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Posted: 02 May 07, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

While driving home last night I had the radio tuned to 93.3 WMMR in Philadelphia, PA. The dj was playing Doubleshots of all the groups he played. He announced that a "cool song" from Queen was coming up so I kept listening. After ABTD the dj started talking it up, saying what haven't Queen done, 18 #1 albums, 18 #1 singles, over 300 million albums sold. It was a very nice lead in. He then mentions that the "Hot Pick of the Day" or something like that is GDML off the NOTW albums. One of the best songs they ever did in his opinion. He talked about how the album features WWRY/WRTC, but also Wings & SHA. So to make a long story short, at 8:10 pm Get Down Make Love played over the Phila. airwaves! I was lucky to catch it.


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Posted: 02 May 07, 11:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Someone give that dj a raise!

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Posted: 02 May 07, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great story! Hope you called that DJ up to thank him.


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Posted: 02 May 07, 14:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

that d.j.'s awesome!

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Posted: 02 May 07, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

a dj with a Queen taste that doesn't go till the Greatest Hits albums! It's a miracle


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Posted: 03 May 07, 00:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yay! That DJ rocks!


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Posted: 03 May 07, 01:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good_Company50 wrote:

Great story! Hope you called that DJ up to thank him.


I know what u are triying to say, but, when I think about it, why thank him?? its not like GDML was an unknown song....


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Posted: 03 May 07, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adolfo wrote:

Good_Company50 wrote:

Great story! Hope you called that DJ up to thank him.


I know what u are triying to say, but, when I think about it, why thank him?? its not like GDML was an unknown song....


Yes, but to the average radio listener in todays age I'll bet they have never heard of GDML. Believe me, it was a nice treat to end the day. Nobody saw that one coming.


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Posted: 03 May 07, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adolfo wrote:

Good_Company50 wrote:

Great story! Hope you called that DJ up to thank him.


I know what u are triying to say, but, when I think about it, why thank him?? its not like GDML was an unknown song....


Maybe it's not unknown to us, avid Queen fans, but to the general public, it may have been a revelation. The radio stations where I live play about 8 of Queen's "greatest hits"--that's it. I have tried to request other, lesser known songs but if the song isn't "in their computer", they tell me "sorry, can't play it."

Maybe the Philadelphia DJ works for a station with a less rigid format--lucky listeners! I get tired of listening to the same, tired, old tunes trotted out all the time. It would be nice to hear lesser known songs by my favorite bands once in a while for a little spice.


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Posted: 03 May 07, 18:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GDML used to get radio airplay in the late '70s/early '80s, but then it got left off all the compilations and thus phased off the radio. Same with Spread Your Wings, '39, Tie Your Mother Down, I'm In Love With My Car, etc. There's no one to blame but Queen for this...that's what happens when you release crappy compilations. There was definitely room for these songs on Greatest Hits 3.

The "greatest hits" compilations give you the hit singles (many forgettable, like Body Language), rather than the RADIO hits which were what made Queen famous...Queen Productions never understood that. Hopefully Brian began realizing this on the last tour when he'd play '39 or Tie Your Mother Down and people didn't know them anymore.


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

Whoa. I live in the Philly area and I hardly ever hear Queen! It must have been one of those weird miracles..


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

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Posted: 04 May 07, 00:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On my local college operated station they played Fun It one night.

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Posted: 04 May 07, 17:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thats cool! this radio station that i used to listen to played pink floyd like every other song, but then they got this sucky dj, that is really boring.

"mojo" in the morning, he is so stupid!


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Posted: 04 May 07, 20:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Out of the tons of great Queen songs and this moron chooses to play that crap?


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Posted: 05 May 07, 00:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard Misfire and Liar on the radio before. Shocked the shit outta me...not literally, Jingles. ;-P

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Posted: 05 May 07, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

goinback wrote:

GDML used to get radio airplay in the late '70s/early '80s, but then it got left off all the compilations and thus phased off the radio. Same with Spread Your Wings, '39, Tie Your Mother Down, I'm In Love With My Car, etc. There's no one to blame but Queen for this...that's what happens when you release crappy compilations. There was definitely room for these songs on Greatest Hits 3.

The "greatest hits" compilations give you the hit singles (many forgettable, like Body Language), rather than the RADIO hits which were what made Queen famous...Queen Productions never understood that. Hopefully Brian began realizing this on the last tour when he'd play '39 or Tie Your Mother Down and people didn't know them anymore.[/QUOTE

This guy here is right on point. I used to have Greatest Hits I&II and there is no way that songs like "Body Language" "Bicycle Race" "I'm Going Slightly Mad" "One Year Of Love" etc should be on them......


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

I heard the Sheer Heart Attack album in it's full glory a few years back on a local station. God, that must've been '96 or so... Anyway, this station used to play a classic album every Sunday night, and I just so happened to catch a promo for it earlier in the week. Sheer Heart Attack was the most difficult Queen album for me to find (I didn't have the internet until YEARS later), and up to that Sunday night, I had only heard a couple of tracks from it. Hell of an album, that.




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Posted: 06 May 07, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan Corson VI: Son of Altered Beast wrote:

I heard the Sheer Heart Attack album in it's full glory a few years back on a local station. God, that must've been '96 or so... Anyway, this station used to play a classic album every Sunday night, and I just so happened to catch a promo for it earlier in the week. Sheer Heart Attack was the most difficult Queen album for me to find (I didn't have the internet until YEARS later), and up to that Sunday night, I had only heard a couple of tracks from it. Hell of an album, that.


Here in Philly waaaaay back in the day, all through the 80's into the early 90's another local rock station, 94 WYSP used to feature the "Sunday Night Sixpack". Six albums were played straight through. They would have five albums lined up & let the listeners pick the final sixth album. I heard NATO one time. Another time the dj announced that they were gonna play Queen & let everyone vote. He stated that SHA was the hands down winner. A great night of radio! Now they are all talk until 7 pm or so. Its terrible. The "Sixpack" program has long since been abandoned. Along with good radio


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Posted: 06 May 07, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 07 May 07, 04:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We have a radio channel called OrbitRock and its owners are Queen fans for sure.
http://www.worldspace.com/images/programming/logos_sub/orbitrock.gif
Take a look at their logo. Those are silhouettes of Freddie Mercury and Brian May. On the BBC World TV channel there's an ad for OrbitRock with A.R. Rehman(a local artist) and Queen's "I Want To Break Free" plays in the background. And Queen songs are played most on the channel. Really great...
http://www.worldspace.com/programming/channels/orbitrock.html


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