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Posted: 21 Mar 09, 15:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really enjoy listening to it, the power in Freddie's voice it's just amazing. Brian's RS also gives a lot in the song in terms of energy.
I think is one of the Queen's late piece of art but I think it's very underated among Queen fans.
I heard also that Brian and Freddie never really liked it. Dunno why, do you?

I'd like to read some of your opinions on this song.

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Posted: 21 Mar 09, 16:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hate the intro with the film crap. It could of been single material if that wasn't in it!

It was John and Freddie that don't like it according to Queenzoners, but, in reality, I heard it was just Freddie that didn't like it. After a while, people said John didn't like it either, but that's Queenzone for you! If Freddie hates something, so does John. That's how people think at least.

Brian wrote it and LOVED it! He actually thought it was the next Bohemian Rhapsody. He got mad everytime the band decided not to release it as an A side to a single.


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Posted: 21 Mar 09, 16:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great song for the film, but not a great standalone song in my opinion.  Fantastic vocal though - great power at such a high register

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Posted: 21 Mar 09, 21:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian loved the track, hence the inclusion of the guitar solo during the end of "Fat Bottomed girls" on his solo tour.


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Posted: 22 Mar 09, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like when the "bag pipes" join in during the solo. Overall, a little to heavy metal for my tasets, but I still enjoy it more than "Hitman".


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Posted: 22 Mar 09, 01:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A hell of a song. I like it.

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Posted: 22 Mar 09, 05:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its a song I can totally rock out to! [img=/images/smiley/msn/regular_smile.gif][/img] [img=/images/smiley/msn/thumbs_up.gif][/img]


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Posted: 22 Mar 09, 12:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's a very underrated song as usual.


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Posted: 22 Mar 09, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Apart from 'Princes',its my favourite song on the album,it rocks like a Muthe F@%$er,and Brians guitar sounds possessed,especially in the solo,meshing beautifully with the bag pipes..............


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Posted: 22 Mar 09, 13:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am not really crazy about Freddie's vocal, I think it was over-wrought, did not have enough anger, did not sound tough, and was too clownish.


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Posted: 22 Mar 09, 14:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Panchgani wrote:

I am not really crazy about Freddie's vocal, I think it was over-wrought, did not have enough anger, did not sound tough, and was too clownish.




what are you talking about? it has the most aggressive clean vocals on any song EVER!





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Posted: 22 Mar 09, 15:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Treasure Moment wrote:







Panchgani wrote:



I am not really crazy about Freddie's vocal, I think it was over-wrought, did not have enough anger, did not sound tough, and was too clownish.





what are you talking about? it has the most aggressive clean vocals on any song EVER!



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Posted: 22 Mar 09, 15:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Jacob Britt wrote:

In reality, I heard it was just Freddie that didn't like it. After a while, people said John didn't like it either, but that's Queenzone for you!

Actually Brian himself said in a Japanese magazine (1986) that John wasn't crazy about it either.









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Posted: 22 Mar 09, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like it, great heavy rocker with an awesome vocal and great guitar work!


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Posted: 22 Mar 09, 19:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not a fan of the movie quotes throughout the song. Otherwise, it's a nice rocker, and would have made a solid concert intro if the band had wanted to give One Vision a break every now and then (and, you know, if Freddie hadn't hated the song).



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Posted: 23 Mar 09, 00:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the intro is fun (somebody wrote he didn't), and I think the guitar riff is all right, Freddie sings great as always...

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Posted: 25 Mar 09, 05:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

not alot of interest in this 'song'...one of the worst!


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Posted: 25 Mar 09, 06:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nothing special, but it's OK


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Posted: 25 Mar 09, 08:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Freddie´s heaviest performance, imho

I like it


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Posted: 26 Mar 09, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a shitty song on a shitty album.


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