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Posted: 16 Oct 06, 21:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ok, so we all known Queen's music will stand the test of time, but more specifically,,, 70's or 80's...



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Posted: 16 Oct 06, 21:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queens music will last fore ever, if there is such a thing. Im sure many people will agree. And for those who dont... oh well.. plenty of other sites around to find fault with.

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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 07:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Personally I think the songs of the 70's are more timeless but Roger's drum sounds will forever date them.


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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 08:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the 70's stuff will be remembered more for it's technical brilliance, and will be what inspires future generations of musicians, but the more useer friendly 80's pop stuff is what will live on on radio, TV etc..

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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it depends on what countries we're talking about.

I believe in the US, there's no question that the 70's material will be remembered forever, but the 80's stuff was hardly known over hear.

Whereas in most of the rest of the world, their 80's material was played in front of hundreds of thousands of people and achieved incredible commercial success.

Overall, these days it seems that 70's music in general is 'more classic' than 80's material.

So... after all that, who knows?


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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Even if 'Ga Ga', 'Magic' and 'Break Free' were big hits, they weren't close to the "classic" status that 'Bo Rhap', 'Champions', 'Rock You' and 'Crazy' (it's from 1979) achieved. 'Another One Bites the Dust' is of course a different story, but still it's one everlasting song vs four.

Some people may prefer 70s, some others may prefer 80s, but the fact their 70s music is more timeless is undeniable. Likewise, their 80s image (moustache, short-hair) is of course more timeless than their 70s, and so are their concerts (Wembley, Budapest, Live Aid), unfortunately...


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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:


Some people may prefer 70s, some others may prefer 80s, but the fact their 70s music is more timeless is undeniable. Likewise, their 80s image (moustache, short-hair) is of course more timeless than their 70s, and so are their concerts (Wembley, Budapest, Live Aid), unfortunately...


I agree with this. Their popularity was always changing during the eighties globably, unlike the seventies. But as you said, their image from the eighties is more timeless. For example, if you show someone in a sillouhete pose from the eighties, from the front cover of the tribute concert for example, they would know it was Freddie. However you show them a silohuete of him in the leotard then most wouldn't recognise him instantly.

I think the reason most people love Queen is because of the fact that their seventies music doesn't sound as though it's from the seventies, you can't fit in Bo Rap in to any time space other than the time it was made in, because it was made then. But if you listen to 'I Want To Break Free', great song, major, hit, almost anyone would think it's from the eightees, it's got that sound to it.

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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good songs will always stand the test of time dont you think?


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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 12:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absoloutley

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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 19:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rotwang wrote:

Personally I think the songs of the 70's are more timeless but Roger's drum sounds will forever date them.


Thats interesting... can i clarify if it was 70's or 80's sound that of the drums tjhat holds them back... I think brians work with Queen is good in 70's and 80's.

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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 19:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know which is more timless but I would love to hear any suggestions for making these boards gregless.

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Posted: 17 Oct 06, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you mean Staffell, I believe both decades were mostly Timless.

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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 01:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the 70's stuff will come in first, just due to the fact that theres not as much electric infulenced stuff in there that does have a 80's signature on there. But none the less, stuff like Live aid, and the 80's concerts will keep them up there as one of the best, if not best live bands ever. Go to youtube.com and do a live aid seach for queen.... its just mind blowing.

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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 02:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queen+ paul will be more timeless than queen with freddie ever were. That's my opinion.

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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 02:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queen+paul fan wrote:

queen+ paul will be more timeless than queen with freddie ever were. That's my opinion.



hahaha thats funny... your a funny guy.

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Posted: 18 Oct 06, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queen+paul fan wrote:

queen+ paul will be more timeless than queen with freddie ever were. That's my opinion.


Again, this is an interesting point of view. But I'd like you to defend yourself. How do you see Paul's voice as being more timeless than Freddie's?


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