Long Live the band Queen  

shniffles 35F
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5/31/2006 8:31 pm

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6/3/2006 9:56 am

Long Live the band Queen

Hey Y'all,

One of my favorite bands of all time is Queen. They were the shit. Freddie Mercury was a brillant song writer. I like almost everything they ever did. Some are better than others, but all were great.

One of my fav Queen songs is "Another One bites the Dust". I mean it is an uptempo number that you can dance to, yet it is totally talking about shooting someone dead. "Steve walk's wearlity down the street with his brim pulled way down low. Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet, machine guns ready to go.......Out of the door the bullets rip to the sound of the beat." Great stuff.

Another fav is "Bicycle Race". It's a gem, really. My fav lyric in this song is "You say shark, I say Hey man, Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars". That song makes me laugh every time I hear it.

And can anyone hate "We are the Champions"? Most people know the words to this song even if they don't know that Queen recorded it.

The classic "Bohemian Rhapsodey" made popular again by the movie "Wayne's World" is of course another fav. That song also talks about killing someone. That's not why I like it, but it makes it interesting that people like it even though it's about murder.

My point is that Freddie Mercury was a damn genius. He left us too soon.

Long Live QUEEN!!!!!!!!!!

Love you later,

Shniffles



imLadyBambi 59M/51F

5/31/2006 9:34 pm

Shniffles,

Yes! Long live Queen - the band. Two comments:

1) What the hell were they thinking when they tapped that guy from Bad Company to be the lead singer? It's almost an insult to Freddie.

2) Are you sure Freddie was a major songwriter? WIthout pulling out my CDs, it is my understanding that Brian May wrote most of the popular songs and Freddie interpreted them and added his goolden vocals. Regardless, I think Freddie was a genius.


hotandhorny107 60F

5/31/2006 10:04 pm

I always did enjoy Queen and liked most of their music. However, once Freddie Mercury died, they ceased being Queen to me..Like The Grateful Dead without Jerry Garcia... After all how can they be the same?????


shniffles 35F

5/31/2006 10:56 pm

I totally agree. Queen is not Queen without Freddie.


shniffles 35F

5/31/2006 11:01 pm

Many songs were written by Freddie Mercury. However, he did not write all of them. Brian May wrote a whole bunch and so did Roger Taylor and many more. They were all very talented. But it doesn't really matter who wrote the songs, no one could have performed them like Freddie.

Love you later,

Shniffles


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