An area to discuss erm... musicians?

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Queen?

They are the best band to ever walk the earth
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8%
They are probably are the best band to ever walk the earth
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10%
I like them a lot, one of the best bands ever
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44%
I love them, fantastic band such great memories
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23%
I'm not keen but I'm an idiot so my vote doesn't count
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15%
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BY Slowy
#807413
slash-ed wrote:Lol it's definitely the people who spell it Freddy who probably get the most out of this movie.

Yep; face value only. :D
BY kwhelan
#807425
I enjoyed movie too but was annoyed they stopped where they did. Quite alot happened after live aid. The way the movie shows it They were split up basically and almost accidentally reformed just for live aid but on wiki it says they headlined 2 nights at Rock N Rio in Jan and completed the works tour in Japan and AUS in April May before the Live Aid in July which kinda makes the whole scene of them practising for liveaid a bit suspect.
Saw a doco on freddie's life on Prime Rocks which was really good and covered right thru till his death. Movie also seemed a bit unbelievably sanitised or sweetened but I guess after the director change and things it seems they wanted it told that way and it was quite obviously promotional rather than completely factual.
Biggest thing for me was I'd forgotten how young he/they all still were, would have been interesting to have seen what they would have kept doing, the ability to sucessfully change musical styles and write catchy songs in such a short time was impressive.
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BY Slowy
#807429
I never expect a movie to tell me anything factual I didn’t already know.
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BY sty
#807433
I totally enjoyed the movie and as someone pointed out it was great to hear the songs and new mixes up real loud, and as totally familiar as I am with the Live Aid set it still sounded amazing to be kind of in amongst the audience for the sing along stuff - ditto the scenes in Madison Square Garden.


In total Nerd style though, the only thing that kept jogging me out of the movie were the three or so times a Gibson Les Paul showed up so prominently! I'm probably wrong but the only other guitar I really associate with Brian is a Black Strat, and the only Fender I saw in the film was a Black Tele on stage briefly during Live Aid, replaced in the same scene with a 2nd Red Special which was even odder...

So wonder if the "new" Gibson paid for that "consideration" in the movie...
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BY Polar Bear
#807434
sty wrote:I totally enjoyed the movie and as someone pointed out it was great to hear the songs and new mixes up real loud, and as totally familiar as I am with the Live Aid set it still sounded amazing to be kind of in amongst the audience for the sing along stuff - ditto the scenes in Madison Square Garden.


In total Nerd style though, the only thing that kept jogging me out of the movie were the three or so times a Gibson Les Paul showed up so prominently! I'm probably wrong but the only other guitar I really associate with Brian is a Black Strat, and the only Fender I saw in the film was a Black Tele on stage briefly during Live Aid, replaced in the same scene with a 2nd Red Special which was even odder...

So wonder if the "new" Gibson paid for that "consideration" in the movie...

Brian had a Les Paul Deluxe from 74-76 as a backup before the Birch existed. Then between 82-84 he had Flying Vee as a backup to the Birch which got shattered at a gig in Chicago in '82. There's a full bootleg of that gig where the audio of the Birch being shattered exists, and the fact that Brian sounds exactly the same through a Flying Vee as he did the Red Special... /nerd