Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MikeyFingers, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. I LOVE Queen (the band). I've been listening to them a lot lately and can't get the song "Killer Queen" out of my head, it's SO FU**ING CATCHY!!
    Anyone else a fan?
    Also, a question (so this thread isn't TOO pointless): Did Mercury do all the vocals or is the rest of the band singing too? Like did he overdub his own voice so it sounds like there's a bunch of him singing? Or did the whole band just have really really good voices?
  2. i thought they all sang and overdubs themselves several times to sound "big"
  3. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Freddie, Brian and Roger all sang. Roger does most of the high/falsetto parts. Brian usually sings lead on a song or two per album, as does Roger.
  4. specplyrz

    specplyrz Inactive

    Nov 11, 2005
    Your Greatest Show Copyrighted 1992

    Dedicated to Freddie

    How can it be, that someone like you
    Could leave us in such a short time,
    Left only the echos and only the memories
    Of a talent still in it's prime.

    The stage was your world, you shared with us all
    your legacy here now throughtout time
    So many songs still wait to be sung
    But only your voice comes to mind.

    Your greatest show has just begun
    Brilliant light, outshines the sun
    You'll never know how many you have touched
    your greatest show has just begun.

    So many have come, so many have gone
    In the time you were with us
    Some sang about laughter,
    Some sang of the pain

    In all of mt lifetime, I could never have touched
    as many as you in one day
    It's late in the night as I write this last line,
    I learned of your passing.......Today.
  5. buzzbass


    Apr 23, 2003
    Tenn. & NJ
    I was fortunate to see them several times in the 70s and early 80s. My 9 yr old son has benn spinning my copies of Day at the Races & Night at the Opera in his discman a lot lately. Truely classic and very much underrated IMO.
  6. Queen are Queen, they were ****ing ace . . . and i think Brian May should be the only man alive who's allowed to do guitar solos :bag:
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    NE ND
    A big part of the QUEEN sound is overdubs. The guitars take like 12 tracks.
  8. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    From Guitar World, Oct./93 - Brian May on "Bohemian Rhapsody":

    "We were stretching the limits of technology in those days. Since 'Bohemian Rhapsody' was entirely done on 16-track, we had to do a lot of bouncing as we went along; the tape got very thin. This 'legendary' story, which people think we made up, is true: We held the tape up to the light one day -we'd been wondering where all the top end was going- and what we discovered was virtually a transparent piece of tape. All the oxide had been rubbed off. It was time to hurriedly make a copy and get on with it."

    Same article, on "We Will Rock You":

    "We recorded that in an old converted church with a good natural sound. There are no drums on there. It's just us, stamping on boards, with many primitive delay machines, and clapping. A bit of singing, a bit of guitar playing and that's it."
  9. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    i saw a queen cover show just a month ago in Toronto at Massey Hall, it was awesome! Not a big fan of rock you and the champions, but the rest was great!
  10. Totally overlooked bassist by the way in John Deacon.

    I have always loved "News Of The World", particularly "Stone Cold Crazy", speed metal before anyone else did it!!!

    Great band.
  11. Murf


    Mar 28, 2001
    And if you like Queen..you NEED to have this in your collection.

    The mighty......JELLYFISH!


    (ignore the samples the quality is atrocious and dosent do them justice at all).

    Being a huge Queen fan myself when I heard "joining a fanclub" from the spilt milk cd I was convinced it was an unreleased Queen track..Andy Sturmer (the singer) sounds uncannily like the late great Freddy Mercury..and as for those gorgeous harmonies...

    check em out.
  12. specplyrz

    specplyrz Inactive

    Nov 11, 2005
    Why is/was he totaly overlooked? Because he was not on the cover of magazines? Because there is not a "link" to his web site here on TB?

    Alot of you guys here crack me up. He was in one of the most important bands of the 70's-90's...he was not overlooked..he just wasn't popular. He was not a Gene Simmons do anything that walked bass player. No...John Deacon had/has somthing alot, NOT ALL, but alot of bassists of today lack...John Deacon has class.
  13. syciprider

    syciprider Inactive

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    You gave the answer yourself.

    If you're not being talked about, you're overlooked. Plain and simple.
  14. ChrisFG


    Oct 27, 2005
    I love that band!!

    Totally underrated in the USA but over here in Europe they are still a Big Thing!

    John Deacon plays great Basslines, very funky and classic! Some of his lines sound like a Mozart or Vivaldi piece!
  15. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Yeah, that's a great album. Lots of Queen/Beatles/Supertramp influence. Back when that album was new, I was working in a record store and I would always put that one on the in-store player. And turn up the volume just a little bit. ;)
  16. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    On the Tonight Show some months back one of the rejects from American Idol(Constantine?) sang Bohemian Rhapsody with a six man/six woman backup choir...and pulled it off.

    Everything sounded great except the lead singer.

    I want to know about that backup choir. Is there a Queen tribute touring?
  17. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Queen is coming to Toronto this March. I absolutley can't wait. I wonder how this new singer compares to Mercury. Anyway, they're as awesome band, hope they put on a good show.

  18. Pruitt


    Jun 30, 2005
    Danbury, CT
    Having grown up during Queens heyday, I definitely love their music. It's one reason I've gotten involved in an online collaboration project with a virtual band started by a young singer from the Netherlands who sounds a lot like Freddie. He's written a few of songs in that style and we're in the process of tracking to them. If anyone's interested in hearing some early rough tracks, click the "Long Play" link in my sig and than click on the "Long Play Album" link once you reach the page and feel free to take a listen.

    For songs there that are more in the style of Queen, give a listen to Stealth Love, as that's the nearest to completion with a heavily multi-tracked guitars, etc... and a new song we started working on this past week called "Queen of the Night". This one is still waiting for the multitude of guitar tracks from the guitarist. lol ;)

    This online collab stuff is kind of cool. Where was it 25 years ago? lol...
  19. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings

    I'll be there! :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    New singer? LOL...It's Paul Rodgers of Bad Company!