|Queen is so under fucking appreciated in america especially florida miami and ft myers is full of shit who would pick shit over real music
where do you live and is queen respected as a legend or shit on a shoe
|Ooh, you should remember you live in the South where Queen is still thought of as a homosexual band because they never forgot the I Want To Break Free video! That was 20 years ago but the mentality of some people still continues to amaze me in the Bible Belt.
There are a lot of fans in the South -- I unfortunately live there as well but country music is popular in my town (ACK).
|I live in the US, and Queen are always overshadowed by other bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, etc. I hear them played on classic rock radio stations all the time, but it's only a few selected songs, whereas they'll play a huge variety from Led Zeppelin. I don't think Queen are taken as seriously as they are in other places. Here, they're mostly just known for the material on the Greatest Hits albums and the huge success of The Game. But even though the US has gotten a bad name when it comes to liking Queen, there are some of us here with good taste! :)
|true for both anyone from europe how are respected there
|Queen will never be Big in the states, and that's ashame, cuz seen then in 80 and 82 and sellout crowds, the 82 concert Billy Squier opened up for them, and the news was all about Him, who i like, but the next day, praised all the way how Queen took over the concert and really gave them a awesome review......but your right, The States never did get ahold of them, and that's a shame, and Freddie hated playing here....even thought he had a condo in New York!
Oh well.......up here in Ohio, they play alot of Queen on our classic station, and thankful for that.
|I tell you, people here in the U.S. are missing a LOT.
|It's true that Queen is really underrated in US especially among the critics, but they are popular among the people. but ofcourse it depends on what type of people u r talking about. If u r into hip hop or modern pop type of music u definately cannot appriciate Queen. But if u r into Rock, u will most definately appriciate Queen's music.
I live in New Jersey and I'm quite amazed when i find out that my friends like Queen or when I talk to other poeple and tell them that Queen is among my top 3, they praise Queen too. Unfortunately people only listen to the GH 1 and not the albums. BUt i still find it quite fascinating that the generation(my generation) that has never seen Queen live nor has had any new material from them nor has seen or heard praise about them in the TV or radio and especially MTV, likes Queebut there are also poeple who come to me and say thatr Queen is a gay band andthe MUSIC is alsoabout homosexuallity.and that's when I really get pissed off and have to enlighten them that they are wrong.
I've heard them playing Somebody to Love,bohRa,wwru,wrtc,under pressure and aobtd on classic rock radio but it's limited to only one station and only these songs.
But I can see the day that Queen will be recognized as influencial as Led Zep by young bands.
|If you hate the Satets you shouldn't care if they like Queen or not
|The states is associated many horrible things: Brittany Spears, modern punk, George Bush, country music, homophoebia
but you can't blame us. There's a lot of good things attributed to us: Jazz and Blues, Mark Twain, jelly beans, Football, the saxophone
See, we're not all bad! Give us a chance!
(and please, I'd appreciate no more preaching about the evils of baby-killing gay-loving liberals. Bush won, i adimit it! I'm waving a white flag!)
|Where I live (in the Midwest) I usually hear good things about them, I mention them and people will say " Oh cool songs" or " I love Bohemian Rhapsody", things like that, I barely hear people refer to Freddies homosexuality or anything. Not all the states are bad, I do agree that the south probably has more of a problem with them, oh well.
|I live in Iceland. Queen's just a normal band here, some like it, some don't.
We don't just see Freddie as a gay person like in the USA. Sure, there can be people that have prejudice but that's just a few and stupid people. I think that the USA is missing a lot if they always just look at Freddie as a gayperson not a fantastic singer and composer!!
|If you live in Miami, you will probably find that Queen was more popular among Hispanics than among people who grew up in the States.
Particularly South Americans and Mexicans are very fond of Queen.
|Its probably the same here in the Uk for Metallica, not really appreciated in the mainstream but have plenty of fans that would gladly buy tickets to see them.
|I live in Laredo, Texas. Half of the people there don't know Queen. But the Other half (I'm talking about teenagers by the way) do concider Queen a Legend.
Most of the Adults are Queen Fans also.
Mr.Jingles79 wrote: If you live in Miami, you will probably find that Queen was more popular among Hispanics than among people who grew up in the States. Particularly South Americans and Mexicans are very fond of Queen.I'm Hispanic. But I was born and grew up in the states.
True, most of the teenagers in my city are hispanic and most of them do like Queen.
|Very hard for a band to achieve a huge anount of success when they have not played together for 15 years or more (live that is). I don't know what criteria you are using to determine who is "bigger" than anybody else, but Queen did achieve superstar status here and are still regarded as that. Look at recent tv awards where Queen do well consistantly. A lot of Queen music is still popular here and songs such as WWRY (I hear it 30 times a day watching football over the weekend) and Borap constantly inspire interest in the rest of the Queen catalog.
I also do not believe that Queens popularity suffered because of the "gay" look. There were a lot of bands that are very gay and did very well. One of Queens strengths has been their ability to constantly come up with fresh ideas, not always sucessfuly. The change in styles from the Game to songs like IWTBF just did not fit into what was popular here at the time. That's how it goes.
Queen sold more albums here that the Who, Zepplin, and perhaps more than the Stones. Do you consider them to be unapreciated?
It's about enjoying the music, not about who is top of the charts and selling more albums. It,s not sport, it's art. Different strokes for different folks.
One thing to consider. Do you expect anyone to even release an Eminem live dvd in 15-25 years, let alone anyone buy it? Who will remember? Staying power is one thing all the greats share in common.
|I live in Joppatowne, Maryland, and at the school I go to, Queen is quite popular, along with other classic rock acts like Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, The Ramones, Guns N' Roses, and others. I'm 14 years old, Queen is one of the most popular older groups in my school, and nearly all of my friends and acquaintances either have the "Greatest Hits 1-2" boxed set, love 'em or at least like Queen somewhat.
So for me, it was sorta the opposite. <b><i>I</b></i> was the one who was wondering why Queen was so popular. I thought the only notable things Queen had ever done were "We Will Rock You," "We Are The Champions," and "Another One Bites the Dust." We did a lip-synch project in Drama last year.....we would get up onstage and lip-synch to a song we chose.....I did "I Feel Good" by James Brown...one kid did Bohemian Rhapsody and a girl in my class chose to do Killer Queen... And nearly everyone in my school, from "preps" to "punks" to "goths" like them. Only Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd rival them when it comes to popularity of an older group.
In fact, just last week, when we were rehearsing the plkay, the techies were playing Greatest Hits I over the sound system- even songs like "You're My Best Friend" and "Save Me" (which sounded really nice in the auditorium, I must add)
Everyone can sing along to Bohemian Rhapsody and Bicycle Race.
Songs that everyone knows;
Another One Bites The Dust
Killer Queen (easily everyone's favorite)
I Want to Break Free
We Are The Champions
We Will Rock You
The critics may not be too kind to Queen, but they are pretty popular over here, or at least, in all non-Southern areas. (I hear they're practically non-existant in the South- though woul you want them to be popular in the anti-gay, anti-Black, anti-Women, anti-Choice, poor, low-intelligence (proven) pro-Bush hillbilly hick capital of the world? They are neanderthals whose idea of good music is Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, and they honestly see Bush as a man of moral values and integrity, and a strong leader. They need to killed.)
Granted, no one really listens to the albums, however, with the exception of Pink Floyd, best-of compilations and greatest hits tend to be the main way my contemporaries listen to the older bands- which is pretty cool, considering they could not listen to them at all, when you think about it, so be greatful.
|I dont know I live in NYC, I got my close friend to listen to a bit of their music. She never heard of them before, but I had to tell her the popular songs. She kinda liked it, she was trying to follow the words. It's a one time thing anyway. Theres a high chance if I ask anyone if they know who Queen is they'll say, "who", but i'm sure there's a few people around here who know who they are and really appreciate them.
coops wrote: Queen sold more albums here that the Who, Zepplin, and perhaps more than the Stones. Do you consider them to be unapreciated?Zeppelin sold more. Just combine the sales of LZ 4 and LZ 2 and they outsold Queen. LZ 4 sold 22 millions copies, LZ 2 sold like 12 million.
|i live in new york also, and they seem to be in the middle with the good but not great bands. it's sick cos there so great, yea the stones and zep seem to be overplayed and Queen are a second thought, me and some friends were going back and with who was better Queen or led zep and most people laughed at me, so i guess queen arn't considered in the same league as zep or the who, stones, and Arosmith
|Another culture, another traditions... I can't understand why football calls soccer there, so I have never even try to understand why Queen was underrated in the USA
|I live in Washington, which is obviously in the States. And well....you are right. Queen is pretty underrated here (The whole country I mean). But that is because we have Rolling Stone Magazine to tell us that Madonna and Public Enemy are one of the 50 best artists of all time. Just goes to show you that not only does America have bad taste in politics, but a bad taste in music as well.
|I live in the USA, and where I live Queen is underappreciated. I order most of my cds online and DVDS and stuff..
|I live in the states, namely California. I just moved to Los Angeles from Oak Park (near Chicago) and I got pretty much the majority of our towns teenagers aware of Queen's greatness. I always hear about how my friends put Don't Stop Me Now on our high school's warm up cds. So they're big in Oak Park. That area is covered. But I've also met a lot of queen fans here, mostly casual though. I am playing parts of the new concert dvd for all my friends and they are loving it. Queen isn't as under-appreciated in the States as you might think. At least not where there are varieties of people.
|Queen are the fifth best selling English act in the US after The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles!
|Also, I am originally from Boston and Queen were huge in Boston! They always sold out The Boston Garden in 1982. I am slowly rebuilding the catalog as car repairs forced me to sell my CDs. The South is all country crap! Even Pink Floyd are unappreciated pre-1973 and they only talk about DSotM and The Wall. Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Division Bell and Meddle are my favorite Floyd albums. I loveed every Queen album save Queen II and AKoM. The former had three awful songs(Fairy Feller, Nevermore and Funny How Love Is) and the latter had one(Don't Lose Your Head).
|At 60 years old, I have just "discovered" Queen. (I must have been half-dead in the 70's and 80's.) So, I am doing some major catching up buying books, videos, dvds, and cds (mostly off of eBay.) Can't get enough of them. In midwest Minnesota USA we have Best Buy stores. And whenever I buy yet another dvd and bring it to the check-out counter, the young person cashier (age in the early 20's) will say they just love Queen. One told me she knew every Queen song and all of the words to them! I checked out Flash Gordon from a video store, and that young clerk said he just loved Queen. I don't know how they know Queen, but they do.
mike hunt wrote: i live in new york also, and they seem to be in the middle with the good but not great bands. it's sick cos there so great, yea the stones and zep seem to be overplayed and Queen are a second thought, me and some friends were going back and with who was better Queen or led zep and most people laughed at me, so i guess queen arn't considered in the same league as zep or the who, stones, and ArosmithHow did you feel when they laughed at you? That sucks. I guess they don't much about the band.
|I'm from Troy Michigan and I'm a pretty big Queen fan. I don't think they're under appreciated, they're just too old. Queen doesn't sell records anymore and nothing Queen related has happened in the U2 since the early 1990's besides the release of We Will Rock You in Vegas, which is in a fact a huge hit!
Groups don't stay in the limelight more than a couple years in the states. At least anything new. And not much coverage is given to older groups like Queen that doesn't produce records anymore. U2 and Duran Duran are getting a lot of coverage just because they released new albums. And the only groups that are still around that aren't writing a ton of music are things like kiss, the stones, and zeppelin. And even then it's mainly just a cult fan following much like a Queen one
Whether they are huge or not I bet a good number of people can sing Bohemian Rapsody and I dont know a single person that hasn't heard WWRY or WATC. If you start to sing the opera part to bohemnian, everyone around you at least knows a line or two
|QUEEEN is THE band in ARGENTINA!
|Queeniac, you are a true inspiration to the power of Queen's music!! It doesn't matter if you're 1 or 100, Queen appeals to all age groups and their music sounds as good today as when it first came out.
I've been a fan since 1973, Keep Yourself Alive was the song that hooked me. Thirty-one years later, I love them just as much as when I heard that first song.
Good luck in getting those CDs and DVDs and making up for lost time!
|I live in the U.S. in Virginia. The best Queen album i found was News of the World because all of the other albums were digitally remastered or whatever that crap is called. It angers me that i can find an Black Sabbath tee shirt, and Led Zeppelin shirt, and a rolling stones shirt but i can't find a Queen shirt. That is screwed up. That is why when i am out of school and independent, i am moving to England where good music is appreciated. Not to get into politics or anything, and i also don't want to offend anyone, but i also dislike the U.S. because there are so many librals protesting that i just want to shoot them down. They just need to keep their mouths shut so they don't get arrested.
|Oh please. If you think you're going to get rid of liberals by moving to England you are sadly mistaken.
|I live in washington pennsylvania and I am almost pretty sure that I am the only queen fan around this god forsaken town...i too have noticed that queen does not get alot of recognition in that states...I think it is because none of the band members died of a drug overdose, or whatever may have you, and people just don't have any taste. Has anyone ever noticed that famous people that die of overdoses are so recognized and celebrated all the time? why is that i wonder...
MourningElektra wrote: Ooh, you should remember you live in the South where Queen is still thought of as a homosexual band because they never forgot the I Want To Break Free video! That was 20 years ago but the mentality of some people still continues to amaze me in the Bible Belt. There are a lot of fans in the South -- I unfortunately live there as well but country music is popular in my town (ACK).Don't feel bad Mourning. I am a Mass transplant living in SC and I despise it. I despise country music. I am heading to Florida for winter but am going back to Mass in May for spring and summers.
Journeyfan05 wrote: I'm from Troy Michigan and I'm a pretty big Queen fan. I don't think they're under appreciated, they're just too old. Queen doesn't sell records anymore and nothing Queen related has happened in the U2 since the early 1990's besides the release of We Will Rock You in Vegas, which is in a fact a huge hit! Groups don't stay in the limelight more than a couple years in the states. At least anything new. And not much coverage is given to older groups like Queen that doesn't produce records anymore. U2 and Duran Duran are getting a lot of coverage just because they released new albums. And the only groups that are still around that aren't writing a ton of music are things like kiss, the stones, and zeppelin. And even then it's mainly just a cult fan following much like a Queen one Whether they are huge or not I bet a good number of people can sing Bohemian Rapsody and I dont know a single person that hasn't heard WWRY or WATC. If you start to sing the opera part to bohemnian, everyone around you at least knows a line or twoDuran Duran's latest album stink bombed in the US and I lost interest in them when my sister brought me home a copy of Ozzy Osbourne's Bark at the Moon in December of 1983 and I turned my back on the Durannies once and for all although I tried to like Rio at age 27 but after I heard Roxy Music's albums like Siren and Avalon, Duran Duran just sounded like a poor Roxy Music facsimile in comparison. Queen were huge for about six years in the States. Pink Floyd on the other hand are still selling records even their last proper studio disc The Division Bell stormed to #1 and stayed for a month and the album was on the charts for a year. U2 have sold 900,000 copies of their new disc and will have first #1 album since 1997 this week.
|I live in Northern KY. Here, the people who like Queen, REALLY like them. The people who hate them, REALLY hate them. Usually for stupid reasons.
|In Minnesota USA with The Works album in hand, I went shopping for a square frame for it. I made a stop at a bakery to buy some freshly made cheddar/garlic bread ( yummy), and the young woman clerk noticed the album and said, "I love Queen!!!'' She said her parents were middle-aged now but old rock fans so she grew up listening to Queen, and still does. I told her about the Queen banner I had won off of eBay, and she thought that was really neat. I run into Queen fans all over the place. It's fun!
|Well I live in the UK and although quite a few people appreciate Queen, I don't think it is near enough people. Especially teenagers like me. They really are missing out. Though atleast there isn't a wehatefreddiemercury club.
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QueenZeppelin wrote: The critics may not be too kind to Queen, but they are pretty popular over here, or at least, in all non-Southern areas. (I hear they're practically non-existant in the South- though woul you want them to be popular in the anti-gay, anti-Black, anti-Women, anti-Choice, poor, low-intelligence (proven) pro-Bush hillbilly hick capital of the world? They are neanderthals whose idea of good music is Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, and they honestly see Bush as a man of moral values and integrity, and a strong leader. They need to killed.)*Thank you!* I live in the arse-crack of North Carolina where Jessica Simpson, Nelly, and Kenny Chesney are worshipped as gods.......... Drives me absolutely insane. I had a pic of Queen on my notebook with their names and whatnot. Some black girl(I am not racist, one of my best friends is African-American, but 50% of the black people around here deserve to be hated) passed me and started off "Who de hell is Freddie Mercury? Whas at, a woman?!!!!!" She almost went home in a body bag. Not to mention, a few girls were asking me if the picture was of the Beatles, and I told them no, it is Queen. Then this other black girl(hey, it's a trend) butted in "QUEEN? Whas a Queen?!?"-I swear, half of the world could hear the bitch carrying on- She walked off and apparently somoene clued her in- "They GAY?!" It was so annoying, some black people just laugh and carry on like they're the only people that exist. I'm only stating a fact. Then, again, white rednecks here are just as bad. If I ever get out of here.......... I was arguing about the Beatles with a friend of mine. Apparently he was having a hearing problem and didn't get my point, but he actually like sthe Beatles, but I swear, I think he's only heard A Hard Day's Night and She Loves You. I was trying to explain that that is utter junk compared to Revolver and everything post 1965, but he thought that I was insulting the Beatles altogether, which was not the case(I've loved the Beatles longer than Queen). So he says "Well, it's better than Queen." Urgh.
That was more than anyone needed to hear, I'm sure, but I needed to get it out!
|Being from germany I can only give an impression from overseas, of what their reputation in the states is - from what I've read and heard over the last couple of years. I've always been interested in the reasons for their waning success in america, and thus it has always been one of my "favourite" topics to discuss. Without a doubt they were huge there from about '74-'82. Whenever I can, I try to research anything about Queen's standing there nowadays. There is still something special about making it in the US.
What comes to mind is the way Jay Leno introduced Bri in '92 ('93?) on his "Tonight Show" (with a very funny fake english accent), which can be heard on the "Resurrection"-CD:
"My next guest is a founding member of british SUPERGROUP Queen" - and the crowd goes berserk.
But american TV-show audiences are professional, so I wouldn't interprete too much into that ! ;-) But I like Lenos introduction.
Years ago, back in my schooldays (early '90s) I asked an american exchange student about Queen, and she had never heard of that group before. I numbered their greatest hits, but only Rock you and Champions "clicked".
Then again I remember those comments from Lars Ulrich, Axl Rose, we all knew Extreme, and the Foo Fighters seem to be huge Queen-Fans. Cobain mentioned Freddie in his farewell letter.
Tricky - but the quintessence of the posts here and what I mentioned above seems to be, that Queen are considered in the states as one of those legendary 70's- Rockbands and that most of their catalogue is well respected. At least in most areas. Would you americans agree ?
In my home country germany Queen are HUGE ! Sometimes I think even too huge, because embarrassing people from all different musical areas like them for their '80s Pop-Hits. Including the shallowbrained "Schlager"-scene, which is responsible for kitsch-dumb sob-stuff, like the band "Pur" for example - germans know what I am talking about.
But it's a good mixture, because there are loads of true rockfans as well, who simply adore Queen. They're really, really big here.
|I am in Houston, TX, USA and we have a pretty good Queen respect thing going here. Queen is played quite often on the radio here as well.
|Good to hear that. I thought BLUE states were more into Queen music(or Rock music) than RED states. Music taste parallels with politics taste?
|I'm north of Seattle, and our classic rock station here plays a lot of the royal lads. They even played Innuendo once.
|Love Of My Life, you may not be racist, but you certainly are prejudice. you’ve made some pretty definitive generalizations there: "50% percent of black people deserve to be hated?" its a "fact?" sounds suspiciously like stereotyping to me, and the fact that you were able to work in your 'observations' about blacks into a post about queen makes it sound like you work those "facts" into whatever topic you may be discussing.
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|All Dead- Sorry, but generalizations can be made about any race or class of people in the world, I only mentioned African-Americans because someone else had said something. The statistic was inappropriate, yes, I should have just said some, whatever, but it's true a lot of black people around here are not likeable people. A lot of white people around here aren't likeable, really. Race hardly applies, but African Americans came foremost in my mind. You took some of what I said out of context, it is a fact that some black people carry on unneccessarily so that the entire world knows what they're on about, you just have to have eyes and ears to figure that out. Never did I say that All African Americans are this way, and I never meant to imply it.
|I'll admit that I haven't read the entire thread, but...
My solution? Turn off the radio, put on your own Queen CDs, and don't give a fuck what Americans have to say. If you hate the United States that much because people don't agree with your musical tastes, then you really need to re-evaluate your life.
|At my school Queen is almost not known (they might recognize WWRY & WATC) and those who know bout them wont listen to them due to Freddie's sexuality, so they call Queen a Gay Band when they barely have heard ten songs and not a single concert.