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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,565 ✭✭✭ losthorizon




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,353 ✭✭✭ Titzon Toast


    Queen.
    Live.
    Epic.
    I could listen to Love of my life played live over and over again!
    So sad that Freddie is gone.


    http://youtu.be/v3xwCkhmies

    I can't seem to get that Youtube wrap thing working, sorry!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,239 ✭✭✭ Mike Litoris


    Hey Titz, close your eyes and listen to this. He's reincarnated



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 33,733 ✭✭✭✭ Myrddin


    I watched a two hour BBC documentary today, "Those Were The Days Of Our Lives". What a band, such all round incredible talent. Very very sad towards the end, I can't shake the blues since watching it actually, it's stuck with me :(

    I watched the Wembley '86 gig there last week aswell, without a doubt, the greatest, most perfect performance of any rock band ever. Utterly tragic that it was their penultimate show, they were astounding...absolutely astounding.

    Freddie was undoubtedly for me, the greatest singer & frontman of any rock band. Wow.

    RIP Freddie :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,239 ✭✭✭ Mike Litoris


    EnterNow wrote: »
    I watched a two hour BBC documentary today, "Those Were The Days Of Our Lives". What a band, such all round incredible talent. Very very sad towards the end, I can't shake the blues since watching it actually, it's stuck with me :(

    I watched the Wembley '86 gig there last week aswell, without a doubt, the greatest, most perfect performance of any rock band ever. Utterly tragic that it was their penultimate show, they were astounding...absolutely astounding.

    Freddie was undoubtedly for me, the greatest singer & frontman of any rock band. Wow.

    RIP Freddie :(

    You should watch the bbc doc The Great Pretender also by Rhys Thomas if you haven't already seen it. Brilliant doc and again, tough going towards the end.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 33,733 ✭✭✭✭ Myrddin


    You should watch the bbc doc The Great Pretender also by Rhys Thomas if you haven't already seen it. Brilliant doc and again, tough going towards the end.

    Yeah I watched it on BBC4 I think, a week or so ago. Very very sad


  • Registered Users Posts: 203 ✭✭ michael.dublin


    best quote ever is by John Deacon,
    "I don't want to be nasty but let's just say Robbie Williams is no Freddie Mercury" said in a interview some time ago, then Robbie Williams was about to join Queen


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 33,733 ✭✭✭✭ Myrddin


    A slightly more cutting version, "I don't want to be nasty but let's just say Robbie Williams is no Freddie Mercury. Freddie can never be replaced – and certainly not by him." He's absolutely spot on too, especially the last part.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,738 ✭✭✭ chughes


    "In September 2010, representatives for Cohen confirmed that he would be playing Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the rock singer.[58][59] He dropped out of the project in July 2013, citing "creative differences" between him and the surviving members of Queen."


    This quote is taken from the Sacha Baron Cohen entry in Wikipedia. Anyone know what happened and will the picture go ahead now?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,239 ✭✭✭ Mike Litoris


    From what I heard the creative differences were about Cohen wanting to delve into Mercury's sexuality and dealing with AIDS where Brian and Roger wanted it to be more family orientated.

    No idea about it going ahead. While Cohen looked similar to Freddie I couldn't see him doing the job. There's always Nicolas Cage...:P


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 33,733 ✭✭✭✭ Myrddin


    No idea about it going ahead. While Cohen looked similar to Freddie I couldn't see him doing the job. There's always Nicolas Cage...:P

    They should look Ross MCall up, he's a'ready had plenty of practice playing Freddie :D



    Not very like him these days though!

    081017RossMcCall.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,239 ✭✭✭ Mike Litoris


    Yeah, I was shocked when I realised it was him in Band of Brothers! Decent actor too! The kid playing Roger nailed it though!


  • Site Banned Posts: 4,925 ✭✭✭ Agueroooo


    The one band that their music really did do all the talking for them.

    As a teenager who was listening to everything but Queen their music and songs always I always enjoyed.
    You really didn't have to be mad into Queen to like their music.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26 JOS52


    --Kaiser-- wrote: »
    Gonna have to agree with you there!
    Me too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,771 ✭✭✭ Dude111


    FearDark wrote:
    Greatest band ever.
    I have thier "THE GAME" album which I first had in the 80s and I didnt take care of things back then and most of my records I had from the 80s were ruined!!

    Thankfully I found another copy of THE GAME a few months ago and NOW I REALISE HOW MUCH BETTER RECORDS ARE!! (Analog) and take care of them like crazy!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,239 ✭✭✭ Mike Litoris


    I still have the Live Killers cassette I bought in 87.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,239 ✭✭✭ Mike Litoris


    Muse - Assassin isolated vocals. ANATO anyone!:)



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,738 ✭✭✭ chughes


    I watched the movie Ted the other night. The Queen connection is that Sam Jones appears in the movie and there are many references to the movie Flash Gordon. Given that the movie Flash Gordon is over 30 years old, Sam Jones has aged a bit (a good bit) but plays a good part as himself in Ted. In fact at the end of the movie, Ted and Jones to a "Flash jump".

    Ted itself is OK and is funny in parts but I felt it could have been better. Worth seeing though, for the Sam Jones/Flash Gordon bits.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,239 ✭✭✭ Mike Litoris


    chughes wrote: »
    Ted itself is OK and is funny in parts but I felt it could have been better. Worth seeing though, for the Sam Jones/Flash Gordon bits.

    There was 3 or 4 songs played from the album, Flash, The Hero, Football Fight and was it Vultans Theme....maybe that was Family Guy. I loved the movie but the fight/party scene with The Hero playing totally blew my head off.:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 33,733 ✭✭✭✭ Myrddin


    Was the Wembley '86 DVD ever released on Blu Ray at all?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,239 ✭✭✭ Mike Litoris


    EnterNow wrote: »
    Was the Wembley '86 DVD ever released on Blu Ray at all?

    No. only a remastered dvd but with 5.1 sound released this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,560 ✭✭✭✭ Kess73


    The Freddie Mercury tribute concert comes out on blu ray in a few days.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,771 ✭✭✭ Dude111


    This thread has got me wanting to hear my queen record!!

    Ill put in on now!


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,560 ✭✭✭✭ Kess73


    Watched the Freddie Mercury tribute concert on blu ray last night. Had a bunch of friends around to have a bit of a Queen night.

    The picture quality is not good at all and the picture ratio is a joke, something that really stood out on when using a HD projector and will probably look awful on a tv, but damn it sounded great.

    Had forgotten just how good some of the acts were on the day. Extreme in particular were brilliant (and they were one of the bands who had bits of their performancer left out:()

    Shame there were some acts whose performances were either cut or left out altogether.


    For just over 9 pound on Amazon it is worth it for the audio imho, but anyone expecting a visual treat needs to avoid it as it is sub standard on that score.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,353 ✭✭✭ Titzon Toast


    I swear I still have the VHS recording of most of that gig in a box somewhere!
    Extremes set was fantastic alright. That Nuno is a great player, he really did Love of my life justice. Metalica where great too. And the cut scenes of Freddie that were screened at the show were great.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,738 ✭✭✭ chughes


    I swear I still have the VHS recording of most of that gig in a box somewhere!
    Extremes set was fantastic alright. That Nuno is a great player, he really did Love of my life justice. Metalica where great too. And the cut scenes of Freddie that were screened at the show were great.

    He's a fantastic guitar player, just listen to the Extreme album Pornograffiti. He does a guitar version on the Flight of the Bumblebee, it has to be heard to be believed.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,738 ✭✭✭ chughes


    Freddie's 22nd anniversary today.

    Its hard to believe that he'd be 67 if he had lived. I wonder how life would have turned out for him?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,353 ✭✭✭ Titzon Toast


    My god, 22 years.
    Time to crank it up to 11 me thinks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 51,040 ✭✭✭✭ walshb


    Myrddin wrote: »
    I watched a two hour BBC documentary today, "Those Were The Days Of Our Lives". What a band, such all round incredible talent. Very very sad towards the end, I can't shake the blues since watching it actually, it's stuck with me :(

    I watched the Wembley '86 gig there last week aswell, without a doubt, the greatest, most perfect performance of any rock band ever. Utterly tragic that it was their penultimate show, they were astounding...absolutely astounding.

    Freddie was undoubtedly for me, the greatest singer & frontman of any rock band. Wow.

    RIP Freddie :(

    Couldn't agree more. Their Wembley gigs were beyond perfect. Words really can't describe the sound and energy and beauty from those gigs. There was no band quite as diverse and musically skilled as Queen.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,771 ✭✭✭ Dude111


    I have a record from them "THE GAME"..


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