I don't know if we need a Queen thread. But hey, do we really need ANY thread?
Thought I'd start this because a) we do seem to chat Queen pretty often and b) there was this column in today's local paper (for no apparent reason, by the way) about their resurgence. While reading it, it struck me that this is at least their second major popularity bump in the U.S. after Freddie's death, with Wayne's World being the first.
And both movies that helped with their US resurgence featured Mike Myers.
It just goes to show that great music rises to the top eventually. Even had Mike Myers not insisted Bo Rhap was used in Wayne's World, I'm sure one way or another, a new generation would've discovered their great music. And, for as much as the biopic was flawed, anything that shines a light on Queen's music for a new generation is a positive.
And, I know they get a lot of flack from diehard Queen fans, but also kudos to Brian and Roger for taking that great music on the road for people (like me) that never got to experience it the first time around.
Steve Vai, as part of this monster of an interview, discusses Queen and Brian May quite a bit in response to a question. He talks about them (plus Zep) being his favorite formative-years band, about how Brian gets his tone, about what a good guy he is, about the song "Good Company," and more. The answer is almost ten minutes long.
It should be queued up, but if not, start at just a hair before an hour and thirty minutes.
B.E.: I skimmed the Mark Linett interview recently posted on SSMB. He said he’s hoping for a Fall release for the box set.
Feb 27, 2020 2:58:34 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: Was hoping for a spring/early summer release, however, I hope for a spring/early summer release with EVERY Beach Boys' album! I can wait for fall.
Feb 27, 2020 18:50:55 GMT
Kapitan: Maybe we’ll get that BW doc that we heard about way back when, Long Promised Doc 😀
Feb 27, 2020 19:18:45 GMT
kds: I get the feeling that documentary will one day be mentioned in the same breath as the 50th Anniversary Doc that was supposed to happen in 2012
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:14 GMT
Kapitan: And Pleasure Island!?
Feb 27, 2020 20:55:51 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: I'm skeptical about that Long Promised Road doc, not whether it will eventually come out, but the quality. If the highlight is Brian and an interviewer driving around and Brian commenting on BB songs/albums, I can only imagine how that'll go...
Feb 27, 2020 22:18:29 GMT
Sheriff John Stone: ...Brian, what do you think about the song, "Long Promised Road"? Brian - "I thought Carl sang it great." Brian, what do you think about The Beach Boys Love You album? Brian - "There's some great songs on that album."
Feb 27, 2020 22:21:28 GMT
Kapitan: I'm skeptical about EVERYTHING. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in seeing and hearing it all.
Feb 27, 2020 23:50:16 GMT
Wata: I hope it would include some rarities - hopefully with the accompanying soundtrack. And it's time we got to listen to snippets from the rendition of "Long Promised Road" Brian supposedly recorded for the doc. I'm not holding my breath for it, but still...
Feb 28, 2020 5:58:00 GMT
kds: From the description, it sounded like a new version of the Brian Wilson On Tour doc.
Feb 28, 2020 13:20:10 GMT
Kapitan: Except as I recall, they were focusing on driving around LA for a lot of it. Just Brian and whoever the eventual filmmaker was (there had been a replacement) seeing the sights and chatting.
Feb 28, 2020 13:28:28 GMT
Kapitan: btw, it's just a couple weeks shy of a year since they released the movie poster.
Feb 28, 2020 13:31:24 GMT
kds: And, didn't they do the driving around bit in the IJWMFTT doc?
Feb 28, 2020 13:38:15 GMT