This version of Queen's We Will Rock You is best


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/19/this-version-of-queens-we-wi.html


#2

Um, no, not to these ears.

That sounds to me like it was run through some sort of genericizing machine.

I can only assume that Rob is wearing his usual mask of irony here.


#3

OK, this is actually not that revelatory-- they did the song this way live with regularity, I first heard it on their live album, which (naturally) is more energetic than this studio version.


#4

And then there is this drunk-guy-in-the-back-of-a-police-car version of Bohemian Rhapsody

https://vimeo.com/81652300:


#5

This feels like the Sounds of Silence from the Sounds of Silence album vs the Wednesday Morning 3am album: ie overproduced crap (although, in the Simon & Garfunkel case it is the same recording with the crap layered on top).


#6

Sounds very Status Quo-esqe(the band, I mean, obviously) to me. Especially that opening riff, shades of Caroline in that one.


#7

I prefer this version.


#8

Gawd, that show was so WHITE.


#9

Judas Priest, is that you?


#10

I was expecting a Rick Roll, or the old “Locked Safe In My New House” trick.


#11

That sums up every 80’s sitcom quite succinctly.


#12

Right on!


#13

On a re-release in the 90s, there’s a remix called “ruined by Rick Rubin.”

[Explained in Rolling Stone] (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/rick-rubin-my-life-in-21-songs-20160211/queen-we-will-rock-you-ruined-by-rick-rubin-1991-20160209).


#14

According to a friend of mine, of late, so is Boston! :wink:

But yeah, thinking back on that show, it’s whiteness is pretty blinding!


#15

Well, it is to me. I’d never heard this arrangement, and I do like it much, much more than the original.

I had heard the “ruined by Rick Rubin” version (indeed, had a cassingle of it), but that’s just really no good.


#16

This version is very cool, but the original is not without it’s charms. Worked for Ice Cube, on the conscious gangsta tip

Damn this beat goes so hard.


#17

This should be classified under “Things I Miss… 70s generic sounding rock bands”

It’s like someone took out everything that made Queen unique and replaced it with some YouTube cover band. I realize it’s actually Queen who made it but there’s a reason it’s not the version that still gets radio play today.


#18

The only version I’ve gotten to experience live is EBN:


#19

I like it. Not as much as the original, but it does kick ass.

But I think we can all agree the best version was the one everyone sang and stomped and clapped themselves on a schoolbus.


#20

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