Queen, Judas Priest, Def Leppard & KISS  

SexyRycheBabe 45F
1292 posts
6/1/2006 7:43 pm

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Queen, Judas Priest, Def Leppard & KISS

What do these bands have in common, you might wonder. Recently VH1 decided to honor these groups of guys for their contribution to the world of music. Today, I watched most of the show. Thank heavens for DVRs so that I could fast forward through the Priest and most of KISS parts.

Here are my thoughts after watching this show:

**Queen isn't Queen without Freddy. 'Nuf said but I'll elaborate. They had some guy named Paul Rodgers singing w/them and while I understand he's supposed to be some big shit, he sounded like shit singing those songs.

**Judas Priest ... so obviously gay ... so obviously trying not to be so obviously gay. And having a motorcycle out on stage doesn't make you anymore manly or metal, as far as I'm concerned.

**Def Leppard's lead singer just don't got it like he used to have it. He's done entirely too much partyin' and you can tell in his voice. Time to retire, Joe Elliot. His voice has no power and all of the other music just drowns him out. This makes me sad because I would have to say that D.L. is in my top 10, maybe even top 5 list, of all-time favorite bands.

After Queensryche, Dave Matthews Band, Bon Jovi, and... I can't remember anymore. Maybe it should be my top 5 faves!

**KISS... never have understood this band. Yes, I realize that all of the members of the KISS Army are going to show up at my doorstep to kick my ass but... what's it all about, huh?! The makeup and all of that might've been cool and ground-breaking way back when but now that they're old and chunky and saggy, it looks ridiculous!! Never mind that all of their songs sound the same and they've been doing the same shit for the past thirty years.

Do you like any of these bands?

docdirk 47M

6/1/2006 8:35 pm

I LOVE then all except Queen. Paul Rodgers stepping down from Bad Co IMHO, although Brian May is a great guitarist.

Priest have been riding the choppers on stage for 30 years, long before Halford stepped out of the closet. No matter, KK and Glenn still rock. Saw them last year w/ QR as openers. Priest IS metal!

Joe Elliot's voice is gone, but LEP still Rule!!!! Will be seeing them in a couple of weeks.

KISS? Luv 'em! You pay to see a show, they give you a show! Sure, they're older now, but who ain't? If they didn't go through the motions, the fans would hate them. Their songs are very simple and often cheezy... but so much fun and so rock n' roll!!!

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

SexyRycheBabe 45F
820 posts
6/1/2006 9:16 pm

Doc: You're right... Priest is metal. I'll give you that. I saw that concert, too. Well, the Ryche portion anyway. We left after they were done. I love Def L, too. I saw them a couple of years ago when they came to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Joe was having troubles then. The music way overpowered him on the stage. After today's show, it made me wonder why they didn't/don't do something to enhance his sound some. Add some layers of recordings... who cares? I'd rather see/hear that than watch in agony as he struggles his way through their hits.

SexyRycheBabe 45F
820 posts
6/1/2006 9:17 pm

As far as Queen goes... I do like some of their stuff. BUt I'm not a diehard fan at all.

2shy4u66 50M

6/2/2006 11:27 am

Judas Priest was the first band I saw in concert. They were opening up for UFO and supporting the Hellbent for Leather album. I saw them again on the Turbo Lover tour. Even if you hate Rob Halford, Tipton and Downing are two of the best tandem guitar teams in rock. Glen Tipton's solo album Baptism of Fire is good too, listen to his version of the Stone's "Paint It Black"

rm_titsandtires 51M/41F
3656 posts
6/2/2006 6:38 pm

Kiss, gotta love 'em. I'll be the first to admit, the music is so-so, but the show is something else.
Queen, you're absolutely 100% correct... Not the same without Freddy. I totally enjoyed the Freddy Mercury tribute concert way back when. Who wouldn't? I mean, when else are you ever going to see Axel and Elton on stage together? That was over the top.
Judas Priest has there own style, and they've stuck with it through the years. Some like it, some don't. To each his own. For me, some of their early stuff is good to throw in the CD player from time to time, but it probably won't stay in the car for more than a road trip.
Def Leppard had there own thing, and did some really great albums in their day with that unique sound. Trouble is, it eventually all sstarted to sound the same, and they got away from what they did to get them there.
BTW, I still haven't gotten around to reading the Neil Peart book yet. As soon as I do, I let you know one way or another how it was.


SexyRycheBabe 45F
820 posts
6/3/2006 12:24 pm

Thanks for the contribution of your musical knowledge and show-going info. I seem to remember a Queen tribute album with a bunch of artists on it. I know George Michael (stop groaning everyone!) did one of their songs ... can't remember which one now ... and I really liked it.

Anyway, I agree with your Def L. assessment. All of their later albums did start to sound the same with a very cookie cutter-like formula to it. A whiny ballard or two, a couple of totally off, dumb songs like 21st Century Sha La La La Girl and 20th Century Boy, and a few cheesy-in-general songs thrown in for CD lengthening.

I absolutely love I Wanna Be Your Hero. Its my fave.

rm_titsandtires 51M/41F
3656 posts
6/3/2006 2:39 pm

the song that George Michael did was "Somebody to Love", and yes, it was amazing. He did several celbrity introductions throughout the tribute concert if I remember correctly. He did a great job.


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