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Posted: 13 Apr 06, 04:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I became a fan I was quite young, and my english wasnt the best. So I kinda jumped to conclusions somestimes. And I stuck to those for a while. Here is a list of things I got wrong:

1. My first cd was Queen - Greatest Hits 1. Behind each song the author was credited. (May), (Mercury), (Taylor), (Deacon). The problem was that I thought it was the albums the songs were taken from. I looked for the famous albums May, Mercury, Taylor and Deacon. Yeah, I know it sounds crazy :)

2. For some reason I thought Brian May was the guy with the chainsaw voice that sang I`m in love with my car and Modern times rock`n roll. Reason: A drummer cant sing, so it has to be Brian May singing.

3.I bought A day at the races cause I thought Bicycle Race was on it. I was disappointed.

4. I bought Queen 1 because I loved Seven Seas Of Rhye so much from the greatest Hits1 cd. Kinda strange version I thought! Definitely different!

5. Okey, when I bought Sheer Heart Attack I was looking forward to hear the title song. But it wasnt on the record!! What kind of sick mindgames is this!!

7. I also liked Play The Game from the Hits1 cd so I wanted the album the song was taken from. I had learned from my previous mistakes, and this time I wasnt going to be fooled. The obvious album was The game, but how stupid do they think I am? I bought Hot Space of course.


Basically blind em and deaf em in the first 10 minutes, and while they are recovering from that put in the less good songs
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Posted: 13 Apr 06, 05:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He dude,

really nice, your mistakes. I kept laughing for minutes.
I think we all got our happy little accidents while becoming die-hard fans. I constantly sung every lyric false that there is. Until I looked in the booklets what the songs are about. With more success after having english lessons in school.

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Posted: 13 Apr 06, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I was more younger and more stupid than I am now - I always couldn't understand what is an instrument that John's playing in '39 - double bass??? WTF? Two bass guitars rolled into one or what? With 8 strings? But later I realised that word "contrabass" is not common in English language...

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Posted: 13 Apr 06, 09:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So, when you bought the albums, you only looked at the front cover. You know, the songs included on the album are listed on the back (on most records). So, these accidents can be avoided.

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Posted: 13 Apr 06, 14:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought Brian played the piano parts. Reason? A singer can't play! (my musical background at that time consisted of Alice Cooper, Spice Girls and Andrew's musicals).


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 13 Apr 06, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought Queen was someplace inbetween Prince and King Crimson.




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Posted: 13 Apr 06, 21:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice topic! really funny
Hmm...when I began to listen to QUEEN songs, I confused the album in which Bohemian Rhapsody is included. I thought it QUEEN II...I think it's needless to say why, you know...it's due to the promo video of opera part in Bo Rhap and the cover of QUEENII album.


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Posted: 13 Apr 06, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He, he!
In the pic for ANATO, I thought Roger was Brian, and I mistaked Deaky for Bri, too. I thought the guy with the moustache in Hot Space was the guy with the "chainsaw voice", and assumed Brian or Roger sang the high notes. Go figure.
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Posted: 14 Apr 06, 00:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I once thought Freddie had two sons.


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Posted: 14 Apr 06, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I too mistook Roger for Brian in songs like Modern Times Rock and Roll, and I'm in Love with my Car.

My previous musical background consisted mainly of the Beatles, really, so I never thought a drummer could sing, unless he sung really crappy... like Ringo. ;)


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Posted: 15 Apr 06, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My only mistake was thinking that Freddie and Brian had very similar voices (my first record was Sheer Heart Attack). This was due to Freddie's variations in his singing voice - even on the same song such as Brighton Rock. I thought that Brian was singing one verse and Freddie the next. That was only in the first couple of listenings - after that I realized who was singing. Also I thought they were sort of like magic. Well, I still think that.

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Posted: 15 Apr 06, 11:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember thinking Bohemian Rhapsody was the first ever Queen song and that they just exploded onto the scene with it. I also remember around 1999 finding a queen midi site and getting all excited about downloading bo rhap. I got all worried thinking 'oh my god, this midi of bo rhap will never fit on a floppy disk as the song is so long and complicated'...midi files being only a few 100Kb's in size haha.

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Posted: 15 Apr 06, 11:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My first Queen purchase was Classic Queen, on cassette, as these were the days before CDs really got big. Fortunately, the band's photos inside clearly spelled out who was who and who played what. After purchasing A Kind Of Magic, The Works and Innuendo (see the pattern of '80s albums, since that's what makes up most of Classic Queen?) I started asking everyone I knew if they had anything by Queen which I could copy. My drama teacher said he had a couple on record, so I gave him a blank tape and he copied them for me. He even labelled them: Side A was A Night At The Opera, Side B A Day At The Races. Well, I popped on Side A and loved it, but I swear, for the life of me, I could not make out the title of the first song. A chorus was singing out *something*, but what the hell was it? It was a very vicious song and I wasn't used to hearing that from the guys that gave us A Kind Of Magic and Radio Ga Ga. "Can't play THAT in the care with the parents, they'll freak!" I thought to myself (I was 16 at the time). Eventually, I casually asked said teacher to jot down the song titles, because in the case of Opera it was hard to tell when one song ended and the other started (I was thinking of Prophet's Song and Love Of My Life). "Yeah," he said, "They were interesting that way."

It boogles mind how easy new fans have it today, with all the information you need on a band just a Google search away. You can also get a lot of reviews and critiques of albums before you buy'em. Not me, I had to figure how many songs I knew already and hope the rest were as good. I was pretty much buying albums cold and hoping for the best.

Another early mistake I made was thinking Freddie somehow sang EVERY lead vocal, miraculously jumping from power-house vocals (Rhapsody) to rough rock vocals (Car) to soft melodic stuff ('39). My drama teacher corrected my assumption and I felt a bit stupid. At the time though, I was pretty ignorant of the history of music and how bands worked. I figured only one guy would sing and maybe play an instrument, the rest played and maybe sang back up. What the hell was the drummer or guitar player doing singing lead on even one song? Didn't that bug Freddie?

I guess you have to learn these things sometime. Here they are teaching us Math and Science in classrooms when important stuff like "what in God's name is a Double Bass?" and "can a four-piece band have three qualified singers?" are left for the great unwashed to solve for themselves. Sometimes, I just don't get it.

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Posted: 15 Apr 06, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's Hilarious ,thanks for the laugh I need it.

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Posted: 16 Apr 06, 09:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

funny topic ;)

i was confused why queen had a "new" singer with a moustache in the 80's, but it was logic, their first singer with long hair from the 70's died of aids... *blushing*

i always thougt the high voice parts in their songs always sang freddie, - and not roger.

i was wondering why freddies voice sometimes sounds so different in "who wants to live forever".

i always thought brian must be the gay one of queen, don't know why ;)

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Posted: 16 Apr 06, 09:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's Brian's hair... really.


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Posted: 16 Apr 06, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

mines stupid
But when i got into the band, i bought GH1+2 and I looked through the booklet which had the Radio Gaga picture. I looked at it and noticed that Roger wasn't wearing a vest, so i thought that he wasn't 'that important to the band' (Just because he wasnt wearing a vest, and others were, i guess? lol)

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Posted: 16 Apr 06, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

When I first saw a picture of Queen I thought Brian was Freddie, that hair just made him seem like the kind of personality Freddie had.


Wear a rubber next time Freddie =(
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Posted: 16 Apr 06, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ha! When i first became a fan i got John Deacon and Roger Taylor mixed up..and yes, i too though Bicycle Race was on A Day at the Races because of the title too. When I look back to the early days of being a Queen fan...i think to myself "what a stupid asshole!" lol


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Posted: 18 Apr 06, 00:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I once thought "You're my best friend" was played on Sesame Street, I swear that there is one of those segments where they used that!


Roger: Can I go To Lunch Now?

Brian: No, You Can't...

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Freddie: Oh Shit, All this crap again?!



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