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Subj: Re: New banner! QUEEN - and some other guy who crashed the photo shoot
Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 at 11:56:12 pm EST (Viewed 317 times)
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Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 at 08:18:20 am EST (Viewed 457 times)
I have a pretty discernable point for nostalgia and it's right around 1981. Anything before 1981 I look at with a very nostalgic eye: Marvel Comics of the 70's, Topps baseball cards, The Six Million Dollar Man and TV from the 70's, Captain Caveman, Blue Falcon and the Laff-A-Lympics, etc. This isn't to say that I don't like the 80's. Roger Stern's Spider-Man and John Byrne's Fantastic Four are two of my favorite runs of my two favorite comics, among other great 80's comics, I have far more 80's baseball cards than all other decades, I consider Cheers one of the best shows ever and U2 is my favorite band. But when it comes to nostalgia, it's the 70's that hits me the hardest, including with regard to Queen.
My older brothers had Night At The Opera, Day At The Races, News Of The World and Queen Live Killers, and these albums highly influenced my love of the band. I remember staying home sick from school and playing them on my brother's stereo.
However, there was never a Queen album from the 80's in our house. The post-disco/new wave era seemed to have an effect on the hard rockers of the 70's that made them less appealing, at least to me. I know I didn't think much of Flash Gordon or Hot Space at the time, but I never had the albums so I never got past the radio songs. Queen, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick, The Who, and Foreigner all took a dive for me and the new cool was The Cars, U2, Elvis Costello, and Squeeze. Looking back, I see there was a lot to like about Queen in the 80's and even more that I need to look into.