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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by getbent, May 22, 2010.
FWIW, Queen and ELO both worked with the same German engineer, Reinhold Mack (aka Mack).
That's possible, too. No band is an island. They could've influenced each other, for all we know, without even realizing it.
Now what do you think is to the left of > in a comparison between ""Une Nuit A Paris (One Night In Paris)" and "Bohemian Rhapsody"?
I'll leave to someone else... I never liked Boho Rhapsody much nor One night in Paris... they are both great in their way... but not the stuff I have passion for...
besides I have proven I 'have no sense of music'....
Fortunately, if 10cc did anything as horrible as "under pressure" or "radio ga ga" I didn't hear it on the radio!
Geez how many apologies do you need from me?
Remember suede clogs?
I was in LA for an extended period in the '90s and I remember a shop there that still made them. Wooden soled, blue suede clogs with brass rivets around the edge just like my bro wore in the '70s.
Brian May's picture was on the wall. He was still wearing suede clogs well into the '90s.
Now THAT is cool.
haven't seen one yet. I've seen 'okay, okay, i see your point' and the above.
I appreciate the passive aggressive attempt, but it does not affect me in the way it might with unruly bass players with stomach trouble.
now, where are my blue suede clogs.....???
I knew it!
The "okay I see your point, sorry if I offended you" was my first apology
The "how many apologies do you need?" was my second one
And here's my third, I'm sorry okay.
But be fair with me, Queen is a completely different band: look at their live shows. And as others pointed out, Queen already had quirky songs on their first albums predating 10CC. They weren't the hard rocking act that went pop after hearing 10CC, they had that pop sensibility all along.
Also later Queen songs like "Headlong" and "I want it all" showed that Queen still knew how to rock them HARD.
How familiar were you with the Queen recorded canon before you heard "Killer Queen"? How fresh were your ears at that time? You have to remember that there was a time when Freddie Mercury wasn't an instantly-recognizable star.
I do not want the responsibility of having to live up to THAT. I'm just another internet blowhard like anyone else.
AMEN ! Freddie was the greatest vocalist/front man in the history of rock..period. That man had "IT"..love Queen
Both great bands... Kinda of like asking which is your favorite child.
As has already been mentioned, I always likened 10CC to another great British band: ELO. Much more so than 10CC in comparison to Queen.
In fact the first time I heard "The Things We Do For Love" I can remember thinking it was an ELO song.
Queen was an aquired taste for me, but once I was drawn to Brian May's guitar playing I was hooked.
Wow, can't believe no one has mentioned Sparks yet:
I mean, since this stuff is being dredged up. . .
As far as "Un Nuit a Paris" influencing "Bohemian Rhapsody," well, couldn't Side 2 of Queen II have influenced 10cc just as easily? It's practically the blueprint for "Bohemian Rhapsody" two years before it was released.
I think there was an awful lot of this stuff going on in the early 70s. . . bright jangly piano, stacked vocals, complex song structure, etc. The difference being that Queen 1) had a far more distinctive vocalist than 10cc; 2) had a far more distinctive guitarist than. . . well, anybody; 3) obviously wrote songs that connected with far more people than 10cc, and which established a group identity that 10cc was never able to achieve. Hell, check this out: Graham Gouldman - 10Cc Star Jealous Of Queen's Success
Talk about being petty; my heart really bleeds for ya, Graham buddy.
For latter day stuff, this Jellyfish song always put me in mind of 10cc. . .
Oh, jeez. "Bohemian Rhapsody" by a million miles. "One Night in Paris" is boring, self-indulgent and silly. I don't find 10cc's funny stuff to be very funny. It's just kind of... silly.
I think the Sparks/10cc comparison is much more apt.
Agreed. IIRC, at some point (pre-Sheer Heart Attack), the Mael Brothers asked Brian May to join Sparks. . . I don't think he regrets his decision.
10cc (to me) is more artistic than Queen music.
Some of the lighter 10cc songs remind me of old Lou Reed songs when I listen to the instruments.
10cc has more of a freak on than Queen (I mean that in a good way).
I grew up on '70s AM pop and you practically nailed my top ten list. I'm just glad to hear that someone else likes this stuff.
I always wondered what the keyboard sound was on "I'm Not In Love"
Billy Joel used i in "Just The Way You Are"
BTW: Brian May may have his Phd in Astronomy-- but he never brought to market something like the GIZMO !!!
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