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LX 09-05-2011 01:15 PM

Happy Birthday Freddie

jeffb 09-05-2011 01:22 PM

One of the best frontmen ever!

Gread thread. :yeah:

Shadowfax 09-05-2011 02:55 PM

a Legend...nuff said

jeffb 09-05-2011 03:02 PM

Best version of this song ever.....gives me chills!

Wembley 1986 (one of Queens final live performances)

'trane 09-05-2011 03:04 PM

muppets version is better.

Someguy again 09-05-2011 06:50 PM


Acie 09-05-2011 10:02 PM

The only really good tune they ever wrote:

fancylad 09-05-2011 10:39 PM

i liked another one bites the dust. but only for the bass line.

fancylad 09-05-2011 10:40 PM

and probably only because grandmaster flash sampled it for that medley track on the message album.

Aar_Canada 09-06-2011 02:32 PM

I was hired to do a parody of a Queen song for a company's soiree. I was able to make the music sound really close to the original but when it came time to record the lead vocals, there was no way, and I had to kinda fake it, but not before ripping my voice to shreds trying. Dude had an unbelievably powerful voice. I didn't really appreciate it until then.

And freakin' Bohemian Rhapsody is epic.

Benzo 09-06-2011 03:30 PM


jeffb 09-06-2011 03:38 PM


Originally Posted by Benzo (Post 569724)

Maybe the groupe was, that's subjective. But i don't think anyone can argue that Freddie Mercury was a great talent with great range. Personally i loved Queen and still listen to them.

'trane 09-06-2011 03:42 PM

hard to overrate a 4 octave range from a guy with no formal vocal training. or that he would improvise harmonizing on the 2nds 3rds and 5ths during live performances. not to mention that he penned several massively popular songs. i'm not much of a queen fan, but fm was pretty incredible as a vocalist and songwriter.

Barracuda 09-06-2011 03:51 PM

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