Idle Off-Season Request...

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    Andy Dufresne? That you?
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    Planet, I think you got hold of some bad weed, man. :) Now I was never a big Queen fan and those two particular songs have been grossly overplayed at all sporting events the last 20 years or more. This I can agree on. But to say this music is putrid. Please dude.......give it up. Freddie Mercury was a great singer, like the genre or not. So much so, his operatic tendencies led him to sing with some of the more revered opera singers of his time. Now Rock operatic music may not suit all, but good lawdy, they had some serious talent , like the style or not.

    If you want to attack music at any venue, start with music from the 80's on at least. That would be like shooting fish in a barrel. Rock music prior to the period is sacred stuff...
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    Yes, let's replace Queen with the Baha Men...
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    Awww man. Thanks for sharing this, though I'm a bit sad, having been very close to the G'ville music scene.
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    Nothing like a music in sp0rts thread to keep things going, esp. now that it is officially the basketball off-season. I have a different take on it and agree a little with all of the p0ints on this thread. Music is a very personal and highly subjective art form. This is why discussions about music can easily become inflammatory. Many, if not most, individuals have formed personal connections with particular musical ensembles and selections. When others criticize our "faves," it's difficult not to take it personally because of those emotional connections.

    I believe that individuals have a right to form their own opinions about what is and is not good music. I also believe, though, that certain opinions are better informed about music, based upon experience, talent, maturity, etc. Posters such as the OP have every right to suggest that these two Queen songs not be played. Other p0sters have every right to refute that claim. It's the "why" of it that lends those opinions more credence.
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    You are assuming I hate Queen and Freddie Mercury. You are wrong. Some of their stuff is quite good. "You're My Best Friend" is a great song. Freddie's collaboration with David Bowie on "Under Pressure" is a fantastic rock song.

    But I stand by my assessment of the two songs I brought up. They're essentially unlistenable, if that's a real word.
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    It stopped being a suggestion about 20 years ago, when my I.Q. dropped 6 points every time "We Will Rock You" was blasted over the P.A.

    Now it's a demand. :cool:
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    Actually, I am against all piped-in music.
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    If it meant throwing out the baby (2 bad songs) with the bathwater (all other songs), I could go along with that.
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    OP, you're a big disgrace.
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    Agreed, but that's another topic. He's correct on this one.
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    Whoa, I didn't say "Good" merely that I consider even merely a good rythm as at least somewhat musical.

    I didn't say I particularly liked Queen's music, although I have certainly heard much, much worse, even by people who get paid to play.
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    Ugh. Now you're going to quote "We Will Rock You."

    Ain't exactly Shakespeare, but I applaud your effort, sir.
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    I know where you live, li'l bro.
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    Thanks for the clarification. And if they never played these songs at sporting events again, I would be eternally happy However, when they first burst on the music scene these songs were fresh and unique ands quite listenable. But to say these songs are putrid is just an opinion of yours. But saying 'em as fact ain't gonna fly.

    My admission though. I did trade my Best of Queen for Springsteen's Born to Run back in '83.

    Ok. I usually reserve my hatred for Milli Vanilli type bands :) And the truth be told I traded my Best of Queen LP back in 1983 for Springsteen's Born to Run straight up..I thought I won the that deal.
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    So, you would rather hear "Rocky Top"?
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    Touche'!
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    Their relative putrescence is of course my opinion. I'm sure some out there think stomp-stomp-clap is the high point of Western civilization. Scary thought.

    Born to Run is a great album. Bruce's best, by far. Again, my opinion. I'm not allowed to express opinion with the conviction of truth here.

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