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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:28 am 
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Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ9rUzIMcZQ

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:40 am 
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Not me.

My grandson really likes the Muppets version of Bohemian Rhapsody, and I'm pretty sick of hearing it. Since Disney owns the Queen catalog and the Muppets, they can "synergize" (i.e., make a crap version) them together.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:09 am 
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me either.

hopefully this thread will just turn into another one-man cartoon fest.
i haven't slapped a knee in quite some time.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:55 pm 
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Bohemian Rhapsody

"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band's 1975 album A Night at the Opera. It is a six-minute suite, consisting of several sections without a chorus: an intro, a ballad segment, an operatic passage, a hard rock part and a reflective coda. The song is a more accessible take on the 1970s progressive rock genre.

"Bohemian Rhapsody" topped the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks and had sold more than a million copies by the end of January 1976. In 1991, after Mercury's death, it topped the charts for another five weeks, eventually becoming the UK's third-bestselling single of all time. It is also the only song to reach the UK Christmas number one twice by the same artist. It also topped the charts in countries including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and the Netherlands, becoming one of the best-selling singles of all time selling over six million copies worldwide. In the United States, the song peaked at number nine in 1976, but reached a new peak of number two on the Billboard Hot 100 after being used in the film Wayne's World (1992). In 2018, the release of Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody brought the song renewed popularity and chart success worldwide.

Although critical reaction was initially mixed, "Bohemian Rhapsody" became Queen's most popular song and is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. The single was accompanied by a groundbreaking promotional video. Rolling Stone stated that its influence "cannot be overstated, practically inventing the music video seven years before MTV went on the air." The Guardian named its music video one of the 50 key events in rock music history, helping make videos a critical tool in music marketing.

In 2004, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. It has appeared in numerous polls of the greatest songs in popular music,] and Mercury's vocal performance was chosen as the greatest in rock history by readers of Rolling Stone. In December 2018, it became the most streamed song from the 20th century, and it has been downloaded or streamed over 1.6 billion times.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Rhapsody

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:00 am 
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I like the song, when it's done by Queen. I even have a 5.1 version that sounds really good. But after you've heard Miss Piggy sing "Nothing really matters, but moi" it loses its luster.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:17 am 
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calvin2hikers wrote:
I like the song, when it's done by Queen. I even have a 5.1 version that sounds really good. But after you've heard Miss Piggy sing "Nothing really matters, but moi" it loses its luster.

I confess the reason for creating a new thread was that I thought "we have so many, the original, the California Guitar Trio, the Muppets versions..." and that I have watched it ad nauseam with my younger one but, silly as I am, I still manage to laugh...

So, with Calvin's excuse, for those who are curious:

Bohemian Rhapsody | Muppet Music Video | The Muppets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNymZ7vqY

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:23 am 
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calvin2hikers wrote:
Not me.


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lapsed maps wrote:
me either...

Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Nothing really matters...

calvin2hikers wrote:
I like the song, when it's done by Queen...

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Eo9M4-BrJA&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR2avk4j0ow1y8164sjR_JmFfv9Ngnp1yD4ZlH0h044g0xFGb0GXDgud8lE

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:45 am 
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^^Gotta lay low, gotta lay low :mrgreen:

I haven't seen yet this particular BR:
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Anyone care to shortly comment or even review it (no spoilers preferred)?

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:

Here's a great version from a very talented guy- Jake Shimabukuro:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB3RbO7updc


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:49 am 
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^^^Not bad! Very well arranged...

Now, as mentioned, the original studio version from California Guitar Trio, Robert Fripp's protégées...

California Guitar Trio featuring Paul Richards, Bert Lams & Hideyo Moriya
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIS7hMr6_f8

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cozylittlefooties wrote:
Here's a great version from a very talented guy- Jake Shimabukuro:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB3RbO7updc

The guy's a virtuoso. I've seen him play this a couple times. When he gets to the end, the look on people's faces is just precious...

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
cozylittlefooties wrote:
Here's a great version from a very talented guy- Jake Shimabukuro:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PB3RbO7updc

The guy's a virtuoso. I've seen him play this a couple times. When he gets to the end, the look on people's faces is just precious...

I've seen him in concert. He also does a great cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps but his best stuff is some of his original compositions. After each show he comes out to the lobby and talks with concert goers, many of them kids with their own ukes with which he spends time with discussing playing techniques. There's a bio/documentary of him on either Netflix or Prime (can't remember) called something like Life on Four Strings. A great watch.


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