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Not particularly a fan of either, but for me, the obvious choice is Queen. Much more imagination and talent (IMO).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote geneyesontle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2012 at 17:47
Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

No contest here. Queen were one of the first bands I truly loved. Black Sabbath were great and genre defining, but their music was not as varied, interesting or well-played as Queen's.
 
Everything is said here. Zeppelin and Purple were better than Sabbath.
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My "favourite band" changes by the day, but both these are bands I always come back to. Love them both and voted accordingly.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The T Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 18 2012 at 11:08
Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

No contest here. Queen were one of the first bands I truly loved. Black Sabbath were great and genre defining, but their music was not as varied, interesting or well-played as Queen's.
Basically this. Also, one band had a singer with amazing musical and personal talents The other one had a singer with charisma. 
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Sabbath !!!  Can't stand Queen.
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For me  the best is Queen .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2012 at 09:20
Originally posted by The T The T wrote:

Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

No contest here. Queen were one of the first bands I truly loved. Black Sabbath were great and genre defining, but their music was not as varied, interesting or well-played as Queen's.
Basically this. Also, one band had a singer with amazing musical and personal talents The other one had a singer with charisma. 
i would say Dio is as accomplished as Murcary, Rodgers (hushhh) is better then Ozzy  Confused. but Ozzy is the better character and iconic which Rodgers is not,

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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Sabbath !!!  Can't stand Queen.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2012 at 12:03
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Sabbath !!!  Can't stand Queen.

Have you listened to Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, or you're judging on Greatest Hits or that kind of crap?
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Big fan of both bands.  I am currently entrenched in a Queen marathon.  "There can be only one", but I choose both.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sumdeus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 08 2012 at 13:16
I dig em both but Sabbath are just way more significant to me, probably cause of all the years I spent as a super metalhead
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Originally posted by ole-the-first ole-the-first wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Sabbath !!!  Can't stand Queen.

Have you listened to Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, or you're judging on Greatest Hits or that kind of crap?
O.K.  O.K. - You kinda caught me out a bit here. If I may say, my sister and, particularly her ex. are MASSIVE Queen fans to this day.  I've heard pretty much all their albums.  I liked some things on their debut (Great King Rat, Liar, My Fairy King) and the next tune I liked was Dragon Attack (from The Game - Deacon's bass-line is bleedin' killer).  Then I liked the title cut of 'Innuendo'.  Heard a gazillion times Day at the Races, Night at the Opera (nothing exciting there) and whilst I suppose I could consider Queen II and SHA tolerable, one thing just irks me to the very core - those bleedin' massed vocals - I prefer STYX doing this.  Yes, Freddy was/is an amazing vocalist, but some of their more 'commercial' things that have been played to death just kill this whole entity known as 'Queen' for me.  To say 'I can't stand 'em' maybe a bit brash, but there's tons of fairly average Prog I'd consider before devoting time to this band.  Apologies, I don't mean to offend.............
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Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

No contest here. Black Sabbath were great and genre defining, but their music was not as varied, interesting or well-played as Queen's.

This.


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Originally posted by ole-the-first ole-the-first wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Sabbath !!!  Can't stand Queen.

Have you listened to Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, or you're judging on Greatest Hits or that kind of crap?

This. Although he said he listened to those albums, a lot of people think Queen is "Radio Gaga" and "I Want to Break Free" and never listened to those albums or songs like "Prohet Song", "Millonaire Waltz" and "Great King Rat", etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote menawati Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2012 at 17:57
Dusted off my old Queen at the Beeb LP last night and it blew me away.
Voted Queen (but like sabbath too)

Oh yeh and side 1 of Sheer Heart Attack is much better than anything Sabbath ever did.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2012 at 19:04
Originally posted by TheLionOfPrague TheLionOfPrague wrote:

Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

No contest here. Black Sabbath were great and genre defining, but their music was not as varied, interesting or well-played as Queen's.

This.


Really?

Interesting and varied? I think from Black Sabbath up to Heaven & Hell you got a lot of material that varies and can be very interesting. Sure, they're not the best players around, while Freddie might be one of rock's finest vocals, I prefer Ozzy's unique vocals that gave rock a whole new side.

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Sabotage, those two are very interesting hard rock albums with orchestral and synth arrangements. 

I admit that I haven't listened as much Queen as Sabbath, mainly cause Queen didnt have the punch Sabbath had with Geezer and Iommi.Wink


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ole-the-first Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2012 at 19:08
Well, I'm a big fan of both, but... Sabbath's music is indeed much less varied than Queen's. Sabbath were moving towards metal but they always have stayed a metal act. Then Queen moved through heavy metal, hard rock, pop rock, dance (oftenly on the same album), and everything, even their poppiest albums, contained some experiments.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Quiet One Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 09 2012 at 21:26
Yeah youre probably right, Queen, in that sense, is more of a rock band that inclined towards various sides and didnt focus much on one style, except for some albums. (not a criticism)

Sabbath were from the beginning heavy and doomish, with blues roots that began to fade with time. They did have their experimental and pop phase, but always within the hard rock realm.
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My interest in Queen literally died on the vine after A Night at the Opera. Their first four albums were great and hard edged, but they took a u-turn after that and I never followed them again. Sabbath has far more material I still listen to.
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Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

My interest in Queen literally died on the vine after A Night at the Opera.

Same here. Day at the Races isn't too awful though.
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