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Posted: 02 Sep 07, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Watching a special on SNL in the eighties, and, they showed a clip of Queen. I remember the show, because SNL really sucked, during that time, and, I seldom watched it, and, just happened to tune in(in a teenaged drunken stupor) and see Queen performing, "Under Pressure,"...Freddie sounded pretty badly...very hoarse, and, I can recall just having an overall feeling of sadness, over the demise of my favorite show, and, my favorite band sounding poorly.
Anyone else recall the show? It was right before the time, I think, when Eddie Murphy joined the cast.


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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 01:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You could be right...my memory is a bit fuzzy!
And, I was remembering the Crazy Little Thing Called Love performance like it was a whole different show, when, in fact, you are correct in that they only appeared once!


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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I reckon its an amazing performance. Freddie is great and Brian and John are really getting into it. It's one of the best performances of under pressure ive heard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjxRVr4wFmI




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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie is great?

I think you're looking at a different performance than I am


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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 10:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi,
If you have the possibility to read the Peter Freestone's book, the first:"An intimate memoire by the man who knew him best", on the page 58-59 you can find the reason why Freddie lost his voice in the day of SNL.
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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hayek Eva wrote:

Hi,
If you have the possibility to read the Peter Freestone's book, the first:"An intimate memoire by the man who knew him best", on the page 58-59 you can find the reason why Freddie lost his voice in the day of SNL.
Kind regards.


Why not just post the reason?

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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 11:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If I remember correctly, Freddie had discussed for hours during the night with a former lover of his. They yelled at each other pretty badly and that ruined Freddie's voice.

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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for this! I remember watching this live, and taping it on VHS, but my mom accidently taped over it......when I joined the Navy......
Anyone who was playing the keyboard????? Was it a studio musician???? Never noticed that.....




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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 15:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am still waiting on that book from Amazon! Ordered it aaaages ago, and, it still isn't here!!

Hayek Eva wrote:

Hi,
If you have the possibility to read the Peter Freestone's book, the first:"An intimate memoire by the man who knew him best", on the page 58-59 you can find the reason why Freddie lost his voice in the day of SNL.
Kind regards.



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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, perhaps I have been a bit harsh, however, I just didn't think Freddie delivered with his usual melodic power, and, was disappointed at the time.

liam wrote:

I reckon its an amazing performance. Freddie is great and Brian and John are really getting into it. It's one of the best performances of under pressure ive heard.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjxRVr4wFmI




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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm afraid I have to agree, here! I just listened, again, to hear with fresh ears, and, it still doesn't sound like the Queen I know.

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Freddie is great?

I think you're looking at a different performance than I am



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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 22:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dusta wrote:

I am still waiting on that book from Amazon! Ordered it aaaages ago, and, it still isn't here!!


Did you order a new copy directly from Amazon? If so, you can canel that order. And you might have better luck ordering one "new or used" from their "Marketplace Sellers."

Or, try Amazon.uk.


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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 22:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, and while I'm here...

Brian cracks me up during CLTCL. He looks like a clumsy, uncoordinated scarecrow.

(Although I've never seen a coordinated scarecrow, so I suppose I don't have a true basis for comparison). XD


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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 22:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know, but, you just want to hug him, for some reason. Or...perhaps that is just me...

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Oh, and while I'm here...

Brian cracks me up during CLTCL. He looks like a clumsy, uncoordinated scarecrow.

(Although I've never seen a coordinated scarecrow, so I suppose I don't have a true basis for comparison). XD



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Posted: 03 Sep 07, 22:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, I ordered a new one, about three months ago. I knew it would take a while, as I've ordered several books from the UK since 911, and, all have taken an extraordinary amount of time, however, this takes the cake!

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Dusta wrote:

I am still waiting on that book from Amazon! Ordered it aaaages ago, and, it still isn't here!!


Did you order a new copy directly from Amazon? If so, you can canel that order. And you might have better luck ordering one "new or used" from their "Marketplace Sellers."

Or, try Amazon.uk.



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Posted: 04 Sep 07, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi Dusta,
Forget it the Amazon.com!!! Try to order from the: http://bazarsuisse.ch/
They are a very serious firm. I have buy from they till now: three books, DVD-s and the FM Solo Collection Box Set. I commend them to you, try it.
The owner of this shop is one of the organizers of the "Freddie Mercury Montreux Memorial Days".He is a very kind and helpful person.
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Posted: 04 Sep 07, 18:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Miami Vice wrote:

Hello Dusta, Queen performed Under Pressure and Crazy Little Thing Called Love in the 1982 episode of SNL you are talking about, which was hosted by Danny Devito. And i think people like Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo were part of the cast at the time, but i could be mistaken.


Correct, except for the host, it was Chevy Chase. Well, kinda, he was really in LA. Devito did introduce Queen.

http://www.tv.com/saturday-night-live/chevy-chase-queen/episode/93035/summary.html

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Posted: 04 Sep 07, 19:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you!

Hayek Eva wrote:

Hi Dusta,
Forget it the Amazon.com!!! Try to order from the: http://bazarsuisse.ch/
They are a very serious firm. I have buy from they till now: three books, DVD-s and the FM Solo Collection Box Set. I commend them to you, try it.
The owner of this shop is one of the organizers of the "Freddie Mercury Montreux Memorial Days".He is a very kind and helpful person.
Kind regards
Eva



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Posted: 04 Sep 07, 19:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And, I feel compelled to add that, truly, I feel very fortunate to have seen Queen on SNL...and, though Freddie appeared to be having a rough go with his voice, they still rocked the house. When you watch many of the bands who appear today on SNL, or, even back then, they seem to be lacking that honest musicianship that Queen had.


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Posted: 04 Sep 07, 21:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree. I guess some current bands feel that they're just playing for the audience that's there, not the audience across world. When you see the boys do CLTCL, you can see Fred all over the place rocking out. No one does that now. They kinda just stand there. There are a few exceptions, but most of the time they're just there because they have to be.