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Poll Question: Electric Light Orchestra or Queen?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote RoyFairbank Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2010 at 15:26
For me this Killer Queen and We are the Champions vs. my beloved Electric Light Orchestra.

I haven't heard much more from Queen but my image of them is a .... glam band that is happy to work with ...lord Adam Lambert. Yuk!




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Anthony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 11 2010 at 18:19
Originally posted by RoyFairbank RoyFairbank wrote:

For me this Killer Queen and We are the Champions vs. my beloved Electric Light Orchestra.

I haven't heard much more from Queen but my image of them is a .... glam band that is happy to work with ...lord Adam Lambert. Yuk!


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The-time-is-now Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2010 at 14:07
ELO.

Queen is less progressive, to me.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lizzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2010 at 14:16
Originally posted by RoyFairbank RoyFairbank wrote:

For me this Killer Queen and We are the Champions vs. my beloved Electric Light Orchestra.

I haven't heard much more from Queen but my image of them is a .... glam band that is happy to work with ...lord Adam Lambert. Yuk!



Oh come on! That's just Brian and Roger at menopause. Cut them some slack! (that being said, Rrrroger is still the love of my lifeEmbarrassed)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Vompatti Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2010 at 15:36
Queen. ELO is about as interesting as . . . some other not very interesting thing. Sleepy
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote esky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 13 2010 at 10:27
Queen? In this forum? But anyway, I'll go with ELO although they could always be counted on to be a little smarmy and candy-ass. As for Queen, they were rockers who flirted with prog in snippets here and there along the way.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cocaine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 21 2010 at 06:34
ELO were inspired by The Beatles. Queen was inspired by ELO. I feel Queen 'copied' ELO but I don't mean copy in a bad way. Many many ELO ideas viz. orchestra, vocals, chord progressions, piano, ended up in Queen songs.

Compare

Sweet Talkin Woman -v- I want to break free

for example.

(And then compare

Night in the city -v- A day in the life, and Starlight -v- Live and let die!!!).

Anyway, my vote goes to ELO for sure! It has a classic groove, it's so smooth. A lot more funk (at least in the sound production). But thank goodness for Queen and The Beatles too...
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Sorry for the mistake. Live and let die (McCartney) was 'inspired' by Starlight. So McCartney inspired by ELO which was in turn inspired by McCartney.

It's like a 'musical oneness Utopia'.

By the way, why did everyone stop talking about this almost 2 months ago?

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This is easy for me because I think ELO suck the big one.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 21 2010 at 07:24
and Jeff Lynne is actualy quite an underrated (yes i said underrated), singer he have a perfect vocal tone which brings tears in youre eyes, on he's best he kan give Roy Orbison a real challange vocaly, and he is also a qiute okey guitaris as well, not a shredder but i have seen he's fingger flye over the frettbord on some ochasions.
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I think Snow Boy is a Genesis fan. Fair enough. I think I moved off track a little with the Beatles, Aginor with Roy (perhaps) and Snow Boy with Genesis.

(This thread was originally ELO-v-Queen)

But yes, to get to the last point, Roy Orbison was perhaps the greatest voice ever recorded (at least in non-classical music). Even Elvis said so...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 21 2010 at 08:37
Originally posted by cocaine cocaine wrote:

I think Snow Boy is a Genesis fan. Fair enough. I think I moved off track a little with the Beatles, Aginor with Roy (perhaps) and Snow Boy with Genesis.

(This thread was originally ELO-v-Queen)

But yes, to get to the last point, Roy Orbison was perhaps the greatest voice ever recorded (at least in non-classical music). Even Elvis said so...

I never even mentioned Genesis. ELO suck imo...end of.

I presume you are referring to me. I may be wrong.


Edited by Snow Dog - August 21 2010 at 08:42
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Sorry, I was looking at the picture (with recent tracks and top artists from last.fm), and since AtomicCrimsonRush had pictures of Pink Floyd and Genesis I was reading too much into it.

My fault...

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Originally posted by cocaine cocaine wrote:

Sorry, I was looking at the picture (with recent tracks and top artists from last.fm), and since AtomicCrimsonRush had pictures of Pink Floyd and Genesis I was reading too much into it.

My fault...


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ELO by a thousand miles.  They have some AMAZING work (actually a lot of amazing work), some okay work, and some that I could take of leave.  

Queen has a few good songs and a LOT of generic filler songs in my opinion.  (I said in my opinion, before some fanboy goes off on me).  And I never really saw the fascination with Queen other than Mercury having a good voice.

Also, ELO is a good prog rock band, Queen is a generic rock band that occasionally has moments that are debatably progressive.  


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Truth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 21 2010 at 12:59
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

 
This by a country mile.
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 I'll take ELO, just because they were more consistent to me. Queen had 4 writers, and sometimes wrote boring songs. Jeff Lynne, in my honest and seemingly unique opinion, never wrote a bad song.
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I prefer ELO because Jeff Lynne is much superior songwriter to anything anyone in Queen can produce, and even though Queen are the superior musicians and a better group.
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Originally posted by giselle giselle wrote:

I prefer ELO because Jeff Lynne is much superior songwriter to anything anyone in Queen can produce, and even though Queen are the superior musicians and a better group.

Jeff Lynne is a great songwriter, but not better  than Freddie.



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