Let me begin by saying that I love The Cosmos Rocks, the sole studio album recorded by Queen + Paul Rodgers. On paper this combination really should not have worked. Queen's eclectic, over the top rock mixed with Paul Rodgers' working man blues. But in hindsight it was a perfect pairing. How do you fill … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Through The Night, By Queen + Paul Rodgers
The Queen song Let Me In Your Heart Again arrived with much fanfare and seemed to fade away far to quickly. I believe that this overlooked gem deserves much more attention. Released in late 2014 on the Queen compilation album Queen Forever. The double album is a mix of Queen hits as well as deep … Continue reading An Overlooked Gem By Queen
Valensia is an ultra talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Unfortunately he has spent most of his music career in relative obscurity. Musically he combines the influence of 1970's Queen, Kate Bush, The Beatles and 1980's pop music; i.e. Duran Duran, The Police, and Culture Club. Vocally he sounds like an amalgam of Freddie Mercury and … Continue reading The Music of Valensia, A Queen Fan’s Dream
I love the adventurous guitar driven music that Queen made in the 1970's. They explored so many diverse music genres including opera, vaudeville, progressive rock, classical, jazz, pop, heavy metal, blues and gospel, among others. I also love the commercial, keyboard assisted music the band made in the 1980's. The music may have been more … Continue reading Song Spotlight: All God’s People, By Queen
My Melancholy Blues is the last song on Queen's outstanding sixth album, News Of The World, released in 1977. One of the amazing attributes of Queen throughout their career was the diversity of musical styles contained within each of their albums. This was especially true of the band in the 1970's. The News Of The … Continue reading Song Spotlight: My Melancholy Blues By Queen
Those who follow this blog can probably guess that I am a HUGE fan of the band Queen. Over the years Queen has influenced countless bands, directly and indirectly. As a fan it is great when I hear other bands mention that they listen to and are influenced by Queen. It's even better when I … Continue reading Five Great Albums Influenced by Queen
Marc Martel is an extremely gifted singer. I first became aware of him in 2011 by way of an online Christian music forum. Someone mentioned a band named Downhere whose singer, Martel, sounded like Freddie Mercury. After listening to some songs on the band's website I ordered one of their cds, Ending Is Beginning. Listening … Continue reading Queen + Marc Martel?