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Posted: 11 Dec 11, 22:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What concert is the footage of Freddie pushing over amps from?
He's wearing his red pants and it was shown on DOOL doco.

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Posted: 11 Dec 11, 23:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hammersmith 1979!


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Posted: 12 Dec 11, 02:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks!
What's the story there?


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Posted: 12 Dec 11, 05:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie was just fucking around during the really crazy ass part of "Sheer Heart Attack". I think those were monitor speakers placed there just for him to topple for that purpose

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Posted: 12 Dec 11, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Those were side fill monitors, and they were in use. They were not placed there as "props" for Freddie to push over.

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Posted: 12 Dec 11, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He would push over and attack these monitors quite often on the 1979 tours.

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Posted: 12 Dec 11, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He could also afford to replace anything that was actually broken beyond repair, but monitor and speaker stacks like that are built rather solidly and can take more than a reasonable amount of abuse and punishment. I'm guessing the most damage Freddie could inflict would be damage to the cable connections and maybe jarring the wiring, woofers or tweeters.

I've seen touring speakers get kicked, dropped, stood on, rattled up and down stairs and ramps, have water spilt on them, dragged, tipped over and they still keep ticking.

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Posted: 12 Dec 11, 14:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's so funny, you can see Brian trying to stop Freddie by placing his foot against the speakers so Freddie can't push them over. And then after 7 seconds or so, Brian thinks 'ah...fuck it'. And walks away as Fred pushes them over


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