Skip to content

Must See? Queen And Adam Lambert July 2014

Queen kick like a mule

Queen kick like a mule

Queen were misunderstood at the time… by me? By the UK? We thought they were either a lame glam band or a lamer metal band, actually they were an art metal band parody of a rock band with one foot firmly in the late 1950s and the other on Broadway.

Lead by a man who gave Liberace a run for his money when it came to flamboyance, he was embraced over here by the same wave of classic rock entitlement that brought us Elton John and David Bowie.

At the same, I considered Queen a below average joke band with one masterpiece and a bucktoothed irritant as a lead singer. What can I tell you? It was punk time and come on, they were nothing if not irritating.

Fast forward 30 odd years and Queen are in the pantheon of all time greats though unable to recover from Mercury’s early death . Paul Rodgers, while talented enough, couldn’t cut it and so they hung around waiting for Adam Lambert to emerge from the primal ooze of American Idol where he was one of their increasingly rare great finds. A leather booted rent boy with a taste for musical theatre and a voice built for hard rock, he has been playing with Queen, off and on, for the past couple of years. Lambert hasn’t proven himself on record, no, actually he has proven he sucks  on record, but he should be an excellent Queen frontman.

Finally, as our own Helen Bach reported, Queen is embarking on an eagerly anticipated North American tour and I picked up a tix at MSG for the July 17 gig… should be a real mean scene.

Leave a Comment





Amazon_Smile_logo
LET-ME-HELP-LOGO

Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at smile.amazon.com

Meek Mill At Madison Square Garden, Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2021 |

he had something to prove and didn’t

Elton John’s “The Lockdown Sessions” Reviewed

By Jack Phillips | October 24, 2021 |

“Elton in the house!” 

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks October 25th To 31st

By Alyson Camus | October 24, 2021 |

Moses Sumney plays two shows at the Ford

UK Top 10 Albums: 10-22-21 – 10-28-21

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2021 |

craptacular

UK Top 10 Singles 10-22-21 – 10-28-21

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2021 |

the highest week 1 figure since Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You

Used Chewing Gum Stories

By Alyson Camus | October 23, 2021 |

the most disposable things to collect

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 10-22-21 – 10-27-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 22, 2021 |

a covid-19 as break up, post-pandemic as new love metaphor

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 10-22-21-10-28-22, Jack White’s “Taking Me Back and “Taking Me Back (Gently)” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 22, 2021 |

where an innocent child discovers his parents are from another planet

Press Releases For October: Meet The Artists

By Alyson Camus | October 22, 2021 |

a pulsing badass number

“Miracle And Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon” A New Audiobook From Malcolm Gladwell

By admin | October 21, 2021 |

a window into Paul Simon’s legendary career

Scroll To Top