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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 00:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How Pitiful, and this critic thinks it's good!

It was fitting then that Panic! chose to cover a song from the band many consider the granddaddy of showmanship, shtick and extravagance: Queen. What's more is this band, whose eldest member only recently turned 21, did a damn fine job with "Killer Queen." While the rendition may not have blown any minds, it was a solid demonstration of ownership.

Frontman Brendon Urie, fully conscious that his voice will never match that of Freddie Mercury, decided to capitalize on the spirit of the song, as if to say, "Isn't this a great song? We love playing it."

http://rapidshare.com/files/6125830/PanicKillerQueen.flv.html


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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 00:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I'm too lazy to download a video link that I don't have the correct player for, but I watched a live video of theirs on Youtube, and I must say that they did great! I'm not a P!ATD fan myself, but they really didn't do bad at all. I'd say it was just about on level with the original.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=S4gka7onZgI

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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 08:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought it was really good!

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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good lord...



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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This confirmed what i already knew about P!ATD - that they're one of the best bands around today.
I think they did a really good job.

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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=black face="Verdana">Rachael wrote:

This confirmed what i already knew about P!ATD - that they're one of the worst bands around today.
I think they are just another Fall Out Boy clone.



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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It kinda both sad and nice to see all these emo or "emo" bands covering Queen songs these days, but Panic! did quite a good job here.


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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

they didnt do it that bad but brendon urie tried to sound like freddie.

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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=orange>iLOVEFREDDiEMERCURY wrote:

Panic needs to die in a firey pit of hell, they have no right covering Queen.


And so should Queen, because they have NO right covering Elvis...

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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 19:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Man. I love Panic, but this cover SUCKED with a capital "S". Seriously.


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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My computer isn't running youtube videos very well right now, but I don't think I need to see this. Panic is one of the most talentless bunch of emo-rock f*gs I've ever heard and seen in my life. I don't get the obsession with this band, they're so fucking annoying.


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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

>this cover SUCKED with a capital "S". Seriously.

Agree with a capital "A".



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

NJQueenFan wrote:

Panic is one of the most talentless bunch of emo-rock f*gs I've ever heard and seen in my life. I don't get the obsession with this band, they're so fucking annoying.



<b><font color=666600>Music Man wrote:

<font color=black face="Verdana">Rachael wrote:

This confirmed what i already knew about P!ATD - that they're one of the worst bands around today.
I think they are just another Fall Out Boy clone.



I don't even need to add on...

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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 21:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmmm, I dunno, apart from the fact all I could hear were screaming girls, probably screaming "wow, where do you get your makeup done!" I didn't think that much of it. I suppose I can make a better judgement if I heard the studio version


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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 21:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was painful to watch. I think those butttarts should just stick to crappy emo songs. Stay away from Queen!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdoo21lvza8

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Posted: 05 Dec 06, 23:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Agree Totally

I see what you mean about the vocals, although, since they are doing this live, they may be a bit tired. I mean, if you listen to Freddie singing Killer Queen during the Live Killers tour and such, that didn't really have any sensuality to it at all.

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Posted: 06 Dec 06, 01:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I listened to the YouTube version and it sounded Ok from what I could hear through the screams. I don't really expect any other band to cover a Queen song note by note or even in the same key. For Christ's sake, not even Freddie Mercury sang the song exactly as in the record and it didn't sound sensual at all, just listen to the versions on LK and Montreal 81.

I kinda like to hear different covers, even those which use different styles of music. I think most of Queen's songs are great tunes with great melodies and can be performed differently from Queen's original, flawless and sometimes over the top style.

I liked this one and I like the fact that new bands cover Queen tracks. There's no need to feel offended by this or say that this or that band does not "deserve" to record a Queen track. Come on! Queen were great musicians but, in the big picture, they were just another band. They are not untouchable and they shouldn't be. Chill out!

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