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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 05:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Queen and am always happy to hear any show they perform. However, I feel like a few of their songs have been played live enough and could use a break from the set-list next tour. They are:

1. Tie Your Mother Down - Lets go with Now Im Here or something else. This song is WAY overplayed by Brian on tour.

2. Radio Ga GA - Of all the hits they have, why is this one that made every show of the tour? Its a good song, but come on... Lets give it a rest and get Roger to sing lead on a different song. Maybe Heaven For Everyone.

3. We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions - Since their release in the 1970s, I dont think there has been a concert that did not have thse two songs played during the encore

4. Bo Rhap - After the amazing video tie-in with the stage performance played last tour, maybe it would be time to retire it forever as a Freddie song unfit to be covered without him. Otherwise the Freddie video part of it will become gratuitus and lose its impact and coolness.

5. Im in love with my car - Lets swap it for another old Roger song(Drowse anyone?).

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 08:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd lay big money down to say that none of them will ever get dropped from any major tour in the future.


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 08:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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1. Tie Your Mother Down - Lets go with Now Im Here or something else. This song is WAY overplayed by Brian on tour.


Yes, it would be nice to hear another rocker for a change, but I've never liked Now I'm Here that much. I'd love to hear Stone Cold Crazy, but fat chance of them playing that. Headlong might be a good and realistic substitute though.

2. Radio Ga GA - Of all the hits they have, why is this one that made every show of the tour? Its a good song, but come on... Lets give it a rest and get Roger to sing lead on a different song. Maybe Heaven For Everyone.


I still like the song, although I wouldn't miss it much either. I guess they keep it for the handclapping. I'd rather have they'd drop A Kind Of Magic and play Heaven For Everyone instead of that. Or better yet, Breakthru!

3. We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions - Since their release in the 1970s, I dont think there has been a concert that did not have thse two songs played during the encore


I agree. I always skip these two songs when playing News Of The World. Then again, what else would be fit for encore? Listening to a record is somethign else than being at a concert.

4. Bo Rhap - After the amazing video tie-in with the stage performance played last tour, maybe it would be time to retire it forever as a Freddie song unfit to be covered without him. Otherwise the Freddie video part of it will become gratuitus and lose its impact and coolness.


Again, I agree, but I also find it hard to imagine a Queen concert without BoRhap. But if they do it, they'll have to find another way of doing it, I agree.

5. Im in love with my car - Lets swap it for another old Roger song(Drowse anyone?).


Oh man, I love IILWMC, so I can't agree with this. Then again, Drowse would be an acceptable substitute. Or, better, Tenement Funster!


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 10:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's crazy about dropping We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions is that they are ALWAYS expected to close out a Queen show. All that I am saying is that I would love to hear a new encore and give these two songs a break. How can any die hard Queen fan not be bored shitless with these two tracks live by now? Don't get me wrong, they are two of the top 20(if not the top 10) greatest music hits of all time, in my opinion. They certainly are known by all being that they are 1 and 2 all-time in a list of sporting anthems.

I know they are popular and I love them dearly, but wouldn't it be nice to see a surprise where they go back in time and close a show down with 'Liar' and 'In the lap of the gods revisited'?

One last thought on this... Isn't Freddie what makes We Are The Champions so great? Is it that important to keep it going?

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AmeriQueen wrote:

How can any die hard Queen fan not be bored shitless with these two tracks live by now?


I'm a die hard Queen fan and I am not bored shitless by them.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I vote for Tenement Funster.


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 11:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick wrote:

I vote for Tenement Funster.


That would be amazing. It was the highlight of the couple of Electric Fire concerts that I saw.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 11:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The notion of dropping Bo Rhap would quite possibly be unimaginable. I mean imagine Brian and Roger (and paul's for that matter) dilema. Drop the song written by Freddie that made them incredibly famous and incur the wrath of millions of Queen fans or keep it in and try to keep everybody happy? If I were them I would keep it in. The only way they would have got round not playing this song is if they dropped the song in during one of the Crazy / Hot Space Tours. That way fans would have got used to not hearing it live. That said from what I can remember (there probably is more bands that did this) Led Zepp did this and dropped what was then their biggest hit "Stairway To Heaven" from any live gigs and got away with it.

As for what songs they should drop I agree with Zaiga about dropping "Magic". Paul's voice just doesnt suit that song for me.


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen ar epaying the price for keeping their setlists fairly static in the eighties. Now I'm here should be in along with headlong and even something like Princes deserves a go.


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Breakthru, Ride the Wild Wind, Headlong, maybe Scandal and I Can't Live with You would be good additions from the later albums.

With Bo Rhap, the best thing would be to do it as a medley again. Remember the Xmas '75 show - Bo Rhap into Killer Queen into March of The Black Queen back to Bo Rhap was a fantastic medley (one of their best IMO). Something like that would really be something special

Oldies - let me entertain you and death on two legs. I loved those on the Jazz tour (Live Killers). Really gritty and in your face. and if they HAVE to do WWRY, do the fast version!!! And bring back Hammer To Fall as the full rockin' version. The slow version is interesting, but those ripping chords at the beginning are just too good (even my girlfriend perfers the fast version, and she used to only be into Spice Girls style music!)

Some of these might not fit PR's voice, but Roger or Brian could probably give them a go


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm Interesting...

Tie Your Mother Down - A good classic song, and has been played in concert since Early 77 I think...but yeah it does get old after a while

Replacement: We Will Rock You (fast Version)

Radio Ga Ga - I like it, it should stay in the setlists

We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions - keep these in the show, but don't make them the final encore...put No One But You in at the end right before God Save the Queen

I'm In Love With My Car - really one of the only Queen classics that hasnt changed at all, I'd Keep it...

Now, if they wanted to do away with something, how about get rid of Brian Mays 8 minute solos, and Rogers 5 minute drum solos!?




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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

all Bad company,Free,Firm and PR stuff would be a nice start



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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 15:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bad selection of songs i herd all them tracks in Dublin last year and they rocked my world.


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah, tie your mother down is too overplayed for me, they should drop also fat bottomed girls, another one bites the dust, reachin out, i want to break free, feel like makin love, guitar solo, bad company. well all i would want is to have a new setlist, not the same what they had last two years. songs like headlong, heaven for everyone, a winters tale, let me live and many more should be played.

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bring back "Rock n' Roll Fantasy"!!!

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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 19:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

here are songs that would fit the style they play now:Its late,Sleeping on the sidewalk,dead on time(in a slower tone),and perhaps Liar which has lots of room for ad-lib and could be played bluesy.


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Posted: 24 Aug 06, 22:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ha how about a little unknown tune called Spread Your Wings...sung by Roger Taylor


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Brian: No, You Can't...

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Posted: 26 Aug 06, 19:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really liked reaching out, i would love them to keep that in, but perhaps into WWRY fast version. I would love them to play let me entertain you, death on two legs and get down make love, a few of my favorite songs i may add.


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Posted: 01 Sep 06, 04:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone remember how Queen opened up their shows during the ANATO tour? With the operatic section of Bohemian Rhapsody played back from tape, then the band would take over for the hard rock portion, and after the hard rock section, go straight into Ogre Battle. I think a similar arrangement could work on any future Q+PR tour if they decide to pull Bo Rhap out of the setlist. The operatic section has always been played from tape, and the hard rock section is one of the few areas of that song that Paul Rodgers really can work with his vocal range being so different from Freddie's. From there, maybe they could go to Ogre Battle (though I doubt Paul could pull that number off) as in the old days, or more likely into the fast We Will Rock You--maybe into a rockier piece off of the new album.

It's a nice middle ground between those who want to see Bohemian Rhapsody pulled from the setlist and those who want to keep it, but want to find another way to do it so that the video remains special.

That said, Brian and Roger know full well that there would almost be a riot if they did a show without performing Bo Rhap in its entirity, and the video so far seems to be the only way to really do that, as none of the current band members have the voice for it. Maybe they'd have to bring a "special guest singer" along just for Bo Rhap? Queen + Paul Rodgers + Elton John, anyone?


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Posted: 02 Sep 06, 08:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Man, no way of dropping that songs, they played it almost on every concert, better to drop "Hammer to fall", though it's almost impossible, but they should play "Too much love will kill you" and "Who wants to live forever", sang by Brian. "In the lap of the gods" would be appreciated.


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