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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 08:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I never rated this song, but since getting Live at Milton Keynes, I've even found myself singing it in public!

I think it's the energetic vocals from Freddie and Roger that did.


Does this kind of thing ever happen to you? I remember a friend telling me he never rated 'Hammer to Fall' until it was released as a single - I never rated it until Live Aid! A year later seemed bad enough, but 22 years for Action this Day!








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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 08:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I, on the other hand, think it's the worst vocal delivery on the entire album... But I prefer this version to the album cut...

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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 08:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ive been know to sing Action this day at college sometimes lol


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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 09:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

never sung it in public...
but never I say never...


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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Say what you want, I think Action This Day is one of the best tracks on the album. Very well-organized, good lyrics, a strong beat, and surprisingly good use of synths and saxophone.

Obviously it sounds better live, like at Milton Keynes or Osaka in 1982. Queen always kept a rock feeling, even in their most disco of songs.

Action This Day is, for my money, one of the most underestimated songs that Queen has ever made, and I stand by everything that I have said!


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On a bare and weathered shore

We can only bow to the here and now

In our elemental war

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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

don't like it - very ordinary
- both versions
in fact ALL of HS could have not existed and my world would've been no worse for it


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Posted: 01 Nov 04, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek<br><font size=1>Pretentious twat</font> wrote:

I, on the other hand, think it's the worst vocal delivery on the entire album... But I prefer this version to the album cut...



Worst vocal delivery, I totally agree, but it sure rocks!!!!!


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