Queen released their self-titled debut LP “Queen” on July 13, 1973. The album me…

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Queen released their self-titled debut LP “Queen” on July 13, 1973. The album met with very good critical reviews, in fact, Rolling Stone, who seemed to never like anything said “There’s no doubt that this funky, energetic English quartet has all the tools they’ll need to lay claim to the Zep’s abdicated heavy-metal throne, and beyond that to become a truly influential force in the rock world. Their debut album is superb.” The Winnipeg Free Press thought that Queen borrowed from other artists, but also compared it favourably to Led Zeppelin, writing, “the group manages to inject such a fresh, energetic touch to most of it that I don’t mind a bit… With its first album, Queen has produced a driving, high energy set which in time may be looked upon with the same reverence Led Zep 1 now receives.” The Illinois’ Daily Herald also commended the record, writing “Good listening is guaranteed in songs like ‘Keep Yourself Alive,’ ‘Great King Rat’ and ‘Doing All Right’.”

Do you remember what your thought of the record and the band were when you first heard this?

Happy 45th Birthday to the debut album by Queen…. “Queen”!!!




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