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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw the clip from  the show at Knebworth were John Deacon Destroys His Bass Guitar; anynone know why he did it i mean he does not seem like the guy that goes around destroying instruments.

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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 12:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

relieved that the tour was over?

who knows..

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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was frustration that triggered it



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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



falmark wrote:

I saw the clip from  the show at Knebworth were John Deacon Destroys His Bass Guitar; anynone know why he did it i mean he does not seem like the guy that goes around destroying instruments.




Link please, I've heard many rumours about this but I can't find it




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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 13:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he does not seem like the guy that goes around destroying instruments.

He does not seem like the guy that goes around destroying instruments because he isn't a guy that goes around destroying instruments. He threw his bass once, what about the 600+ concerts where he did NOT throw it?



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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Link please, I've heard many rumours about this but I can't find it





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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



Sebastian wrote:



He does not seem like the guy that goes around destroying instruments because he isn't a guy that goes around destroying instruments. He threw his bass once, what about the 600+ concerts where he did NOT throw it?



True this is the only time he did, thats  why i asked if anyone knows why he did throw it this time.






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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 17:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There were some technical issues with his bass. As Niek said: pure frustration.

A similar situation can be seen during One Vision at Leiden 1986. I believe he switches bass twice. (although without any aggression this time).


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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think there could be a deeper reason.

It is the P-bass he had played for most of Queen's career, since 1974.  He had it completely redone before the tour, and before the second encore at the last show, he tossed it away.  Maybe the band did know that it would be their last show.  I guess there are some things we'll just never know...




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Posted: 08 Apr 09, 22:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Actually, I think the bass he threw was the Elite one, not his famous black Precision.



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falmark wrote:

I saw the clip from  the show at Knebworth were John Deacon Destroys His Bass Guitar; anynone know why he did it i mean he does not seem like the guy that goes around destroying instruments.

Well, he doesn't seem like a guy who visits strip clubs either...








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Posted: 09 Apr 09, 02:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Sebastian wrote:

Actually, I think the bass he threw was the Elite one, not his famous black Precision.

Thanks again. :))) 

Whener I have a doubt about a Queen concert I use to go to queenconcerts.com, which now I know is Mr.Scully's website  - * bowing respectfully to Mr. Scully * - and it was a delight to find out that you contributted there with info on the instruments. ;-) Thanks, really.

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Posted: 09 Apr 09, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John Deacon destroyed a bass?!  Just watched the clip, really wonder what was going on!
Yara, thanks for the queenlive.ca address, can't wait to look it up!

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Posted: 09 Apr 09, 22:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He didn't destroy it, he tossed it but it wasn't destroyed - he still used it for the second encore.



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Posted: 10 Apr 09, 10:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Still hard to believe, but that makes slightly more sense, i was really struggling with the mental image of John bashing the life out of his lovely, lovely bass!  The video clip is fairly distant, so it's hard to see what exactly is happening.

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catqueen wrote:

Still hard to believe, but that makes slightly more sense, i was really struggling with the mental image of John bashing the life out of his lovely, lovely bass!  The video clip is fairly distant, so it's hard to see what exactly is happening.





maybe this helps

[img]http://www.queenconcerts.com/inc/photos-live/queen/1986-08-09/02.jpg[/img]


can someone tell me, how to put a foto inhere so that you can see it?




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Posted: 10 Apr 09, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Mercury 90 wrote:

catqueen wrote:

 



Still hard to believe, but that makes slightly more sense, i was really struggling with the mental image of John bashing the life out of his lovely, lovely bass!  The video clip is fairly distant, so it's hard to see what exactly is happening.



 



 



maybe this helps

[img]http://www.queenconcerts.com/inc/photos-live/queen/1986-08-09/02.jpg[/img]


can someone tell me, how to put a foto inhere so that you can see it?

 



 

Thanks Mercury 90... I'm not able to access it though, I found queenconcerts.com, but not sure what I'm looking for and cant access this link.  Any idea what the photo is called so i can search for it?  If its of John throwing the bass I really want to see it, because its really not the way I think of him! :)







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catqueen wrote:

Thanks Mercury 90... I'm not able to access it though, I found queenconcerts.com, but not sure what I'm looking for and cant access this link.  Any idea what the photo is called so i can search for it?  If its of John throwing the bass I really want to see it, because its really not the way I think of him! :)







When at the queenconcerts site choose concertography ,go down to queen on tour, then click magic tour from the list on the right hand side, press on the info for the last concert 09.08.1986  Stevenage, UK
The picture is on the bottom






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catqueen wrote:



Thanks Mercury 90... I'm not able to access it though, I found queenconcerts.com, but not sure what I'm looking for and cant access this link.  Any idea what the photo is called so i can search for it?  If its of John throwing the bass I really want to see it, because its really not the way I think of him! :)








When at the queenconcerts site choose concertography ,go down to queen on tour, then click magic tour from the list on the right hand side, press on the info for the last concert 09.08.1986  Stevenage, UK
The picture is on the bottom






Thanks Falmark!  I was actually able to get it - I was feeling a bit jinxed for a while, I seem to have trouble getting links sometimes.  Wow, what a website!  Someone did an incredible amount of work getting everything together, its brilliant.






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Posted: 22 Apr 09, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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falmark wrote:



I saw the clip from  the show at Knebworth were John Deacon Destroys His Bass Guitar; anynone know why he did it i mean he does not seem like the guy that goes around destroying instruments.





Link please, I've heard many rumours about this but I can't find it



It´s on the Magic years VHS documentary part 3. End of Champions/good save the queen. He runs off and can clearly be seen hurling his bass, hopefully not at a poor and unsuspecting Ratty.








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