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Also, random confession time: I've fallen in love with the band Queen all over again for absolutely no reason.

Videos of the band members interacting give me strength, ahaha.
 

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No, sadly I missed it when it came out and I don't think it is on Netflix at the moment? I want to though, I've seen a lot of clips from the movie.
 

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I saw Queen in Paris in 1986, on what turned out to be the last tour with Mercury. I was not as huge a fan back then, being as excited by the opening acts (Marillion, Level 42, Belouis Some). But I could kick myself now for not ditching my friends so I could get up near the stage. I wanted to be on the field, but they wanted to stay in the stands, and it was a big field (horse racing track) so we couldn't see much from where we were sitting.

I came to appreciate Queen more later on.
 

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Oh wow, I can't tell you how insanely jealous I am, Tad! That is so awesome, even if you didn't get to see much at the time!

Being british and born around the same time as Freddie's death (and the consequent media focus on Queen and their music) they were a band I grew up listening to a lot. One of the few bands both my brother and sister liked and honestly, I'm just in awe of people who are really talented at things. And all of Queen's members are incredibly talented, both musically and otherwise and I think that is fantastic.

Also, I think I'd like to adopt Brian May and Roger Taylor as my grandparents. They are amazing and I love seeing their interactions. Also, bonus points for both being science types, like me.
 
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For me growing up, Queen seemed like of my older siblings era. Songs I'd heard on the radio growing up, that were good and all, but not the 'new' stuff I was looking for as a teen.(I followed the pattern of latching on to the new sound myas of early teens and thinking it was amazing, while looking down on older stuff. It took until I was in University to gain any real appreciation of music from before about 1982, lol)

Anyway, if I could penseive my memories like in Harry Potter, I'd totally share that one with you.
 

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Along the pop-history time-line, I also belong to the post-Queen era. By the time I started by teen music phase, Freddy Mercury and his band were on their way to becoming classics. But they immediately had me - after all, how could I resist songs in which Marie Antoinette appeared in the lyrics... ??
 

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For me growing up, Queen seemed like of my older siblings era. Songs I'd heard on the radio growing up, that were good and all, but not the 'new' stuff I was looking for as a teen.(I followed the pattern of latching on to the new sound myas of early teens and thinking it was amazing, while looking down on older stuff. It took until I was in University to gain any real appreciation of music from before about 1982, lol)

Anyway, if I could penseive my memories like in Harry Potter, I'd totally share that one with you.
Oddly enough, I was never really into finding new bands/sounds even as a teenager. I guess it might be because I sort of moderately like most styles of music so whatever is around at the time is fine by me. There's just a handful of bands who's sound I really, really like and it doesn't seem to matter if they are modern or older bands. And I would absolutely love to share that memory, if only we could! I think they need to make some sort of memory sharing machine or something, it would be amazing.

Along the pop-history time-line, I also belong to the post-Queen era. By the time I started by teen music phase, Freddy Mercury and his band were on their way to becoming classics. But they immediately had me - after all, how could I resist songs in which Marie Antoinette appeared in the lyrics... ??
Haha, exactly! They were sort of classics when I was growing up, but that's never bothered me. I spent a long time as a teenager/kid trying to figure out the meaning of a lot of Queen lyrics, I think the mystery made it more entertaining! I also love the fact that all of their songs are written by the band members, which I didn't realise growing up. It's really rare to get four people who are all extremely talented and have them work together like that.

I'm not the biggest fan of Adam Lambert, the singer they tour with now, but I'm considering trying to get tickets for a Queen concert when they tour England again. Just because Brian May and Roger Taylor are in their 70s now so this is likely the last chance I will ever get to see them play live.
 
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(sorry for this long post about me in your thread. I have a blackberry again and feel - can type properly, and got carried away)

I grew up in a house without much music. My father had never forgiven rock and roll for killing off the big band sound (he was about twenty when Elvis broke out, at that age some would embrace the new but he didn't). So the radios in our house and car were mostly tuned to the CBC, our equivalent of the Beeb.

When my older siblings began to listen to music on the radio it was the height of 70s rock in all of its overblown glory. Eight minute songs, extended instrumental solos, and all of that. It was honestly a bit much for a kid.

Then punk and disco happened, driving that sound off the radio mostly. I didn't get disco and true punk didn't get much commercial radio play where I was. But about the time that I got my own radio and then a cassette player, post-punk rock 9ame around. With all it's existential angst and cynicism about the world, it was perfect for me at that age. It took some time and maturity to appreciate the amazing music that had come earlier.

Here were a couple of the more positive songs 15 year old Tad listened too constantly


 

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Hahaha, I'm always glad to see you writing more, Tad, I love hearing from you!

I've never been hugely into music, but growing up my mum liked... well, I'm bad at the genre names, so I'm likely going to be using them wrong. But she liked soft rock from the 80s and 90s pop music, whereas my sister liked heavier rock music (and eventually metal and heavy metal and such). My brother liked combining various old and new songs on his turntables at about a billion decibles, so I guess I was always surrounded by music even though I never paid that much attention.

As a teenager, I ended up liking a lot of 80/90s pop and rock music, and more modern pop/rock/punk type things but again, I was never hugely into it. I have owned maybe half a dozen CDs in my life, if that. Including the three CDs I have of one singer called Rhydian because his voice is beautiful.

Thanks for sharing some songs you used to like, its interesting!
 

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Please keep in mind that Bohemian Rhapsody is a biopic not a documentary.
Bohemian Rhapsody is for the casual fan that likes to be entertained.
The serious fan can rip holes all through it with inaccuracies and screwed up timelines.
That being said. Enjoy the movie for what it is. Rami Malik does a fabulous job as Freddie.
Also look forward to more biopics riding on the coattails of the Rhapsody success.
 

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Please keep in mind that Bohemian Rhapsody is a biopic not a documentary.
Bohemian Rhapsody is for the casual fan that likes to be entertained.
The serious fan can rip holes all through it with inaccuracies and screwed up timelines.
That being said. Enjoy the movie for what it is. Rami Malik does a fabulous job as Freddie.
Also look forward to more biopics riding on the coattails of the Rhapsody success.
Oh, I'm well aware that its not factual, but from the clips and interviews with the cast I've seen it seems like a lot of fun. I know Brian and Roger seemed to enjoy working with actors and such, at least.

I doubt I'd ever meet anyone's definition of being a 'serious' fan on account of the fact that I was only born in 1990 and as such only know most of their career retrospecitvely. Their music meant a lot of me growing up though, and I've really enjoying diving into their older albums and watching interviews and such.

One thing did amuse me; I very much remember Brian performing on top of Buckingham Palace in 2002 but I either didn't notice or didn't remember that Roger was on the ground playing the drums as well!
 

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Something happened today that I've got to share on this forum, it cracked me up so much.

For reference, I work on a farm and my main tasks include caring for the guinea pigs and feeding the animals. Hence my nickname of "Guinea Pig Queen" and the Farm Feeder.

I was feeding the piggys today and my boss went off on a tangent about human feeders and how they should "try having a guinea pig to have something to compulsively feed".

On the one hand, misconceptions about feederism aren't great. On the other hand, I'm just imagining everybody who is into feederism being issued a guinea pig from, like, the state or something, whether they want one or not. xD Brings a whole different meaning to my title of Guinea Pig Queen, doesn't it?? Hahahaha!
 

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Please keep in mind that Bohemian Rhapsody is a biopic not a documentary.
Bohemian Rhapsody is for the casual fan that likes to be entertained.
The serious fan can rip holes all through it with inaccuracies and screwed up timelines.
That being said. Enjoy the movie for what it is. Rami Malik does a fabulous job as Freddie.
Also look forward to more biopics riding on the coattails of the Rhapsody success.
That's why I walked out of it. All I could see was "actor with fake teeth" and stock script full of cliches. What a POS. I didn't walk out on "Rocketman" but it was close, and for the same reason. And 14 bucks and 30 minutes of loud ads and coming attractions for more stupid Hollywood movies in the bargain! But at "Rocketman," at least I got to hold her fat fingers, so it wasn't so bad. ;)
 

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Well, each to their own but I really enjoyed the Bohemian Rhapsody film.
 

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