|This is purely my view.
When freddie came on the screens warming up the crowd i was anticipating something well how else to say brilliant, only to be let down with Jessie J coming out and ruining a classic.
Why couldn't do like the current michael jackson tour and use holograms....
|The “hologram” thing wouldn't have worked there.
It's a projection on to Perspex, the audience have to be facing the stage straight on for it to look 3D, here the audience surrounded the performers, so for most people it would look like a distored freddie projected onto a glass window, and those that the sides would see nothing.
The other thing is that the only full body footage of Freddie filmed with a single camera facing forwards is bits of i was born to love you, these are the days of our lives, and Barcelona.
|I thought that it was a very exciting and fitting presentation for the occasion. I am usually surprised by how much more entertaining they are compared to anything I can imagine beforehand. And given the time limit I think they made a big impression. I am not familiar with Jessie J but I thought she did well and obviously had the right spirit to carry it off.
|people on streets
|I agree with Donna
|I agree with Donna too!
|Scientifically, from this thread, 75% of people in the world were OK with it.
The other 25% can bitch and moan all they want.
Here's an idea, krueger8... How about CHANGING THE CHANNEL??!?!?! I'msure there was a couple of Dora The Explorer re-runs going, you could have watched that instead and not been upset.
Is it possible we could create 17 more threads about the same subject?
|I was really disappointed that We Are The Champions was'nt played. It should have been the very last song played IMO. It would have been fantastic way to finish the games off.
My theory as to why it wasn't played?.......political correctness??? you can't sing a line saying "no time for losers" when that's exactly what the vast majority of competitors were??? :-P
|Yes I thought Jessie J did a Great Job and I also feel that 'We are The champions' shouldve been the Finale not 'My Generation' from The Who having said that I did enjoy The Who's Performance
I dont mean to upset anyone at all but I have heard Brian Play better! a bit of Chinese Torture wouldve been nice but I guess you cant have everything perfect with the Sound on the Night! I liked the Show
|I thought the performance was "interesting". Nothing less, nothing more.
But I had from time to time the feeling that Kim Jong Il is on the drums :-)
|no !! now bog off and carry on living in the past
|Was anyone else disappointed with this thread?
|When I started watching it, I knew that they were going to use some pop singer I'd never heard of and the only time I'd ever heard her was about an hour earlier in the closing ceremony. That said, I was actually mildly impressed (amazing how everything seems better when you lower your expectations!) For the most part, she just stuck with what she was supposed to do and didn't overdo anything. Brian was pretty much in the spotlight the entire time; Jessie didn't try to upstage him. She actually respected the music somewhat.
pittrek wrote: I thought the performance was "interesting". Nothing less, nothing more. But I had from time to time the feeling that Kim Jong Il is on the drums :-)They are only slightly similar. Nothing uncanny...
Micrówave wrote: Was anyone else disappointed with this thread?It is rather silly.
|It was fab! Just to see Brain and Roger do anything!
is amazing! Brighton Rock was the best!
to see them do "anything"....????
bloody hell - that's desperate
BR - amazing????
you need to get out more
pittrek wrote: But I had from time to time the feeling that Kim Jong Il is on the drums :-)[shallow]I like Roger's clean-shaven look and hope he keeps it a while.[/shallow]
|Considering I thought it was going to be WWRY+JesseJ, followed by a hologram Fred singing WATC, Brian's guitar solo was a pleasent surprise. I was both repelled and fascinated by Brian's costume -- he looked like some bizarre offspring of Tom Baker's Dr Who and Catlady from The Simpsons. The walk, accompanied by the fireworks, was, admittedly, rather cool. Roger looked like he'd just woken from a snooze on a hammock in Bali and had found himself in the middle of Liberace's funeral. So .. the solo was good, WWRY awful beyond belief (but I notice Brian actually played the solo correctly, for a change), and the whole thing was ... different. Still think a team-up with Eric Idle would be 100 times better than Queen+Lambert
|LOL@ Roger just woke up from a snooze, found himself in the mid of Liberace's funeral.
Thanks Holly :-)
kreuger8 wrote: This is purely my view. When freddie came on the screens warming up the crowd i was anticipating something well how else to say brilliant, only to be let down with Jessie J coming out and ruining a classic. Why couldn't do like the current michael jackson tour and use holograms....I thought it was brilliant, one of the best ever versions of the song by anyone since Freddie, it was live it was raw and sang with real raunchiness in a very rocking style.
You cannot expect Freddie when it is not Freddie.
Roll on the biopic if you want something akin to him live.
And Brian's frock coat was amazing, and Roger's alertness and timing perfect as always. as was Brian's intuitive touch on his red special , bringing forth Golden Cosmic Rays bleeding light with vibrational ecstasies raining down like liquid fire, from the distant Galaxy Of ROCK.
QUEEN RULE still.
Micrówave wrote: Was anyone else disappointed with this thread?Just with your post! :-P
|I have no idea why Brian thought it was a good idea to play a Brighton Rock solo at all, and it was also a very poor Brighton Rock at that! To the man in the street it would have just been noise and a waste of time.
My hands covered my face as soon as I saw Jessie J making an appearance and I have to say the horror got no better as she chucked in these stupid screams to an otherwise acceptable performance.
My friend who is not a Queen fan at all had a valid point, why no Freddie on a screen singing WATC and the band playing along?
David Jones wrote: My friend who is not a Queen fan at all had a valid point, why no Freddie on a screen singing WATC and the band playing along?I don't think it would be appropriate for WATC to be played at the closing ceremony because it was a British closing ceremony but the USA was the champion in the medas tally.
|i am a little bit disappointed about the annoying background-tape being that loud in the mix. roger's timpanis at the end of the performance on the other hand are too weak mixed. hm.
otherwise... well, i did enjoy the ROQ ("Rest of Queen")+ some cutie for bringing such an presence to a huuuge stage like this.
|I feel sorry for WWRY - at every opportunity it is dragged out, usually for people who can't sing (it is the perfect 'I can't sing' song) and now we are seeing it be ripped apart by people who over sing. It's not a sturdy enough song to withstand all this nonsense. I can only assume it was played because it is the only Queen song Jessie Skeletor knew? As a sporting anthem WATC is way better, but we know R&B would only listen to some 6th form production company (who I assume were running that concert) rather than the instinct they have honed over 40 years. The images of the fuckwit audience doing the cla clap hands miming was heartbreaking. The only good thing was Jessie Skeletor looked a bit like FM. I haven't bothered commenting on any of this for a week as I genuinely don't count that as anything to do with Queen - much like BM doing GSTQ on the roof of buckingham palace. I'm just glad this ahppened after the recent reissues, as we know that version would end up as a bonus track on NOTW. Also - please don't refer to the guitar solo as Brighton Rock, that does the song a massive diservice. I would've rather heard Neil's bass solo at the closing ceremony, it was that sort of night.
|Sorry - I've had a coffee.
|Brian May's guitar solo was amazing, but I personally don't like Jessie J.
|Lets just be thankful it wasn't Ed Sheeran singing with Queen. Or that Emile woman.
|Just the sight of Freddie on the screen was electric, sent chills through me and tears in my eyes. Loved it. Brian's solo wonderful, it's always exciting to see them, too bad John didn't return for it, that would have been amazing.
|I agree with you Queen4Ever. I thought Brighton Rock solo sounded amazing and it was a very brave thing to perform it. But I think it fitted with the dramaturgy of the spectacle - it simply showcased great British guitar playing to the masses. Jessie J was shit though, without offence to anyone. Her performace was one of the low points of the night and what on earth did she do on the same stage with Brian May? I think it sits right up there with the Five collaboration and Britney Spears Pepsi advert. With all these stars gathered for the night, they chose Jessie J. Unbelievable:) I can understand they couldn't invite Adam, because he is American, but considering the fact the US scored most medals it could have been a welcome gesture. Overall, interesting performance which otherwise could have been great.
|yeah, cos a dead bloke on a video wall totally stole the limelight from his (allegely) live bandmates....makes you wonder if Brian even thought this trhough before he agreed to it
|Don't think Brian and Roger minded if Dead Freddie stole the show, they know he always was the show.
|well that explains the "solo" then
can't let a dead man have all the limelight?
|The solo was out of place - it's not gonna have any significance to to the general public, regardless of if it was good or not.
|Jessie J's squeals were a bit out of place, but to be honest, she wasn't ALL bad. I'm not saying she's amazing, 'cos she's not. My point is that Brian and Roger really haven't got that wide a choice of many good British voices to perform alongside these days. But when you think about good vocal ability, and hyped-up pop singers nowadays, Jessie J tried to show guts vocally to prove she could be alongside Bri and Rog. BUT it's a bit obvious she was trying to be a female Freddie replacement, which is a drag-down. All in all, the 'Queen + Jessie J' tag is a mixed bag. Now if there had been a 'Queen + Adele' performance... that would have been awesome. I can imagine Adele nailing Who Wants to Live Forever to the note.
tomchristie22 wrote: The solo was out of place - it's not gonna have any significance to to the general public, regardless of if it was good or not.I didn't see any complaints anywhere, except for the fool who got what he deserved.
qz08927 wrote:tomchristie22 wrote: The solo was out of place - it's not gonna have any significance to to the general public, regardless of if it was good or not.I didn't see any complaints anywhere, except for the fool who got what he deserved.
That's probably because no one took any notice. You may not realize this, but to virtually anyone who isn't a musician, Brian's solo is *boring*.