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Posted: 18 Aug 08, 06:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

From wikipedia:

The Invisible Man
Main article: The Invisible Man (song)
"The Invisible Man" is Taylor's first song on the album. The lyrical idea came from a book he was reading after which the beat instantly came to his head. May and Taylor commented (Queen for an Hour interview, 1989) that Taylor wrote part of the song in the bath (similarly to what happened with Freddie Mercury and "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" ten years before). The names of all four band members are "hidden" in the vocals: "Freddie Mercury" right before the first verse begins, "John Deacon" after the first verse, "Brian May" (repeated twice) before his guitar solo, and "Roger Taylor" (with the "r" rolled by Mercury to sound like a drum roll) after the lyric "look at me, look at me". Taylor "answers" with a drum fill. An unreleased version features a completely different middle-eight with Mercury singing alternate lyrics in the style of Elvis Presley.


The last bit about Elvis, true or a wiki edit joke?


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Posted: 18 Aug 08, 08:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, true. Have you never heard the demo ?

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Posted: 18 Aug 08, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:

Yes, true. Have you never heard the demo ?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjXvmOEfrc8

A bit of a stretch to call that an Elvis impression


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Posted: 18 Aug 08, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wikipedia.
That well known archive of knowledge that doesn't make things up and present incorrect facts.
(I'm basing this on other wikipedia entries, not just Queen)
I am, of course, being sarcastic.

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Posted: 18 Aug 08, 09:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For those who do not have an idea about it, or who want it in FLAC:

The Invisible Man (preview) 1:20

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SISZWO6R

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Posted: 18 Aug 08, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Holly2003 wrote:

pittrek wrote:

Yes, true. Have you never heard the demo ?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjXvmOEfrc8

A bit of a stretch to call that an Elvis impression


Sounds like Freddie when he sings (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care at Wembley - more rockabilly than Elvis


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Posted: 18 Aug 08, 16:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But we are all clear on this then: He doesn´t sing like he use to.


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Posted: 23 Aug 08, 19:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He doesn't sing at all anymore.


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