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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 00:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Man, I listen to him sing on his albums and it is amazing.


Live however, he NEVER hits notes he did in the studio. A lot of songs make me go "wow" when I listen to them on cd. When I watch queen live, it is a letdown. Under Pressure, Who Wants To Live Forever, pretty much EVERY Queen song actually.....He avoids ALL the high notes and makes his drummer sing them.

I have a feeling he was a fraud singer. Can't hit the notes live so used studio tricks to make his voice higher. To seem better than it actually was.

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 01:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol at this post.


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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 01:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lmao, yes he was a lead singer of Fraud in the mid 80's.

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 01:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He DID hit the notes live pretty often actually. But his voice changed during the tours and indeed, during the last shows he usually sounded pretty weak

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 01:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

pittrek wrote:
He DID hit the notes live pretty often actually. But his voice changed during the tours and indeed, during the last shows he usually sounded pretty weak



No way. Just listen to the note in under pressure. he couldn't hit that note no way. It has to be studio tampering making it seem higher

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 01:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Plus he had vocal nodules (which causes vocal stamina problems and vocal register issues--like the mixed voice not working properly, or random vocal breaks).

On the other hand, there's many performances where he reaches his notes (Radio Ga Ga from Live being an example--he completely nails the vocals, Crazy Tour stuff, etc).


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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 01:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

radiogugu wrote:
pittrek wrote:
He DID hit the notes live pretty often actually. But his voice changed during the tours and indeed, during the last shows he usually sounded pretty weak

No way. Just listen to the note in under pressure. he couldn't hit that note no way. It has to be studio tampering making it seem higher


He's hit F6s live so....no tampering! lol


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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 02:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

radiogugu wrote:
I have a feeling he was a fraud singer. Can't hit the notes live so used studio tricks to make his voice higher. To seem better than it actually was.


Excuse me, aren't you fan of Adam Lambert?


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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 02:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Montreux wrote:
radiogugu wrote:
I have a feeling he was a fraud singer. Can't hit the notes live so used studio tricks to make his voice higher. To seem better than it actually was.

Excuse me, aren't you fan of Adam Lambert?



I actually cant stand Lambert

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 02:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a prat

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 06:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

radiogugu wrote:
Man, I listen to him sing on his albums and it is amazing.
Live however, he NEVER hits notes he did in the studio. A lot of songs make me go "wow" when I listen to them on cd. When I watch queen live, it is a letdown. Under Pressure, Who Wants To Live Forever, pretty much EVERY Queen song actually.....He avoids ALL the high notes and makes his drummer sing them.
I have a feeling he was a fraud singer. Can't hit the notes live so used studio tricks to make his voice higher. To seem better than it actually was.

Are you a Queen fan actually?


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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only note I would think that Freddie didn't hit in the studio was towards the end of Was It All Worth It. His register certainly was deeper by that time.



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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 07:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

he was a good singer but still overestimated

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

emrabt wrote:
lmao, yes he was a lead singer of Fraud in the mid 80's.



lol

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

@ radiogugu - I'd like to hear you do better! Freddie had truly incredible vocal talent both in the studio and on stage.

Although indeed a legend, Freddie was a human being no less than anyone else and so had limitations. You can't expect a man who gives his all to be consistent to such a precise level - especially live.


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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 10:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@ radiogugu - I'd like to hear you do better!


So would Brian and Roger.  They might give you a call.

Or you could start your own Fraud band.

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 10:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tarabostes 7/9/2012
Fraud=deception deliberately practiced...
trick
cheat
impostor
Would you be so kind to be more explicit?
Which of the synonyms do you have in mind? A truism for you: always but always a studio version will sound better than the same song sung live.Human voice is the most delicate and sensible of all the instruments , it can be altered so easily due to , for example, a wild life style , which we all know Freddie had. All that had to be proved Freddie proved, no need of fraud commentators to doubt his performances.

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie in the studio had to sing one song
during the concert around 27
Freddie in the second part of the 80's he had problems with the voice nodules
and all we know, had to save the voice, during Magic Tour was able to sing those high notes for example, A Kind Of Magic in Newcastle or Who Wants To Live Forever in Stockholm ;)

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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 14:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes he was a fraud. He also had a girlfriend called Mary Austin, so he wasn't even totally gay as he had everyone believe. Furthermore, his real name was Farrokh Bulsara, not Freddie Mercury. It was all a tissue of lies. It wouldn't surprise me if his moustache was fake too.


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Posted: 09 Jul 12, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't forget the novelty teeth. Or the the microphone stand to nowhere.