Lol it’s almost like those same critics who hounded Freddie, particularly his private life for years. Suddenly are his white knight. Even Freddie said he expected to be replaced at some point. And he had no problem with it. I suspect his response to Adam would be a wry smile and “You bastard, how do you do that?” People who knew Freddie. Knew he was a big fan of true talent. He loved opera music. He also said so what you want with my music, never make me boring. Somehow I get the sense touring with a Freddie impersonator or MM . Would not be what Freddie wanted. With Adam it’s contiuning to challenge people intellectually and artistically. It’s dangerous, current, and alive.
I also feel these critics think Oh Freddie’s dead now. He was Queen. And they should of just closed shop. So calling them a tribute band is akin to that line of thinking. Not only is that an insult to The other Members. It’s patently and historically inaccurate. Long after Freddie’s death Queen was still alive. They released new music. They had the musical in London that went on for years. They toured with Paul Rodgers. And of course Adam. Saying oh the movie made QAL successful speaks to this critics ignorance. Their IHR festival performance in 2013 of anything made them.
Not only that, but Brian and Roger actually wrote a lot of the music that these critics are so concerned about. It's a neat trick to be a tribute band for music you wrote yourself.
Here is the set list from Vancouver along with who is named as primary composer by Google or Wiki. I'm sure that uber-Queen fans could quibble but Google and Wiki is what I got. Of course, the band shares all the music equally as composers which I think is awesome and shows what kind of people they all are/were and they no doubt contributed to each song's final product. So out of the 32 Queen songs here (not counting Brian's guitar solos); Freddie - 13 May - 13 Taylor - 6 Deacon - 2 So, who's a tribute for whom?
Mercury/Taylor - Innuendo (Queen song) (intro, recorded) 1. Brian May - Now I'm Here (First time live since 2014) 2. Freddie Mercury - Seven Seas of Rhye 3. Brian May - Keep Yourself Alive (First time live since 2016) 4. Brian May - Hammer to Fall 5. Freddie Mercury - Killer Queen 6. Freddie Mercury - Don't Stop Me Now 7. Freddie Mercury - In the Lap of the Gods... Revisited (First time live since 2015) 8. Freddie Mercury - Somebody to Love 9. Brian May - The Show Must Go On 10. Roger Taylor - I'm in Love With My Car 11. Freddie Mercury - Bicycle Race (Full intro) 12. Brian May - Fat Bottomed Girls 13. Roger Taylor - One Vision (First time live since 2016) 14. Brian May/Roger Taylor - Machines (Or 'Back to Humans') (Live debut, originally recorded opener on the 1984-85 Works Tour) 15. Roger Taylor - Radio Ga Ga 16. Freddie Mercury - Love of My Life (Freddie on screen for the end of the song) 17. Brian May - '39 (First time live since 2015) 18. Brian May - Doing All Right (First time live since 1977, first verse only sung by Roger) 19. Freddie Mercury - Crazy Little Thing Called Love 20. All of them plus Bowie - Under Pressure (featuring "Flash" drum intro) 21. John Deacon - I Want to Break Free Freddie Mercury - You Take My Breath Away (recording) 22. Brian May - Who Wants to Live Forever 23. Brian May - Guitar Solo 24. Brian May - Last Horizon (Brian May cover) 25. Brian May - Tie Your Mother Down 26. John Deacon - Another One Bites the Dust 27. Brian May - I Want It All 28. Freddie Mercury - Bohemian Rhapsody Encore: Ay-Oh (Freddie appears on screen, recorded at Wembley Stadium in 1986.) 29. Brian May - We Will Rock You 30. Freddie Mercury - We Are the Champions
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Post by EenieMeenie on Jul 15, 2019 22:13:51 GMT -5
Once again, I am sooooo happy that Adam was not picked to impersonate another musician. He was chosen to sing Queen's music, not to impersonate Freddie Mercury. If he were to play Freddie or Elvis in a movie, he would be asked to copy their style. That's not what Adam has chosen to do so far in his career choices. I hope he continues to interpret songs in his own way - he's done it that way since IDOL.
I don't know the man who was picked to play Elvis but it is not a must see movie for me. Adam was never considered/tested for the role so nothing lost there for him. But maybe one day, when he gets more acting experience, something will come his way with a biopic or some other type of role. Beyonce played Eta James. And Jennifer Hudson will play Aretha Franklin so singers have been picked to play these parts but not always. Rami was perfect for Freddie. Jamie Foxx was perfect for Ray. I am sorta glad Adam was not in the running for this role. Not because I didn't think he could handle it. But Elvis is such an icon and the scrutiny would be overwhelming. If the movie is not a great success, they will be brutal to a known singer. So Harry Styles may be better off without this role and he was tested and in the running. I want to see Adam start off smaller and build up his cred. I think he could play some diverse characters and would be a good actor. But I don't think he needs to carry a big screen movie just yet, imo.
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YW. I think I'm going to wait until Dancy separates into indiv songs in FLAC before I DL. Then I'm going to try and pick the concert with the very best overall audio and maybe make me a car CD. I may wait until the leg is over....I think Dancy is going to several more shows including "my" three at the end. Sometimes I like to keep the audio from one of "my" shows...lol....or from the show she records that she thinks has the best audio.
"He has something about him, an aura, a kind of ‘dark Elvis’ vibe—and what a voice!" Roger Taylor of Queen.