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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 08:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was just reading the comments on another queen forum regarding last nights We Will Rock You performance for Freddies birthday(the one linked to the queenonline site) and i was disgusted by some of the comment i read.

Now im not saying that everybody should like every band out there, BUT! There are some queen fans that felt the need to boo McFly during thier performance last night. This amazed me because the guys gave up thier time last night to help celebrate the birthday of Freddie (for free i would have thought!)And did a very good job of it too.

Now i could understand it if Crazy Frog had appeared on stage and da da'd his way through We are the champions, but McFly are talented musicians (which is rare these days) that just happen to be a young (attractive, so ive been told) band who have been geared towards the younger market in the past. I really don't see how fully grown adults can behave like this!

It makes me mad that people conduct themselves in this way. I mean what have McFly done that is sooooo bad? If its because they covered a Queen song, then there have been worse Queen covers in the past.

This thread may seem like it has come from the Founder of the McFly fan club (which it hasnt) Im just pissed off by these people who cant control there actions, and shouldnt be aloud out in public.

Music can seem to turn decent people into WANKERS sometimes.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well said.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with all but one of your points:

McFly-boys are NOT talented. They are extremely unimaginative in their music.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's inappropriate to boo any act. Regardless of whether or not they suck as bad as McFly - it's just not cool.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zebonka12 wrote:

It's inappropriate to boo any act. Regardless of whether or not they suck as bad as McFly - it's just not cool.


Agreed.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 11:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

McFly are terrible. i imagine if you could have showed Freddie a clip of Mcfly in 1984 and said after you die these lot will do a gig for a posthumous birthday bash for you he would have been very upset. McFly obviously would love to have anything to do with Freddie Mercury or Brian May or Queen it gives them some credibility (or so they think) but they are just in it to make more money themselves. i think John Deacon has the right idea these days to get as far away from all this stuff as he can. The idea of Queen to do that special American Idol show was tragic and just to make more money. This was the band that stole the show at Live Aid remember reduced to playing with talentless nobodies! it was painful to watch and as for McFly getting anywhere near a bash to honour Freddie's birthday the idea is terrible. This is a band who's market consist of 10 to 14 year old girls, playing on a night to remember the one and only Freddie Mercury composer of Bohemian Rhapsody. it's so not funny and i agree with the booing.

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its definatley innapropriate to boo anybody, even if they are utterly crap, but you should just mutter and pretend to clap

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's strange how many people who never met him think they know what Freddie would have thought about all sorts of things!

McFly may not be your choice in music, however they can at least play there own instruments and write their own songs unlike most boy bands, IMO they play better than most I have heard on Queen websites trying to copy a Brian solo or produce a re-mixed version of a Queen track.

They write good pop songs and deserve to do well, people they call them crap are just displaying there own ignorance as they clearly have no idea what it takes to make it as a band. When one of you that likes to shout out how crap they are achieves something close to them, let me know, until then as the saying goes.

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 12:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I may dislike their music but the boys are NICE people!!!! They were there backstage and we all got to meet them. They were so sweet!!!

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd like to know where the talent is that Brian speaks so highly of.

Is there ever any danger of them putting something out there that isn't a cover of someone else's material? Any band that studies one song enough would be able to play it as competently as McFly did.

The FACT is that they are no better or worse than any of the other shit pop bands that have unfortunately graced the airwaves.

Power to the people that booed them at The Dominion - they are fucking rubbish.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 12:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow

Well i have to admit that i was a bit surprised myself at the choice. I was thinking it was going to be a act that many people would associate with Freddie personally. I think the choice that ended up appearing is more in line with representing modern day "Queen" then previous Queen if you catch my drift...

Now i know lately the impression is that "Queen" are focusing more on attracting the younger crowd. The past few years have shown them take steps to try to broaden the fan spectrum ( American Idol, recent Adverts, this...)and i think in a way this is good. Anything that helps to push Queen Music into the spotlight of today's youth i'm all behind. However, i think many feel that the direction this is being directed towards is in bad taste. This i think has more to do with comparing Queens' glorious and historic past more then anything else. The past is always going to be compared to what is going on now...it cannot be avoided.....exspecialy after such a amazing past! But seriously, we have to keep in mind that change is natural and it's a must for anything to grow or branch out into new areas.

We all know things must change, and Queen certainly is no exception. I myself can understand the motives and can get behind the reasoning of such moves...but i also sometimes think it is not keeping in tune with what many have come to expect from them--extreme high quaility efforts, both performed and presented----no matter if it's recorded music, written words, photos, art, the whole package as it were.

Hope this makes sense to those reading. I'm not slating the choices made, just noting what the reasoning may be behind the decisions.

Who am i to know though....as i don't "officially". Just my opinion on the matter.

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very interesting stuff. It's the old "70s Queen" versus "80s-90s-00s Queen" dilemna. I recently saw a special on Duran Duran, and Simon LeBon said that DD did well early on because their music was "on the edges" and they hit a point like all other artists where they became middle of the road. 70s Queen was highly experimental, mixing odd time signatures, different genres, superb production and playing, and aiming to be the best band in the world. Around the time of The Works (or The Game), Queen became more concerned with being the biggest band in the world, and their music became totally accessible for housewives and middle managers around the world. At one time, Zeppelin, Aerosmith, The Stones, The Who etc. were kings of rock, and Queen always said their model for how to do things as a band was Led Zeppelin. Well, Zeppelin disbanded immediately after the death of John Bonham, and apart from an ill fated flirtation with Puff Daddy, have remained true to their roots. By aligning themselves with American Idol, Robbie Williams, 5ive, McFly, Pink, Beyonce, Britney et al, Queen seems determined to erase their early roots as an innovative rock band, and become known solely for their bigger selling, less inspired pop catalogue. It's all about moving product for QP, and tapping into the McFly teen market is going to move more Queen related products than having true fans like Foo Fighters or Dramagods playing and ripping into some early years Queen.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 13:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Has it occured to anybody that perhaps the reason McFly were asked to perform at the show is BECAUSE THEY JUST HAD A #1 HIT WITH A QUEEN SONG? You don't have to delve into a desire to tap into the youth market or any other speculative nonsense when the reason is PLAINLY OBVIOUS - they just had the biggest song in the country with a cover of a beloved Queen track (and one written by Freddie). How would the Foo Fighters or The Darkness have made any more sense? When was the last time either of those bands took one of Freddie's songs to the top of the charts? Oh that's right - neither of those bands ever released a cover of a Queen song! Imagine that!

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, folks! Not every event that occures in Queendom is evidence of your own pet theory about how shamefully Queen Productions have sold out the band's legacy or any other over-the-top pretentious crap. A band played a song at a show in honor of a great musician. That's IT.

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I did not hear any body booing - the boys were received with a lot of cheers - even by people who had no clue who they were :). If someone booed, it went clearly unnoticed.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nobody where I was sat booed..
I didn't even notice they were on stage until my friend jabbed me in the ribs.. I was too mesmerized by my purple glow stick.

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very valid points Mr. Faron Hyte. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but to toss out another cliche, people are judged by the company they keep. And the aforementioned artists of my previous post, regardless of the status of their current singles chart position, don't reside in the same artisitic stratosphere or share anything remotely close to Freddie Mercury in the spirit of making music. I'm not saying they had to get the Foo Fighters or Darkness, but surely you see that there's a pattern to who Brian and Roger are glomming onto? It's acts who are hot at the moment with a really short shelf life, and they're boy bands or acts that have a big teen following. It's not a crime to do that to stay current, but it's not a crime to say that they're doing it to stay current. Unless of course you believe that those people are closer to the spirit of what Freddie was all about than Def Leppard, Extreme, Foo's, Darkness, Guns 'n Roses, etc. Then we can agree to disagree.




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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

McFly are terrible. They can't sing or write very inventive songs. Their 'style' is overrated with mops over their faces.

I would have preffered hearing that Brian and Roger did a one off performance with John Deacon. McFly are nothing to get excited about.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color=009966>?Poppy? wrote:

Nobody where I was sat booed..
I didn't even notice they were on stage until my friend jabbed me in the ribs.. I was too mesmerized by my purple glow stick.


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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 14:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh come on. just so what if they were nice and sweet? there are plenty of nice sweet people in the world but they didnt play for Freddie's birthday bash. if you dont like their music then why would you have them sign your stuff?

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Posted: 07 Sep 06, 14:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok i dont know who they are and i never heard of them. i didnt see the performance so i cant say anything. but personly on the booing of the band see i wouldnt do that i just wouldnt clap for them. so some cheese ball group sang so what it has happened before and it will happen again.


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