The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


A Weapon Of Mass Torment …
March 11, 2014, 6:15 am
Filed under: Comment

As you probably know, I love the band Queen.

OK, so after 1984 they went a bit dodgy, but I still think they are incredible.

And yes, I do like their Hot Space album, even if most fans hate it.

People talk about Muse as a band who push musical boundaries, but apart from the fact they sound an awful lot like Queen, if you listen to Freddie, Brian, Roger and John’s 1975 album – A Night At The Opera – you will see they were practitioners of musical diversity decades earlier.

Over the years, I’ve spent a fortune travelling the World to see their gigs, let alone buying albums, books, DVD’s and t-shirts … and while many mock them, the reality is they will go down in history as one of rock and roll’s biggest selling, influential and iconic bands.

I look at that photo at the top of the post and see a band that was at the height of their fame and creativity.

That photo was taken in 1981 and they look like people who have feel confident in their abilities and achievements.

That was the year they did their ground breaking South American tour, playing to crowds of over quarter of a million people … leaving an entire continent blown away by the power of their live performance.

Of course, they surpassed even that when 4 years later, they literally stole the show at the biggest concert in the World, Live Aid.

The fact the band still has a career 40+ years after forming and Freddie is still a beloved figure 23 years after he died is testimony to the impact the band has made on culture.

While there are many who like to heap shit on the band [and me for loving them] … I’ve always been able to dismiss their negative comments because they are fans of bands like The Smiths, the musical equivalent of clinical depression – so imagine how upset I was when I read this:

… laugh it up Northern. Bastard.


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hahahahahahahahahahaha. hahaha. hahahahahahaha.

Comment by andy@cynic

finally the us military do something about the real evil in the world. fucking excellent work.

Comment by andy@cynic

hahahahahahaha.

hahahaha

hafuckingha.

Comment by andy@cynic

that photo is 33 years old. for fucks sake get a fucking grip. freddies dead and brian may looks like hes wearing a dirty judge wig and banging on about fucking badgers. let it go. save yourfuckingself.

Comment by andy@cynic

I couldn’t agree more. Hang on, I could agree more.

Comment by DH

He does look like he’s wearing a filthy judges wig. I’m devastated.

Comment by Rob

Doesn’t forcing someone to listen to Queen breach the Geneva convention?

Comment by DH

Is it called the Geneva Convention because like its namesake, it doesn’t advocate torture by physical means, just boring them to death.

Comment by Rob

I know how hard this must have been for you to write Robert. But acknowledging your problem is the first step towards overcoming your problem.

Comment by Pete

When Pete takes the piss you know this could be immense.

Comment by DH

What could be immense?

Comment by Pete

The insults on this post.

Comment by DH

This post is written with the same intensity and love as the posts you write about your parents, wife and cat. That doesn’t bother me, but it will likely bother them.

Comment by George

George has joined in with the smackdown. Now if Lee takes part we’ve hit the magic trifecta and the world will have peace and goodwill for all.

Comment by DH

Thanks Pete. Thanks George. I can’t wait to piss on your childhood heroes when a report comes out saying the British government are torturing innocent victims with the sounds of The Human League or The Eagles or whoever you like but keep very quiet about it.

Comment by Rob

Now and again I post shit on ‘AdScam” But usually they are coruscate gems. You however, Rob, seem determined to scrape the bottom of the barrel. Or, you are secretly taking the piss out of your long suffering audience. Or, ‘cos you claim not to drink, you are out of your fucking head on drugs. Whatever the reason, Sir, I would advise you to get help…
“Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells.”

Comment by adscamgeorge

If you’re suggesting that I should be more like you and the other commentators on here George, your pitch could do with a little more work. Ha.

Comment by Rob

We’re 10,000 times the man you are and could dream about being.

Comment by Billy Whizz

Does this mean you’re coming to see them in the US when they tour with Adam Glambert later this year? More money than sense.

Comment by Bazza

Actually I am … on my way to see the World Cup. This is going to be an epic year. [Until England get knocked out in the first round … but then I’ll be Italian so there’s still hope for me]

Comment by Rob

Fuck me… How much vacation time do you get? Does W+K supply a personal jet? You lucky bastard. Jealous… Moi?
Cheers/George

Comment by adscamgeorge

It’s called research George. Or at least that’s what I tell management and the tax man.

Comment by Rob

This post makes me very happy

Comment by northern

I knew it would which proves you are an evil bastard with crap music taste.

Comment by Rob

I’m not the one torturing folks with fat bottomed girls

Comment by northern

Oh, I’ve just seen how that comment reads.

Comment by northern

Sorry, but who ARE these people who talk about Muse?

Comment by Marcus

Fair question Marcus, especially as you live in Germany and only ever hear people talk about David Hasselhoff.

Comment by Rob

I was talking about him only 30 minutes ago. I kid you not. Hello, by the way!

Comment by Marcus

Hello lovely. You’re in danger of becoming a German cliche. Be careful.

Comment by Rob

if it included the words “i wish i could fuck him” youre dead to me marcus.

Comment by andy@cynic

If he said that I’d hope Marcus would be dead to himself.

Comment by DH

That sounds like the plot to the Inception sequel.

Comment by Pete

What do you call the 1% of the 1%?

Comment by Bazza

(They’re the people who don’t need money because they get everyone to give them what they want)

Comment by Bazza




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