Friday, June 17, 2011

Stomp-stomp-clap, stomp-stomp-clap



Today, June 17th 2011, Leonidas Beane discovered "We Will Rock You."

I guess for a six-year old energetic boy, this is an irresistible anthem - as it is for sports fans and middle-aged classic-rockers the world over since Queen first blasted it out on the airwaves in 1977 (I was thirteen at the time).  Now Leo wants to sing it and play it on the piano. 

Below is the 1985 Live Aid (was that really 26 years ago?) rendition of the song with its "We Are the Champions" appendage that shows the high-energy polished performance of the band. Of course, Freddie Mercury had his issues - which ultimately led to his early death. But what a set of pipes (he could effortlessly cover four octaves) and what showmanship!



So, as long as there is any sports team anywhere that needs shot of adrenaline, and as long as somebody wins a championship in any sport played around the world, you will likely hear the "stomp-stomp-clap," Brian May's guitar virtuosity, and Mercury's soaring aria-like vocal punch ringing in your ears.

Or not.

After all, it's just pop music. But it sure is fun!

3 comments:

Terry Maher said...

1977 was 34 years ago.

34 years ago, it was not part of that scene to institutionalise and iconise music from 34 years ago (1943).

I hope I live long enough that sometime it will stop being as if it were one more year in the late 1960s/1970s and people, including young people, will move on from music of or like that of people who would be old enough to be their grandfathers except most of them are dead from drugs.

rogue evolent said...

Woa! Lighten up TM. "It's only rock n roll but I Like it."
Thanks mucho Father Hollywood for another cool post. Go Leonidas!

read it said...

"I hope I live long enough that sometime it will stop being as if it were one more year in the late 1960s/1970s and people, including young people, will move on from music of or like that of people who would be old enough to be their grandfathers except most of them are dead from drugs."


My son is 13 and he listens to 60's 70's music because what came after just isn't that great. Singers who can barely sing, and musicians, wait, what musicians? Who is the new Jimi Hendrix? Who is the current Paul Mcartney? Who?


"34 years ago, it was not part of that scene to institutionalise and iconise music from 34 years ago (1943)."

My 13 year old even prefers music from 1943 (as well as from 1843, 1743, and 1643) to current music. Guys back then could write some tunes and lyrics that's for sure.

People, including young people aren't going to move on at least until some quality appears. I did see a cute pop act from Norway. The guy can at least play an instrument and sing.

Alexander Rybak

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiH4BFTELME&feature=fvwrel