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Posted: 25 Feb 07, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

(Excuse my lateness in the What If's fad)

How about it?

Since John is retired, Roger could replace him in the next Queen(+) tour, plus add the benefit of being a singer in addition to his great bass playing abilities :D

"Another Brick In The Wall Part II" or "Hey You", anyone? (Maybe even "One Of These Days", or best of all..."Money"!!)


Btw. I'm going to be seeing Roger Waters in concert this June 24th!
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Posted: 25 Feb 07, 19:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, but what Queen songs could he handle well with that shrill, thin voice of his? ;)

Be good on bass though, yeah.

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Posted: 25 Feb 07, 19:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A very tame bunny wrote:

Hmm, but what Queen songs could he handle well with that shrill, thin voice of his? ;)

Be good on bass though, yeah.


"I'm Going Slightly Mad", maybe? (Would certainly fit him in more than one way *ahem*)

He could also do David Bowie's part on "Under Pressure", which would be a song I wouldn't mind seeing him play on bass at least ;-)

What I would love MOST actually, would be for him to duet with Brian on "Comfortably Numb", with Brian singing David's parts....would fit his sweet voice :)

"Young Lust" would make for a great rocking track that isn't too unlike Queen's hard rock style :D

Hmm, Queen + Robert Plant....that already happened like 15 years ago this April.

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Posted: 25 Feb 07, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="FF0066">Helter Skelter wrote:

How about



Queen + Robert Plant?...


did I hear someone say "Stairway to Heaven?"


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Posted: 25 Feb 07, 22:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Roger Waters would savagely destroy the songs.

He's one of the worst singers I've ever heard.

And he's not a great bassist either.


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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 01:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As much as I love PF and Waters, this combination's choice of (Queen) songs would be more limited than with PR.

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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 02:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

shammy wrote:

As much as I love PF and Waters, this combination's choice of (Queen) songs would be more limited than with PR.


Well, I never meant he had to SING all the Queen songs...those duties could be mainly left to Brian and Roger....I was trying to say he could REPLACE John Deacon on bass, with having vocal abilities on some songs as a *bonus*.

Guess I wasn't clear enough :P

Anyways, I realized something earlier...there is a small Queen-Pink Floyd link: Brian played on the Foo Fighters' second cover version of "Have A Cigar", which is a great cover (my only complaint is that Brian doesn't really do the original solo, but does his own thing rather, so he has yet to properly play a David Gilmour solo :P )

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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 03:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the guy who owned this house was Roger Waters


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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 03:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian May, standing on top of the Wall, playing the sublime solo at the end of "Comfortably Numb"... Bliss! :)

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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 05:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got almost all of PF and all of Queen, i like both bands, but Pink Floyd is no only different, Waters is very sad and melancholic..he could play better with Radiohead. i try to imagine his voice with romantic Mercury songs, he could play the bass like John Deacon, without singing...I only imagine Is This The World..?sung by RW, he loves the antiwar stuff
Btw, he will play in Perù, hard to see so important musicians in my country but it seems south america is good place to progressive rockers, i love progressive and i could see EL&P,Jethro Tull,Yes,well..not genesis but Phil Colins :( and now a member of PF, at least come here that style of musicians.

<font color=black>Dennis Daja<h6>QZs Dio wrote:

That sounds like the most horrible combination imaginable. Roger Waters singing with Queen.

First of all both musicstyle's are completely different and there isn't a change to get a decent combination.

Next point; Waters can't even sing half of all Pink Floyd songs how do you ever expect him to sing a difficult, fast hard rock song from Queen?

With all respect, I love his voice he has a lot of character in it. BTW, I think your gonna see a great show I saw this tour last year live on Arrow Rock and it was one of the best gigs I ever attended!



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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 06:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sadly, writing songs is where Roger Waters is only good at... The songs he sings fit him though.

MarioPeru wrote:

I got almost all of PF and all of Queen, i like both bands, but Pink Floyd is no only different, Waters is very sad and melancholic..he could play better with Radiohead. i try to imagine his voice with romantic Mercury songs, he could play the bass like John Deacon, without singing...I only imagine Is This The World..?sung by RW, he loves the antiwar stuff
Btw, he will play in Perù, hard to see so important musicians in my country but it seems south america is good place to progressive rockers, i love progressive and i could see EL&P,Jethro Tull,Yes,well..not genesis but Phil Colins :( and now a member of PF, at least come here that style of musicians.

Phil Collins is horrible, obnoxious, untalented. Gabriel-era Genesis was good though. "We Can't Dance" was essentially a crap Phil Collins album but I guess he decided to spare some cash in royalties for his friends...


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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I will also be attending Roger Waters concerts on March 17 and 18. Unlike the last tour he presented here, he will be doing mostly PINK FLOYD stuff this time ...not to mention he will be playing THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON in its enterity!!!

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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ill be there too...

Unfortunately he only plays 2 solo songs on this tour... sadly because i love Waters solo albums, like The pros and cons or amused to death...

But anyway he is a genius and a legend and is a "must-see"

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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


For those who will see Roger Waters, I can ashure you he provides you with (probably) the best live concert these days.

I saw him in "In The Flesh Tour" a couple of years ago, and again last year in the beggining of the World Tour, in Lisbon in RockInRio. Since it was going to be a festival, I thought to myself he was going to play perhaps like 90 minutes... He entered stage at midnight (after Santana) and played for 2h 40min!!!! AMAZING!
He upgraded his last tour and it sounds amazing. He did a miniset of Final Cut songs which suit perfectly in the anti-war concert clima. You'll be blown away!


PS: In his concert in France celebrating 100 years of same race circuit, he had Nick Mason as a guest for the 2nd part (Dark Side of the Moon). Does anyone know if this was played with 2 drummers (Nick Mason and RW's G.Broad) or if Broad left stage (which would be a shame 'cause he's really an excellent drummer!)???



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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 11:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


As for RW being a good bass player... He's a great musician and a genius in composition, nut he's not THAT good as a bass player. He's good, but no John Deacon.

Yes, he has the Money bass riff which is superb, but most of the hard studio parts (like the fret solo in Hey You, like someone mentioned) were played by Gilmour.

BTW, did all of you know that Roger Waters said in 1987 something like: "I actually believe that these days there no other musician that writes better songs than me. Well... perhaps Freddie Mercury." ;)


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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=black>Dennis Daja<h6>QZs Dio wrote:

That sounds like the most horrible combination imaginable. Roger Waters singing with Queen.

First of all both musicstyle's are completely different and there isn't a change to get a decent combination.


Roger Waters is just as different from Queen as Paul Rodgers.

As for comparing Deacy to Waters... I'd say they're at about the same level of technical ability. They just have different styles.

I think Queen with Waters on bass would be a very interesting combination. I'm just imagining hearing Time with Roger's drums and Brian's guitar. That really would work!



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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd rather have Queen+Mr Blobby

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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 12:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fun fact: David Gilmour played bass on a lot more Pink Floyd songs than Roger did.

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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello

Hello

Hello




Could we really out-do Roger & Cindy Lauper's performance? Roger has slowly faded to boring since Radio Kaos.

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Posted: 26 Feb 07, 13:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Syd!!!!!!!!!! <3

Shame he's gone. xD