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Posted: 05 Feb 04, 20:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe it's my fine-tuned ear, but every time I listen to this song, towards the fadeout there's a little "plink" like a Microsoft error signal! I love the song but the fadeout's always intrigued me...has anyone else heard this?? (Or am I really slightly mad? LOL)

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Posted: 06 Feb 04, 00:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yes, I hear it twice. The 2nd one here comes at about 4:19:

http://members.cox.net/donniedarko/painfade.mp3

Sounds like guitar to me :)

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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 01:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Uggg, I love ya Lisa, but i have to say this is one the worse songs in the Queen catalog. Big mistake trying to release it as a single in the states.


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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 01:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would like to say that Dont Loose Your Head is the worst Queen song ever.

Carry on

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BTW I heard that ping sound too Lisa, you arent going mad dear :D


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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 04:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definately not going mad Lisa - I hear it too.




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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 08:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wotz wrong with PISCTP??? it's a nice song and a good choice as a single, shame it wasn't a hit here in Holland =)


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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Pain is so Close to Pleasure, what's wrong about it? It's such a fun song, one of my faves!. :-)




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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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On the other hand- is someone who isn't mad listening to "Pain/Pleasure"...?LOL


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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't Lose Your Head is okay in my book - very dark and atmospheric in general, good synths, excellent drum machine work, and an enjoyable guitar solo on the fadeout. It's very 80s in style, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Stealin', on the other hand, is shite.

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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 12:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Plink? It's not much, probably just a piano. What are you listening on!? :) Probably just in the same pitch.

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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"shame it wasn't a hit here in Holland"

It was, but a minor top 30 hit.

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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 13:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Pain Is So Close To Pleasure is ok, not one of my favourites but I can listen to it. And I also hear that, Lisa!
I hadn't noticed before but I just went to check!

Don't Lose Your Head sucks but Bicycle Race and most of the Hot Space album are the worst Queen songs IMO

Oh, and Flash Gordon!


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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 13:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't Lose Your Head isn't the best song off of AKOM, But Freddie's vocals on that ALWAYS impress me. His singing is enough to make me like it I should say. Off to listen for the 'plink'...


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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 14:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ooh Ooh, Pain is so close to pleasure
Sunshine and rainy weather go hand in hand together....

I love that song. Especially the vocals in it.


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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 16:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Pain is so close to pleasure, sometimes it's true


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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I LOVE "Don't loose your head". I think this one and "Love Kills" (original metropolis version) are masterpieces in the '80s technopop kind of music.

Oh, the subject is about "Pain...". I kind of like the song, but I preffer the 12" version.

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Posted: 07 Feb 04, 16:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yay!! I'm glad other people are hearing the same "plink"! I've always imagined someone leaving a computer on near the sound booth and a Microsoft error chime coming on during the recording of the song...or something like that!
"Pain" was a Freddie/Deacy song. It's catchy, and you can dance to it...seriously! (The 12" version has always sounded French to me -- heeheehee!!)
I love Roger's drumming on Don't Lose Your Head, and Freddie's phrasing is most excellent (I love Joan Armatrading's voice on this song, nice offset to Freddie's strong, breathless vocals). Fred's sounds like he smoked a whole pack of Gitanes before singing the song -- very husky and breathy...mmm...

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Posted: 08 Feb 04, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anyone around here got an mp3 of the single version of "Pain Is So Close To Pleasure"? I've always been intrigued about how it sounded.

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Posted: 09 Feb 04, 00:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I find the constant "Don't Loose Your Head" line withing the whole length of the song is annoying.


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Posted: 09 Feb 04, 00:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"We get it Roger, we won't lose our heads. Thanks for the advice!"