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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 21:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen's albums (from 74's "Sheer Heart Attack" until 1980's "The Game") always boasted that "no synthesizers were used," in showing their allegiance with the post-Zeppelin hard rock movement. However, John Deacon's lovely pop masterpiece "You're My Best Friend" on "A Night at the Opera" features what I believe is a synthesizer (at the very beginning and throughout the song). Someone please tell me; is this a synthesiszer being used? And if not, how are they acheiving that effect?


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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 21:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's an electric piano.

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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 21:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow...I feel really...really stupid


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Posted: 12 Jul 04, 21:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't.

Btw. your signature quote is very funny!

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Posted: 13 Jul 04, 04:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What I find funny is that people complain a lot about Queen`s use of synths, and nobody did any bad comments about Led Zeppelin`s and Yes`s inclusion of them.


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Posted: 13 Jul 04, 04:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote:

What I find funny is that people complain a lot about Queen`s use of synths, and nobody did any bad comments about Led Zeppelin`s and Yes`s inclusion of them.


Maybe it's because Queen always made a big deal about being synthesizer free, so when they finally incorporated the synths into their music, it was a departure for them.


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Posted: 13 Jul 04, 10:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Personally, I fookin love Yes' use of synths. I saw them about 3 weeks ago and they were fantastic!

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Posted: 13 Jul 04, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

They're still going strong after over 30 years together. I love them too, especially now that Rick Wakeman's back!! (Couldn't stand Igor!)