Painful reviews Queen II and Rainbow concert. Argentinian Magazine Apr 4, 2021 12:39:02 GMT The Real Wizard, emrabt, and 4 more like this
Post by masterstroke on Apr 4, 2021 12:39:02 GMT
The magazine Pelo published these analyzes, quite critical. Sometimes offensive. That opinion changed over the years, and more so when starting the tour in Argentina when they published anything about Queen that made their sales increase.
I publish the two articles in the same post because they were included in the same issue of the magazine.
I include the translations by Google translate. It is not easy since pretentious language is used, which is difficult to fully understand.
In times of such confusing waters, what one seeks is not a label to locate certain things, but to know what the true intention of certain musical currents is. Queen is a group that at times appears to be serious and in some circumstances speculative. Useful easy locations - there are Deep Purple references
Uriah Heep, sing with Jon Anderson dubs, plus some phrasing Yes type, some dramatic Bowie connotation And who are they? We do not know for sure. The only visible thing is that they are not clear, although their music is respectable. Doubts and doubts. Playing for Queen is dangerous. Anyway, some more references can be given -also locative- somewhat stimulating: they make a typical English rock (with some cultured neoclassicism. Is that understood?), They don't have much intention of making "hooks" to sell (they are somewhat hysterical) . they want to have a modern sound (despite a certain salad).
Cover: Similar to the English original. Good pictures. No more. Normal technical data.
Synthesis ”: You have to listen to it.
Is it part of the new English sound?
However, in the end he encourages her to listen to it
A BASTARD QUEEN?
The Rainbow is an old movie theater. It even has no equivalents, due to its location, with, no concert hall (it is at the bottom of a London neighborhood that did not end never to expand). The Rainbow has been lit up for years, just to accommodate the motley concert crowd
of rock, and what it has lost in splendor and splendor: it has acquired in reputation. The Rainbow is, without a doubt, the most famous European rock hall.
The interior is not as expected from the outside: walls of the medieval type, a false ceiling that gives the impression of being a starry sky. It is late, it was presented what -in my opinion- gives the exact dimension of the disease of English rock of the present time, a group that took over the British press and that, since their third album is one step away from · become one of the most valued formations: Queen. Queen, like the Cockney Rebel, is a trashy rock band, cleverly located in a catchment zone allowing you to easily and uncompromisingly utilize significant audience potential. Queen is the resulting bastard of a dishonest union between Black Sabbatt and Yes. But the inheritance is a very unpredictable thing, and above all quite harmful. Queen has received its heaviness and immobility from one, and from the other - which is much more serious - its bombast and annoying side. It is a most tragic mix of which only the fae aspect of the show pays off the musical setbacks a bit.
So, one can feel entitled to question an audience that by its enthusiasm powers such ventures and deliberately suffocates the functioning of an English rock scene that is slowing down (where are the bands like Patto or the Move?). Certainly. Queen is very impressive in its overflows, the "gadgetization" of music is cleverly erected as a defender of its weaknesses, but that is only outlines in the face of a tremendous degree of musical poverty and its acceptance seems that a certain awareness and clairvoyance English public has just fallen into the abyss.
Ah! what a triumph! What sincerity in those that they gave them!
The criticism was not very visionary, does anyone remember or know Patto or Move?