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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never saw this topic posted so I thought it would be a good one to get your all's feedback. My choice is "SHEER HEART ATTACK" from the News of The World album.....cheers


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stone Cold Crazy, Let Me Entertain you, (winks)...and TEAR IT UP!

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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tear It Up!!


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HITTTTTTTTTTMANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>Flash! wrote:

HITTTTTTTTTTMANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!



I agree!

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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 14:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stone Cold Crazy, Hitman, Gimme The Prize, Sheer Heart Attack.


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a Hard life, is queens hardest song ;)
No doubt about it....


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Guys - I suppose this all depends on your definition of "heavy" - in terms of pure speed you're looking at "Stone Cold Crazy" (the first real 'thrash' song??)- however some stuff can be described as 'heavy' due to lyrical or musical conent/composition, and/or emotional impact (such as "The Show Must Go On", "Too Much Love Will Kill You").

I think "Father To Son" contains some of Queen's heaviest riffs and 'metal' type sections, but then also has some delicate piano parts too, so does this preclude it from being counted as 'heavy'??

"Flick Of The Wrist" and "Death On Two Legs" are also 'heavy' due to the key they are in and the menacing chord structure of the verses in each, but also contain loads of lush delicate harmonies and other intricacies. Also, don't forget "White Man", especially the end solo part.

Sorry to get all deep and involved, but I love these sort of discussions, because after the factual musical points are taken into consideration (like those I've mentioned), this type of thing really comes down to personal taste and interpretation, which essentially is the key to enjoying any type of music.

My god, doesn't that sound deep for someone who's 'only' a drummer??!!!

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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

To the above I would add Ride The Wild Wind and Scandal.


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I Want It All rocks hard but is quite ornate too. One Vision would be one, definitely The Hitman and how about It's late? I mena, that's furious towards the end.


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here are my opinions of the Hardest/Heaviest (as opposed to rockiest) songs from each album.

Queen. Son & Daughter.

Queen 2. Ogre Battle.

Heart Attack. Stone Cold Crazy.

Opera. The Prophets Song.

Races. White Man.

NOTW. Its Late.

Jazz. FBGs (odd choice, not the rockiest but pips LMEY,DOT and just pips Mustapha as the heaviest).

The Game. Dragon Attack.

Flash. The Hero.

Hot Space. Put Out The Fire. (No real rivals but I do think that Dancer Rocks).

The Works. Tear It Up.

Magic. Gimme The Prize. (Freddies Heaviest ever vocal wins this for AKOM).

The Miracle. I Want It All. (Should have been WIAWI but it unfortunately dies after the opening riff).

Innuendo. The Hitman. (Possibly my least favourite Queen track).


Opinions ?


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll have to say:

Stone Cold Crazy

The Hitman

The Hero




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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 17:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Ogre Battle

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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 17:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tear It Up.
Stone Cold Crazy.
Tie Your Mother Down.

Ofcourse I now know all the words to them all. But those were the ones who took time to learn.


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 18:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1-INNUENDO
2-HITMAN
3-STONE COLD CRAZY
4-DEAD ON TIME
5-WHITE MAN
6-TEAR IT UP
7-SHEER HEART ATTACK
8-SCANDAL
9-THE SHOW MUST GO ON
10-I WANT IT ALL




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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 20:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi everybody: If we talk about "Heavy" I think the only pure heavy song is "Hitman", now, Stone cold crazy is really hard, but Probably from the 70´s I think "Son and daugther" is the Heviest. I think "Liar" is pretty noisy.
so resuming: 1- Hitman
2- Son and daugther
3- Stone cold crazy
4- Liar
5- Brighton Rock.

Sheer heart attack is not a "Heavy" Song...c´amon!

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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 21:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it seems as if stone cold crazy has definately won


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 22:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

headlong!!


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sheer Heart Attack


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Posted: 27 Aug 06, 22:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Stone cold crazy.

You know.

The kind of song that almost breaks the neck.

And I like Metallica's version.


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