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Thu Sep 20, 2018, 12:43 PM

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Reply The Greatest Rock N Roll Band, ever... (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Sep 20 OP
hlthe2b Sep 20 #1
Eliot Rosewater Sep 20 #3
ADX Sep 20 #6
Eliot Rosewater Sep 20 #7
ADX Sep 20 #13
Croney Sep 20 #2
Ptah Sep 20 #4
red dog 1 Sep 20 #11
ADX Sep 20 #5
Eliot Rosewater Sep 20 #9
ADX Sep 20 #14
Eliot Rosewater Sep 20 #15
ADX Sep 20 #16
Eliot Rosewater Sep 20 #17
ADX Sep 20 #18
Eliot Rosewater Sep 20 #19
Brother Buzz Sep 20 #8
Control-Z Sep 20 #10
red dog 1 Sep 20 #12
Snellius Sep 21 #20
Dave Starsky Sep 21 #21
zanana1 Sep 21 #22
ADX Sep 21 #23
ProfessorGAC Sep 21 #24

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 12:50 PM

1. Never forgotten...

But, forever missed... RIP, Freddie

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 12:53 PM

3. Elvis, Dylan, Lennon/McCartney, Freddie...elite group.

Hard to quantify his impact, their impact on our music.

And I saw them live and let me tell you, having seen most any band you can name from our era

HOLY FUCK

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 01:10 PM

6. +1...

...Queen live was an experience not to be missed. One of the loudest, most raucous shows I've ever seen and having worked in the industry, I've been to ~1000 concerts...

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Response to ADX (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 01:13 PM

7. Where and when? Mine was around the time of Bohemian at Winterland, SF.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 04:41 PM

13. '78 and '80...

...both times at Madison Square Garden.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 12:51 PM

2. Can't wait!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 12:55 PM

4. Ok

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Response to Ptah (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 03:04 PM

11. + 1

Good one!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 01:05 PM

5. "Greatest rock n roll band ever..." is debatable...

...but Queen is most definitely Top 5.

I'm looking forward to this flick but I hope they don't try to present an overly glossed-over version of events...

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Response to ADX (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 01:17 PM

9. Do you mean if they dont show the warts? Because you cant over state their talent and

impact on the music world.

But if you mean also need to show their negatives, yeah that would be important.

Assume you know something about that as to them and others? Care to share?

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 05:08 PM

14. I'm just hoping that the film does justice to a phenomenal band...

...because once you start "Hollywoodizing" something, it can easily go to shit and that would be shameful for a group that was capable of going from "Fat-Bottomed Girls" to this at the drop of a hat:







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Response to ADX (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 06:06 PM

15. Queen II, when I saw the makeup, I didnt know what to think.

1975

Then I played the record.


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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 06:28 PM

16. "Queen" came out in '73, "Queen II" came out in '74, as did "Sheer Heart Attack"...

...'75 was "A Night At The Opera", followed by "A Day At The Races" in '76, "News Of The World"in '77, "Jazz" in '78, and "The Game" in '80.

Ah, the good ol' days, when bands put out real, quality product on a regular basis. And they played actual instruments - imagine that.

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Response to ADX (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 06:29 PM

17. I know, we bought this album after the first album and soon after went to Winterland.

by 1975 I meant that was approximately the year we would have gone to the concert and maybe a little earlier we would have seen the album cover and as str8t white males we were confused by the makeup.

And that would make sense in 1975

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 06:42 PM

18. LMAO...no doubt we weren't as "evolved" in '75 as we are now...

...Guys wearing make-up (like Bowie) was a definite oddity back in the day and that, coupled with the name "Queen", gave rise to all sorts of rumors about the band's sexual orientation, remember? Anyway, that nonsense dissipated pretty quickly and we were left with a musical legacy that will last for ages.

Here's one of their best works, a song that most people are totally unfamiliar with; personally, I consider it to be more of a sonic masterpiece than "Bohemian Rhapsody":

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Response to ADX (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 06:50 PM

19. Havent heard that in a long time. They broke the rules with this album

No pop hits longer than 3 and half minutes, etc.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 01:14 PM

8. Frank Zappa disagrees

The Shaggs are "Better than the Beatles" - Frank Zappa

Truly incredible. The drummer is playing an alternating 10/9/7 polyrhythm between the hi-hat, bass drum and sticks. Meanwhile the guitar and vocals, in unison, alternate between bars of 3.5/4, 1/8, 4/3 and 52.1/the square root of pi. Any other band in the world would have no idea how to play music this rhythmically complex... just incredible.




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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 01:59 PM

10. Queen and ELO are my top 2!

I saw ELO live about a month ago. They were phenomenal! One of the best concerts I've been to. I haven't been to a Queen concert. I really missed out. It's safe to say life was probably beating the crap out of me whenever they were in town. I have no other excuse.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 03:08 PM

12. My favorite Queen song

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 04:52 AM

20. Sorry. Overly theatrical arena pop glam rock

Queen's seems better in respect. At the time they bordered on kitschy glam.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 07:21 AM

21. Um... I think you meant Mouth & MacNeal.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 07:39 AM

22. You can't beat the Stones.

If you overlook Mick Jagger's weird stage presence, the Stones were the biggest and badest!

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Response to zanana1 (Reply #22)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 09:17 AM

23. As good as The Stones were...

...Led Zeppelin was better. The musicianship Zep brought to the table was pretty much unparalleled during that era...

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 09:59 AM

24. Was A Big Fan All The Way Back To The 1st Album

Also, given the song you have there, if you haven't heard the Pink: Live at the Funhouse tour version of her band doing it, check it out.

The music is a dead solid perfect tribute and the vocals are amazing.

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