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Radio show: The Summer of Queen + Adam – Part 3

August 11, 2014

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While DJ Nika is off having her Australian adventures, Juneau and Xena are hosting this week to continue our discussion, analysis and reminiscences of the Queen + Adam Lambert North American tour. Last week’s show devolved into an extended dissection of “Love Kills” vs “Who Wants to Live Forever” along with a full-out dissertation on “Somebody to Love,” so this week we will try to get back on with the “middle section.” A surprising number of critics thought this section of the show was slow, tedious, etc. We disagree, ardently. Joining us is music maven “Ellen Kat.” What did you think of Brian and Roger’s solos? The Drum battle? Brian’s epic guitar solo? Thumbs up or down? Explain in comments or call in to (917) 932-1825 to share the love!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Matty Marchant permalink
    August 11, 2014 9:32 pm

    I loved every minute of it! I saw the concert 3x in 7 days. Brian May’s solo was euphoric. Roger and Rufus Taylor’s drum duel was riveting! As far as I’m concerned, the concert wasn’t long enough! I wish I could attend them all!

  2. carol wildasin permalink
    August 12, 2014 10:49 am

    I also saw 2 shows in 7 days. Loved every second of both shows. first and foremost a GLAMBERT, but love QUEENS music. On my feet for both shows, all 2 1/2 hours. Not one second of disappointment. Was amazed by the energy of both Brian and Roger. And the love on that stage between ADAM and QUEEN was amazing and will live forever.

  3. adamsbonbon permalink
    August 12, 2014 11:16 am

    Ladies, you got me off to one of my favorite subjects:guitar and drum solos: I appreciate the solo “jamming” talents, but seem to get bored with it if there’s no melody and it lasts more than 4 or 5 minutes which I knew from seeing other vids that the middle of this show would involve. For Adam’s costume changes in Glam Nation, I especially loved Monte’s intro to Sure Fire Winners (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH_xFVIutR8) and play it frequently while driving in the car, It’s a perfect combination of a wailing guitar melody with a driving beat to it. Others I never tire of listening to are Eric Clapton’s Layla (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX5USg8_1gA),
    John Mayers’ soulful “Gravity” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVpGu5-nFJg),
    Robert Cray’s “Time Makes Two” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK2UIneU-SQ),
    Prince and Lenny’s American Woman” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ctx9dhrvTk who bring in a horn section),
    Prince’s “Purple Rain” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYUvCStLYJI,
    and B.B. King’s “The Thrill is Gone” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fk2prKnYnI.)
    And talk about dueling guitars with drum, no one can compare to “While my Guitar Gently” weeps with Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Jeff Lyne and Ringo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDs2Bkq6UU4)
    But I guess I’m a sucker for a more bluesy jam.
    For the QAL concert, I’m not a fan of the song “39” so when it was coming up, (too much of a folksy bar song???), it was a good opportunity for a break to quench my thirst.
    Off topic: Isn’t it funny how Adam is just the opposite of Prince. While trying t0 find a live vid of a Prince Purple Rain solo, I notice most everything has been removed from Youtube. He’s a legend, but such a prima donna. Our Adam may be a diva…but certainly not a prima donna.

  4. rosemary permalink
    August 17, 2014 1:50 am

    Adamsbonbon, you really know your stuff. I so appreciated your list above, went through it, and listened to most everything. Thank you! (And I agree with you about “39” in the QAL concert. Don’t know why they chose that one.)

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