The live rendition of Queen's Staying Power is a prime example of why I love live music. Staying Power is the opening track on the band's often derided album Hot Space (1982). The studio version is a horn laden, synth bass led, funky pop song. Although it is a dance track, the overall feel and … Continue reading Live Spotlight: Staying Power By Queen
This song of the week is in honor of John Deacon's 69th birthday. https://twitter.com/ShadesNoir/status/1296271138105024513?s=20 Troy T.
The solo discography of Queen is full of surprises. The members of Queen, like many rock bands, have produced a number of solo albums. Considering the immense songwriting talents of the four members their overall output is surprising slim. It may come as a shock to some that drummer Roger Taylor has proven to be … Continue reading My Top Three Favorite Queen Solo Projects
Let me begin by stating that there is not one Queen song that I dislike. I have been a serious fan of the music of Queen since 1990. In my time as a Queen fan I have listened to all of their studio albums countless times. I have heard all of their non-album B-sides, i.e., … Continue reading My Least Favorite Queen Song
On the Shades Of Noir site Twitter page I have a weekly feature, Song Of The Week. Each week I say a few words about a song that has impacted me in some way that week. Here is the most recent Song Of the Week. Troy T. https://twitter.com/ShadesNoir/status/1162456614659592193?s=20
Queen has been in the spotlight of late. This is mainly the afterglow of the unexpected success of the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic. More recently the band had a big showing at the Academy Awards. One of my favorite scenes in the Bohemian Rhapsody movie is the brief appearance of the pre-Queen band Smile. The band, … Continue reading Song Spotlight: My Fairy King by Queen