History Music / Queen

23rd Dec '15 12:06:42 PM Premonition45
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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor were performers, whereas Brian May and John Deacon were technicians (literally in the latter's case, being an electrical engineer). Not to mention the fact that Brian eventually got a [=PhD=] in astrophysics.
4th Dec '15 11:30:24 AM WhatArtThee
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All members of the band were songwriters, approaching [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly wildly different styles]], from straight-up HardRock and ArenaRock to GlamRock, ProgressiveRock, HeavyMetal, disco[=/=]{{Funk}}, pop, rockabilly, [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] and SynthPop, going all the way between 1 and 8 on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.
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All members of the band were songwriters, approaching [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly wildly different styles]], from straight-up HardRock and ArenaRock to GlamRock, ProgressiveRock, HeavyMetal, disco[=/=]{{Funk}}, pop, rockabilly, [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] and SynthPop, going all the way between 1 and 8 7 on the MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness.

* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Queen was so dynamic it actually comprises from 1 to 8 in the scale ** 1: "Is This the World We Created?" ** 2: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Queen was so dynamic it actually comprises Anywhere from 1 to 8 in the scale 7. ** 1: "Is This the World We Created?" Created?", "Love Of My Life", "You Take My Breath Away" ** 2: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"Love", "Killer Queen", "You're My Best Friend"

** 4: "Under Pressure", "Man on the Prowl" ** 5: "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Jesus", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Seven Seas of Rhye", "Tie Your Mother Down", "Hammer to Fall" ** 6: "Tear It Up", "Sheer Heart Attack", "Headlong", "Princes of the Universe" ** 7: "Ogre Battle", "Invisible Man" /taking account of the guitar solo, otherwise is a 5) ** 8: "Stone Cold Crazy", "Hitman"
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** 4: "Under Pressure", "Man on the Prowl" ** 5: "We Will Rock You", "We Are the Champions", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Jesus", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "Seven Seas of Rhye", "Tie Your Mother Down", "Hammer to Fall" "Another One Bites The Dust", "Don't Stop Me Now" ** 6: "Tear It Up", "Sheer Heart Attack", "Headlong", "Princes of the Universe" ** 7: 5: "Now I'm Here", "Ogre Battle", "Invisible Man" /taking account of the guitar solo, otherwise is a 5) "Fat Bottomed Girls" ** 8: 6: "Dead On Time", "The Hitman", "White Man" ** 7: "Son And Daughter", "Gimmie The Prize", "Stone Cold Crazy", "Hitman"Crazy"
11th Nov '15 7:25:55 AM JamesAustin
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* CutSong: ** They have quite a few, some of which are merely unfinished demos. Several are arguably finished, but simply weren't used anywhere. In a more conventional use of the trope, they also have a few B-Sides that many fans argue to this day would've made excellent album tracks. Examples include "A Human Body" from ''The Game'' sessions, "Soul Brother" from the ''Hot Space'' sessions, and "Lost Opportunity" from the ''Innuendo'' sessions. Notably, by those points in time, the first and third of those songs were not sung by Freddie. ** Of the "finished songs that weren't used at all" variety, we have "Dog With A Bone", a track that was most likely recorded between ''A Kind Of Magic'' and ''The Miracle''. Likewise, "Face It Alone" (which was recorded in a rough but complete form some point afterwards) is also a notable unused track. Both songs exist around the Internet in varying quality, but always with unavoidable artefacts (such as static being very audible). Unfortunately, it seems that Queen Productions does not intend to release higher-quality versions of the songs despite going out of their way to take them down from sites like Website/YouTube.
15th Oct '15 6:48:17 PM StClair
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* GadgeteerGenius: Brian May holds a [=PhD=] in Astrophysics. He designed and built his guitar, the Red Special, with his father in 1964. The guitar's neck is mostly a piece of wood salvaged from an old fireplace mantle-piece, and the tremolo bar is a motorcycle handbrake combined with a knitting needle.The guitar's body was made out of an old Mahogany-table that was going to be replaced anyway. John Deacon also tinkered with electronics in his youth and later graduated with a First in electrical engineering. He joined in part because the others were impressed by his skill with equipment. He designed and built a guitar amplifier that Brian deemed good enough use while recording.
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* GadgeteerGenius: Brian May holds a [=PhD=] in Astrophysics. He designed and built his guitar, the Red Special, with his father in 1964. The guitar's neck is mostly a piece of wood salvaged from an old fireplace mantle-piece, and the tremolo bar is a motorcycle handbrake combined with a knitting needle.The guitar's body was made out of an old Mahogany-table mahogany table that was going to be replaced anyway. John Deacon also tinkered with electronics in his youth and later graduated with a First in electrical engineering. He joined in part because the others were impressed by his skill with equipment. He designed and built a guitar amplifier that Brian deemed good enough to use while recording.

* ImportantHaircut: Freddie, Roger and John all had long hair in the 1970s, but then appeared with shorter hair around the time of ''News Of The World'', which represented new directions in the group's style. Freddie's famous mustache, which he grew around the time of ''The Game'' and the ''Film/FlashGordon'' soundtrack, also accompanied changes to Queen's sound. Only Brian May has kept the same haircut (huge, dark, and curly) for the past 40 years (one of his conditions for Queen's inclusion in ''LEGO Rock Band'' was that they portray his hair accurately).
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* ImportantHaircut: Freddie, Roger and John all had long hair in the 1970s, but then appeared with shorter hair around the time of ''News Of The World'', which represented new directions in the group's style. Freddie's famous mustache, which he grew around the time of ''The Game'' and the ''Film/FlashGordon'' soundtrack, also accompanied changes to Queen's sound. Only Brian May has kept the same haircut (huge, dark, and curly) for the past 40 years (one years; one of his conditions for Queen's inclusion in ''LEGO Rock Band'' was that they portray his hair accurately).accurately.

* RuleOfCool: During the video for "Princes of the Universe", Connor [=MacLeod=] from ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' challenges Freddie Mercury to a sword fight. The duel ends in a DRAW. Think about that for a second...and Freddie's fighting with his microphone stand.
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* RuleOfCool: During the video for "Princes of the Universe", Connor [=MacLeod=] from ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' challenges Freddie Mercury to a sword fight. The duel ends in a DRAW. Think about that for a second... and Freddie's fighting with his microphone stand.

** "We Are the Champions" was described by Freddie as being a "take that" directed to the music press, which almost always gave the band horrendous reviews (ex: Rolling Stone describing Queen as "the first fascist rock band" etc.) yet they continued to be one of the world's most popular and best selling bands. When the rest of the band heard Freddie do the first run-through of the song they "fell our laughing", knowing exactly whom he was slagging.
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** "We Are the Champions" was described by Freddie as being a "take that" directed to the music press, which almost always gave the band horrendous reviews (ex: Rolling Stone describing Queen as "the first fascist rock band" etc.) etc) yet they continued to be one of the world's most popular and best selling bands. When the rest of the band heard Freddie do the first run-through of the song song, they "fell our out laughing", knowing exactly whom he was slagging.
10th Oct '15 5:56:08 PM omnicritic
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* VillainProtagonist: "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Put Out The Fire", and "Tie Your Mother Down" all qualify to some extent. "Tie Your Mother Down" seems harmless enough--locking the girl's father out of the house and tying down her mother is one thing--but the line "take your little brother swimming with a brick" pushes it over the line into this.
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* VillainProtagonist: "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Put Out The Fire", and "Tie Your Mother Down" all qualify to some extent. "Tie Your Mother Down" seems harmless enough--locking the girl's father out of the house and tying down her mother is one thing--but the line "take "Send your little brother swimming with a brick" pushes it over the line into this.
4th Oct '15 4:28:29 AM WarriorsGate
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** Their last album, ''Made in Heaven,'' begins and ends with "It's a Beautiful Day." On another level, as "Beautiful Day (Reprise)" heads for the close, samples from "Seven Seas of Rhye," the band's first single, are mixed in to the track.
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** Their last album, ''Made in Heaven,'' begins and ends with "It's a Beautiful Day." On another level, as "Beautiful Day (Reprise)" heads for the close, samples from "Seven Seas of Rhye," the band's final song on their first single, album, are mixed in to the track.
4th Oct '15 4:26:16 AM WarriorsGate
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** Their last album, ''Made in Heaven,'' begins and ends with "It's a Beautiful Day."
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** Their last album, ''Made in Heaven,'' begins and ends with "It's a Beautiful Day."" On another level, as "Beautiful Day (Reprise)" heads for the close, samples from "Seven Seas of Rhye," the band's first single, are mixed in to the track.
4th Oct '15 4:20:23 AM WarriorsGate
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* GoOutWithASmile: "These Are the Days of Our Lives" was written and released shortly before Freddie Mercury's death. At the end of the music video (filmed in black and white to de-emphasise his frailty) Freddie looks directly at the camera and whispers 'I still love you', his last ever words on camera. ** The fans all knew he was saying goodbye, and we cried.
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* GoOutWithASmile: GoOutWithASmile: ** "These Are the Days of Our Lives" was written and released shortly before Freddie Mercury's death. At the end of the music video (filmed in black and white to de-emphasise his frailty) Freddie looks directly at the camera and whispers 'I still love you', his last ever words on camera. ** *** The fans all knew he was saying goodbye, and we cried.cried. ** At the very end of "Made in Heaven", after an eerie twenty-minute instrumental track -- which some theorize is a soundscape representing the band's twenty years together -- the absolute last thing you hear is Freddie Mercury camply quipping "Fab!" in approval.
3rd Oct '15 7:27:08 PM TheWhistleTropes
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** 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", "'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").
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** 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", 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").
2nd Oct '15 2:13:13 PM gilb_4
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** 7: "Ogre Battle", "Invisible Man"
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** 7: "Ogre Battle", "Invisible Man"Man" /taking account of the guitar solo, otherwise is a 5)
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