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Posted: 13 Jul 06, 21:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

remember when freddie said " everyone was expecting a Queen III album but instead they got 4 very tan, healthy guys..."? well, obviously that was freddie's idea. it kind of seemed like Fred was calling all the shots back then. personally i think they should have gone with the same cover, but the one with them laughing hysterically. i think freddie was a slave driver back then, but i think he had the best ideas. so maybe thats why the other members put up with his antics. they certainly wouldn't be as camp as they were without freddie's imput. that's why they're not respected in the states. queen's humor is way to subtle for us to pick up on. seaside rendezvous is probably the funniest song i've ever heard, but a non-queen fan will say it's the gayest thing they ever heard. the only thing queen took seriously was performing live.
ok, they did get alittle more serious after the game album.



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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 05:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 10:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

donttrysuicide wrote:

remember when freddie said " everyone was expecting a Queen III album but instead they got 4 very tan, healthy guys..."? well, obviously that was freddie's idea. it kind of seemed like Fred was calling all the shots back then.


Or more likely Freddie liked portraying himself that way in the press in the early-to-mid 70s.

personally i think they should have gone with the same cover, but the one with them laughing hysterically. i think freddie was a slave driver back then, but i think he had the best ideas. so maybe thats why the other members put up with his antics. they certainly wouldn't be as camp as they were without freddie's imput.


It was the 70s. Fey and androgynous were the words of the day for a period of time. Freddie's input was part of a larger social scene going on at the time. It was called "glam".

that's why they're not respected in the states.


Who says they're not respected in the States? You mean they're not respected by everybody? Who is? Or do you mean they're not respect by the people you know?

queen's humor is way to subtle for us to pick up on.


You picked up on it. I picked up on it. A lotta people on this site picked up on it.

seaside rendezvous is probably the funniest song i've ever heard, but a non-queen fan will say it's the gayest thing they ever heard.


And a non-queen fan thinking its the gayest thing ever is a problem because ...?

the only thing queen took seriously was performing live.
ok, they did get alittle more serious after the game album.


Yeah, I'm sure they didn't take the intricately record Bohemian Rhapsody or The Prophet's Song or the entire Queen II album or anything else seriously until post-The Game. All just a larf dashed off in an afternoon. Ho-hum and on to the beauty parlor to gay themselves up so that no-one in America would take them seriously.

Yeah, I don't think so.


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can you provide the rest of the quote, please?
I have no idea what it has to do with the band.
I thought he was addressing the public's expectations of the sound of their third album. ie, the public was expecting a continuation of what they had been doing, but Queen chose a different direction.
Also, if you read anything about Freddie, you will know that he was very adamant about NOT being the leader. His outgoing personalty makes this difficult to believe, though.


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Posted: 14 Jul 06, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kohuept wrote:


Also, if you read anything about Freddie, you will know that he was very adamant about NOT being the leader. His outgoing personalty makes this difficult to believe, though.



Just because he wouldn't want to be known as the leader, doesn't mean he wouldn't have strong ideas or opinions which he would wish to put across and use. But just that he recognised that the others had an equal say. I think he was probably the most persistent and would get his way over the others.


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