I read an old post where I thought it might be fun to put together a supergroup of my least favorite musicians. I had Axl Rose fronting my band from hell. Readers chimed in with their suggestions for "worst at their job." The only candidate that caused me to shudder a bit was Freddie Mercury. I am aware of the many Queen haters out there, but I never attributed that to Mercury's vocal abilities. But then again, I know Guns N Roses fans love Axl Rose's voice.
Still, I think Queen is another band defined by their hits, and as Rodger S. commented in the Billy Joel post, "many of his songs have had the joy sucked out of them due to overplay." This could just as easily be applied to Queen.
It was a bit more difficult choosing ten deep cuts for Queen. This has nothing to do with my love for the band, but more to do with the material itself. Part of my goal here is to get some detractors to see another side of the band responsible for "We Will Rock You" and "Another One Bites The Dust," but also keeping in mind that Queen's flamboyance and kitchen sink production might also add to the derision. It'd be like offering up sashimi to a person who thinks they don't like fish. Might be best to start off slow, something that may not taste like fish, if you know what I am saying.
Here are my ten choices, with the 4 video headstart. I've included songs with lead vocals by both guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. I expect nothing from this post, but after yesterday's insulting tongue-lashing on Facebook, I'm ready for anything today.
Funny How Love Is
Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
Hammer To Fall
I'm In Love With My Car
In The Lap Of The Gods...Revisited
The March Of The Black Queen
Now I'm Here