QUEEN

"Killer Queen"




SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Queen were formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, lead vocalist Freddie Mercury, and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. The band is noted for their musical diversity, multi-layered arrangements, vocal harmonies, and incorporation of audience participation into their live performances.

Queen had moderate success in the early 1970s, with the albums Queen and Queen II, but it was with the release of Sheer Heart Attack in 1974 and A Night at the Opera the following year that the band gained international success. They have released fifteen studio albums, five live albums, and numerous compilation albums. Eighteen of these have reached number one on charts around the world. Their 1985 Live Aid performance was voted the best live rock performance of all time in an industry poll.

Following Mercury's death in 1991 and Deacon's retirement later in the decade, May and Taylor have performed infrequently under the Queen name. Since 2005 they have been collaborating with Paul Rodgers, under the moniker Queen + Paul Rodgers.

Band Members:

Brian May: Born 19 July 1947. Lead guitarist and backing, sometimes lead, vocalist. Besides being a musician he's also an astrophysicist.

Freddie Mercury: Born 5 September 1946, died 24 November 1991). Lead singer and co-founder.

Roger Taylor: Born July 26, 1949. Percussionist and backing, sometimes lead, vocalist

John Deacon: Born 19 August 1951. Bassist.


Discography:


1. Queen - EMI 1973

Tracks:
1. Keep Yourself Alive / 2. Doing All Right / 3. Great King Rat / 4. My Fairy King / 5. Liar / 6. The Night Comes Down / 7. Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll / 8. Son and Daughter / 9. Jesus / 10. Seven Seas of Rhye.../ 11. Mad the Swine * / 12. Keep Yourself Alive* / 13. Liar*
Rating : 4


2. Queen 2 - EMI 1974

Tracks:
1. Procession / 2. Father To Son / 3. White Queen / 4. Some Day One Day / 5. Loser In The End / 6. Ogre Battle / 7. Fairy Feller's Master Stroke / 8. Nevermore / 9. March Of The Black Queen / 10. Funny How Love Is / 11. Seven Seas Of Rhye
Rating : 6


3. Sheer Heart Attack - EMI 1974

Tracks:
1. Brighton Rock / 2. Killer Queen / 3. Tenement Funster / 4. Flick of the Wrist / 5. Lily of the Valley / 6. Now I'm Here / 7. In the Lap of the Gods / 8. Stone Cold Crazy / 9. Dear Friends / 10. Misfire / 11. Bring Back That Leroy Brown / 12. She Makes Me / 13. In the Lap of the Gods...Revisited / 14. Stone Cold Crazy*
Rating : 8


4. A Night at the Opera - EMI 1975

Tracks:
1. Death On Two Legs / 2. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon / 3. I'm In Love With My Car / 4. You're My Best Friend / 5. '39 / 6. Sweet Lady / 7. Seaside Rendezvous / 8. Prophet's Song / 9. Love Of My Life / 10. Good Company / 11. Bohemian Rhapsody / 12. God Save The Queen
Rating : 9


5. A Day at the Races - EMI 1976

Tracks:
1. Tie Your Mother Down / 2. You Take My Breath Away / 3. Long Away / 4. Millionaire Waltz / 5. You And I / 6. Somebody To Love / 7. White Man / 8. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy / 9. Teo Torriatte
Rating : 8


6. News of the World - EMI 1977

Tracks:
1. We Will Rock You / 2. We Are The Champions / 3. Sheer Heart Attack / 4. All Dead All Dead / 5. Spread Your Wings / 6. Fight From The Inside / 7. Get Down, Make Love / 8. Sleeping On The Sidewalk / 9. Who Needs You / 10. It's Late / 11. My Melancholy Blues
Rating : 8


7. Jazz - EMI 1978

Tracks:
1. Mustapha / 2. Fat Bottomed Girls / 3. Jealousy / 4. Bicycle Race / 5. If You Can't Beat Them / 6. Let Me Entertain You / 7. Dead On Time / 8. In Only Seven Days / 9. Dreamer's Ball / 10. Fun It / 11. Leaving Home Ain't Easy / 12. Don't Stop Me Now / 13. More Of That Jazz
Rating : 5


8. The Game - EMI 1980

Tracks:
1. Play the Game / 2. Dragon Attack / 3. Another One Bites the Dust / 4. Need Your Loving Tonight / 5. Crazy Little Thing Called Love / 6. Rock It / 7. Don't Try Suicide / 8. Sail Away Sweet Sister / 9. Coming Soon / 10. Save Me / 11. Dragon Attack [*]
Rating : 6


9. Flash Gordon - EMI 1980

Tracks:
1. Flash's Theme / 2. In The Space Capsule / 3. Ming's Theme / 4. Ring / 5. Football Fight / 6. In The Death Cell / 7. Execution Of Flash / 8. Kiss / 9. Arboria / 10. Escape From The Swamp / 11. Flash To The Rescue / 12. Vultan's Theme / 13. Battle Theme / 14. Wedding March / 15. Marriage Of Dale And Ming/Flash Approaching / 16. Crash Dive On Mingo City / 17. Flash's Theme Reprise / 18. Hero
Rating :


10. Hot Space - EMI 1982

Tracks:
1. Staying Power / 2. Dancer / 3. Back Chat / 4. Body Language / 5. Action This Day / 6. Put Out The Fire / 7. Life Is Real / 8. Calling All Girls / 9. Las Palabras De Amor / 10. Cool Cat / 11. Under Pressure
Rating :


11. The Works - EMI 1984

Tracks:
1. Radio Ga Ga / 2. Tear It Up / 3. It's a Hard Life / 4. Man on the Prowl / 5. Machines / 6. I Want to Break Free / 7. Keep Passing the Open Windows / 8. Hammer to Fall / 9. Is This the World We Created...?
Rating : 7


12. A Kind of Magic - EMI 1986

Tracks:
1. One Vision / 2. A Kind Of Magic / 3. One Year Of Love / 4. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure / 5. Friends Will Be Friends / 6. Who Wants To Live Forever / 7. Gimme The Prize / 8. Don't Lose Your Head / 9. Princes Of The Universe / 10. A Kind Of 'A Kind Of Magic' / 11. Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends.../ 12. Forever
Rating : 4


13. The Miracle - EMI 1989

Tracks:
1. Party / 2. Khashoggi's Ship / 3. The Miracle / 4. I Want It All / 5. The Invisible Man / 6. Breakthru / 7. Rain Must Fall / 8. Scandal / 9. My Baby Does Me / 10. Was It All Worth It / 11. Hang On In There / 12. Chinese Torture / 13. The Invisible Man
Rating :


14. Innuendo - EMI 1991

Tracks:
1. Innuendo / 2. I'm Going Slightly Mad / 3. Headlong / 4. I Can't Live With You / 5. Don't Try So Hard / 6. Ride The Wild Wind / 7. All God's People / 8. These Are The Days Of Our Lives / 9. Delilah / 10. Hitman / 11. Bijou / 12. Show Must Go On
Rating :


15. Made in Heaven - EMI 1995

Tracks:
1. It's A Beautiful Day / 2. Made In Heaven / 3. Let Me Live / 4. Mother Love / 5. My Life Has Been Saved / 6. I Was Born To Love You / 7. Heaven For Everyone / 8. Too Much Love Will Kill You / 9. You Don't Fool Me / 10. A Winter's Tale / 11. It's A Beautiful Day (Reprise) / 12. Yeh / 13. Bonus Track 1
Rating :


16. The Cosmos Rocks - Parlophone 2008

Tracks:
1. Cosmos Rockin' / 2. Time To Shine / 3. Still Burnin' / 4. Small / 5. Warboys / 6. We Believe / 7. Call Me / 8. Voodoo / 9. Some Things That Glitter / 10. C-lebrity / 11. Through The Night / 12. Say It's Not True / 13. Surf's Up . . . School's Out! / 14. small reprise
Rating :

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - October 4 - 2008

7 A Night at the Opera - 1975
47 Sheer Heart Attack - 1974
69 Queen 2 - 1974
73 Innuendo - 1991
76 A Day at the Races - 1976
117 News of the World - 1977
164 The Game - 1980
177 Jazz - 1978
236 A Kind of Magic - 1986
241 Queen - 1973
259 The Works - 1984
369 The Miracle - 1989
508 Made in Heaven - 1995
730 Hot Space - 1980
782 Flash Gordon - 1980
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Thirty-Nine ( May ) A Night at the Opera
2. Killer Queen ( Mercury ) Sheer Heart Attack
3. Who Needs You ( Deacon ) News of the World
4. Bohemian Rhapsody ( Mercury ) A Night at the Opera
5. Long Away ( May ) A Day at the Races
6. Somebody to Love ( Mercury ) A Day at the Races
7. You're My Best Friend ( Deacon ) A Night at the Opera
8. Nevermore ( Mercury ) Queen 2
9. Lily of the Valley ( Mercury ) Sheer Heart Attack
10. Dear Friends ( May ) Sheer Heart Attack
11. Teo Torriate ( May ) A Day at the Races
12. We Are the Champions ( Mercury ) News of the World
13. All Dead, All Dead ( May ) News of the World
14. Radio Ga Ga ( Taylor ) The Works
15. Some Day One Day ( Mercury ) Queen 2
16. Funny How Love is ( Mercury ) Queen 2
17. Lap of the Gods ( Mercury ) Sheer Heart Attack
18. Misfire ( Deacon ) Sheer Heart Attack
19. She Makes Me ( May ) Sheer Heart Attack
20. Jealousy ( Mercury ) Jazz
21. Sleeping on the Sidewalk ( May ) News of the World
22. In Only Seven Days ( Deacon ) Jazz
23. Leaving Home Ain't Easy ( Mercury ) Jazz
24. Under Pressure ( Queen/Bowie ) Hot Space
25. It's a Hard Life ( Mercury ) The Works

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Andy's Queen Page


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