History Music / Queen

26th Feb '17 3:54:44 AM Nick7689
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* LongHairedPrettyBoy: The whole band at one point in the seventies were this, but Roger Taylor might as well have been the poster boy for this trope.
26th Feb '17 3:52:31 AM Nick7689
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* {{Bishounen}}: Roger Taylor. So very, '''''[[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/bf/27/72/bf2772a67f151652c088b57e8d550dcc.jpg very]]''''' much.



* {{Bishoenen}}: Roger Taylor. So very, '''''[[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/bf/27/72/bf2772a67f151652c088b57e8d550dcc.jpg very]]''''' much.
26th Feb '17 3:51:28 AM Nick7689
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* {{Bishoenen}}: Roger Taylor. So very, '''''[[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/bf/27/72/bf2772a67f151652c088b57e8d550dcc.jpg very]]''''' much.
20th Feb '17 8:35:37 PM bt8257
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Queen is a famous British rock band known for their style which combines hard rock, massed vocal harmonies, Music/BrianMay's intricately arranged and highly overdubbed guitar work, catchy pop melodies, surreal humour and flamboyant, theatrical performances (which the band was steered towards chiefly by Mercury). The band was formed in 1970 with front-man Music/FreddieMercury (born Farrokh Bulsara), guitarist Music/BrianMay and drummer Roger Taylor. After going through a series of short-term bassists, they finally settled with John Deacon in 1971.

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Queen is a famous British rock band known for their style which combines hard rock, massed vocal harmonies, Music/BrianMay's intricately arranged and highly overdubbed guitar work, catchy pop melodies, surreal humour and flamboyant, theatrical performances (which the band was steered towards chiefly mainly by Mercury). The band was formed in 1970 with front-man Music/FreddieMercury (born Farrokh Bulsara), guitarist Music/BrianMay and drummer Roger Taylor. After going through a series of short-term bassists, they finally settled with John Deacon in 1971.
20th Feb '17 5:20:55 PM nombretomado
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* TabloidMelodrama: In the late eighties, the [[BritishNewspapers British tabloids]] went after Brian and Freddie in a big way (see below).

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* TabloidMelodrama: In the late eighties, the [[BritishNewspapers [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers British tabloids]] went after Brian and Freddie in a big way (see below).
16th Feb '17 7:49:14 PM Az_Tech341
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** During Music/{{Queen}}'s legendary 1985 Live Aid appearance, Freddie Mercury led the crowd at Wembley Stadium, all 72,000 of them, in what might have been the largest group-Scatting session ever recorded. His ability to do so might be part of why he's considered one of the greatest front-men of all time.

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** During Music/{{Queen}}'s legendary 1985 Live Aid appearance, Freddie Mercury led the crowd at Wembley Stadium, all 72,000 of them, in what might have been one of the largest group-Scatting session ever recorded. His ability to do so might be part of why he's considered one of the greatest front-men of all time.recorded.
15th Feb '17 4:28:43 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* {{Scatting}}: A good part of the lyrics of Music/{{Queen}}'s "Under Pressure" was {{Scatting}}.
** During Music/{{Queen}}'s legendary 1985 Live Aid appearance, Freddie Mercury led the crowd at Wembley Stadium, all 72,000 of them, in what might have been the largest group-Scatting session ever recorded. His ability to do so might be part of why he's considered one of the greatest front-men of all time.
12th Feb '17 11:44:53 AM dlchen145
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Freddie. His real name was Farrokh Bulsara, he was born in Zanzibar, East Africa to Parsi parents, and he went to boarding school in Bombay, UsefulNotes/{{India}}. According to Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}, he was named one of the 60 most influential Asian heroes of the last 60 years.



* BadassMoustache: Freddie Mercury. As one November ad says, it turned Freddie from merely a queen to Queen!



* BrilliantButLazy: Freddie went through this phase for some albums and his solo effort ''Mr Bad Guy''. Some of his songs would be originated by asking the producer or engineer to generate a drum beat and then he'd just ad-lib and go out expecting the others to finish off the work for him. During most of his career he averted this by being a very professional workaholic, both in the '70s and in the last years of his life.
11th Feb '17 8:31:25 AM Az_Tech341
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* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Poor John Deacon. The companion book to ''Series/TheMaryWhitehouseExperience'' described Queen as "Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and the other one". When ''Series/TopGear'' declared "Don't Stop Me Now" the greatest driving song ever, they presented the "award" to Roger as Freddie was long dead, Brian was unavailable, and Jeremy Clarkson couldn't even remember the fourth member's name. Brian, Roger, and, were he alive to do so, Freddie would be the first three people to point out how integral John's contributions were to the band's sound (the instantly memorable basslines to "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Under Pressure" just scrape the surface), and he is widely praised by other bassists, but his status as TheQuietOne, especially compared to his more flamboyant bandmates, have condemned him to being the least memorable member of Queen, a fact not helped by his retreat into near total seclusion (even from his former bandmates) since Freddie's death.

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* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Poor John Deacon. The companion book to ''Series/TheMaryWhitehouseExperience'' described describes Queen as "Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and the other one". When ''Series/TopGear'' declared "Don't Stop Me Now" the greatest driving song ever, they presented the "award" to Roger as Freddie was long dead, Brian was unavailable, and Jeremy Clarkson couldn't even remember the fourth member's name. Brian, Roger, and, were he alive to do so, Freddie would be the first three people to point out how integral John's contributions were to the band's sound (the instantly memorable basslines to "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Under Pressure" just scrape the surface), and he is widely praised by other bassists, but his His status as TheQuietOne, especially compared to his more flamboyant bandmates, have condemned him to being the least memorable member of Queen, a fact not helped by his retreat into near total seclusion (even from his former bandmates) since Freddie's death.
10th Feb '17 11:49:35 PM mlsmithca
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** The words "No Synthesizers", which appeared on every Queen album cover prior to 1980's "The Game", are a BadassBoast. And if you don't believe that, go listen to all of ''A Night at the Opera'' again.

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** The words "No Synthesizers", which appeared on every Queen album cover prior to 1980's "The Game", ''The Game'', are a BadassBoast. And if you don't believe that, go listen to all of ''A Night at the Opera'' again.



* EveryEpisodeEnding: Played with. A few (but not all) of the songs from ''A Night at the Opera'' have similar endings: The song will [[FakeOutFadeOut pretend to end]], but then a [[GratuitousPanning heavily panned]] coda appears out of nowhere. At first, it sounds like it builds up to something, but nothing's really done with it.

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* EveryEpisodeEnding: Played with. A few (but not all) of the songs from ''A Night at the Opera'' have similar endings: The the song will [[FakeOutFadeOut pretend to end]], but then a [[GratuitousPanning heavily panned]] coda appears out of nowhere. At first, it sounds like it builds up to something, but nothing's really done with it.



** 1: "Is This the World We Created?", "Love Of My Life", "You Take My Breath Away"

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** 1: "Is This the World We Created?", "Love Of of My Life", "You Take My Breath Away"



** 3: "I Want to Break Free", "Radio Gaga", "Save Me"
** 4: "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Another One Bites The Dust", "Hammer To Fall"

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** 3: "I Want to Break Free", "Radio Gaga", Ga Ga", "Save Me"
** 4: "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Another One Bites The the Dust", "Hammer To to Fall"



** 6: "Dead On Time", "The Hitman", "Gimmie The Prize"
** 7: "Son And Daughter", "Modern Times Rock N Roll", "Stone Cold Crazy"

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** 6: "Dead On Time", "The Hitman", "Gimmie The the Prize"
** 7: "Son And and Daughter", "Modern Times Rock N Roll", "Stone Cold Crazy"



** "Sheer Heart Attack" from ''News Of The World'' kind of just...stops. Not to the effect of the band just abruptly stopping, but...imagine if you were listening to the song and someone came over and turned off the device that was playing it immediately after the chorus.
** To an extent, "Tenement Funster". The song builds up to something akin to a GrandFinale near the end, but when it actually happens, the song technically just segues into "Flick Of The Wrist". Even on most versions of ''Queen's First EP'' (which also has the song), the song fades out during the transition without a proper ending. Of course, many people argue that the song's ending can be heard beneath said transition, but it's still jarring nonetheless.

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** "Sheer Heart Attack" from ''News Of The of the World'' kind of just...stops. Not to the effect of the band just abruptly stopping, but...imagine if you were listening to the song and someone came over and turned off the device that was playing it immediately after the chorus.
** To an extent, "Tenement Funster". The song builds up to something akin to a GrandFinale near the end, but when it actually happens, the song technically just segues into "Flick Of The of the Wrist". Even on most versions of ''Queen's First EP'' (which also has the song), the song fades out during the transition without a proper ending. Of course, many people argue that the song's ending can be heard beneath said transition, but it's still jarring nonetheless.



** The music video for "Radio Ga Ga" was based upon and featured actual footage from the Creator/FritzLang classic ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', which Freddie supplied a song for in a modern overdub. The "The Works" tour's stage setup was also based on the same film, with a cityscape in the background and large gears. The lyrics to the song also specifically mention Creator/OrsonWelles' infamous ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' broadcast.

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** The music video for "Radio Ga Ga" was based upon and featured actual footage from the Creator/FritzLang classic ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'', which Freddie supplied a song for in a modern overdub. The "The Works" ''The Works'' tour's stage setup was also based on the same film, with a cityscape in the background and large gears. The lyrics to the song also specifically mention Creator/OrsonWelles' infamous ''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' broadcast.



** The "I Want To Break Free" video is a parody of ''Series/CoronationStreet'', with Brian and John's outfits in particular inspired by the "Pepperpots" of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. Freddie himself pays {{Homage}} to ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev - even shaving his iconic mustache to play him! Then both ''Coronation Street'' and ''Series/EastEnders'' repaid the favor separately by their characters dressing as Queen and singing the song themselves.

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** The "I Want To to Break Free" video is a parody of ''Series/CoronationStreet'', with Brian and John's outfits in particular inspired by the "Pepperpots" of ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus''. Freddie himself pays {{Homage}} to ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev - even shaving his iconic mustache to play him! Then both ''Coronation Street'' and ''Series/EastEnders'' repaid the favor separately by their characters dressing as Queen and singing the song themselves.



* SopranoAndGravel: Done occasionally, especially with their more operatic songs like "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Seven Seas Of Rhye", with Freddie alternating between a harsh, growling tenor and a clean, piercing falsetto. Within the band itself, in contrast to Freddie and Brian, Roger frequently deployed a much harsher, snarlier voice, closer to really angry Music/RogerWaters ("Fight From The Inside" is clear proof of this, or "Fun It"--it's really easy to tell Freddie and Roger apart there).

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* SopranoAndGravel: Done occasionally, especially with their more operatic songs like "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Seven Seas Of Rhye", with Freddie alternating between a harsh, growling tenor and a clean, piercing falsetto. Within the band itself, in contrast to Freddie and Brian, Roger frequently deployed a much harsher, snarlier voice, closer to really angry Music/RogerWaters ("Fight From The from the Inside" is clear proof of this, or "Fun It"--it's really easy to tell Freddie and Roger apart there).



** Freddie Mercury wrote "It's A Hard Life" as a direct sequel to "Play The Game". "Somebody To Love" is a sweeping rock opera to follow "Bohemian Rhapsody".
** The album ''Hot Space'' was meant to be a spiritual successor to the massive success of the {{Funk}}-influenced "Another One Bites The Dust", although its success was limited.
** The opening lines of "It's A Hard Life" share a significant snippet of melody with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0PMq4XGtZ4&t=1m58s "Vesti la Giubba"]] from Leoncavallo's ''Theatre/{{Pagliacci}}.''
** More notably, the entirety of ''A Day At The Races'' can be thought of as a "sequel" to ''A Night At The Opera''. They're both named after Creator/MarxBrothers films, the album art is almost exactly the same with a black background rather than white, and many of the songs parallel each other. "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Somebody to Love" or[[note]]arguably[[/note]] "Teo Torriate", "'39" and "Long Away", "The Prophet's Song" and "White Man", "You're My Best Friend" and "You and I", and very specifically, both albums open with EpicRiff-driven HardRock tunes ("Death on Two Legs [Dedicated to...]" and "Tie Your Mother Down").
** Additionally, "In The Lap Of The Gods", "My Fairy King", "Liar", and "March Of The Black Queen" could all be seen as predecessors to "Bohemian Rhapsody".
** Though they're written by and partially sung by different members, "Fun It" and "Another One Bites The Dust" have similarities. The drum intros especially sound similar.

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** Freddie Mercury wrote "It's A a Hard Life" as a direct sequel to "Play The the Game". "Somebody To to Love" is a sweeping rock opera to follow "Bohemian Rhapsody".
** The album ''Hot Space'' was meant to be a spiritual successor to the massive success of the {{Funk}}-influenced "Another One Bites The the Dust", although its success was limited.
** The opening lines of "It's A a Hard Life" share a significant snippet of melody with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0PMq4XGtZ4&t=1m58s "Vesti la Giubba"]] from Leoncavallo's ''Theatre/{{Pagliacci}}.''
** More notably, the entirety of ''A Day At The at the Races'' can be thought of as a "sequel" to ''A Night At The at the Opera''. They're both named after Creator/MarxBrothers films, the album art is almost exactly the same with a black background rather than white, and many of the songs parallel each other. "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Somebody to Love" or[[note]]arguably[[/note]] or "Teo Torriate", "'39" and "Long Away", "The Prophet's Song" and "White Man", "You're My Best Friend" and "You and I", and very specifically, both albums open with EpicRiff-driven HardRock tunes ("Death on Two Legs [Dedicated to...]" and "Tie Your Mother Down").
** Additionally, "In The the Lap Of The of the Gods", "My Fairy King", "Liar", and "March Of The of the Black Queen" could all be seen as predecessors to "Bohemian Rhapsody".
** Though they're written by and partially sung by different members, "Fun It" and "Another One Bites The the Dust" have similarities. The drum intros especially sound similar.



Sailed across The Milky ''Seas''\\

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Sailed across The the Milky ''Seas''\\



* WholesomeCrossdresser: The band dons drag in a ''Series/CoronationStreet'' reference for the video to "I Want to Break Free". Roger Taylor makes a ''scarily'' convincing woman, but most of the rest are obvious. And then there's Freddy. Who by this point had grown that mustache. Long story short, by the end of filming the director was convinced he'd injured himself from laughing.

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* WholesomeCrossdresser: The band dons drag in a ''Series/CoronationStreet'' reference for the video to "I Want to Break Free". Roger Taylor makes a ''scarily'' convincing woman, but most of the rest are obvious. And then there's Freddy.Freddie. Who by this point had grown that mustache. Long story short, by the end of filming the director was convinced he'd injured himself from laughing.
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