is a fool who has let his pre-conceived notions mess with his mind.

Paul Rodgers, live, has a far superior range than Freddie did. Their styles are vastly different, but range wise, Paul is top live.






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No encore? Of course not! Everyone knows when God Save The Queen comes on, it is over. Was Roger's fantastic drum solo put together for the tour? I had not heard that before.


The drum solo is called Let There Be Drums which was orginally by Sandy Nelson:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00000094I/104-9502730-0302350?v=glance&n=5174

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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 16:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PieterMC wrote:

carboengine wrote:

No encore? Of course not! Everyone knows when God Save The Queen comes on, it is over. Was Roger's fantastic drum solo put together for the tour? I had not heard that before.


The drum solo is called Let There Be Drums which was orginally by Sandy Nelson:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00000094I/104-9502730-0302350?v=glance&n=5174>

Thanks! Does anyone know if Roger's version in on ROTC dvd?


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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First, to use your words...."one inexcusable mistake"....at least spell the man's name right...it's Rodgers with a "d".

Now, apparently you haven't listened to the original recordings of these songs in quite some time or a live Queen disc from the Freddie era. Roger Taylor sings the high notes on just about every freaking song, that's one of the things that made the Queen harmonies so rich. It's not a lack of vocal range by Paul Rodgers that makes these songs sound different to you today, it's the fact that you were hoping to see a sound-a-like Freddie replacement, just like the albums. Fans like you crack me up. There's way too much discussion on this board about Rodgers not sounding like Freddie. When you bought the ticket, clearly you had heard the ROTC CD/DVD, correct? Or at least you had heard a few Bad Company songs.....so, you know what Paul Rodgers sounds like. As a lifelong fan, I am just thankful to experience such kick-ass music by a stage full of the best musicians in the world. They have all made their mark over the year, in their own style and I appreciate what they bring to music. Last night I watched Queen at Wembley stadium. The night before I watch ROTC from last year. I loved them both, appreciated them both and I can't wait until the next time I see this band.

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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 18:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul Rodgers can handle anything that is thrown at him. I am a big fan after seeing him in these concerts.

Brian and Roger would not go on a major tour with someone who is any less than excellent.

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Posted: 29 Mar 06, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cawinter21 wrote:

Sorry... I have to tell it like it is...

Not sure how to review a band I have loved for 27 years, but never been able to see live. I feel its important to get it out there though, because I feel like I am speaking for a lot of people at the show tonight. I always loved Freddie’s voice and knew he was brilliant, but I gained and even higher respect and admiration for him.

I saw Queen with Paul Rogers in Milwaukee (03/27/2006)… I have to say it felt subdued. There was just something not right. Not the energy or Brightness of what we all have come to love. I would have to say 6.5 out of 10. Very sad for such a great band.

Let first point out what was brilliant and worth the price on the ticket….
· Brian May singing ‘Love Of My Life’ solo with Freddie’s empty chair next to him. Wow. Song of a lifetime.
· Roger Taylor singing ‘I'm In Love With My Car’… brilliant.
· ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ with a tape a Freddie singing the hard parts… fabulous. Rogers came in at the end for clean up and did fine.
· ‘Under Pressure’ was surprisingly off the wall great with Rogers at the helm.
· ‘We Are The Champions’ was very good, but Roger Taylor sang all the high parts… LOL!!

So there is the problem in a nutshell. Paul Rogers is very good at what he does, but he has no range. When you listen to him struggle through ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ or ‘Another One Bites The Dust’, the songs are all horribly flat. What’s bad is May and Taylor, with great voices on there own, sing down to his level of flatness.

The orchestral beauty and brightness of Queen’s harmonies are all muted and restrained because of Rogers vocal limitations. You can hear it and it’s frustrating. It was like 2 hours of driving a behind dump truck in rush hour gridlock.

One inexcusable blunder by Rogers… he messed up the lyrics in the sub-par ‘Dragon Attack’ cover. How does that happen? Wannabe singers get sent home on reality singing shoes for that!!! ;-)

What made matters worse… the 3 Bad Company songs performed were flawless and excellent. I’m not a Paul Roger or Bad Company hater. I enjoyed those songs.

But that is not what I paid money to see. Bad Company will be at state and county fairs for years to come. Lets also be honest… it doesn’t take a high level of talent to cover those songs.

Let me point out one last major offence before I close. “Queen” preformed ‘We Will Rock You’ and did a decent job. What comes next? Not ‘We Are The Champions’… no… ‘All Right Now’ (Bad Company). Then ‘We Are The Champions’. I’m sorry, but that is shoving the new step-mom in my face and in a family place she has no business being.

To conclude this, I have some very good memories from this concert and am so glad I got to see 3 brilliant musicians. The parts or this concert that were good, were absolutely phenomenal, like you would expect. Rogers flat range really sucked the brightness and energy out or this show. I feel sad about that.

The Bad Company songs came off better then a lot of the Queen songs… that felt like a sleazy bait and switch scam from a $70 premier band to a $10 count fair band. Sorry, it’s true.

This was close to the set list… all together, no encore. Very notable misses… ‘Killer Queen’ and ‘My Best Friend’


It's A Beautiful Day
Reaching Out
Tie Your Mother Down
Fat Bottomed Girls
Can't Get Enough
Take Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Love Of My Life
Hammer To Fall
Feel Like Makin' Love
Let There Be Drums
I'm In Love With My Car
Guitar Solo
Last Horizon
Bad Company
Another One Bites The Dust
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
Radio Ga Ga
Dragon Attack
Under Pressure
The Show Must Go On
Bohemian Rhapsody
We Will Rock You
All Right Now
We Are The Champions
God Save The Queen


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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 00:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You just don't get it. Paul is a legend in his own right and works well with Roger and Brian. He has a great range. It's nice to hear a heavier, masculine edge to some of these songs. Freddie is Freddie and will always be Freddie...Freddie is dead and has been for almost 15 years...Brian and Roger have every right to take their music to a new level--Paul Rodgers is the man with the pedigree to even attempt to be a frontman for Brian and Roger. I am very proud of him and if it was not for Paul we would not being hearing this music in any form live.

God Bless Paul-for making this happen
God Bless the Music of Queen
God Bless Brian and Roger for taking a chance and entertaining us!

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Posted: 30 Mar 06, 00:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul Rodgers is a kind of magic. Who the hell else could even come close to doing the job? He is "the Voice" for a reason. The man's voice might not be so versatile as our Freddie's but he can belt it out with the best of 'em. What people have failed to point out is that he also has one of the most distinctive voices in rock music.

I can't think of another rock singer who can even fathom taking on one of the toughest catalogues in rock history. Give this man a peanut coz he deserves it and is responsible for bringing his own fans and those of Queen one hell of a night out when it appeared impossible.

I applaud the guy and, if he does go solo, wish him the best part of his career. A real class act that one!

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Posted: 31 Mar 06, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Even by Live Killers in '79, "Killer Queen" was reduced to part of the medley...then dropped even when Freddie was alive. "You're My Best Friend" was dropped in the '80s too...maybe they didn't think they were too concert-friendly. I don't think it has anything to do with Paul.


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Posted: 31 Mar 06, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

shammy wrote:

Paul Rodgers is a kind of magic. Who the hell else could even come close to doing the job? He is "the Voice" for a reason. The man's voice might not be so versatile as our Freddie's but he can belt it out with the best of 'em. What people have failed to point out is that he also has one of the most distinctive voices in rock music.

I can't think of another rock singer who can even fathom taking on one of the toughest catalogues in rock history. Give this man a peanut coz he deserves it and is responsible for bringing his own fans and those of Queen one hell of a night out when it appeared impossible.

I applaud the guy and, if he does go solo, wish him the best part of his career. A real class act that one!
amen to that
i was already a Paul Rodgers fan, but after the two shows i saw, i was a die hard fan...
so much so to go to Connecticut in May and see him solo