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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 06:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi All,

Apologies if this has been done before but I thought I’d throw it into the pot.

I was having a bit of a ‘Queen fest’ last night, switching between some of my favourite songs on the iPod. Amongst others, I selected ‘Fight From the Inside’ which always blows me away every time I hear it; it’s certainly my favourite RT track, very gutsy, superb vocals with a great guitar/bass riff. In fact, it got me thinking last night that, as John Deacon, I’d have been pretty p*ssed off when Roger presented that brilliant bass riff and sound J

Here’s the Wikipedia info on the track;

"Fight from the Inside" was written and sung by Roger Taylor. In addition to the drums, Taylor also plays rhythm and bass guitar, the latter borrowed from Deacon himself.
The track is built around a jangly guitar riff and is amongst the first in the Queen catalogue to focus predominantly on the drums and bass, as opposed to the lead guitars. Lyrically, the song can be interpreted as an expression of scorn directed at punk rock fans which at the time had lambasted Queen.
Guitarist Slash has cited the guitar riff to this song as one of his favourite riffs of all time”

Any other Queenzoner’s with a favourite RT Queen track (on which he also sang vocals)? I say ‘favourite’ rather than ‘best’ as that is purely subjective.

Cheers,

Keith.

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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 10:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like any qween songs but i love "I'm in love with a car" cos I find it touching that Rogers Taylor likes inserting himself into various parts of the engine. Dirty boy!!!!!! LOL!!!
What do you think Qween?
Qween: We love Roger cars!!!!! Fronthead!!!

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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 10:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's a tough choice, I really like Fight  From The Inside, I'm In Love With My Car, Drowse and Tenement Funster.
But I think I'll choose I'm In Love With My Car, the other ones will be a close second.


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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mine would be: I'm In Love With My Car, Rock it, Drowse and Tenement Funster.

My favorite varies each time and depends on my mood.

I listen to Drowse and feel nostalgic about listening to that song when I was 12, which at the time made me nostalgic about not being 10 anymore and having to start to deal with other stuff apart from "being a kid".
People in this forum have said that the production or sound in the song is bad or 'fuzzy' but I think it just adds up to the song's mood and I love it to bits.

If I'm driving my car I love listening to... ... wait for it... ... Rock it !! hehe :)  Also the more obvious IILWMC but I prefer rock it because it's more upbeat. I sure want to go and get some of that prime jime when I listen to it.

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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 12:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love every Queen track sung by Roger, but If I had to pick only ... let´s say three, these would be:

1. DROWSE
2. Fight From The Inside
3. Tenement Funster


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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen songs:
I'm in love with my car
Moder times rock 'n' roll

solo work:
the unblinking eye
nazis
man on fire

i love those songs XD <3 <3 <3 <3

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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Rock It (Prime Jive)
2. Modern Times Rock'n'Roll
3. Hijack My Heart

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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

HIJACK MY HEART
TENEMENT FUNSTER
I AM IN LOVE WITH MY CAR

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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 14:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm In Love With My Car brings back lots of happy memories for me.I was a kooky 15 year old when ANATO originally came out.

I also like Modern Times Rock n Roll.

Loser In The End

Tenement Funster

Rock It(Prime Jive)

Sheer Heart Attack


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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Drowse" for me. I adore the hell out of that song...


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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 18:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1) I'm In Love With My Car
2) Fight From The Inside
3) More Of That Jazz

Roger's songs always had a great feel and groove about them. Some fans tend to dismiss some of his work but I personally enjoy it all. I'll pass on Fun It though!

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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 19:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tenement Funster! No doubt about it!


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Posted: 13 Aug 10, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bo Rhap wrote: I'm In Love With My Car brings back lots of happy memories for me.I was a kooky 15 year old when ANATO originally came out.

I also like Modern Times Rock n Roll.

Loser In The End

Tenement Funster

Rock It(Prime Jive)

Sheer Heart Attack

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"Sheer Heart Attack" is sung by Freddie. Still a good song, though.

I like all Roger's lead-vocal songs. Yes, even "Fun It"!

My favourites, in no order:

Tenement Funster
Hijack My Heart
A Human Body
I'm In Love With My Car

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Posted: 14 Aug 10, 00:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me roger has a few good vocal tracks,  Best known is I'm in love with my cat.......Car,   And it's a good song, though still one of my least favorite songs on the Brilliant A Night At the Opera.   I think roger's best and should be his most famous is the the aswome Tenament funster.  The song is brilliant, and his vocals prove why he's the second best singer in Queen. (sorry Brian).  Love that fucking song........other's i like are modern times rock n roll.  Love the tune.   Some decent tracks are drowse,  fight from the inside.   Prime jive.

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Posted: 14 Aug 10, 02:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the News Of The World album Sheer Heart Attack is sung by Roger.The live version on Live Killers is sung by Freddie

I think that is a great song for driving down the road in.


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Posted: 14 Aug 10, 02:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hijack my heart

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Posted: 14 Aug 10, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bo Rhap wrote: On the News Of The World album Sheer Heart Attack is sung by Roger.The live version on Live Killers is sung by Freddie

I think that is a great song for driving down the road in.

The song Sheer Heart Attack is clearly sung by Freddie, Roger is only in the backing vocals.


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Posted: 14 Aug 10, 06:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Daniel vZ wrote: Bo Rhap wrote: On the News Of The World album Sheer Heart Attack is sung by Roger.The live version on Live Killers is sung by Freddie

I think that is a great song for driving down the road in.

The song Sheer Heart Attack is clearly sung by Freddie, Roger is only in the backing vocals.

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The lead vocal on the studio version doesn't SOUND like Freddie, but that's just a credit to his versatility because Daniel vZ is correct: it's Freddie.  A closer listen should reveal that fact.

Plus, the album liner notes for the song SHA read, "Bass and rhythm guitars Roger," yet, by contrast, on "Fight from the Inside" they read, "Bass guitar and vocal Roger."

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Posted: 14 Aug 10, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1]Fight From The Inside 2]Hijack My Heart 3]In Love With My Car.Just love those rocking vocals.

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Posted: 14 Aug 10, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Over the Field wrote: Hijack my heart

YES! I FORGOT THAT ONE. IT IS AN AWESOME SONG XD :)