Saturday, March 8, 2008

Who Wants To Live Forever

This is an open letter to all singers who think they can perform a Queen song: YOU CANNOT! Stop it. Please halt all delusions that you're good enough. You are not. No one in their right might attempts this song and actually believes they'll receive praise from anyone other than an inebriated Paul Abdul. If your name isn't George Michael, you cannot cover Queen. It's pure and simple. This is an abomination and blasphemous act thrust at the memory of Freddie Mercury and Queen and their fans. Anyone who is ignorant enough to try to sing Who Wants To live Forever was most likely not born prior to Freddie's death. If you appreciated his style and showmanship you'd know better. Cease and desist all further botched attempts to sing his works. Thank you.

With that out of the way, I give you the master. The King of all front men. The genius that is Freddie Mercury and Queen. This is the official video for Who Wants to Live Forever. It is followed by a live clip of their Wembley Stadium performance of 1986. Leave a comment on which you believe is better or are they equal in quality. Personally, I find his life rendition superior. But that's like asking Leonardo DaVinci to improve upon the Mona Lisa. It's a masterpiece.


2 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more. I've been known to, uh, attend karaoke events and any time someone tries a Queen song, I make an excuse to leave the room. To not do so is the equivalent of slowing down to gawk at the aftermath of a traffic accident.

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  2. You're a wise man, Clark. I don't care if someone butchers a Celine Dion song -- I wouldn't know the difference.

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