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Posted: 11 Dec 03, 18:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

finally! After 26 years we know what the 'ahh' groan is at the start of We Will Rock You.

Brian: "Ok - it's the tail end of me counting the stamps and claps in, that fateful day so long ago in Wessex Studios in North London. I don't know if I've described it before but I got into applying loads of different delays, not multiples of each other - prime numbers. A lot of these got applied to the original count, plus the final long delay was from one "boom boom crack" to the next. So you hear "four" delayed into the track in a kind of multiple echo"




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Posted: 11 Dec 03, 19:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank Niek. Now I can get on with my life now that the mystery has been revealed.


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Posted: 11 Dec 03, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh , sarcasm , how i love it


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Posted: 11 Dec 03, 20:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What groan... *clueless*


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Posted: 11 Dec 03, 21:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At the very beginning, it's:

*bump bump* "Awww--"*clap*

I noticed it the first few times I really listened to the song, and just assumed it was... actually, I was sort of perplexed about it until I just ignored it. But now, FC has again shed the immaculate light upon us...


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Posted: 11 Dec 03, 21:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There can be a lot of interpretations about that "Awww" in which I will only reserve them in my dirty lil mind :D
Carry on...


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Posted: 12 Dec 03, 02:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always think "awwww" not this song again! :)


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Posted: 12 Dec 03, 03:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer the theory about somebody groaning because they were pissed off about the millionth take of the song.
But as usual this new version is so much more boring and therefore is probably true. So goes the way of things.



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Posted: 12 Dec 03, 08:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I prefer the theory about somebody groaning because they were pissed off about the millionth take of the song."

I always thought that aswell :)



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Posted: 12 Dec 03, 08:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll be able to sleep now!!!

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Posted: 12 Dec 03, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

note that brian also confirmed soul brother is freddie's


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Posted: 12 Dec 03, 09:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Umm, I don't hear an "awww"?


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Posted: 12 Dec 03, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hear it now. I'd never notice it if I wasn't told it's there, though.


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Posted: 12 Dec 03, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's funny!


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Posted: 12 Dec 03, 11:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not only is soul brother Freddie's (with hindsight it had to be), it's a song we also know the subject of...now that's unusual...

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Posted: 12 Dec 03, 13:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've always wondered what that groan really was and it has always fascinated me. Yesterday I read the answer on Brian's page and finally we know what it is. That's one of the good things on Brian's site in my view, to get those kind of answers.


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Posted: 12 Dec 03, 13:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"note that brian also confirmed soul brother is freddie's"

Now thats a surprise :P


"On the first day Pim & Niek created a heavenly occupation. Pim & Niek blessed it and named it 'Loosch'."



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