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Postby Goat Boy » 28 Sep 2018, 13:33

It’s all about the solo.

I prefer the faster live version from Live Killers

The notion that they are the worst major band ever from these shores is risible nonsense
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Postby Earl E. Eel » 28 Sep 2018, 13:42

Name a worse MAJOR band from the UK then
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Postby Rayge » 28 Sep 2018, 13:43

Goat Boy wrote:It’s all about the solo.

I prefer the faster live version from Live Killers

The notion that they are the worst major band ever from these shores is risible nonsense


As you know, I'm not likely to get upset because someone disagrees with my taste in music, but I'm genuinely interested to know which major band (any definition of major you like, although https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_b ... f_all_time is instructive) you consider worse.
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Postby never/ever » 28 Sep 2018, 13:51

Dire Straits.
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never/ever wrote:Dire Straits.


Absolved for Sultans of Swing and a few of the other early ones.

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The Modernist wrote:
never/ever wrote:Dire Straits.


Absolved for Sultans of Swing and a few of the other early ones.


No way.

With that measure Queen should get off for Seven Seas Of Rye as well.
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Goat Boy wrote:It’s all about the solo.

I prefer the faster live version from Live Killers

The notion that they are the worst major band ever from these shores is risible nonsense


He's right.
I'm not too big on Queen but don't sell yourselves short, guys. You've done much worse.
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Postby Earl E. Eel » 28 Sep 2018, 14:39

A big-selling band? I can't think of a better example than Queen.

Maybe one of those moody 90s indie bands that followed in Oasis' wake. But they were hardly massive.
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Count Machuki wrote:
Goat Boy wrote:It’s all about the solo.

I prefer the faster live version from Live Killers

The notion that they are the worst major band ever from these shores is risible nonsense


He's right.
I'm not too big on Queen but don't sell yourselves short, guys. You've done much worse.


Name one. (NB, The Style Council are not, nor have ever been, a major band ;) )
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Postby Earl E. Eel » 28 Sep 2018, 14:40

The 1975?
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Postby The Modernist » 28 Sep 2018, 14:46

I reckon Genesis are worse..in both their incarnations.

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Postby Rayge » 28 Sep 2018, 14:47

Biggest selling bands worldwide from the UK (wiki)
1 Beatles
2 LZ
3 Queen
4 Pink Floyd
5 Rolling Stones
6 Coldplay !!
7 Dave Clark Five !!!!
8 Deep Purple
9 Depeche Mode
10 Dire Straits
11 Fleetwood Mac
12 Genesis
13 Iron Maiden
14 Pet Shop Boys
15 Status Quo
16 The Who
17 Black Sabbath
18 Culture Club
19 Def Leppard
20 Duran Duran

A shower of shit mainly, then, but none of them as aggressively offensive as Queen in my view
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Postby Count Machuki » 28 Sep 2018, 14:48

UB40
Simply Red (I'd imagine)
Mumford & Sons
fucking U2 if we're counting Irish shores
Bush
Genesis is a pretty good shout
Sure, Coldplay too


I'd rather listen to Queen than any of these. I guess I like some U2, they might get a pass.
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Postby The Modernist » 28 Sep 2018, 14:51

Count Machuki wrote:Simply Red (I'd imagine)


You'd be wrong. Did some decent singles and "Money's Too Tight..." was a really good cover.

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Postby Count Machuki » 28 Sep 2018, 14:51

The Modernist wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:Simply Red (I'd imagine)


You'd be wrong. Did some decent singles and "Money's Too Tight..." was a really good cover.


I'll give them another listen some day.
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Postby The Modernist » 28 Sep 2018, 14:52

Don't worry...I won't press you on it. :lol:

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Postby Goat Boy » 28 Sep 2018, 15:10

Rayge wrote:Biggest selling bands worldwide from the UK (wiki)
1 Beatles
2 LZ
3 Queen
4 Pink Floyd
5 Rolling Stones
6 Coldplay !!
7 Dave Clark Five !!!!
8 Deep Purple
9 Depeche Mode
10 Dire Straits
11 Fleetwood Mac
12 Genesis
13 Iron Maiden
14 Pet Shop Boys
15 Status Quo
16 The Who
17 Black Sabbath
18 Culture Club
19 Def Leppard
20 Duran Duran

A shower of shit mainly, then, but none of them as aggressively offensive as Queen in my view


Pink Floyd post Syd are far worse for starters.

Coldplay, Deep Purple, Dire Straits, iron Maiden etc

Queen are a strong flavour which is why they inspire both hatred and devotion.
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Re: 'What's Up?' and the very worst songs ever

Postby Quaco » 28 Sep 2018, 15:16

Goat Boy wrote:Queen are a strong flavour which is why they inspire both hatred and devotion.

Definitely. It's why I, a real fan, don't just "not care for" their poorer efforts, I hate them!
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Postby Goat Boy » 28 Sep 2018, 16:14

Bit like Coan really
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Postby Georgios » 28 Sep 2018, 20:36

Dave Clark Five's place on that biggest selling acts lists is almost certainly based on sales figures Dave Clark pulled out of his arsehole.