Freddie Mercury

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by firestarter, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    If he had lived, Freddie Mercury would have been 65 years old today.

    Any Freddie and Queen fans here?

    I was always a great fan when I was a teenager. I saw their last live tour in 1986, then six years later I went to the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert in '92.

    A fantastic rock singer with an amazing vocal range, showmanship and charisma. Check out the Google homepage today for a fun tribute to him.

  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6


    Mar 22, 2008
    On tenterhooks
    Yes, guilty as charged.

    Did no one notice the Google banner yesterday, in tribute to Freddie??

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  3. Mr. McMac Suspended

    Mr. McMac

    Dec 21, 2009
    Far away from liberals
    You can say I'm a fan, I have the complete Queen collection on CD, and some of the early stuff on vinyl. Freddie had an amazing voice, played great piano, and had unbelievable stage presence. Brian May is one of my all time favorite guitar players. And John "Deaky" Deacon, is one of the most underrated bass players ever. (I love his playing!) Can't forget Roger, he's an excellent drummer. I'd like to go back in time and see them live!
  4. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    Norman, OK
    I adore Freddie. His vocals still bring shivers to my spine and every song I hear him perform (either a live recording or studio track) never cease to amaze me. He is on the top of my list on musicians (alive or dead) that I would love to see live.
  5. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    He was very talented, no doubt. I wouldn't call myself a fan, exactly, but I totally respect what he and Brian May brought to the table. I think maybe I'm just a lil' young to appreciate it fully. I just can't get around some of the "cheese"-factor. Of course, that seems "par for the course" when I examine the musical landscape of that era. ;)

    R.I.P. Freddy
  6. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    I cannot listen to the end bit of "Don't Stop Me Now" without getting a little choked up.
  7. joec1101 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2010
    So Cal, USA
    Yes, Freddie Mercury fan here.

    I don't think there's ever been another voice like his - the range and strength he sang with was just incredible! :D

    R.I.P. Freddie....
  8. Grey Beard macrumors 65816

    Grey Beard

    Sep 10, 2005
    The Antipodes.
    And another 'fan' Freddie had a charisma that had could be compared to charismata. Rock on Freddie.
  9. Luckybobby macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2011
    Really did you ever hear of MIKA? Btw I love Freddie too.
  10. sk1wbw Suspended


    May 28, 2011
    Williamsburg, Virginia
    Got all the albums that I know of. Queen is the best band in the history of human civilization. Period.
  11. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

    Jun 24, 2010
    Glasgow, UK
    Have you listened to the stuff from the 70's? Specifically the first two albums, Queen and Queen II? There was a bit more cheese around the albums like Hot Space, which upset a lot of fans when they came out due to the departure from the more usual Queen sound.
  12. Watabou macrumors 68040


    Feb 10, 2008
    United States
    Another Freddie/Queen fan here. :D

    Me too. Sadly, I haven't seen Queen live. :( Freddie's awesome though. Sensational voice that you really can't get enough of.
  13. maril1111 macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
  14. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Another Queen fan here. Saw them live at Madison Square Garden in the late 80s. One of the best live shows I've ever seen and I've pretty much seen them all. Their performance at Live-Aid was amazing.
  15. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

    Jun 24, 2010
    Glasgow, UK
    Queen were one of the few bands who rehearsed the hell out of it to get as many songs as possible into a 20 minute slot. Other bands were good, Queen tend to be the one that's remembered.
  16. Heilage macrumors 68030


    May 1, 2009
    Always have been a fan, always will be. I will keep my A Night at The Opera original vinyl record until the day I pass on. :)
  17. firestarter thread starter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    Some of their earlier stuff is amazing. For a non-cheezy amazing example of Freddie's charisma, their Rock in Rio concert (in front of over 300,000) takes some beating:

    I'm not sure that I've seen any life concert footage as moving as this.
  18. eawmp1 macrumors 601


    Feb 19, 2008
    The stage presence. The voice.

    R.I.P. Freddie.
  19. redAPPLE macrumors 68030


    May 7, 2002
    2 Much Infinite Loops
    the black guy looks like a black michael jackson. :cool:
  20. steve2112 macrumors 68040


    Feb 20, 2009
    East of Lyra, Northwest of Pegasus
    The Freddie Mercury Google doodle is up today, at least in the US. It's pretty cool.
  21. fat jez macrumors 68000

    fat jez

    Jun 24, 2010
    Glasgow, UK
  22. ri0ku macrumors 6502a

    Mar 11, 2009
  23. And macrumors 6502


    Feb 23, 2009
    92 ft above sea level, UK
    Combining this with the other thread in 'community discussion'... how about Muse vs Queen :) It would have to be Queen any day, I doubt Muse would disagree given 'The Resistance' sounds like a Queen album in places! No one has produced music quite like Queen, they were so consistently good, even the duff albums had a couple of amazing tracks and the good ones had every track as a gem. PLUS, who has produced soundtrack albums like they did, Flash Gordon was, and is still, a masterpiece. I doubt they will ever be bettered. So, I'm a fan, sue me.
  24. bradl, Sep 6, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2011

    bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    To be honest, I didn't get Queen...

    .. until 1980, when I kept hearing "Another One Bites the Dust" and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and hearing older kids stomping their feet on the bleachers at high school basketball games. But then again, I was only 6 years old at the time, so music was the farthest thing from my mind!

    Then in 1989-1990, I heard the deepest introspective song I had ever heard from them, which still gets me to this day: "These Are the Days of Our Lives". Makes me yearn for living through my childhood years again, how much I miss, and how much of it I want back. It makes you think back through your life, almost homesick for your childhood.

    Yes, Bohemian Rhapsody got re-released around that same time, and yes, it became the biggest overplayed drivel next to Bryan Adam's Robin Hood song, but it was a great piece too. It took hearing Lynch Mob's cover of "Tie Your Mother Down" shortly after Freddie died that I got back into them..

    But "These Are the Days of Our Lives" is the one I choke up on.. Almost like it is his farewell gift to everyone. Off to have a listen to it.

    R.I.P., Farrokh. You deserve it.


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