How Pitiful, and this critic thinks it's good!
It was fitting then that Panic! chose to cover a song from the band many consider the granddaddy of showmanship, shtick and extravagance: Queen. What's more is this band, whose eldest member only recently turned 21, did a damn fine job with "Killer Queen." While the rendition may not have blown any minds, it was a solid demonstration of ownership.
Frontman Brendon Urie, fully conscious that his voice will never match that of Freddie Mercury, decided to capitalize on the spirit of the song, as if to say, "Isn't this a great song? We love playing it." link
Well, I'm too lazy to download a video link that I don't have the correct player for, but I watched a live video of theirs on Youtube, and I must say that they did great! I'm not a P!ATD fan myself, but they really didn't do bad at all. I'd say it was just about on level with the original. link
Well... I wish the crowd would shut the fuck up...
I don't know how Queen did it live, but I would like to hear that before I really compared.
The instruments I like much better than the singer (except there was a part where the drums or something sounded annoying and slightly overpowering).
I've never hear these people before, and I don't think this song was really suited to this fellow's voice.
Freddie sounded very "light" and "airy" singing it - while this guy does have that on the high parts (though some of them sound really pushed - but I'm sure Queen changed notes for stage, as they usually did), he sounds darker - and lacking any sexual suggestion... like he was reciting and not really giving it feeling... or that could be because I couldn't hear as well as I would have liked over the crowd.
Is it sung in the same key ? His voice is so much "darker" sounding, and the crowd is having a fucking orgasm, I just can't tell. Or it could just be the changed notes...
I've never heard these "Panic ! At the Disco" people before, so I'm just judging from the one thing I just heard, not any prior disposition.
My computer isn't running youtube videos very well right now, but I don't think I need to see this. Panic is one of the most talentless bunch of emo-rock f*gs I've ever heard and seen in my life. I don't get the obsession with this band, they're so fucking annoying.
Hmmmm, I dunno, apart from the fact all I could hear were screaming girls, probably screaming "wow, where do you get your makeup done!" I didn't think that much of it. I suppose I can make a better judgement if I heard the studio version
I wish if people were going to say bad things about it, they would write it out and be objective. I don't care about this band, and have never heard them before - so I gave them a chance.
Or at least have a discussion about it.
For instance, I'm curious to know if anyone else thought the vocals lacked a sensuality that the first had and the like.
I see what you mean about the vocals, although, since they are doing this live, they may be a bit tired. I mean, if you listen to Freddie singing Killer Queen during the Live Killers tour and such, that didn't really have any sensuality to it at all.
^ Hmmm... I think my weird Queen-not-really-loving brother (really, it's the oddest thing with him... he says he likes Queen, but... yet... doesn't) has "Live Killers" - so I'll have to steal it and listen to it.
I listened to the YouTube version and it sounded Ok from what I could hear through the screams. I don't really expect any other band to cover a Queen song note by note or even in the same key. For Christ's sake, not even Freddie Mercury sang the song exactly as in the record and it didn't sound sensual at all, just listen to the versions on LK and Montreal 81.
I kinda like to hear different covers, even those which use different styles of music. I think most of Queen's songs are great tunes with great melodies and can be performed differently from Queen's original, flawless and sometimes over the top style.
I liked this one and I like the fact that new bands cover Queen tracks. There's no need to feel offended by this or say that this or that band does not "deserve" to record a Queen track. Come on! Queen were great musicians but, in the big picture, they were just another band. They are not untouchable and they shouldn't be. Chill out!