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Posted: 30 May 04, 04:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haha, I'm so cursed with having a good ear for stuff. Or maybe it isn't so good after all. Thirteen years after its release, I've discovered what sounds like a digital glitch of some sort in 'The Hitman' and it's on all discs that I have which contain the song.. Hollywood '91, Slightly Mad CD single, 2001 remaster..

At 36 seconds into the song, just before Freddie sings 'there goes the neighborhood' there's a weird squeaky sound which probably shouldn't be there. Now that I've noticed, it will forever drive me crazy. It's about the same type of sound as the Fat Bottomed Girls glitch actually, though it doesn't seem as bad or noticeable since it comes in time with the music.

*sigh*

Now that I've gotten that off my chest, feel free to use this thread for any other thoughts related to the song if you wish. I'd hate to have created a thread solely about the glitch.

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Posted: 30 May 04, 04:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

God I love that song...


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Posted: 30 May 04, 05:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just assume it was intentional, Jeff - then it's okay.


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Posted: 30 May 04, 08:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hitman rocks, in fact, why wasnt it on Queen Rocks??


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Posted: 30 May 04, 08:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doen anyone hear the glitch because I don't hear it? I do hear a little guitar thing "in the back" at 36 seconds (think it starts with a bended B) but not a glitch.


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Posted: 30 May 04, 08:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i don't hear anything strange


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Posted: 30 May 04, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way, in I'm Going Sligthy Mad there's a noise like somthing would have fallen down and someone puts it back in its site, it's in the second 3:08.
What do you think?


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Posted: 30 May 04, 09:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, there's a definite glitch. You gonna pass it onto JSS?

And Josue, methinks that's supposed to be there! lol

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Posted: 30 May 04, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry Adam, what do you mean with methinks?


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Posted: 30 May 04, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam just means "I think" as in "I think that's supposed to be there"


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Posted: 30 May 04, 13:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh Yes Hitman ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!i love that song ;) ...surprised?


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Posted: 30 May 04, 14:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm shocked. ;)


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

Somebody to loveeeee & Josuè, it's actually right as Freddie says 'there', not before like I first stated. I believe it should be a snare drum but instead sounds like a thick squeak. Perhaps Freddie was singing from the bath and squeezed his rubber duckie right then.

Here's a sound file. First the segment as it actually is, then the segment with a beep tone added to the left channel to show exactly where the glitch is, which you can then still hear on the right channel.

http://members.cox.net/deaconfan/freddies_duckie.mp3

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Posted: 30 May 04, 16:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I see you've made a big effort with that, but I may be dumb or something, I still don't hear anything strange... just the excellent coordination between "there gets the" and the drum kicks.

Oh yeah.


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Posted: 30 May 04, 17:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you are like me, it might take 13 years before you hear it. You look too young to have heard it in 1991, so I'd say you've got some years more to wait. LOL





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Posted: 30 May 04, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

all I hear is indeed a guitar in the back. No glitch or whatever's supposed not to be there.


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Posted: 30 May 04, 18:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't hear it on that file you've uploaded. But I definitely hear it on my UK copy of the cd.

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