|Biggest Band On The Planet
|Assuming freddie never had AIDS and lived what would Queen have been like in the 1990s ?
Would they have become the worlds biggest band ? or atleast the biggest live band of the 90s.
How would they have competed with the likes of U2 both as a live band and selling records.
How would Queen have fit in (or not fit in) to the Brit pop scene ?
Its a pity we never got a another decade of Queen they only really existed in the 70s and 80s.
|My best guess is that they would have essentially spilt up, only to, regroup occasionally - The Who, Stones etc
Maybe there's only so much that F could have taken BM-wise...
|Queen would be Queen, what else could they have been?
|The Fairy King
|I guess they wouldn't be bad for four aging queens...|
|Queen may have survived the punk movement in the mid-70s, but would they have been able to survive the Nirvana Alternative fad?|
|Watching the commentary to GHII, Brian was saying that during the video to I want it all... He mentioned along the lines of, how exciting it was making that video and how it was a exciting refreshing feeling to be doing basically a simple live video to a song and how it could have been something different they were looking towards for the 90s....
Could have Queen entered the 90s with a alt grunge rock sound and do what they did during the punk and pop era and do a tounge in cheek take on it???
|Could we have seen a "I want it all" style, very simple, stripped down, raw and powerful version of queen during the 90s??? Queen doing what they did best and reinvent themselves?? Albeit in a much reduced capacity than what we saw in the 80s.. especially live performance and album produced wise....|
|Would have loved for them to have done an MTV Unplugged show|
|What would Queen be in the 90's?
"Made in Heaven" of course ...
ANAGRAMER wrote: My best guess is that they would have essentially spilt up, only to, regroup occasionally - The Who, Stones etc Maybe there's only so much that F could have taken BM-wise...I hoped Freddie would run him over with a big truck at least after Barcelona 92. And replace his ass
|I personally think that Roger and Brian's solo projects, No-one but you, and Made In Heaven give us insights into what Queen would have done had they been a working unit 20 years ago. Of course, it's difficult to know if Innuendo or The Miracle would have happened had Freddie not been ill, but let's assume that they would have, and work from that place, since we definitely have these albums.
Blue Rock, Happiness, and Back To The Light give us insight into the songwriting of Brian May and Roger Taylor at that time. Since Roger's previous solo albums include some songs rejected by Queen - as did Mr Bad Guy - and I can only presume that Back To The Light includes some Queen-rejects too (although Brian was probably more able to get his songs on to the albums than others....), we can presume that the first post-Innuendo Queen album would have included some tracks like Foreign Sand, Just One Life, Back To the Light, Happiness, (I don't know the exact thought processes behind each song, there's a lot of speculation on my part here).
I know that in 1991, before it was officially known that Freddie was ill (which only happened the day before he died, even though it was widely speculated), the fan club letters from the band stated that the new Queen album would be released in 1992. After Freddie's death I remember that the tracks were spoken about in many publications and letters in the fan club magazines, for the full 3 years between 1992 and 1995, but they were focused only on the tracks Freddie was able to sing on. I suspect that some of the tracks earmarked for that project would have included songs that ended up on Happiness and Back To The Light. Sorry I'm repeating myself.
Anyway, I don't think Queen would have bothered to sound like BritPop, but they'd have remained fairly distinct within their own sound world. Freddie I'm sure would have revelled in the 1990s Dance revolution and he, with John, would have likely brought that to Queen to the chagrin of Brian. Roger would go along with it although he'd probably feel that it was out of his comfort zone - but he'd have enjoyed building up the complex rhythm parts that became a feature of the Happiness LP.
I think there'd have probably been two or three 1990s albums after Innuendo, the record company would have demanded it - they signed a big deal with Hollywood - and there would likely have been at least one more soundtrack for a Disney film or something. I'm taking that Disney speculation from the Delilah clip that Freddie was nearly involved in, and the animated Days of Our Lives video.
I'm certain there would have been a big tour, and something for the millennium as well, but it's really hard to know. It would have most likely been the trappings of fame and contracts that kept them together during this period. As Freddie turned 60 in 2006, he'd have probably focused more on his classical career, as a composer more than as a performer, although I'm quite sure there'd have been some recordings from him (age hasn't stopped Mick Jagger or Elton John).
Since the X-Factor and American Idol gave Brian and Roger a new platform, I think that Freddie would have been very much involved in it as well, and may even have ended up as a judge on the voice or something. Who knows?
|How would one imagine Freddie on X factor or Britain's got talent!!! He had the potential to be hilarious!!! Far better than David Williams!! How would Freddie have been in the 21st century, this digital age, tv of this decade and just in general this acceptance of the LGBT community?? Surely he would be in his element!!!
Freddie doing duets or as we now call them "Ft..." with today's artists???
One things for sure.... His ciggy addiction would certainly had to take a back stage if he were to perform or sing but then again...
|Basically the same as what they were doing in the 80s. Assuming that they toured for whatever is The Miracle and Innuendo in this timeline, they would still have that legendary status they had at the Magic Tour. Heck, I could see the Magic Tour extending to Japan and South America if Freddie never had AIDS. Brian mentioned in an interview soon after Wembley 86 that he felt as if the band should either get right back on the road or go into the recording studio after they wrapped up their European tour.
Maybe Wayne's World would still revive Queen's popularity in America, and they could take their stadium shows here. We have plenty of huge stadiums, after all. :)
|Easy answer. DEAD. So much war was going on they would be playing a concert in South Africa and then BOOM!!!!|
|"Would have loved for them to have done an MTV Unplugged show"
One of those stupid, boring shows where they turn hard rock classics into soft, mushy ballads? I hope not!
|I don't know but maybe there would have been at least on album with hard(er) rock. Listen to I want it all / Was it all worth it/ Hitman / Innuendo / Headlong and with some changes a few others.
the seed of rock was still in them.
On the other hand they could come up with some bland pop numbers.
|I agree with Queen was a great musician in the 90's.|
|Brian May would be living under the Hammersmith fly-over, lamenting the passing of time, gazing up at Ursa Major whilst swigging on a bottle of Blue Nun and getting the nightly low-down from his menagerie of urban foxes.
Anita would have ditched Brian for Freddie and she'd have sired a soccer team's worth of poodle-haired, buck-toothed b-list actors and actresses.
One of those would go to marry John Deacon and they would set themselves up in a caravan on the Leicestershire / Northamptonshire border, living off of the land and marketing an alternative way of living through John's privately published recordings and writings.
The Fredster, meanwhile, would have taken Tim Rice up on that offer of a gig as The Phantom Of The Opera and have bounced in to global stardom as a stage actor. His supporting staff of Straker, Fanelli and Freestone would be ensconced as fairy godmothers to all of Freddie's and Anita's children, educating them in the ways of dress-making and how best to create a daisy chain.
Roger Taylor, having split from Debbie Leng, would hook up with The Cadbury's Caramel Bunny, only to later find that he's, in fact, committing himself to a life with Miriam Margolyes.
Queen, the band, do nothing after 1993.
|I suppose touring would be pretty big for them, had Freddie not contracted HIV. As someone wrote above, they would still have that legendary status they had in '86 and I'm sure they would capitalize on it. Return to the US after Wayne's World? Why not. With Prenter in his grave, it could be a success! As for grunge, Britpop, techno etc., I don't think they would be that bothered, for the same reason. They would still be Queen. I suspect they would make only 2 or 3 more albums after "Innuendo" in the 90s and hopefully, would still manage to sell them, although it's not that obvious. The reaction to "Innuendo" singles wasn't that great after all, with TSMGO only reaching no. 24 while Freddie was still alive. Wouldn't be surprised to see Freddie dabbling with electronica on his solo projects, but I don't think Brian and Roger would allow much of it on Queen's records. "Hot Space" taught them something after all. Freddie could do another duet with Pavarotti or someone. That's all I can speculate, hopefully, the reality would be a little less predictable than this.|
|'Wayne's World' came out about six months after Freddie died......so.....
had Freddie been healthy and continued on, BoRhap would not have been part of the movie.
Freddie in a wig and throwing bananas at a concert because of IGSM would not have occurred...because the song would never have been written, nor the video made.
The Miracle and Innuendo and Made In Heaven would not have existed. Nor would Barcelona...or all of The Cross releases.
*goodco* wrote: 'Wayne's World' came out about six months after Freddie died......so..... had Freddie been healthy and continued on, BoRhap would not have been part of the movie. The Miracle and Innuendo and Made In Heaven would not have existed. Nor would Barcelona...or all of The Cross releases. tiresomeBoRhap would have been in the movie, I've red that Freddie watched the scene and loved it
The Miracle it would have existed, a couple of tracks may be changed liked Scandal and Was It All Worth It
Innuendo wouldn't have changed much either losing TSMGO and Delilah and maybe a song or two like the Hitman
|They would have done some tacky Vegas shows, urged on by the money-grabbing fake hippies in the band, Brian & Rog.|
|They would continue creating musing as Queen, although i don't think they'd have major hits.
No major hits have come from Queen's era bends in 90's and onward. Same would be the case with Queen.