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Posted: 06 Dec 10, 15:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this song is a wonderful tribute to what was obviously a very good friend

its a very moving song

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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Indeed it is. Much more emotional and sincere than NOBY, at least to me.  But, hey, I do like NOBY too !


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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 12:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can't say I like it, really.
I'm sure it's very honest and written from the heart but I always cringe when Roger sings the "... and shake a leg" line.
We get it Rog, it's about Freddie.

I like NOBY much more.

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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 13:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No one but you is a great song

Didnt Brian do a kind of tribute song to freddie in his solo stuff?

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Posted: 07 Dec 10, 16:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddiefan91 wrote: No one but you is a great song

Didnt Brian do a kind of tribute song to freddie in his solo stuff?
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I don't think so. Perhaps "Nothin' but blue"?? I don't know if the liner notes or Brian interviews say who is this song about.

When I first listened to it, I thought "Just one life" was about Freddie but it is indeed about a different person. I guess I wasn't paying attention, since that song's first lines are "I did not know you, our lives never touched". :P

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Posted: 08 Dec 10, 02:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Both of those songs are good tributes

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Posted: 08 Dec 10, 07:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the thing about NBB is that Brian wrote (at least part of) the lyrics the night before Freddie passed away. So yeah, maybe it was, deliberately or subconsciously, at least partly about him... 'I can't stop wondering just how things might have been' sort of makes sense considering the disease and all, but it also could be about Brian's marriage, or about scores of different things.


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Posted: 08 Dec 10, 09:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian said in an interview that Nothin but blue was about freddie, It's pretty obvious.

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Posted: 08 Dec 10, 19:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Would you point such interview out?

I'm not being an arse, I'm honestly asking as it's interesting to read that.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.