|Just woundering what was everyone's first impressions on Queen. When I first saw the Bohemian Rhapsody video in 1991, I thought, as a five-year-old, they were the weirdest group of people I've seen on TV at the time. What was your first impressions?|
|When I saw the video of Bo-Rap I became an instant fan. The song was so original and different.|
|The first song I heard was Bohemian Rhapsody,and oh my,I was impressed by their voices,by FM's voice.|
|When I was in elementary school back in the 80s, I always wondered how come every single rock star of those days had long big hair, while Freddie was the only one who had a moustache.|
|When I was 9 years old, my dad got this cd-box containing 3 classical arrangements from some kind of orchestra from three groups: the beatles, Queen and Abba I think. 1 group per CD. I really wasn't interested in music at that age actually, but for some sort of reason the Queen-cd got my direct attention. Can't explain it, it just did. So I went to the library (which I never did before) and got me a real album of them: AKOM. I was sold!! I can go on a little while about what happened next but I think it needs no explanation...
|newcastle 86! 16483
|definately listenin to my sisters sheer haert attack album in 74! it sold me down the river ive been hooked ever since|
|I think the first Queen song I heard was Another One Bites, I remember listening to it in some film or tv show when I was about five. But I didn't know it was Queen. Same for Rockyou or Champions
I knew that there was a band called Queen, in fact my father had News Of The World on LP. When I listened Bo Rhap for the first time it didn't surprise me, all my life I'd listen to music "like that" (in the matter of dramatic changes and complex harmonies) so I found it normal. In fact I had the "happy" thought that all music was like that
It didn't change the fact I loved Bo Rhap from day one. I remember thinking it'd fit very well in Jesus Christ Superstar. Then I listened to Don't Stop Me and like it even more. Some months later I bought ANATO one afternoon I went for totty without success, long story... then Jazz and then Races. Then (I confess) I downloaded the rest via www or copied it from relatives.
|I wasn't really old enough to have a first impression on Queen, since I have been listening to Queen as long as I remember. It's kind of like what Joe Satriani said- I have been listening to Queen ever since I was a baby, with the exception of Queen videos- my parents didn't have any.|
|My first impression, in the mid-70s, was that they were so much better than KISS.
|well when i saw freddie in the bo rhap video at age 10 my first impression was why the heck is he wearing nail polish? and wat the heck is he wearing, is he trying desperatly to look like a girl? that was when i had no interest in older ppl looking outragous. my mom got the greatest hits video at an blockbuster then, i was so anxious to see wat she brought home...that i watched it for hours.|
|I was intrigued when I first heard them, back in 1991. Then, when I became a fan, I wondered why they covered Elvis's 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'.
Yes, I was young and naive at one point.
|Depends on your upbringing, I suppose.|
|My impression.. "oh god not them again!" but then i fell in love so it worked out allright.|
|Lady Cool Cat
|Well, when I was about 6 or 7, I was in the car and was listening to the radio. And it started playing Radio GaGa. But in the Radio GaGa, Radio BlaBla part, it was really loud. So, my sister thought the lyrics where funny, and sang them really loud just to bother me. So then, I thought, that is a really weird band,because those are really strange lyrics.
P.S. That was BEFORE I really knew that Queen played that song. Know, I know and love Queen, and I laugh at this incident, because I love the song RadioGaGa.
|My brother played bicycle race for me when i was 13 and for some god awful reason into boy bands. I heard the song and all i could think was damn there good. After that for about a year or so all i would listen to was queen.|
|Las Palabras De Amor
|I saw the dedication to them on I Love The 70s. Yes I know, I know I'm not a "real" Queen fan. But anyways at that point I basically gave up on listening to the radio because all that was on there was rap. Then when they talked about Queen they showed a clip of them playing "Killer Queen" and I really liked the sound of that song. And little twelve year old "Punkrock/sclub7loving" idiot me thought, hey, this "Old People weird British guy music" sounds good! Meh, I got smarter soon.|
|I remember the first Queen song I ever heard was Bo-Rap when I was watching Wayne's World. That was about 10 years ago. I told my mother to get "The Wayne's World" song for me (that's what I called it) and since then, I have dedicated my life to their music. I have a few different cds, but Queen over powers them by a long shot!! Long Live Queen!!|
|I thought Freddie looked scary. (Bearing in mind the first video I saw was TYMD)|
|My very first episode with Queen music was after my mother bought the blue GH album. The only reason it was bought was because of Bohemian Rhapsody. So she played it for me. I wasn't too captivated by the song only because she was singing along. I couldn't really concentrate because of that. She's embarrassing even when no one else is around. Anyhow, would occasionally listen to Bo Rhap cause I found out (on my own when I had the house to myself) that the louder you played it, the cooler it was! I didn't listen to any of the other songs because I wasn't patient enough to get past the first few seconds of any of the songs. Perhaps this is because AKOM is first (thought that it sounded gay *unfortunately, I was a naieve teenager*, and a little too 80's for me at the time) and then Under Pressure (which I recognized as some rip-off-jerk-who-thinks-adding-two-piano-notes-justifies-the-bass-line-as-a-new-song's opener *again, I was, unfortunately, a naieve teenager*. So for a few years, it was occasionally Bohemian Rhapsody, and that was it. Then as I was searching about on a music video website, and happened upon Bo Rhap. I noticed there were more videos, so I checked them out. I fell in love with The Show Must Go On. So now I would listen to two songs on the Classic album.
My revelation came to pass this last summer when I went on a tour of Europe with a wind ensemble and choir group. I met this wonderful guy who really got me into Queen. He said this one thing that really got me to listen to my album, "Fat Bottomed Girls is a great song." At the time I thought two things: 1. Glad to hear you think so (being that I myself am such) and 2. Hmm, never heard that song before. On our charter bus I borrowed this one kid's copy of the old Greatest Hits so I could hear the songs my guy had praised and to understand why some of the insane choir kids were prancing around chanting "bicycle, bicycle". I listened to the songs and thought "hmm, well, that was nice" and that was that. But I found that after the songs were over, I kept hearing them in my head. I had to hear them. I FINALLY listened to the entire blue album (as fate would have it I brought it along) and loved it. Thought that I'm Going Slightly Mad sounded an awful lot like Andrew Lloyd Weber. For a while it was my favorite.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
|I heard Bohemian Rhapsody for the first time while I was driving from Chicago to upstate New York. Or maybe it was upstate New York to Chicago. Anyway, I was cranky and delirious and my legs were cramped after being in the car for so long. Bohemian Rhapsody was on the radio (it was the opera section), and I hated it and screamed at my brother to turn it off.
Hey, you'd be cranky too if you were stuck in a mini-van for fourteen hours.
|Monte: Liquorice Years
|i loved them without knowing it was them!! i had always loved WWRY and WATC (i heard them on mighty ducks...) and i loved them! then i bought their GH and thats where my obsession...i mean liking...started! and my mum said i use to hum to somebody to love when i was a baby. so love at first...hearing|
|I was 9 years old and "another one bites the dust" is released. Here in the States that is one of their biggest hits besides "We Will Rock You." and "We Are The Champions" (keeping in mind I did not know either of THESE two hits at the time.) And anyway my sister use to make a big deal out of the song by saying..."Another One SMOKES some dust!" cause during her time that was the thing. And anyway the next time I saw them was at my Dad's house on "Laser Disc" and my very first impression was "Oh God this is going to be another one of those boring Videos" And to my surprise and amazement. I fell in love with the Drummer. And the rest is History! Take care, love and kisses from Queenette|
|It was about 1979 and I was 7, and Freddie Mercury was the ONLY interesting rock singer I'd ever seen. He was the only one I saw who ever ran around and got excited and did stuff. All the others just stood there with a mic in front of them while I fell asleep.|
|Back before I bought CD's, I used to play Bo Rhap whenever I found a jukebox.|
HeM wrote: The first time I've seen Queen was IWTBF, when I was 6, and my first impression was "How can this weird woman have a moustache?" :-PLOL :-DD ...
|it was 1990 and I was 10 year old girl. That time I saw concert in Budapest 1986 and I was absolutly stoned! They were brilliant, amazing, simply they were THE BEST ! And right then I became a huge Queen fan :o) ...|
|i was about 7 or 8 and i saw wembley '86 on the telly, i remember thinking 'wow' the music was so good, and i just thought 'this group is excellent' have been a fan since then, i love them, they rock my world!|
|My cousin had just come off the road with them after the Earls Court shows, had come back to the States for the summer break whie the band started sessions for "News" and brought with him a magazine called CREEM. It was the May 77 issue with Freddie and Brian on the cover. He wanted to show the family the latest band he was working for. I didn't think much about them. Thought they looked like freaks and it was too weird for me. Then 5 months later I hear "Rock You" and "Champions" on the radio. That was it for me. 27 years later and I'm STILL hooked.|
|White or Black
|I listened to Killer Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody two years ago with my best friend, on her dad CD. We loved his voice so much, and we even invented a dance for the "mama just killed a man" part. We used to wait for it in ectasy. I adored the "just like Marie-Antoinette line". Then, during the summer I searched for new songs and I found Lily of the valley and mother love. I fell in love with them, and I went to buy SHA (because two of my four songs were on it) and Made in heaven.
I positively fell in love with Freddie's voice, brian's guitar, their sound and songs in their entirety.
|Ha ha, before I really knew anything about Queen, I was confused which part "mammaaa just killed a man," or "galileo figaro," or "so you think you can stone me and spit in my eyes" was actually Bohemian Rhapsody. Sounds bizarre now, I Know. I thought they looked so unusual in the BoRhap video and that was what initially sucked me in. I still would kill to look as good as Freddie in a white satin catsuit.|
|on my twelth birthday i wa given a copy of "queen" by my mums cleaner. weird. i only realise when i look back now that she was a complete stoner!bless her cotton socks, she was way out & when i first played the album that was it.queen fan forever.|
|I was really young at the time, so this impression didn't last long. I had heard Queen songs and thought they were fine, but the first time I ever saw Freddie and the guys was on T.V. There was a clip from a concert with Freddie in his spandex singing with some make-up on. I thought, wow, that guy is weird, and began to laugh. Years later I watch the same performance, and think, wow, that is amazing.|
|My first impression was probably 'My God, that man is hairy..'
I was only 10 at the time, and I first saw 'Live At Wembley'. I heard Radio GaGa, and fell in love. I also have memories of roudning up all my friends and getting on my trampoline and we all sang the line 'Radio....someone still loves you!' and we all did different poses. It was really fun. My mom even videotaped it..;D
|Ha! I used to call BoRhap the "Wayne's World" song too!
When I was little I always liked Queen and when my parents would listen to them and it would come on I'd ask "Is this the song those guys shake their heads to?"
Then for awhile I still listened to them and all but sometime last year I asked my Mum if she'd ever seen the video for Another one bites the dust and she said no.
Then for xmas last year she got me GVH 1 on Dvd and I remember seeing them for the first time thinking, "God! All men should have long hair like that! THEY'RE ALL SO HOT!!! Especially the bass dude!" I now know his name is John, lol!
|The first song i heard was Show Must Go On in 1991. I loved it, and then i learned it was Queen. Then followed the Radio Ga-Ga video on MTV, which i adored. I used to clap my hands to the chorus with my best friend, whenever the video came along - I was 11 then :) Then Bohemian Rhapsody - which i loved too. Then i got GH2 - first i also didnt have the patience to check all the songs, but then i checked all of them - and i liked every single song on the album ! Especially Breakthru and I Want It All, and also Hammer To Fall and One Vision. Soon I saw all of their videos - MTV used to have quality weekends back then. They had Queen weekend, which i recorded, and so on.
And the funny thing is, that about a year later i realized, that one of the favorite songs of my childhood - which i listened to alot in the 80s without knowing who sang it - was in fact I Was Born to Love You by Freddie - the solo song of course :)
|I knew there was a band named Queen and i knew songs like I Want It All and We Will Rock You but never made the link.Suddenly on 1992 , i was 12 y.o. buck then, on some beauty contest for Miss Greece on tv, i heard TSMGO. I was blown away from the energy of the song. The following summer my dad bought me my first cd player and i knew wich was the first album i should buy.GH 2 of course. I spent the entire summer in front of my stereo listening to them. I remember thinkig when i was going swimming that summer, that it would be great if i could listen to Queen underwater!!!I thought that it was the most original and interesting thing i ever discovered ( i still do). They hooked my audio and visual world as well. I remember seeing the first images of Queen with Freddie having this big moustache and thinking MY GOD! Is that man gay ? I wasnt aware buck then of the link between homosexuality and machismo.
Fantastic times my friends...
|mine was quite weird actually, the first time i heard Queen (well, remember hearing Queen)was probly around 94 listening to 'keep passing the open windows'in the car and i thought this guys got a brilliant voice. then i watched 'i want to break free' video and fell in love!(with roger in particular). i listened to Bo Rhap after which is strange, as a large number of fans probably started to follow Queen because they love that song, and who wouldn't?! either way first impression has had a big affect on me!
|The first time I heard about Queen in 1986. I was 8 years old and that year they played in Budapest on Magic tour. First song was Radio ga-ga on radio.|
|I saw the Bohemian Rhapsody video and I was alvays asking my dad who they were. I thought it was an opera :D I don't remember how old I was.
I remember that I listened to a cover of WWRY a long time ago and didn't know it was Queen
|I was impressed by the diversity of the band.The band had such tremendous range.They could put a HARD rocking tune next to opera/classical number and make it work.When Queen released their 1St album I was only into hard rock.listening to a Queen album introduced me to classical and opera in the same way Steely Dan sparked my intrest in jazz.I saw the '77 U.S. tour & it was one of most entertaining concerts ever.I wish todays
music were 1/2 has good as 60's & 70's rock.At least most bands could actually play an instrument some could even write music.I sound like my parents "kids these days".Growing older is inevitable growing up is optional.Long live Rock! peace