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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 07:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hello. I am new. Donot flame me please. I have a recording ofa song by Queen and David bowie. it is mostly Bowie with Queen playing and Fredd doing the backing voice. It isn't I Go Crazy but it sounds like the song that eventually became I Go Crazy. It had some of the same words but not all, and a chorus which goes - - Aint Gonna Work like a Rolling Stone. The opening words are about crashing a car through a plateglass door. Any ideas where this is from? I am presuming Hot Space time. I cannot find it on Fuller's YouTube stuff.

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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 08:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

let me be the first to get suckered in, please share it here then, you all so newbie you ;-)


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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm betting this is Bowies cover of Like A Rolling Stone and there's no freddie in it.

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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No. It's not. It's a completely different song. -- as described above. They are ad-libbing the lyrics, but the song is pretty much in shape. It is the song that becomes I Go Crazy. BuT thus must be from session before The Works???

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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 10:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This is news to me, and probably everyone else here.  So we won't be able to have much of a discussion unless we can hear the song.  Then we'll likely be able to date it.  So feel free to share it with us.


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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 11:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's on its way apparently SirGH :)


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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 11:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

rushrush, it would be perfect to hear it :)


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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 13:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

After their succes of Under pressure more tracks were about to be released. There is a testpress with Queen + Bowie from late 81 or 82 I can't remember.

But all tracks say rejected. There were 3 or 4 known queen songs on it. And it was on the label Bowie had a record deal with.

I have a pic of this one somewhere.

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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 13:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Otherwise this could of course be the Cool Cat version of Queen & Bowie.

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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"There is a testpress with Queen + Bowie from late 81 or 82 I can't remember. "

It's from April 1982... 5th of April 1982 to be precise according to my copy. And contains Queen & Bowie on Cool Cat. Not a demo or whatsoever, but a full version, ready for release, but then withdrawn on Bowie's request.
And 16 days later Hot Space was released... so I guess a new mix for CC had to be made quickly.


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Posted: 18 Feb 11, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It probably wasn't too difficult to mix Bowie out of the song. It was probably just a matter of going back to the master multi-tracks and muting his vocal tracks. I'd assume they were each isolated to individual tracks when they were recorded. Then they create an new master stereo track for the album and put in in with the album master and send it off to get pressed onto vinyl (and put onto cassettes, etc.).

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Posted: 19 Feb 11, 06:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also Freddie's vocals are completely different on the released version, so I doubt that they simply mixed Bowie out

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Posted: 19 Feb 11, 06:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi ROnB,

Interesting. Could you share your version here ? I', curious about it.

Still I am talking about a complete different Queen + Bowie release, I will make a scan next monday. It features 4 tracks, and was supposed to be a Xmas release.

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Posted: 19 Feb 11, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I must search in my archive, but if I don't remember well there's 3/4 tracks recorded by Queen and Bowie, today or tomorrow I'll post the title and some information about it


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Posted: 19 Feb 11, 10:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's what I find:

Ali
Writers: David Bowie, John Richard Deacon, Brian Harold May, Freddie Mercury, Andrell D. Rogers, Roger Meddows Taylor
Publishers: Beechwood Music Corporation, Olik Music, Screen Gems-Emi Music Inc, Tintoretto Music

Under Pressure
Writers: David Bowie, John Richard Deacon, Brian Harold May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Meddows Taylor
Publishers: Beechwood Music Corporation, Screen Gems-Emi Music Inc, Tintoretto Music

Cool Cat
Writers: John Richard Deacon, Freddie Mercury
Publishers: Beechwood Music Corporation, Screen Gems-Emi Music Inc

Feel Like
Writers: Roger Meddows Taylor
Publishers: Beechwood Music Corporation, Olik Music, Screen Gems-Emi Music Inc, Tintoretto Music


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Posted: 19 Feb 11, 13:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Ali" is a rap song that includes a part of "Under Pressure" (much like Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby"). The rest we know already.

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Posted: 19 Feb 11, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good ol' Wilki. Precise as always. Hey guys, is there a finished version of Feel Like? I love that song.

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Posted: 20 Feb 11, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira wrote: Good ol' Wilki. Precise as always. Hey guys, is there a finished version of Feel Like? I love that song.

Cheers,

Ogre-

- Under Pressure


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Posted: 20 Feb 11, 18:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Prime Jive wrote: Arnaldo "Ogre-" Silveira wrote: Good ol' Wilki. Precise as always. Hey guys, is there a finished version of Feel Like? I love that song.

Cheers,

Ogre-

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Doh! :)

Nah, I meant something like New Order`s "586" compared to "Blue Monday". Different songs, different lyrics, but many of the same notes, instrumentation and even the same recorded material used in both. While 586 is said to be an attempt to remix Blue Monday that ended up in a different song, I regard "Feel Like" as a demo that ended up in another song... UP. My question is: how far did they go while it was still "Feel Like" and is there any circulated recording of any more advanced stage of it than the demo we all know about.

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Posted: 23 Feb 11, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Feel Like isn't with Bowie.


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