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Posted: 02 Feb 07, 16:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ok...i've been here before i know...but i'm doing it again...some of the obvious (for me) stuff...that clearly "inspired" queen

1. rubber soul / jazz
the classic - fill it up with 3-minute pop hits type formula - every song a winner - nothing to long to lose the listener's attention, and most of the songs are fairly instant, if occasionally having a short shelf-life
2. a day in the life / bo rhap
listen to the song structure....i think this is Freddie's inspiration for Bo Rhap...definitely. the timings, the track length, the elements of the song, the changes of tempo
3. her majesty / gstq
both bands take their (arguably) biggest album and end it with a "short sharp version of their own national anthem" - brilliant
4. come together / get down make love
this is so obvious as to be a little more than just inpsiration (imo)...
5. abbey rd medley /side black
freddie saw that macca made the idea work well and added some bells and whistles
6. drummer gets a lead vox
the beatles usually gave ringo one vocal lead per album...queen coincidentally, did the same
7. sdrawkcab tracks
"Rain" started it in '66...queen did it in '74

any more observations?


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Posted: 02 Feb 07, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The fact that Freddie was a fan for me is enough :).


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Posted: 02 Feb 07, 19:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone made mention of Hot Space and Let It Be being similar.

As in the cover, not the album. *Paul gets funk-aaaay*


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Posted: 03 Feb 07, 05:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought that "Spread Your Wings" was inspired by "Rocky Raccoon"


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 01:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

British


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=FF0033 face=symbol>Freddie wrote:

British


Christ...

Yes, and there were four of each. Oh, and they were all male. And neither of them ever played jazz.


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 16:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color = "crimson"> ThomasQuinn wrote:

<font color=FF0033 face=symbol>Freddie wrote:

British


Christ...

Yes, and there were four of each. Oh, and they were all male. And neither of them ever played jazz.


No shit.


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Beatles (except for Ringo) and Queen (except for Brian) hate wearing watches





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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 19:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Let's see...

The interesting one died young.


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Posted: 04 Feb 07, 20:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Paul is still al..oh, yeah. Got yer.

Need Your Loving Tonight sounds extremely Beatles-y.


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Posted: 05 Feb 07, 05:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both released a posthumous new album/single in 1995

Beatles - Free As A Bird
Queen - Heaven For Everyone...

I think it even was around the same time.


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Posted: 05 Feb 07, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tee-hee, I have Free as a Bird on vinyl. Yay.


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Posted: 05 Feb 07, 07:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

both john lennon and freddie mercury died in their 40's.

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Posted: 05 Feb 07, 07:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="indigo"><b>friedchicken \m/ wrote:

both john lennon and freddie mercury died in their 40's.


And were both bi-sexual.


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Posted: 05 Feb 07, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooooooooh, controversialllllllll.

Did they, didn't they?


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Posted: 05 Feb 07, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="#FF1493">The Fairy King wrote:

<font color="indigo"><b>friedchicken \m/ wrote:

both john lennon and freddie mercury died in their 40's.


And were both bi-sexual.


That's not all sure you know. It's true that Brian Epstein was in love with John, but that's not so clear to know if he and John had something at the end


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Posted: 05 Feb 07, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian Epstein was indeed homosexual, unless I am mistaken (that would partially explain his thing for Lennon, obviously).

I should go on Mastermind and pick my specialist subject to be the bleeding obvious.

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Posted: 06 Feb 07, 01:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brenski, interesting thoughts. But for me just only one parallel - I'm sure Freddie grew up much as a composer with Lennon's multi-part's songs. For me just that's it and nothing else.


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Posted: 06 Feb 07, 01:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Aye, that's what I mean...did John get his homocherry popped in Spain? Dun, dun, dunnnnnnnn.

I've read that John said yes, it did haeppen.


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Posted: 06 Feb 07, 08:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well..... thats one way of interpreting 'try everything once in your life'. Ha-ha.


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