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Posted: 15 Sep 10, 10:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I came across the following;

"Ride The Wild Wind" was composed by Roger Taylor, who recorded a demo
with his own vocals. The definitive version is sung by Mercury with
Taylor on backing vocals. The song is a sort of sequel of Roger's "A
Night at the Opera" composition, "I'm In Love With My Car",
which focused on Taylor's passion for cars and race. This time, the
song involved all of the other members, that gave life to a fast song
with beating drums and rhythmic bass line, eerily note-for-note similar
to The Smiths' "Shakespeare's Sister", which create the sensation of
speed and engine's roar. In the mid-part, a May solo, which accentuates
the sense of high velocity, and also gives the song a heavier sound. In
some parts a racing car can be heard. It was released as a single in
Poland, peaking at number one.

Released in Poland? Any info on that? thanks!


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Posted: 15 Sep 10, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is the first I've heard of a Polish "Ride The Wild Wind" single, let alone it being a number 1 hit there. I checked all the singles discographies I could find and no one has it listed.

As for it being a sequel to "I'm In Love With My Car," this is likely a misconception made by the author of the article. IILWMC is about John Harris's love of cars and song is dedicated to him.

That's all I know, anyway.

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Posted: 15 Sep 10, 12:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Never single in Poland but number one.

Many, many years in Poland we have Radio Chart and this song was 28 weeks on chart (and 3 weeks on Number One.).

http://www.lp3.pl/alpt.phtml?m=1&nn=499#navigation
chart number 514-517 - number one

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Posted: 15 Sep 10, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's cool!

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Posted: 15 Sep 10, 15:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dane wrote:  The song is a sort of sequel of Roger's "A

Night at the Opera" composition, "I'm In Love With My Car",
which focused on Taylor's passion for cars and race. 

Bullshit. Talk about tenuous link! What is your source?

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Posted: 16 Sep 10, 08:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh really cool, it's one of my favourite tracks from Innuendo.
But why is it not in the Singles collection 4 then. Does that chart pos 40 rule just count for UK and US ?