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Posted: 05 Sep 12, 12:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember reading somewhere,that 'Tear it up' was going to be a released as a single,and was pulled at the last minute so 'Hammer to Fall' could be released as the 4th single from 'The Works'!I also remember it being mentioned that a video was shot,can anybody confirm this please?Its my favourite song from the album and would love to hold on to some hope that a video was shot,and Rhys Thomas will find it hidden away in Jim Beach's outside toilet or something!lol.

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Posted: 05 Sep 12, 18:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think I also saw somewhere that Man on the Prowl was going to be released but replaced by Thank God It's Christmas.


Tear it Up is your favorite on the album? But...

Ah, whatever.


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Posted: 05 Sep 12, 19:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Try watching Tear it Up performed live then White Queen live from the early years. Its hard for me to believe its the same Freddie. Such is the contrast.


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Posted: 05 Sep 12, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'Tear it Up" would have been a better release for the U.S market!

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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 02:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I liked Tear It Up on the Magic Tour, the Works tour and album versions were pretty dry though. I think the dull 80's sound that it has completely undermines it's hard rock sound.

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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 04:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anybody know about a video being shot?


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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 07:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There is a non-live performance from the 1984 Montreux Golden Rose Pop Festival. Queen mimed four songs including Tear It Up. Perhaps that's where the rumour originated? Or maybe if it was going to be a single, that performance was to be the video?


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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard it was filmed the same night as 'Hammer to Fall',Brussells i think?

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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 10:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think if they would have shot a video they would not have created the cut-together video for the queen rocks video tape.


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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 12:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good point FlorianS,maybe i dreamt it then,oh well.

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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 13:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't know about Tear it up but Man on the Prowl was definately going to be a single. There are many promo copies of it with the same catalog number as Thank God it's Christmas (QUEEN5), both from the UK and Ireland at least.

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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 15:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In my opinion 'MOTP' was the worst song on the album,i dont think it would have charted very well,and i dont think it would have sounded much better live,only my opinion though!

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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 15:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Keep Passing the Open Windows is a kiler song!

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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 15:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Tear It Up is the weakest song on the album IMHO. The one I nearly always skip.

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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

TIU is mediocre!!!
This song in the magic tour is so non sense, he put the place of princes of the universe in this tour, the reason, i don't know...

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Posted: 06 Sep 12, 18:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

madmetaltom wrote:
Keep Passing the Open Windows is a kiler song!

Haha, where did that come from?

It seems like we're trying to recreate the recent thread that was dedicated to MotP.


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Posted: 07 Sep 12, 01:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DLCVinnuendo wrote:
TIU is mediocre!!!
This song in the magic tour is so non sense, he put the place of princes of the universe in this tour, the reason, i don't know...


Because Princes of the Universe was way too demanding vocally, most likely.

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Posted: 07 Sep 12, 05:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well, as several fans have noted over the years, the band did really f*ck it up concerning the songs and the tracklisting on the "Works" project...the final 9 songs is a product that coulda/shoulda been better - "Tear it Up" is b-side quality - if they wanted sth rockier Brian should have insisted on "I Go Crazy" making the cut
*"man on the prowl" almost was a single, promo copies exist (irish pressing esp.) - no idea about a video for "Tear it Up" - wouldn't bet on it

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