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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For those of you who believe John Deacon does indeed sing. And I mean REALLY SING! (not just stand in front of a microphone lypsynching). I have a question:

On which track (either studio or live) can you spot John Deacon singing?


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

none. but on Dead On Time - they were allegedly going to use a different ending - they just got John to la-la-la a middle C,

unfortunately his "la-la-las" were too close to the sound of a cat trapped in a bandsaw, and animal cruelty brigade insisted they change the ending - hence the thunderbolt


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

to add a serious reply:
at the famous Earls Court gig (6 June 1977), during 'somebody to love'.

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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 15:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I heard that his mic wasn't even turned on most of the time.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 15:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"to add a serious reply:
at the famous Earls Court gig (6 June 1977), during 'somebody to love'".

- I remember the first time I heard that, just sitting there dumbstruck for a bit thinking "I swear there were four voices there", then listening to it over and over again and realising that you could hear Johnny-boy going for it, crystal clear.

I felt like I'd discovered the holy grail of Queen music.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 15:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its hard to tell whether what he's singing is actually going through the desk or not. He could have just been mixed low and blended in with the other 3 to add a BIT of depth.

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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 16:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I payed attention to Somebody To Love in Earls Court carefully some time ago, and I couldn't hear John...


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 16:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well pay more attention next time, young man!

He's there, clear as can be, in the middle singalong section, doing the lowest part of "Find, me, somebody to love, Find, me, somebody to love...".

No doubt about it.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 17:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Talking about live vocals, I even cannot hear Brian's voice... It is always Fred and Roger. Who is willing to give me some live songs where I can clearly hear Brian...


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 18:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Just about any live 'Tie Your Mother Down'...distinctly audible.




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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 19:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

John is really the first, deepest voice on 'Somebody to Love?' Hmm...

How come he never really sang in other songs? And he is never listed on albums as vocals too.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Insignificance.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 19:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't even care if he did or not.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 19:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The deepest voice in Somebody To Love (and others like Bo Rhap) is Freddie

Brian`s vocals in 80s tours are very quiet, note Let Me Entertain You at Montreal: Brian joins Freddie for "crazy performance" but you only hear Freddie (and Roger). At Wembley Brian is notable in Tie Your Mother Down in "friend of mine", but for the rest he was only clearly audible when he took over the lead vocals (One Vision & Hello Mary Lou).

As for John, I think the mic was on (but very quiet like Brian`s in the 80s). Still I don`t hear him (or at least clearly). The Somebody To Love out-of-pitch voice at Earls Court I`m pretty sure is Brian`s.


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Posted: 02 Nov 04, 20:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just listen to Somebody To Love at Earls Court

and i can hear john voice in the "find me part".

is clear because he is talking the song instead of singing... i can hear a strong voice, a little low





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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 04:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

are U all mad he sings live on liar through Freds mike


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'll have to go back and listen to S2L,
but I can hear him very well in the
"wo wo la la la" ending of Lap of Gods.

It's odd that the most obvious part in Liar, I can't pick out his voice.


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 10:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the Milton Keynes DVD during Somebody To Love, after the guitar solo, Freddie sings: 'Somebody! And Roger and John(!): 'Somebody'! Not Brian, at that moment he is away from the mic, really, just pay attention and see for yourself, after that point John is laughing a bit, because he'd just sang!

I don't believe his mic was off, its volume is lower, but not off, it must be on in case of an emergency, for example if Freddie's mic doesn't work anymore. This has happened in Buenos Aires 1981, during Save Me, from that point Freddie grabs the mic from John and continued singing, only the volume had to be raised.


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Posted: 03 Nov 04, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

oh yeah...
you can hear and see him sing "do wop"
on you're so square at Wembley.


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