Mayor informaciónQUEEN ROCKS (por Gary Taylor) Queen Rocks se editó internacionalmente el 3 de Noviembre de 1997, recoge por primera vez 18 singles y temas de álbumes de 27 años de carrera de la banda. El álbum entró en el No 7 de las listas inglesas el 9 de Noviembre, bajando después al No 10 la semana siguiente y en cambio subiendo al No 1 de las listas internacionales. Editado en CD, casete y LP doble de vinilo grueso con portada desplegable y fundas interiores, la portada era un diseño de Damien Rochford y muestra el logo de Queen, esta vez en explosión, en gráfica a alusión al sentido del disco. Un par de semanas después de que el disco alcanzara el oro, se reeditó una nueva portada para todos los formatos, esta vez con el ave fénix escapando de las llamas. El álbum llegó a platino en Gran Bretaña antes de que se descatalogara, llegando al top 20 en otros territorios europeos. Se realizó un anuncio de televisión para publicitar el álbum y hubo muchas apariciones promocionales de Brian y Roger en prensa y radio en Inglaterra y en toda Europa. El disco se promovió como 'El Definitivo Disco de Rock de los Maestros del Rock', y contiene las primeras canciones nuevas en seis años sin Freddie u otro cantante invitado. No One But You (Only The Good Die Young), una balada compuesta por Brian para su próximo disco en solitario, era un tributo a Freddie y a todos los que habían muerto demasiado pronto, pero pareció merecer tratamiento de repertorio de Queen. Roger estuvo de acuerdo en que era una canción de relevancia y debía considerarse de Queen, así como John, por lo que es la primera y única canción editada tras la muerte de Freddie con los tres miembros remanentes de la banda firmada como repertorio de Queen. Brian: "Era tan personal y tan dura que cuando la estábamos escuchando, casi pensamos que era mejor no editarla, dejarla de lado, te emocionaba demasiado en ese momento. Pero en el tema hay una alegría, yo diría que la canción tiene un gran optimismo y felicidad o espero que la gente lo aprecie." Comenzando con We Will Rock You, Tie Your Mother Down, la versión del sencillo de I Want It All y la única composición de Mercury del disco, Seven Seas Of Rhye, es un álbum de rock desde el comienzo hasta el final, siendo el único que utiliza solo repertorio hard rock de la banda. Brian: "Pienso que Queen siempre fuimos rock y espero que siempre lo seamos, pero esto es algo diferente, este es el primer disco de Queen donde tienes rock sólido desde el principio hasta el final, supongo, siempre hemos tenido luces y sombras en los viejos discos de Queen, de forma deliberada siempre quisimos que hubiese un equilibrio y se pudiesen disfrutar como una unidad completa. Este en cambio simboliza un recorrido de todo el camino y creo que lo consigue." Se incluye una nueva versión de I Can't Live With You, que iba a ser el primersingle, diferente de la versión original incluida en el álbum Innuendo. También es diferente de la remezcla de Brian Malouf que se editó en Estados Unidos como single cuando se editó el álbum. La banda encontró una toma de estudio que no se había usado y trabajó en ella con nueva batería y guitarra interpretadas por Roger y Brian Brian: "I Can't Live With You es una canción que empezó en el estudio con los tres trabajando en el tema pero surgieron problemas porque era un tema a medias entre una especie de funk y un rock, y de alguna manera, aunque la parte en directo sonara más heavy, yo no tenía la sensación...el efecto que necesitaba. Metimos baterías programadas y muchos teclados y efectos y se construyó más como un tema pop. Roger nunca me perdonó porque no la terminamos con él a la batería, yo no le culpo. Cuando decidimos rehacerla yo entendí lo que Roger pretendía y pensé que era buena idea ahora que si disponemos de la tecnología que no había entonces, pudimos coger la sección de la batería original y trabajar con ella en el ordenador y eliminar las cosas en las que no estábamos de acuerdo entonces sobre los tiempos. Después de haber hecho eso el sonido brilla y es maravilloso así que me motivó a coger la guitarra y grabar una nueva, ahora suena mucho más heavy en conjunto. Lo que queda de la original es la voz, e incluso trabajamos con ella, con pequeñas cosas raras." Hammer To Fall, Stone Cold Crazy, Now I'm Here, la versión del album Jazz de Fat Bottomed Girls, Keep Yourself Alive, Tear It Up, la versión del album A Kind Of Magic de One Vision, el tema de Roger Sheer Heart Attack y I'm In Love With My Car, Put Out The Fire, Headlong y It's Late completan unos de los momentos más agradables de la parte más heavy de Queen. Todos los fans tienen sus propias ideas de lo que debería contener este álbum, quizás menos temas que fueron singles, pero en conjunto es una gran recopilación, especialmente para los compradores que adquieran repertorio de Queen por primera vez. Brian: "De repente que haya algo en el mercado de Queen es emocionante, me gusta, estoy muy contento de que la gente siga suficientemente interesada como para que siga ocurriendo."
¿Sabía usted?1. Queen Rocks es la primera recopilación roquera de la banda. 2. No One But You (Only The Good Die Young) es una balada …en un álbum llamado Queen Rocks. 3. El disco también se lanzó como un LP doble de edición limitada. 4. La primera portada presentaba una adaptación del famoso ‘escudo’ explotando, mientras que la segunda mostraba al ‘ave fénix’ levantándose de las cenizas. 5. Queen Rocks fue el álbum número 21 de la banda e incluía la asombrosa cantidad de diez simples abarcando toda la carrera de Queen.
Lista de temas
1. We Will Rock You
Buddy you're a boy make a big noise playin' in the street Gonna be a big man some day You got mud on your face, you big disgrace Kickin' your can all over the place Singing we will we will rock you We will we will rock you Buddy you're a young man hard man shouting in the street Gonna take on the world some day You got blood on your face, you big disgrace Waving your banner all over the place We will we will rock you, sing it We will we will rock you Buddy you're an old man poor man pleadin' with your eyes Gonna make you some peace some day You got mud on your face, big disgrace Somebody betta put you back in your place We will we will rock you, sing it We will we will rock you, everybody We will we will rock you We will we will rock you - alright
3. I Want It All
Adventure seeker on an empty street Just an alley creeper, light on his feet A young fighter screaming, with no time for doubt With the pain and anger can't see a way out It ain't much I'm asking, I heard him say Gotta find me a future move out of my way I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now I want it all, I want it all, I want it all, and I want it now Listen all you people, come gather round I gotta get me a game plan, gotta shake you to the ground But just give me, huh, what I know is mine People do you hear me, just gimme the sign It ain't much I'm asking, if you want the truth Here's to the future for the dreams of youth I want it all (give it all I want it all) I want it all (yeah) I want it all and I want it now I want it all (yes I want it all) I want it all hey I want it all and I want it now I'm a man with a one track mind So much to do in one lifetime (people do you hear me) Not a man for compromise and where's and why's and living lies So I'm living it all (yes I'm living it all) And I'm giving it all (and I'm giving it all) Oooh oh yeah yeah ha ha ha ha ha - yeah yeah yeah yeaaah I want it all It ain't much I'm asking, if you want the truth Here's to the future, hear the cry of youth (Hear the cry of youth - hear the cry of youth) I want it all, I want it all, I want it all and I want it now I want it all yeah yeah yeaaaah I want it all, I want it all and I want it now Oh oh oh oh oooh And I want it now I want it, I want it Ooooh - huh !
5. I Can't Live With You
I can't live with you, but I can't live without you I can't let you stay, oh but I can't live if you go away I don't know just how it goes All I know is I can't live with you Yeah, I'm having a hard time I'm walking a fine line between hope and despair You may think that I don't care But I travelled a long road to get a hold of my sorrow I tried to catch a dream, but nothing's what it seems Love is saying baby it's all right When deep inside you're really petrified Lover turns to hater on this escalator I can't live with you, yeah, but I can't live without you I can't breathe if you stay But I can't bear you to go away I don't know what time it is All I know is I can't live with you We're stuck in a bad place, we're trapped in a rat race And we can't escape, maybe there's been some mistake We're trying to make a high score We're walking through a closed door, and nobody's winning We're just sinning against ourselves Hold on baby tell me it's all right Anger's breaking from the hurt inside Passions screaming hotter, doin' what we gotta do yeah I can't live with you, I can't live with you I can't live, I can't live, I can't, I can't live with you But baby I'll never ever leave you I can't live with you, but I can't live without you Coz I'm in love with you, ooh, and everything about you I can't live with you No I just can't live, I just can't live I can't live with you, yeah, and I can't live without you Through the madness, through the tears We've still got each other for a million years Yeah, ooh yeah, yeah, I can't live without you eh yeah I can't live without you, yeah eah yeah, whoa whooooa I can't live without you, I can't live without you I can't live without you, whoa, I can't live without you Baby baby baby - without you - woah woah woah oah yeah I can't live without you
6. Hammer To Fall
Here we stand or here we fall, history won't care at all Make the bed, light the light, lady mercy won't be home tonight Yeah we don't waste no time at all Don't hear the bell but you answer the call It comes to you as to us all, hey We're just waiting for the hammer to fall yeah Oh every night, and every day A little piece of you is falling away But lift your face the western way, baby build your muscles as your body decays Yeah, toe your line and play their game Yeah, let the anaesthetic cover it all Till one day they call your name You know it's time for the hammer to fall yeah Rich or poor or famous for - your truth it's all the same Oh no oh no Oh lock your door but rain is pouring through your window pane Oh no yeah Baby now your struggle's all vain Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh For we who grew up tall and proud In the shadow of the mushroom cloud Convinced our voices can't be heard We just wanna scream it louder and louder and louder What the hell we fighting for Ah, just surrender and it won't hurt at all You just got time to say your prayers Eh, while you're waiting for the hammer to hammer to fall Hey, yes, it's starting to fall eh, hammer, you know Yeah, hammer to fall, wooh, ah, hey, eh woowoo, ha eh hammer Waiting for the hammer to fall baby Yeah yeah while you're waiting for the hammer to fall Give it to me one more time
9. Fat Bottomed Girls
Are you gonna take me home tonight Ah down beside that red firelight Are you gonna let it all hang out Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round Hey, I was just a skinny lad Never knew no good from bad But I knew life before I left my nursery huh Left alone with big fat fanny She was such a naughty nanny Heap big woman you made a bad boy out of me Hey hey - Wooh I've been singing with my band across the wire across the land I seen every blue eyed floozy on the way, hey But their beauty and their style went kind of smooth after a while Take me to them dirty ladies everytime C'mon, oh won't you take me home tonight Oh down beside your red firelight Oh and you give it all you got Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round Hey listen here Now I got mortgages on homes, I got stiffness in ma' bones Ain't no beauty queens in this locality (I tell ya) Oh but I still get my pleasure Still get my greatest treasure Heap big woman you gonna make a big man out of me Now get this Oh (I know) you gonna take me home tonight (please) Oh down beside that red firelight Are you gonna let it all hang out Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round yeah Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round Get on your bikes and ride Ooh yeah oh yeah them fat bottomed girls Fat bottomed girls - yeah yeah yeah Alright, ride 'em, c'mon Fat bottomed girls yes yes
11. Tear it Up
Are you ready, well are you ready We gonna tear it up yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Turn me loose it - yeah yeah yeah yeah - wooh hoo Hey, give me your mind baby give me your body Yeah, give me some time baby - let's have a party It ain't no time for sleepin' baby Soon it's round your street I'm creeping You better be ready We gonna tear it up, stir it up, break it up baby You gotta tear it up, shake it up, make it up as you go along Tear it up, yeah, square it up, yeah, wake it up baby Tear it up, stir it up, stake it out and you can't go wrong Hey listen I love coz you're sweet and I love you coz you're naughty Yeah, I love you for your mind baby - give me your body Mmm, I wanna be a toy at your birthday party Wind me up wind me up wind me up let me go, yeah Tear it up, stir it up, break it up let me go Tear it up, shake it up, make it up as you go along Tear it up, ha ha, turn it up, burn it up hey hey Are you ready (oh yeah) Yeah, baby baby baby are you ready for me - (Oh yeah) I love you baby baby baby are you ready for love - (Oh yeah) Are you ready are you ready are you ready for me Hey (oh yeah) Hey I love you so near, I love you so far I gotta tell you baby you're driving me ga ga Tear 'em up tear it off - yeah let's go Wooh, what are you doin' to me - ha - yeah yeah Oh baby baby baby baby let's tear it up - wooh hoo
13. Sheer Heart Attack
Well you're just 17, all you wanna do is disappear You know what I mean there's a lot of space between your ears The way that you touch don't feel nu-nu-nothin' Hey hey hey hey, it was the D.N.A. Hey hey hey hey, that made me this way Do you know, do you know, do you know, just how I feel Do you know, do you know, do you know, just how I feel Sheer heart attack, sheer heart attack, real cardiac I feel so inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar ticulate Gotta feelin', gotta feelin', gotta feelin', like a paralyse It ain't no, it ain't no, it ain't no, it ain't no surprise Turn on the T.V. let it drip right down in your eyes Hey hey hey hey, it was the D.N.A. Hey hey hey hey hey, that made me this way Do you know, do you know, do you know, just how I feel Do you know, do you know, do you know, just how I feel Sheer heart attack, sheer heart attack, real cardiac I feel so inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar-inar ticulate Just how I feel - do you know, do you know, do you know Do you know just how I feel Do you know, do you know, do you know, just how I feel Do you know, do you know, do you know, do you know, just how I feel Sheer heart attack, sheer heart attack, real cardiac
15. Put Out The Fire
They called him a hero in the land of the free But he wouldn't shake my hand boy, he disappointed me So I got my handgun, and I blew him away That critter was a bad guy, I had to make him pay You might fear for my reason, I don't care what they say Look out baby it's the season for the mad masquerade Put out the fire, put out the fire, put out the fire Oh you need a bullet like a hole in the head Put out the fire, put out the fire, put out the fire Don't believe what your granddaddy said She was my lover, it was a shame that she died But the constitution's right on my side Cos I caught my lover in my neighbour's bed I got retribution, filled 'em all full of lead I've been told it's the fashion to let me on the streets again It's nothing but a crime of passion, and I'm not to blame Put out the fire, put out the fire, put out the fire You need a weapon like a hole in the head Put out the fire, put out the fire baby, put out the fire And let your sons and your daughters sleep sound in their beds You know a gun never killed nobody, you can ask anyone People get shot by people, people with guns Oh yeah put out the fire - wooh Put out the fire - c'mon You need a gun like a hole in the head Put out the fire wooh Put out the fire Put out the fire yeah eah Just tell me that old fashioned gun law is dead Ha hey take it that far Come on yeah - shoot, shoot Haa - shoot, shoot, shoot
And you're rushing headlong, you've got a new goal And you're rushing headlong, out of control And you think you're so strong But there ain't no stopping And there's nothin' you can do about it There's nothin' you can do No there's nothin' you can do about it No there's nothin' you can, nothin' you can Nothin' you can do about it And you're rushing headlong, you've got a new goal And you're rushing headlong, out of control And you think you're so strong But there ain't no stopping No there's nothin' you can do about it - yeah Hey, he used to be a man with a stick in his hand Hoop diddy diddy hoop diddy doo She used to be a woman with a hot dog stand Hoop diddy diddy hoop diddy doo Now you've got soup in the laundry bag Now you've got strings, you're gonna lose your rag You're gettin' in a fight Then it ain't so groovy when you're screaming in the night Let me out of this cheap `B' movie Headlong, down the highway And you're rushing headlong, out of control And you think you're so strong But there ain't no stopping And you can't stop rockin' And there's nothin' you can, nothin' you can Nothin' you can do about it When a red hot man meets a white hot lady Hoop diddy diddy hoop diddy doo (ho) Soon the fire starts a raging gets 'em more than half crazy Hoop diddy diddy hoop diddy doo Oh, now they start freaking every way you turn You can't start walking 'cos your feet got burned It ain't no time to figure wrong from right Cause reasons out the window, better hold on tight You're rushing headlong Headlong, out of control, yeah You think you're so strong There ain't no stopping and there's nothin' you, nothin' you Nothin' you can do about it at all Yeah yeah alright go And you're rushing headlong, down the highway And you're rushing headlong, out of control And you think you're so strong But there ain't no stopping There's nothin', nothin', nothin' you can do about it, yeah Oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh Ha ha, headlong, headlong Rushing rushing, rushing rushing Yeah yeah yeah Rushing rushing, rushing rushing Headlong, yeahaw, headlong
17. It's Late
(Scene 1) You say you love me, and I hardly know your name And if I say I love you in the candle light There's no one but myself to blame But there's something inside that's turning my mind away Woh how I could love you, if I could let you stay It's late, and I'm bleeding deep inside It's late, ooh, is it just my sickly pride Too late, even now the feeling seems to steal away So late, though I'm crying I can't help but hear you say It's late, it's late, it's late, but not too late (Scene 2) Mmm, yeah, the way you love me, is the sweetest love around But after all this time, the more I'm trying The more I seem to let you down, yes Now you tell me you're leaving, and I just can't believe it's true Oh, you know that I can love you, though I know I can't be true Oh, you made me love you, don't tell me that we're through It's late, mmm, and it's driving me so mad It's late, yes I know, but don't try and tell me that it's Too late, save our love you can't turn out the light So late, I've been wrong but I'll learn to be right It's late, it's late, it's late, but not too late Mmm, I've been so long - you've been so long We've been so long tryin' to work it out I ain't got long - you ain't got long We've gotta know what this life's all about, ooh Tell me, tryin' to work it out, yeah, ooh Ooh too late, yeah, too late, much too late, aaah (Scene 3) You're staring at me with suspicion in your eye You say what game are you playing, what's this that you're saying I know that I can't reply If I take you tonight, is it making my life a lie Oh you make me wonder, did I live my live right It's late, ooh, but it's time to set me free It's late, ooh, yes I know, but there's no way it has to be Too late, so let the fire take our bodies this night So late, let the waters take our guilt in the tide It's late, it's late, it's late, it's late, it's late It's late it's late, oh, it's all too late