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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think some songs like my fairy king, white queen, the march of the black queen could have had an interesting approach with synths (soft and clever...).
What do you think?


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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 16:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why would they use synths while Brian gets them out of his guitar?


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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 17:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For comparison I suppose, but pointless when they're perfect the way they are :)

That's one of the huge differences between Queen and groups they were compared to, such as 'prog rock' groups. Queen created this amazing sound from scratch while their peers were experimenting with synths.

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

In a word, no.

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

No!
They over-used them to death in the 80's


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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 20:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Synths weren't very good in the 70s so they would have been limited creatively and the music would sound dated.
Using voice, piano, guitar, bass and drums as their main musical textures the 70s music has a timeless quality to it. Some of their early synth use sounds dated even when the songwriting was good.

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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 21:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No


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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absolutly not.


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Posted: 27 Sep 06, 21:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it wouldnt have been the music we have today
so im fine with whatever they did because the two first CDs are my favorites


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

Hmmm..well if they used it as creatively as Pete Townshend used Synths on the album "Who's Next"(The Who-1971), then perhaps, it would have been cool for them to use Synths

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Posted: 28 Sep 06, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Question: Should have queen used synth's in the '70?

Answer: Nope.