|How I got into Queen?...I think mainly because my dads a huge Queen fan and he's operatic and half Persian(and LOVES Queen)...My mother is a HUGE Queen fan...and always will be!!!!!!!!!!
I guess I took it from there!
What bout yourselves????
|that's how i got into them too i think. my mum and dad always played queen's music when i was little. and when greatest flix 2 came out they'd play it alot and when i got old enough i used to ask (demand) they put it on. especially "I'm going slightly mad" that was my fave! innuendo used to scare me when the weird clown things come on. lol. anyway so, yeah i've always liked them but i assume that's why.|
|My teachers are always asking me this because I'm the only one in my class who is into classic rock. They always assume I got it from my parents but I actually picked it up myself. Neither of my parents are into Queen in a big way. My mam thinks they're alright and my dad says they're not really his thing. He said to me before, "They never really came out with anything unique." Ahem, Bo Rhap people? How many groups have you seen do something like that?
Anyway, I was watching a music channel and a countdown of their greatest hits came on. That was when I fell in love with them, went out and bought an album and it all took off from there. Every Wednesday after school I used to go to the record shop and buy one of their albums that I hadn't already got!
|I was brought up listening to them from childbirth, my parents both being MAHOOSIVE Queen fans.I did have a few 'Classic Rock'
(although Queen werent technically Classic then) allies at school so I wasnt completely alone with all the 80's crap that was around at the time.
Loved them then and have converted many a lost soul into Queen worshippers.
|no one but you 28112
|I was in Britney/Eminem phase and my mum couldn't stand there songs. One day "I want to break free" was on vh1 and my mum forced me to listen that song. I wasn't listening to a song I was just watching the video and thinking : OMG what is my mum listening. What a freaks.Then few day later I heard don't stop me now and I started liking them,soon I've become big fan :-)|
|actually things started when i was two or three years old..we used to sing with my mates from kindergarden the song called living on my own...it was like edo eo edo eo for us..then on late night mother took me home from that kindergarden and on the small colourless tv there was something going on..some singer died and crowds of people were shown and living on my own was playing..then i thought to myself how sad it all was and what a great mysterious man the singer(freddie)was..then was a huge gap that i don't remember..i remember knowing somehow songs like WATC or WWRY but i did not know how they even sounded..later i used to enjoy the HIGHLANDERS soundtrack..at the age of seven i bought a bootleg tape called 'queen best' and since the first track TSMGO i was blown away completely...that is about a half of the story :))|
|My older siblings were Beatles, Joplin and Jefferson Airplane fanatics. They'd swap albums all the time. I was several years younger and wanted my own performer(s) to admire. One morning, on the way to school, Somebody to Love came over the car radio. I was floored. Throughout the day, it kept playing over and over in my head, and I couldn't wait to hear it again.
So, I fell in love with Queen while stuck in an old Ford Galaxy 500 with a bunch of 60's music fans. :-)
|btw - the Somebody to Love I heard on the radio was Queen's STL, not Jefferson Airplane's. Just thought I'd make that clear. ;-)|
|I listened to Weird Al.. and downloaded (leagally) Bohemian Polka wich I loved after that I heard BoRhap and thought it was weird, but i started to listen to Queen after that.|
|i have always liked listening to music of Queen since was kid :)|
|Ah, my folks got me addicted. I remember distinctly around the age of four (obviouslly not knowing who they were) seeing four faces sihouetted on a black backdrop and the "Bismilah NO!"etc... and a band with a bunch of kids dressed up like them and CLTCL and Stone Cold Crazy and my folks putting the guitar solo from the Millionaire Waltz on our answering machine and... oh yes going through my dads CDs, and I found one with a robot cluching a few people in his had, and I remember I was frightened so I shoved it back in and ran away. Matter of fact thats my favourite album now. And about a few years ago I realized that those guys were Queen and I was stunned. And a while later, I got absolutely hooked.|
|it was electric7
|Last year We are the champions came on the radio and I was in love with the mans voice and I never knew who sang the song so I asked my brother and he said "Queen" and I wanted to learn so much more about them so I went on a music video website and watched Bohemian Rhapsody,The Show Must Go O,and the Another One Bites The Dust video and FELL IN LOVE...ever since then...its been magic :)|
|In 1989 while on the school bus a friend gave me a black cassette with the letters ADATR on each side. I plugged it into my walkman and without knowing what it was I became instantly hooked...|
|The prophet's song
|My dad used to always play "greatest hits II" and I just really liked it. He also had a lot of videos with Queen music videos on them (where the hell did they go!!!) so I would watch them as a little kid, and I never stopped listning to Queen.|
|well it we are the champions was my yr 7 graduation song n so i loved queen before that but after it ,it made me love them more, so Queen will always be special to me.|
|That guy who digs energy domes
|Well, I started by experimenting with We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions and Another One Bites the dust.
Well, one thing led to another and I started liking Killer Queen. Killer Queen led to Somebody to Love. You know, I wasnt really looking to get this far but soon, Fat Bottomed Girls and Bicycle race were added.
By now I had hit rock bottom. That greatest hit cd was all I listened to. One by one, I memorized each song on it. Then I needed more.
The platinum greatest hit CD was seperated from me by a glass case and $40. Soon, I couldnt bear it and I tore into greatest hits 1-3.
But I needed more! Hotspace, NOTW, ANATO. All fell before me.
Then, Id found my favorite, The GAme. The Bastards sold me a copy with a defective track 2 so I returned and had a choice.
1. Wait 5 days for a new copy
2. Exchange it for another of equal value
I chose 2 and got The Works.
Soon, I cleaved asunder AKOM and The Game.
ADATR and MIH fell before me.
For Christmas, I expanded.
Which leads me to the present-
The Miracle- On its way (been ordered, will be here on monday)
Innuendo- Had to return (coming with the Miracle)
Queen & Queen 2- Still waiting to be conquored.
|1981, I was six years old, my parents took me to see Flash Gordon in the movie theater. I remember loving the music so much, I must have bugged my parents to the point of annoyance.
By Christmas, my Aunt gave me the LP soundtrack (hint from my parents).
That record still exists in my record collection......24 years later.
|My older brother Ashley played me the Jazz album one day in Mid 1996. I really liked the tunes "Dreamer's Ball" and "Don't Stop Me Now". Thats how it all began.|
|A couple of years ago, my school choir sang Bohemian Rhapsody... after that I started listening to other Queen songs... After a couple of days I was hooked!!|
|When I was quite young,I can remember hearing'Another One Bites The Dust' on the family record player(yes it was that long ago). I remember how much I liked the sound of the man's(Freddie's)voice;)I've loved Queen(and been dazzled by Freddie!)ever since;)|
|Mrs Roger Taylor
|Weeelll, when i was 1, my dad used to bounce me on his knee, while playing Queen records, and when i was five our school did a play and they had we will rock you in it, so from then on i have been queen MAD!!|
|i listened to queen since i was a baby !|
|Just You and Me
|iwas listining to a band called appologetics which does christian parodies of other music. my favorite one was the one of bohemian rhapsody. i had everybody listen to it. they all said it didn't compare to the origional. so, with my first month paycheck from a camp i work at, i bought the greatest hits 1 2 &3, the platinum thing. i listened to them all but the last two were a bit too much for me. after i exhausted the first one i moved on to the others and had a much greater appriciation for them. after that it was cd/dvd buying frenzy.|
|A few years ago I got in the habit of watching reruns of the Highlander TV show. It used Princes of the Universe as its title theme, which I always loved. I rented the original movie; didn't like the movie, but the soundtrack blew my socks off. Around the same time, I saw Live at Wembley broadcast on the Ovation cable station. I've been a hopeless Queen addict ever since.|
|When I was a child my brother buy a cassette of an italian singer and for a mistake there was the Greatest Hits1 inside!!!!we listen to this cassette and we quickly love this music!!!we recognise the song 'We Are The Champions' that was in a commercial on the tv...and we like it!!!and than we buy all the cassette of Queen!!!|
La Rox(Empress Of The Universe) wrote: How I got into Queen?...I think mainly because my dads a huge Queen fan and he's operatic and half Persian(and LOVES Queen)...My mother is a HUGE Queen fan...and always will be!!!!!!!!!! I guess I took it from there! What bout yourselves????I wanted a Queen CD with "Bohemian Rhapsody" on it for my 19th birthday, so my Mom bought me "Classic Queen." Eventually I liked every song and decided to buy more CDs. Then for a whole two years, I drove my parents nuts because I'd listen to them everyday. lol
I don't listen to them everyday anymore, but my Mom still can't stand them. Oh well, to each his own I guess, but I'm trying to get her to at least appreciate him as a person/entertainer.
|I was 10 and heard Another One Bites The Dust on the radio. Mom bought the tape at the grocery store and I played it for about 5 days straight. Ended up liking Dragon Attack more. In the next two years I got all the earlier albums and thought Freddie was the coolest thing since Fonzie.
Then they released Hot Space and I realized the genius that Freddie was.
|my twin brother and my music book :)|
|my mum and dad almost traumented me into queen.They used to play queen and rock music all the time but now they dont.the annoying thing is that i now love queen but they've stopped playing music as much -typical really.
my dad used to tell me "this is the music you want to listen to" (while listening to rock music)and thats how i got into it.
but i never regret getting into actual music (not 50 cent etc.)
|Man, this is how it started for me:
I had always knew about Queen, but I never really got into their music. Its crazy how you hear things but you dont listen to it. Anyways, I watched their "behind the music" special on VH1, and they were talking about how Freddie died of AIDS, and such, and such, and I had seen the videos: Fat bottomed girls, We will Rock you, We are the champions, etc. But one day I was really bored, and their Rockumentry came on the TV, and I was listening to some of the songs, and I was actually like, I like some of them, well, hell, most of them!!, lol...so I got their greatest hits, and it took off from there, I was blown away!!!
|I didn't get into Queen - I showed up at the bassist tryouts, but they said "what? you're still an egg, three years before fertilization!" Whatever, close-minded twats. I'm glad they went with Deaky though - I'd have had a hard time doing anything but cling to the wall of a uterus.|
|I've always been into Queen's hits, but I really started getting into Queen about four years ago.
I used to be a huge James Bond fan, and when I watched Live and Let Die for the first time I was like, omg that song is sweet, so I started listenting to more Paul Mccartney and Wings stuff, which eventually led me to listening to some beatles and beach boys stuff. After awhile though I got kind of bored with the beatles and beach boys so I asked my dad (who grew up in the era of classic rock) to introduce me to some more classic rock shit. So he introduced me to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen, and Pink Floyd. Out of those bands I really liked Pink Floyd the most and I really liked syncing Dark Side of the Moon with the Wizard of OZ. But than my dad played me March of the Black Queen, shortly after I listened to every other song Queen had to offer, and immediatley fell in love with them. At first I was more into there later shit, but at the same time I was getting into Led Zeppelin and that led to me listenting to more of there more early heavier stuff, thus making me what you people call a "Classic Queen Fan"
|I was always fan as I grew up with classic rock,etc but I first heard 'I want it all' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' when I was 2 and at the age of 15 again I saw a Queen pic,I remembered them somehow and finally found my brother's 'Made in Heaven' tape and ,of course,everything happened really fast...|
|my friend made me listen to their Greatest Hits on the way to Rhode Island. i also vaguely remember watching the Bo Rhap video when i was little (my sister was mad about MTV) and also the Wayne's World parody of them rocking out in the car.
a little online research, a year of drooling and obsessing, and today i am settled and still quite gaga (rayyyy-deee-oooo) about them. ahhh well.
|holy cow! Is everybody here like 15 years old??? It's called vinyl records baby! I first got a liking for Queen when I heard BoRap on the "AM" dial around 75/76. I had a cat named Beelzebub and I thought it was cool that there was a song on the radio that said his name!
But Queen became my teenage obsession when after getting 2 copies of the same Elton John record for my 12th birthday, I exchanged the extra copy for Queen's latest album JAZZ. My next album after that was Live Killers. I was done for! By the spring of 1980, I'd collected all of Queen's albums to date and anxiously awaited the release of The Game. I saw Queen in concert in August 1982 - Toronto. Get this... $17!!!
|father to son|
|The Lost Queen
|To make a long story short:
My dad was/is into Queen, I've heard some of the songs my entire life. Then I heard the song that turned my life around. Save me. Since then, paradise :)
|I got into Queen because they had a unique sound on their recordings I thought and you just could'nt miss the sound of Freddies voice, 20 years later I am more a fan than ever and skint more than ever aswell buying everything that seems to be available aswell, well worth it though.|