As some of you know, I upload Freddie Mercury voice crack compilations to my YouTube channel and I've decided to start work on the eighth installment. Problem is, I'm fresh out of voice cracks. I've used all the obvious ones already (e.g. the Metal Screw) and I find myself having to look deeper and deeper into Greg's channel in order to dredge anything up. I'm here today to ask all of your wonderful help in recommending me voice cracks to use. Some recommendations are listed below:
1. Try not to recommend anything I've already used.
2. It has to be a major voice crack or vocal fail. Most of the audience that views these videos is made up of casual Queen fans (not hardcore ones like us :P) who won't notice the occasional small break.
3. When recommending, please give me the song name and date so I can find what you're recommending.
Thanks to all of you! Here's the playlist link: link
Web assholes who think that climbing and ascending scales during their vocal auditions for Idol/X factor means artistic talent tend to be the audiences. They'll throw criticism on it.
Dunno about the posters however.
I've seen similar ones about MJ when he missed a cue or when something went wrong. But the problem is is that FREDDIE MERCURY was rock and roll. They were about giving the audience something new.
Also about a crazy lifestyle after some point, but also compilations like this ignore the sometimes arduous work schedules they had, jet lag etc
then there's Freddie's nodules.
For some reason these have even popped up with the likes of Prince, under similar things (*usually from teenage NON FANS/NON ORIGINAL bandwagon fans) saying "Prince's cutest moments" , "MJ'S cutest moments" ....ad nauseam.
I don't click on them but some do.
It USED TO bother me, but there's no way of getting rid of em. Gotta show diligence and accept that somehow these peeps think this either makes the artist more endearing, or they just want the attention on their channel.
Some people just take great artists for granted.
14-17 years old, that have probably NEVER sat down and had a "listening" to an album. Alone.
All this stuff at their fingertips never having known without it.
Easy to judge and take for granted all that which is there for free without anticipation or reflecting on the talent required to put it all together.
I think an important part of being a Queen fan is learning to laugh a little and remember that Freddie Mercury was not a god. Of course, Queen are undoubtedly some of the most talented performers, if not the most talented, the world has ever seen. However, I don't think I'm showing disrespect to any of them by making these. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Michael Jackson stage fails series contains fails that are almost never his fault (e.g. the band starts the song at the wrong time, the crew forgets to do something, etc). The Freddie videos are similar. Was it really his fault that he had nodules? I would say no, they were the result of overtouring in his early years as a performer. Therefore, anytime he voice cracks or has a fail, it's not really his fault.
The descriptions of the videos state that there are many reasons why Mr. Mercury might screw something up, and most of the time, it's because of nodules and that's not his fault, he can't control those. The videos are uploaded for the comedic value they provide—and yes, while they are somewhat controversial, there is a group of people who enjoys this sort of thing.
I certainly think that on a certain level, it makes Freddie more endearing. Why? Because it shows that although the man was an artist of unmatched skill and talent, he was still human. That's not something you see nowadays, where many popular artists (including the late MJ himself) preferred to lip-sync over actually performing. With Freddie, it was just him and the rest of Queen standing on a stage, without some crew member sitting on a soundboard playing the album vocals over his performance, and without 500 backing dancers to mask the actual performer's lack of talent (e.g. JB).
Assisting me is entirely voluntary. I understand that you may find my point of view repugnant, and that is totally and completely fine. Please do remember that there is an audience that enjoys this sort of stuff.