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Posted: 23 May 12, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you think it should have been a single or stay as it is

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Posted: 23 May 12, 17:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think that RTWW is an excellent, fast-paced and energetic and exciting little rocker, but not sure if it would have done well as a single. It's good exactly where it is :)


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Posted: 24 May 12, 07:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 24 May 12, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Might have made for an incredible video, with the band actually riding the wild wind. Flying, with the wind rushing over their face and hair, reprising the "burning through the sky" images from Dont Stop Me Now.

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Posted: 24 May 12, 12:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the worst songs on Innuendo IMHO.


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Posted: 24 May 12, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

good song, not too sure if it fits the mood on "Innuendo" - could have been on "Blue Rock" as well - "Days" is an amazing track and it was the obvious single for a composition by Roger - "Innuendo" has some highs and lows as an LP

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Posted: 24 May 12, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Why would you say are the lows

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Posted: 24 May 12, 16:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually disagree and think it would have made a decent single, though if they had to pick one of the two Roger Taylor compositions Days of our Lives was probably the better pick.

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Why would you say are the lows

I don't mind Delilah that much, but due to the generally high quality of the songs on the record (IMO), I'd say it's a low point. That's about it, however.


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Posted: 24 May 12, 22:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the early version released on the 2011 re-issue of Innuendo with Roger on vocals. The drums at the beginning sound so much more powerful on that version too. I wonder how some of the Innuendo tracks would benefit from a re-mix.

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Posted: 25 May 12, 02:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bad single idea, although I spin it often and play it on jukeboxes...


The rhythm is derivative of "walk like an egyptian" (prob not intended)
But the drums are refreshing... The changes and the guitar solo are awesome..

Still....




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Posted: 25 May 12, 04:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the 1970s there used to be a show on British television called HOW. Ride the Wind Wind has a similar rhythm to that and also to Fleetwood Mac's Tusk.


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Posted: 25 May 12, 04:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like the drums better in the instumental 'The Eye' version. Has some added bits


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Posted: 25 May 12, 06:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was released in Poland as a single, and actually got to number 1!

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Posted: 25 May 12, 07:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"delilah" & "hitman" should/could have been b-sides

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Posted: 25 May 12, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Heavenite wrote: Might have made for an incredible video, with the band actually riding the wild wind. Flying, with the wind rushing over their face and hair, reprising the "burning through the sky" images from Dont Stop Me Now.


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Posted: 25 May 12, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haha...yeah...cartoony imagery...

Not as serious an image as the sub-aquatic car in Strange Frontier.




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Posted: 25 May 12, 15:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love this song, one of my favourite tracks from Innuendo. Great pace, awesome vocals. I can't think of another Queen track it compares to, which I like. It's different in a good way. The track fits in well on the album. I remember a friend of mine, who had to listen to Queen when he traveled in my car, saying how much he liked it first time he heard it. He was not a Queen fan and made that very apparent but he really loved this track. Fuck yeah

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Posted: 25 May 12, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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Might have made for an incredible video, with the band actually riding the wild wind. Flying, with the wind rushing over their face and hair, reprising the "burning through the sky" images from Dont Stop Me Now.

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Posted: 27 May 12, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Filler at best

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Posted: 28 May 12, 21:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Filler at best

I'm occasionally led into believing that you're actually serious about what you're writing, it's just that most of what you write is joking/trolling. The problem with my line of thinking is that I have no idea when you're trolling and when you're somewhat serious. On this particular comment, I'll just think of you as filthy troll unless you have some actual reasoning behind what you're saying.
I agree that it doesn't sound like a Queen track. It just...doesn't sound like them.

But that doesn't bother me, and it's kind of a nice change. It does kind of remind me of Breakthru though.


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