The G Experience! wrote:... and at the peak of this ubiquity is the bloody Live Aid performance, dragged out perpetually as evidence of some god-like genius, alongside the attendant narrative that EVERYONE LOVED IT. Well no actually, not everyone did and furthermore those that didn't are fed up of it being constantly shoved down their throat. None of which is to deny that Mercury was great at what he did.
don't you think yer being a lil... high drama here, g? for someone who's the face, you seem kinda over-fed-up and uber-throat-shoved.
just as an example, how many times on this board has anyone preached the glories of freddie's performance at live aid? i've been around here since 2006... and i'm struggling to remember more than three occasions, one of em being this thread.
i'll happily stand corrected, even though i think the gist of the point will still work. the artists regularly glorified and idolized around here on a grand scale as "standing the test of time" etcetc aren't suddenly any more justified in being so solely becuz you yerself happen to love em. mwhaha.
more to the point, if queen's performance at live aid sounds too up on some "pop cultural-level," i'd say it's becuz live aid itself was on that same pop cultural-level. that was the stage, pre-set. ya know?