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Posted: 20 Sep 06, 21:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 20 Sep 06, 21:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 20 Sep 06, 21:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm... you could really get a job as a music critic! And nice double entendre. xD


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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 03:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>The Audacity of Charles wrote:

A Tragic Travesty

In the mid-seventies, the egotistical pop-star Freddie Mercury made one of the most insulting pieces of music ever.

Freddie Mercury disgraced the good name of opera. Opera is a musical art-form that preceded rock and roll by CENTURIES. Doubtlessly it will live on long after the strains of Queen have passed from memory.

In his "masterpiece", "Bohemian Rhapsody", Mr. Mercury has created a despicable opera parody. He has dumbed it down and made it accessible to the masses. This would be forgivable if his song inspired people to go see "La Bohème" or another REAL opera, but there is no evidence of this having ever occurred. Instead, he gave the public a false impression of one of music's great art-forms (which, judging by the fact the song in question is referred to as an "opera" or "mini-opera", has stuck).

How could any decent human being call what's basically six minutes of simplified pop rubbish an "opera" ? Doubtlessly, you can carry off ANYTHING with a little "charisma" (used in the vulgar sense of "nicely-shaped cheekbones and tight trousers") - the primary vocalist on the track (Mercury himself), thankfully, does not really attempt to imitate operatic vocal style (instead produces a sound with a rather light, almost girlish, timbre – somewhat akin to being strangled or kicked in the privates).

The song subscribes to the notion that if anything is vague enough, it can be easily mistaken for genius.

By far, the most repugnant portion of the song is what is referred to as "the mock opera" - the middle section of the song. It's made up of nonsensical repetitive verses, in a crude parody of 1) opera plots and 2) the aria. For fuck's sake - if he just learned Italian (or any other respectable language), maybe he would realise that all operas do NOT have the same plot. This is a degrading assumption and entirely untrue. As for the second issue, an operatic aria does indeed include repetitive elements, but is a showcase of the human voice and is NOT the entire opera, but a portion (an aria not connected to an opera is a different case entirely). All the "mock opera" section of "Bohemian Rhapsody" showcases is the drummer's (Roger Taylor) bizarre vocal range, which is in itself an insult to the venerated castrati of days past.

The song is one of the most obnoxious high-profile blows to opera (which is greatly misunderstood and mocked by the public) and should be condemned.


I say: go suck a dick, and while at it, get fuck in the arse, asshole
sos un puto de la mierda que no merece entrar aki, pudrete malparido!


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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 04:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you don't get the song, ok...but don't bash it. God i hate those asshole critics.


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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 05:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is this the real life, or is this just fantasy?

Anyway, the wind blows.


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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nice job lol

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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 07:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now you have said it is a joke, I understand, and thought it was well done, perhaps you should say that at the end of you're post, as I didn't realise that this was a joke, as others didn't. All in all though, well done.

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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohemian Rahpsody wrote:

Now you have said it is a joke, I understand, and thought it was well done, perhaps you should say that at the end of you're post, as I didn't realise that this was a joke, as others didn't. All in all though, well done.


Well, a joke is never really funny when you have to explain it.

As a rule you can assume that whenever someone says something here on Queenzone, there is a 99% chance it is bollocks.


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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK It seems that you´re a HUGE QUEEN FAN because you´ve been listening to Bohemian Raphsody over and over and OVER AGAIN. Great!!! OBVIOUSLY you LOVE that song...


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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That guy needs to relax - how can u have such anger towards a song - what would he think of a killer??

Anyway who cares if its opera or not - the song rocks and its a vocal showpiece rather than a musical one (like if comparing it to trained musicians)

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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 12:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adolfo wrote:


I say: go suck... , and while at it, get ....
sos un puto de la mierda que no merece entrar aki, pudrete malparido!


Okay the first part I got, but since I can only speak one language, so let's see what Altavista Babelfish says:

sos un puto de la mierda que no merece entrar aki, pudrete malparido!

translated:
sos puto of the excrement that does not deserve to enter aki, pudrete malparido!


Someone help me understand. I feel like I'm missing, I don't know, something...

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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LMAO!

Excellent work, Audacity! Very clever - my only suggestion is to follow fatty's example by not reappearing to comfort those too dimwitted to see the genius and humour of your posts. Let them rage, the sad little fops. I'm just glad this wasn't a quote from some actual opera periodical - there's nowhere in the world I wouldn't fly to have a word with a journalist publishing this in seriousness.


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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think Bohemian Rhapsody a wkd song! im going to have it played at my funeal.


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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>The Audacity of Charles wrote:

I'm having "Stairway to Heaven" followed by "Highway to Hell" played at my funeral. And maybe then ... maybe "Party".


Oh.. that is just GREAT! haha :). Nice way to go. Specially the final part.

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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Joke Or Not... Bohemian is just a good pop rock song... nothin more than that and freddie knew it... dont come now with crazy things like that his 'comp' skillz were only compared to bach or anything...Very good Song : Yes
Modern Piece of Art : Yes
Innovative song for 70's: Yes
Everyone is able create a Bohemian : No
Only Mcfly can create something similar: NO
Maybe Robbie Williams : Ha AH ha ha NO!


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Posted: 21 Sep 06, 23:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mircrowave! wrote:

Adolfo wrote:


I say: go suck... , and while at it, get ....
sos un puto de la mierda que no merece entrar aki, pudrete malparido!


Okay the first part I got, but since I can only speak one language, so let's see what Altavista Babelfish says:

sos un puto de la mierda que no merece entrar aki, pudrete malparido!

translated:
sos puto of the excrement that does not deserve to enter aki, pudrete malparido!


Someone help me understand. I feel like I'm missing, I don't know, something...


Ok, It'd be something like this:
"You're an asshole who doesn't deserve to enter here, fuck you, fucker!"


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Posted: 22 Sep 06, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If this topic wasn't mostly filled with teenagers who are blindly pro-Queen, then perhaps this could be a decent discussion.

I think the first post was an excellent and very thought-provoking one (copied/pasted from another source, unfortunately omitting the name of the reviewer). It's certainly not satire. It's a genuine review. I have never heard a review of Bohemian Rhapsody from the perspective of a devoted fan of opera. They raised some very good points.

How much opera have we all listened to? Can the middle section of Bohemian Rhapsdoy compare to it in any way? Is it a fair portrayal of opera? Do people who sing or write operas feel like opera has been ridiculed to some extent by BoRhap being in the mainstream? Has it actually inspired people to see operas? Or has it perhaps made people's attention spans for opera even less, because the opera section is only a minute long - leading into a hard rock section? Perhaps they see Bohemian Rhapsody, especially that middle part of the song, as an example of how modern art has sunk low - compared to the quality of true opera.

How about this... are fans of opera insulted by the fact that we call albums by The Who "rock operas"? Does that give opera music a good name? Does that inspire people to listen to more opera music?

These are all fair questions, and worth discussing.

But I won't be overly optimistic and actually think this discussion will happen here. In that case, prove me wrong, people!


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Posted: 22 Sep 06, 11:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I'm up for a go then.

I haven't listened to very much opera as it all sounds very similar to my ears. I believe Freddie called the middle section 'mock opera', and while it was heavily researched and planned, I would doubt that he'd call it 'opera' proper. This is similar to the call and response gospel vocals of STL. They're not really gospel vocals, but they're Queen's take on what they'd create from gospel music. I would hazard a guess that true opera fans would dismiss Bohemian Rhapsody much as I'd dismiss the 'talent' on shows like American Idol. Opera, like jazz, is difficult to embrace, and takes a commitment. For ADD addled folks like myself, I'd go squirrelly listening to hours of opera, so Bohemian Rhapsody fits the bill nicely. The reason that I've always like Queen over other good bands is the diversity in tackling other genres (opera, gospel, punk, disco, funk) and making them into a Queen style. For instance, AC/DC is a great rock band, but their catalogue isn't as diverse as Queen and after a while I personally tire of hearing the same type of song for 10 straight cuts on an album.




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Posted: 22 Sep 06, 12:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=red>The Audacity of Charles wrote:

Baneé wrote:

Ok, It'd be something like this:
"You're an asshole who doesn't deserve to enter here, fuck you, fucker!"


I think the "Shit whore that does not deserve to be here, rot you wicked bitch !" that I posted on the previous page is more accurate (but, alas, I could be wrong). But yours is certianly a more creative interpretation.


Profanity is so American. While I found the English insult very offensive, these two interpretations are quite fun.

1. "You don't deserve to enter here" sounds so polite, rendering the other 3 vulagarities harmless. In fact, "fucker" is more of a friendly term.

2. "Shit whore". What is that? Conjuring up a vision completely distracts from the rest of the comment. Is it a working gal who prefers.... I don't even want to go there. See what I mean?

Thanks guys, it's good to know who deserves to enter here.