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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What would you say is Freddie's most passionate performance? Where you felt he was really giving it his all and was really feeling the emotion of the song.

I remember thinking he delivered Death On Two Legs in the early days with a lot of anger, but one which pops into my head is 'Somebody To Love' at MK, Peter Freestone mentioned that his partner at the time bit his hand the night before...which may explain why he puts in one hell of a performance, as he's venting his raw emotions live on stage.

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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Live Aid, hands down.

Those are some good honourable mentions above, but let's not forget that a billion people were watching that day in 1985. Mercury had to work extra hard. He wasn't preaching to the converted - he was converting.


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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 10:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And in return, you get some of his best live vocals!

Another performance that ranks high for passionate vocals, is the Death On Two Legs from Oakland--he belts the hell out of that song with an aggressive delivery (which fits perfectly with the song's backstory)!


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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i think he was really feeling the passion of it it, when Jim was giving him one while he did the washing up singing "fill me up buttercup"


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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

brENsKi wrote:
i think he was really feeling the passion of it it, when Jim was giving him one while he did the washing up singing "fill me up buttercup"


Is that a 12 inch record?

I don't know if it's a record, but it's not far from it!

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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 11:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nah, was a 7-incher, with a little hole at the centre.....



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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you have a copy? ;)


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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 13:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's one hot cut.

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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 14:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought his line ..."Start again with somebody new...." from Montreal version of Save Me was quite nice

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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ludwigs wrote:
I always thought his line ..."Start again with somebody new...." from Montreal version of Save Me was quite nice

way to go to ruin an amusing diversion

back on track..."hot cut"?????
think he described Jim's 7-incher as a "knife through butter"


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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 17:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lol BrENsKi, you are having quite a day.

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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And puhleeeze, no yelling at me! Just know if you do, I will melt into an unattractive snotty puddle of tearzzzz.

On topic, wait? what was the topic?

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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

dubba post, sorry.

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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 17:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bunch of phonosexuals!

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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 18:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

if you listen to the 12 inch version of its a hard life...theres a moment in the middle just after the album version ends...freddies vocal there out does anything on the barcelona album,queen albums or live sets...he gives everything in them two takes....and it never made it in the album...


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Posted: 21 Aug 12, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Got to love Live Aid but those wwtlf wembley performances I get goose bumps after "touch my tears with your lips, Touch my world with your fingertips" Really digging the Friday version.

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Posted: 22 Aug 12, 06:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Real Wizard wrote:
Live Aid, hands down.

Spot on

Single-handedly giving Queen's career a new life and making it possible to do their biggest tour ever while promoting the weakest album of their career ! And with a sore throat!

I would also mention Bo Rhap at Knebworth, which is a great performance and because I have the gut feeling Freddie knew it was the last time he would sing his masterpiece (the "uh" before starting the song is very telling IMHO)


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Posted: 22 Aug 12, 08:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sometimes it's easy to read things into something that isn't there...that "uh" could just as easily be "fuck i'm knackered" - he'd just come out of that ten-minute mental rock n roll medley


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Posted: 22 Aug 12, 09:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sure thing

It's just Freddie had been dropping some chilling hints towards the end of the tour, never saying "see you next time" etc and the "uh" I interpret in this light

But it very well could have been "uh there's beer on the ivories" for all I know :-)