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How shit were Queen?  

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  1. 1. How shit were Queen?

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good god you're kidding right? Saw them live in 1979 or so at the Montreal Forum, great show, highly entertaining, I wasn't a huge fan but they made some excellent music. Yes Freddie was a primadonna but that's what being a rock star id about isn't it. Brighton Rock, Tie yer Mother Down etc, great stuff.

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Some of the musicians that have cited the band as an influence include: Anthrax, Van Halen,[54] Ben Folds Five,[55]Blind Guardian,[56] Kurt Cobain,[57] Def Leppard,[58] Extreme,[59] The Killers,[60] Foo Fighters, Green Day,[61] Guns N' Roses,[62]Helloween,[63]Iron Maiden,[64]Judas Priest,[64]Kansas,[65] Manic Street Preachers,[66] Metallica,[67] Mika,[68] Radiohead,[69] The Smashing Pumpkins,[70][71] Styx, [72] and Katy Perry [73]; amongst others

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A front man with one of the greatest voices ever and a brilliant stage presence to boot. A guitarist with a sublime touch. The ability to write incredibly catchy melodies. So why do don't I like them?

Well, perhaps it's because their songs, although melodic and catchy, were not sexy, but rather a bit light and camp. They didn't have strong stomping manly riffs like Zeppelin...they were well, a bit middle class, not rock n roll enough, not dangerous. Which may have been why 40 yr old couples dressed like your mum and dad on holiday watched them.

I respect them as musicians and songwriters....all very talented, but just not my cup of tea I'm afraid. (I'd take them any day over any manufactured pop band though!)

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Well, perhaps it's because their songs, although melodic and catchy, were not sexy, but rather a bit light and camp. They didn't have strong stomping manly riffs like Zeppelin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU6FWuOO-rA... one of the manliest riffs this side of Black Sabbath

I suppose being American, where Queen became non-entities after 1981 or so, changes my perception of them.

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